Praise be to Allaah.
What you have mentioned is a strange story, which we
have never heard of. But what we know and are certain of is that sitting
with people who are drinking alcohol is haraam, because Allaah has
forbidden the Muslims to sit in gatherings where evil things are
happening. Allaah says (interpretation of the meaning):
when you (Muhammad) see those who engage in a false conversation about Our
Verses (of the Qur’aan) by mocking at them, stay away from them till
they turn to another topic. And if Shaytaan (Satan) causes you to forget,
then after the remembrance sit not you in the company of those people who
are the Zaalimoon (polytheists and wrongdoers).
it has already been revealed to you in the Book (this Qur’aan) that when
you hear the Verses of Allaah being denied and mocked at, then sit not
with them, until they engage in a talk other than that; (but if you stayed
with them) certainly in that case you would be like them. Surely, Allaah
will collect the hypocrites and disbelievers all together in Hell.”
people who had been drinking wine were brought to ‘Umar ibn ‘Abd
al-‘Azeez (may Allaah have mercy on him) and he commanded that they
should be flogged. One of them offered the excuse that he had not actually
been drinking, but ‘Umar commanded that he should be flogged along with
the others, and he recited this aayah to him. And Allaah knows best.
Abu Thawr, this is a brief glance at his biography:
was Ibraaheem ibn Khaalid. His kunyas (agnomen, nicknames) were Abu
‘Abd-Allaah and Abu Thawr, and he is best known by the latter.
born in Haroor in 170 AH. He was one of the fuqahaa’ of Iraq, and one of
the scholars of hadeeth. Imaam Ahmad praised him by saying, “I know that
this man has been following the Sunnah – i.e., the correct belief –
for fifty years.”
for seventy years or more, and died in 240 AH.