Another instance is that some of the companions permitted drinking muthallath wine;
- that is, the pure wine was boiled down to one third (thulthān) of its bulk
- and drunk, stating that it was held lawful (ḥalāl) this way.
- It is reported in Al-Mabsūṭ, that one of the dignitaries from among the companions did this
- [drank the wine] and was protested;
- and when he was told that fire does not cleanse anything, he responded:
- "O Fool! Isn't the vinegar first wine and then turns vinegar and then we drink it?!"
a Shāfiī may reckon by Ḥanafī law, as regards drinking muthallath [wine
- boiled to a third of the original volume]:
- not punishable for Ḥanafīs
"Islam: Chapter Three: The Law: Fiqh, Sharīa: 6. The Universality of ..."
"wine that has been boiled, until two thirds of it has evaporated
- (muthallath wine)"
"Opium in 9-th century Baghdad"