Maʿānī al-ʾAkhbār > The meaning of the River of Ghouta
Hadith #1

حدثنا أبو العباس محمد بن إبراهيم بن إسحاق الطالقاني، قال: حدثنا أبو محمد يحيى بن محمد بن صاعد بمدينة السلام، قال: حدثنا أزهر بن كميل، قال: حدثنا المعتمر بن سليمان، قال: قرأت على فضيل بن ميسرة، عن أبي جرير أن أبا بردة حدثه، عن أبي موسى الأشعري، قال: قال رسول الله صلى الله عليه وآله: ثلاثة لا يدخلون الجنة: مدمن خمر، ومدمن سحر، وقاطع رحم. ومن مات مدمن خمر سقاه الله عز وجل من نهر الغوطة. قيل وما نهر الغوطة؟ قال: نهر يجري من فروج المومسات يؤذي أهل النار ريحهن.

1. We were told by Abu’l-Abbas, Muhammed bin Ibrahim bin Ishaq al-Talaqani, that he said: We were told by Abu Muhammed, Yahya bin Muhammed bin Sa’id, in the City of Peace [1], that he said: We were told by Azhar bin Kumail, that he said: We were told by Mu’tamar bin Sulayman, that he said: I read for Fudail bin Maysara, from Abu Jareer, that Abu Barda told him, from Abu Musa al-Ash’ari, that he said: The Messenger of Allah, Allah’s blessings be upon him and his Family, said: Three who will not enter Paradise: one who is addicted to wine; one who is addicted to magic; and one who cuts kinship relations. The one who dies as an addicted to wine, Allah, Exalted and Glorious is He, will make him drink from the River of Ghouta. It was said: And what is the River of Ghouta? It was said: A river that runs from the genitals of harlots, and their smell harms the people of the Fire.