Friday, 31 May 2013

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Wine About Wine Which Is Haram In Islam

In the name of ALLAH, We praise Him, seek His help and ask for His forgiveness. Whoever Allah guides none can misguide, and whoever He allows to fall astray, none can guide them aright. We bear witness that there is none worthy of worship but Allah Alone, and we bear witness that Muhammad (saw) is His slave-servant and the seal of His Messengers.

This is proved from our Prophet (Blessings and peace of ALLAH be upon him), that he said: “The wine is mother of all evils”. This Hadith clearly indicates that wine is a main source of wickedness. The disadvantages of wine to individuals and societies are very clear. This is well known to everybody. Individuals may suffer from many dangers related to wine consumption:
1 - Damage of intellect.
2 - Weakness of body.
3- Waste of money.
4- Becoming far from the Almighty’s mercy.

In addition, the wine causes many forms of harm to social life. Here are some of them:
1- Disintegration of the family.
2- Severance of relations as a result of many conflicts due to wine consumption.
3- Negligence of spousal and children’s rights.
4- Disturbance of peace.
5- Spreading of crimes and obscenity.

We are also advised that if we avoid things that harm us we also prevent harm we may cause to others when... the Prophet Muhammad (Blessings and peace of Allah be upon him) said: “There is no harm, no reciprocal harming”. ALLAH knows best.

Allah says in the Holy Quran Chapter 5 Surah Maidah verses 90-91:

O you who have believed!   ‘Khamr’ (all types of intoxicants),  games of chance,  idols,  and divining arrows are all abominable works of the Shaytaan;  therefore,  stay (far) away from these so that you may attain success.   Indeed,  the Shaytaan seeks to sow enmity and hatred among you by means of ‘khamr’ (intoxicants) and gambling,  and to prevent you from the Remembrance of Allah and from Salaah.   Will you not, then,  abstain from these things?

Sunan of Abu-Dawood Hadith 3672         Narrated by Abdullah Ibn Abbas
The Messenger of Allah (saws) said:

“Every intoxicant is ‘khamr’ (alcohol, wine, beer, drugs, etc.), and every ‘khamr’ is haraam.”

Maybe you will ask…but wine is made of grapes so why is it haram?

Although the fruit grape is lawful in its essence, when the extract of this fruit is treated and fermented, it produces a drink which intoxicates…..and every type of drink (or substance) which intoxicates when consumed is absolutely prohibited for the believers who sincerely fear Allah and the Last Day. 

Al-Tirmidhi Hadith 4477     Narrated by Jabir ibn Abdullah.  The Prophet (saws) said,

"He who believes in Allah and the Last Day must not sit at a cloth (table or gathering) where wine is being circulated."

Sunan of Abu-Dawood Hadith 3765         Narrated by Abdullah ibn Umar

The Messenger of Allah (saws) forbade the sitting at a cloth (table or gathering) on which wine is drunk.

If one trusts, obeys, and follows the guidance and commands of Allah and His Messenger (saws),   one can be assured of never ever being misled;   but if one believes, obeys and follows any other guidance, other than that of Allah and His Messenger (saws), one can be assured of being led astray.

The effects of alcohol vary depending on a number of factors including:

type and quantity of alcohol consumed
age, weight and gender
body chemistry
food in the stomach
drinking experience
situation in which drinking occurs


Although it varies between individuals, there is a relationship between the concentration of alcohol in the blood (Blood Alcohol Concentration - BAC) and its effects. Mild euphoria and stimulation of behaviour occur initially with minor effects on performance which become more pronounced as the concentration of alcohol rises. Unfortunately, people often believe they are performing better rather than much worse.

In a person of average build, one standard drink will raise the BAC by approximately 0.01-0.03% in an hour, and as a rough guide it will be broken down at a similar rate, i.e. one standard drink per hour.



Likely Effects

Feeling of well-being

Up to .05 g%

More confident


.05-.08 g%

Acts and feels self-confident
Judgment and movement impaired
Inhibitions reduced

Risky state

.08-.15 g%

Speech slurred
Balance and coordination impaired
Reflexes slowed
Visual attention impaired
Unstable emotions
Nausea, vomiting

High-risk state

.15-.30 g%

Unable to walk without help
Apathetic, sleepy
Laboured breathing
Unable to remember events
Loss of bladder control
Possible loss of consciousness


Over .30 g%



Intoxication is the most common cause of alcohol-related problems, leading to injuries and premature deaths. As a result, intoxication accounts for two-thirds of the years of life lost from drinking. Alcohol is responsible for:

30% of road accidents
44% of fire injuries
34% of falls and drownings
16% of child abuse cases
12% of suicides
10% of industrial accidents

As well as deaths, short-term effects of alcohol result in illness and loss of work productivity (e.g. hangovers, drink driving offences). In addition, alcohol contributes to criminal behaviour - in Australia over 70% of prisoners convicted of violent assaults have drunk alcohol before committing the offence and more than 40% of domestic violence incidents involve alcohol.


Each year approximately 3000 people die in Australia as a result of excessive alcohol consumption and around 65 000 people are hospitalised. Long-term excessive alcohol consumption is associated with:

heart damage
high blood pressure and stroke
liver damage
cancers of the digestive system
other digestive system disorders (e.g. stomach ulcers)
sexual impotence and reduced fertility
increasing risk of breast cancer
sleeping difficulties
brain damage with mood and personality changes
concentration and memory problems

In addition to health problems, alcohol also impacts on relationships, finances, work, and may result in legal problems.


A regular drinker may develop tolerance and dependence. Tolerance means that they feel less effect than they used to with the same amount of alcohol. Dependence means that the alcohol becomes central in their life - a lot of time is spent thinking about alcohol, obtaining it, consuming it and recovering from it. The person will find it difficult to stop drinking or to control the amount consumed.


Someone who is physically dependent on alcohol will experience withdrawal symptoms when they stop drinking or substantially reduce their intake. Symptoms usually commence 6-24 hours after the last drink, last for about 5 days and include:
1.    Tremor
2.    Nausea
3.    Anxiety
4.    Depression
5.    Sweating
6.    Headache
7.    difficulty sleeping (may last several weeks)
Alcohol withdrawal can be very dangerous; people drinking more than 8 standard drinks a day are advised to discuss a decision to stop drinking with a doctor as medical treatment may be required to prevent complications.


One day, as he came out from his mosque, the Prophet Muhammad, may God send praises upon him, noticed his cousin and son-in-law, Ali b. Abi Talib, visibly upset.  When the concerned Prophet asked Ali what was troubling him, Ali simply pointed to the bloody carcass of his dearly cherished camel - no ordinary camel, but the war-weathered camel that Ali would mount in his valiant defense of the Prophet and Islam on the battlefield.  Ali told the Prophet that one of their uncles had been responsible for the unsanctioned slaughter of his animal, and so the Prophet went to ascertain his (i.e. the uncle's) side of the story.
Entering in the presence of his uncle, the Prophet found him drunk with wine.  Upon seeing the displeasure in his nephew's face, the uncle knew at once, despite his intoxication, that the Prophet had come to question him about Ali's beast of war.  With nothing good to say in his defense, the guilt-ridden, drunken uncle blurted out to his nephew: "You and your father are my slaves!" The Prophet's only response to the blasphemous outburst was to exclaim: "Truly, alcohol is the mother of every evil!"
And so, from the biography of the Prophet Muhammad we learn a weighty lesson as regards the colossal and evil consequences of alcoholic drink.  Any one of the alcohol-inspired acts in this short episode from the blessed Prophet's life would suffice the reader as an admonition: whether it be the culling of Ali's camel, the drunken state of an uncle of a Prophet of God - let alone His last and final messenger to mankind - or the wicked insult he spewed out against him and his own deceased brother, who was no less than the father of the Prophet of God.  How much worse then when we consider all these crimes together?  Not to mention the many evils indirectly resulting from the uncle's consumption of the alcohol, such as the loss to the Muslim community of one its battle-hardened steeds of war, or the pain, anguish and, perhaps, embarrassment that Muhammad must have felt at this tragic family affair.  No doubt, it was precisely because the Prophet recognized that it was the alcohol that gave birth to and nurtured all these foul sins that he denounced it as: "the mother of every evil!"
Hence, we find Islam completely forbidding the consumption of alcohol, whether in large or small amounts.  The Prophet Muhammad said:
"If a large amount of anything causes intoxication, a small amount of it is also prohibited." [Narrated by the Companion, Jaabir, and recorded in the collections of Tirmidhi, Abu Dawud & Ibn Majah].

Now let’s me bring  2 stories regarding about this topic…

A man argues that wine should be halal

A man came to Iyas Ibn Mu'awiyah, a Muslim judge famous for his wisdom, and the following conversation took place between them:

Man: What is the Islamic ruling regarding wine?

Judge: It is Haram (Forbidden).

Man: How about water?

Judge: It is Halal (Permissible).

Man: How about dates and grapes?

Judge: They are Halal.

Man: Why is it that all these ingredients are Halal, and yet when you combine them, they become Haram?

The judge looked at the man and said: If I hit you with this handful of dirt, do you think it would hurt you?

Man: It would not.

Judge: How about if I hit you with this handful of straw?

Man: It would not hurt me.

Judge: How about a handful of water?

Man: It surely would not hurt me.

Judge: How about if I mix them, and let them dry to become a brick, and then hit you with it, would it hurt you?

Man: It would hurt me and might even kill me!

Judge: The same reasoning applies to what you asked me!!

One more story about the harmful wine…let’s we read together

Where sin, drinking intoxicating beverages, adultery or murder. That's the conundrum at the core sermon Ustman Khalifah bin Affan ra as narrated by Az-Zuhriy, Ustman sermons that reminded people to be careful to drink wine. For an intoxicating beverage as the base of the heinous act and the source of all sin.In the past life of a religious expert who is always keen worship to the mosque, said the Caliph Ustman sermon...

One day a pious man was acquainted with a beautiful woman.  Because I had fell in love, he went along when told to choose between three requests, about disobedience. First drink wine, second adultery and third kill the baby. Thinking drink wine sin is smaller than the other two options put forward her idol, the pious man was then choose to drink wine.  But what happens, with a heady wine that he even violated two other crimes. Drunk and forget ourselves, the man had committed adultery with a prostitute and kill the baby at her side.

Whatever written of Truth and benefit is only due to Allah’s Assistance and Guidance, and whatever of error is of me alone.  Allah Alone Knows Best and He is the Only Source of Strength.



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