Tag Archives: Alcohol

forbidden money

Forbidden Business Transactions In Islam

Forbidden Business Transactions In Islam A Transcribed Lecture of Shaikh Saalih bin Fawzaan Al-Fawzaan In the Name of Allaah, the Most Merciful, the Bestower of Mercy Introduction All praise be to Allaah, Lord of the Worlds, and may the peace and blessings be upon the chief of all Messengers and upon his family and all of his Companions. This is a short treatise on the subject of prohibited types of business transactions, which has been compiled so that the Muslim can avoid them in his daily affairs – so that his earnings can be from the lawful, which Allaah will benefit him with in this life and the next. Originally, the source for this treatise Read more ...

Interpersonal Skills: Be kind at the first meeting

It was the habit in some rural areas of old Egypt that a groom before his wedding night would hide a cat in his room. On the wedding night, when alone with his wife, he would move a chair slightly to so as to free the cat. He would then demonstrate his might to his wife by getting hold of the poor cat and strangling it to death! Why? So that the first impression of him imprinted in the mind of his wife would be one of awe! When I graduated from university and took up a position as an instructor at a college, a senior instructor advised me, saying, “Be stern with the students during your first lesson and stare at them with furious eyes so they will Read more ...

Why Muslims Don’t Drink Alcohol

It is a well known fact that Muslims do not drink alcohol. It is haraam, forbidden. They do not eat foods with ethanol, they do not wear perfumes containing alcoholic ingredients and they stay away from all forms of intoxicating substances. This abstinence is a command from God, the law maker for Muslims’ health and environment. But why else is alcohol haraam in Islam? Let’s take a look. Alcohol in Islam Linguistically, khamr Arabic for “wine”, is alcohol derived from grapes. This is what is prohibited by specific texts of the Quran. "O  you  who  have  believed,  indeed,  intoxicants,  gambling,  [sacrificing  on]  stone  alters  Read more ...

Why Alcohol is emphatically Prohibited in Islam?

Praise be to Allah. It is affirmed by our Islamic shari’ah that it came to bring and increase good things, and to ward off and reduce harmful things. Whatever is beneficial or mostly beneficial is permissible (halaal) and whatever is harmful or mostly harmful is forbidden (haraam). Alcohol undoubtedly falls into the second category. Allah says (interpretation of the meaning): “They ask you (O Muhammad) concerning alcoholic drink and gambling. Say: In them is a great sin, and (some) benefits for men, but the sin of them is greater than their benefit” [al-Baqarah 2:219] The harmful and evil effects of alcohol are well known to all people, to knowledgeable Read more ...

“If you have no shame, then do as you please.”

One of the children of Al-Qa'nabi narrated this story: "A regular drinker of wine, my father used to keep company with disreputable young men. He one day invited them and then sat down in front of his door, waiting for them to arrive. While he was waiting, Shu'bah passed by on his donkey and a number of people were racing behind him in order to keep up with him. "Who is that?" asked Al-Qa'nabi. "Shu'bah," answered someone seated nearby. "And what is Shu'bah?" "A scholar of hadith." "Recite a hadith to me," said Al-Qa'nabi, who was wearing an indecent red-colored izar. "You are not one of the people of hadith so I do not feel obliged to narrate to you," Read more ...

Alcohol : The Devil’s Deadly Disease

Alcohol : The Devil’s Deadly Disease Written by Ben Adam Source : http://www.islamreligion.com/ Alcohol and its adverse effects as understood by statistics across the world. In the year 988 CE, Prince Vladimir, sovereign leader of Kievan Russia, opted for Orthodox Christianity as his state religion. Legend says his ambassadors were much more impressed with the gold and grandeur of Byzantine’s cathedrals, than they were with the simple and austere decor of the Islamic houses of worship (i.e. the mosques) in nearby Volga Bulgaria. But another, more telling reason for the Russian Prince’s favoring Christianity over Islam was, so the chroniclers tell Read more ...

Alcohol Forbidden in Islam

Alcohol, the Mother of Every Evil is Forbidden in Islam Islam’s holistic approach to health and well-being means that anything that is harmful or mostly harmful, is forbidden. Therefore, Islam takes an uncompromising stand towards alcohol and forbids its consumption in either small or large quantities. Alcohol is undoubtedly harmful and adversely affects the mind and the body. It clouds the mind, causes disease, wastes money, and destroys individuals, families, and communities. Researchers have proven that there is a strong link between alcohol and gambling. Drinking impairs judgement, lowers inhibition, and encourages the type of risk taking involved Read more ...

The 70 Major Sins forbidden in Islam

The 70 Major Sins forbidden in Islam The major sins (Al Kaba'r) are those acts which have been forbidden by Allah in the Quran and by His Messenger (sal Allaahu alayhi wa sallam) in the Sunnah (practice of the Prophet), and which have been made clear by the actions of of the first righteous generation of Muslims, the Companions of the Prophet (sal Allaahu alayhi wa sallam). Allah Most High says in His Glorious Book: "If you avoid the major (part) of what you have been forbidden (to do), We will cancel out for you your (other) evil deeds and will admit you (to Paradise) with a noble entry." (Surah Al Nisa' 4:31) Thus by this verse, Allah Most Read more ...

Picture Perfect : Alcohol, the mother of every Evil!

no-alcohol

Photo Courtesy : http://www.flickr.com/photos/happyindya2020/