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. Drinking impairs judgement, lowers inhibition, and encourages the type of risk taking involved in gambling and dangerous activities. God tells us in the Quran that intoxicants and gambling are abominations from Satan and orders us to avoid them.
During the days of the Holy Prophet Muhammad peace be upon him the sources of alcoholic beverages were grapes, dates, wheat, barley and honey. Although alcohol may be prepared nowadays from any other source, it is still considered to be forbidden as long as it intoxicates people. Islam emphasises the effects of alcohol on people and not the origin or form of alcohol.
Islam dealt with the problem of alcohol and intoxicants in an excellent way. In both is great sin, and some utility for men; but the sin of them is greater than their usefulness.
The last portion of the verse tells us that there is greater harm in wine and gambling than the benefit. No sane man will approach or do anything that has a greater harm than benefit for him. They tend to forget that it refers to the time before intoxicants were prohibited. Before the prohibition of intoxicants altogether was promulgated, it was at least unbecoming that people should come to prayers in a state of intoxication or in a dazed state of mind on account of drowsiness or some other cause.
Islam regards prayers as a monologue between a Muslim and the Creator of the universe. So he is prohibited to approach this monologue while he Alcohol in the eyes of islam drunk.
He must purify himself first before he approaches Salat. He must be pure in mind and body, therefore, he must be sober. He must be clean in clothes too. The Holy Prophet said: The one who performs it has established his religion and the one who abandons it has ruined his religion.
In Surah Al-Maidah, Allah says: Leave it aside in order that ye may succeed. Satan seeketh only to cast among you enmity and hatred by means of strong drink and games of chance, and turn you from remembrance of Allah and from His worship.
So will ye not then abstain? They were revealed in the above order but on different times and occasions. The last verse 5: We are told in the last revealed verses on intoxicants that drinks, gambling etc.
We must, therefore, be very careful about the instigations of our mortal enemy — Satan. That is why we are to rid ourselves of all abominable things.
Another point from these ayat is that Satan wants to excite enmity and hatred between us. We want to live happily and friendly and no hatred is to be aroused. So when the final stage of prohibition was revealed in the third year after the Battle of Uhud, it was only to be announced before the Muslims that liquor and drug were not to be taken by a Muslim.
Hence they poured on the earth all the drinks that remained whether it was in a jar, mug or in anything else. They also spat out what was in their mouths. The Messenger of Allah may blessings and peace of Allah be upon him ordered people to throw away all drinks that was in their possession.
Soon after the revelation, some of the companions came back and told the Prophet that there was some drink that belonged to some orphans, what were they to do about this; spill it or leave it.
He ordered the companions to throw away all drinks, no matter to whom they belonged. This term emphasized the subject better than mere prohibition. There is a very good collection of Ahadith sayings of the Prophet dealing with intoxicants. Some of these are given below: Anas said that the Messenger of Allah cursed ten people in connection with wine: Allah has made a covenant regarding those who drink intoxicants to give them some tinat al-khabal to drink.
We live in a cold land in which we do heavy work and we make a liquor from wheat to get strength from it for our work and to stand the cold of our country.Alcohol and other intoxicants are forbidden in the Quran, as they are a bad habit that drives people away from the remembrance of God.
Several different verses address the issue, revealed at different times over a period of years. A complete ban on alcohol is widely accepted among Muslims, as part of wider Islamic dietary law. This booklet further goes on to explain Islam's view based on the Holy Quran on the subject of alcohol as well as that of The Bible and narrations from the holy Prophet Muhammad (saws) and Ahlu-Bayt (as).
Islam dealt with the problem of alcohol and intoxicants in an excellent way. The information relating to the prohibition of alcohol in Islam is to be obtained directly from the word's of Allah alone in the Qur'an as well as from the saying of the Holy Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) in the Hadith.
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So is hearing rendered less acute. Such impairment of the sense organs makes the worker less alert to respond instantly to a danger signal, while increasing the brute tendency to disregard the safety of others.
Back in early Pre Islamic Arabia alcohol was easily accessible and there. Alcohol and other intoxicants are forbidden in the Quran, as they are a bad habit that drives people away from the remembrance of God.
Several different verses address the issue, revealed at different times over a period of years. A complete ban on alcohol is widely accepted among Muslims, as part of wider Islamic dietary law.