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Alcoholic: “Do you think I am doing wrong by eating a date?”

Scholar: “No.”

Alcoholic: “And if I ate with it some Grass?”

Scholar: “There is nothing wrong with that.”

Alcoholic: “And if I was to wash them down with water?”

Scholar: “Drink and enjoy.”

Alcoholic: “Since all of that is permissible, then why do you forbid us from alcohol, which consists of the above mentioned ingredients?”

Scholar: “If I poured water on top of you, would that hurt you?”

Alcoholic: “No it would not.”

Scholar: “And if I was to sprinkle some dirt in that, would you be hurt?”

Alcoholic: “That would not harm me.”

Scholar: “But if I were to mix water and dirt together and through a process make a large brick from those two elements, and then were I to throw that large brick at you, would you be hurt?”

Alcoholic: “That would kill me!”

Scholar: “The same goes for alcohol.”


‘O you who believe, Intoxicants, and Gambling, and the altars of Idols, and the Games of chance are Abominations of Shaytaan; you shall avoid them, that you may succeed.’ (Quran Surah ‘Maai’dah’ 5:90)  

It was reported by Anas (may Allah be pleased with him), that Nabi Sallallahu alaihi Wa Sallam said: “Allah’s curse falls on ten groups of people who deal with alcohol.(1) The one who distills it, (2) the one for whom it has been distilled, (3) the one who drinks it, (4) the one who transports it, (5) the one to who it has been brought, (6) the one who serves it, (7) the one who sells it, (8) the one who utilizes money from it, (9) the one who buys it and (10) the one who buys it for someone else.” (Sunan Ibn-I-Majah Volume #3, Book of Intoxicants, Chapter 30 Hadith # 3380)