BismiLLAh Rahman Raheem
May peace be upon you.
We are going to be examining the known and unknown Vices of this world we live in and the Islamic Jurisdictions to each and every one of them.
This is going to be a weekly bulletin and In Sha Allah we would be discussing about: Alcohol, Gambling/betting, Loan, Drug abuse, Formication/Adultery, Prostitution, Terrorism…… And host of others.
It is no news even to non-muslims that Islam draws its fundamental verdicts from the holy book of Allah(S.W.T.) which is the Qur’an and also from the teachings of the noble prophet sent to all of mankind; Prophet Muhammad (PBUH).
Alcohol is one of most obvious vice which has gradually become part of the norms of this generation.
Allah(S.W.T) said in the holy Qur’an:
Surah An-Nisa, Verse 43:
يَا أَيُّهَا الَّذِينَ آمَنُوا لَا تَقْرَبُوا الصَّلَاةَ وَأَنتُمْ سُكَارَىٰ حَتَّىٰ تَعْلَمُوا مَا تَقُولُونَ وَلَا جُنُبًا إِلَّا عَابِرِي سَبِيلٍ حَتَّىٰ تَغْتَسِلُوا وَإِن كُنتُم مَّرْضَىٰ أَوْ عَلَىٰ سَفَرٍ أَوْ جَاءَ أَحَدٌ مِّنكُم مِّنَ الْغَائِطِ أَوْ لَامَسْتُمُ النِّسَاءَ فَلَمْ تَجِدُوا مَاءً فَتَيَمَّمُوا صَعِيدًا طَيِّبًا فَامْسَحُوا بِوُجُوهِكُمْ وَأَيْدِيكُمْ إِنَّ اللَّهَ كَانَ عَفُوًّا غَفُورًا
“O you who believe! do not go near prayer when you are Intoxicated until you know (well) what you say, nor when you are under an obligation to perform a bath– unless (you are) travelling on the road– until you have washed yourselves; and if you are sick, or on a journey, or one of you come from the privy or you have touched the women, and you cannot find water, betake yourselves to pure earth, then wipe your faces and your hands; surely Allah is Pardoning, Forgiving.”
Surah Al-Maeda, Verses 90-91:
يَا أَيُّهَا الَّذِينَ آمَنُوا إِنَّمَا الْخَمْرُ وَالْمَيْسِرُ وَالْأَنصَابُ وَالْأَزْلَامُ رِجْسٌ مِّنْ عَمَلِ الشَّيْطَانِ فَاجْتَنِبُوهُ لَعَلَّكُمْ تُفْلِحُونَ
“O you who believe! intoxicants and games of chance and (sacrificing to) stones set up and (dividing by) arrows are only an uncleanness, the Shaitan’s work; shun it therefore that you may be successful.”
إِنَّمَا يُرِيدُ الشَّيْطَانُ أَن يُوقِعَ بَيْنَكُمُ الْعَدَاوَةَ وَالْبَغْضَاءَ فِي الْخَمْرِ وَالْمَيْسِرِ وَيَصُدَّكُمْ عَن ذِكْرِ اللَّهِ وَعَنِ الصَّلَاةِ فَهَلْ أَنتُم مُّنتَهُونَ
“The Shaitan only desires to cause enmity and hatred to spring in your midst by means of intoxicants and games of chance, and to keep you off from the remembrance of Allah and from prayer. Will you then desist?”
Without mincing words, it is obvious that alcohol is totally unlawful in Islam. And you are still doubtful of the stand of Islam on little consumption of alcohol, check this out:
Narrated Jabir bin ‘Abdullah : That the Messenger of Allah (ﷺ) said: “Whatever a lot of it intoxicates, a little of it is unlawful.” He said: There are narrations on this topic from Sa’d, ‘Aishah, ‘Abdullah bin ‘Amr, Ibn ‘Umar, and Khawwat bin Jubair. [Abu ‘Eisa said:] This Hadith is Hasan Gharib as a narration of Jabir.
Anything referred to as unlawful or a sin in the Qur’an or Hadith is strictly something to desist from.
May Allah may it easy for us all.
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By Ogunwande Sodiq @knowislam.com.ng