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Prohibition of Alcohol

Prohibition of Alcohol

“They ask you about wine and gambling. Say, in both there is great
sin, and some benefits for people. And their sin is greater than their
benefit.”(Baqarah 2:219)

In this verse, Allah Ta`ala informs His bondsmen that alcohol
has more harm to it than benefit because the benefits are temporary but
there is no limit to the harms. Because when the intellect starts to
decline then so does the glory of human nature and it is due to the
intellect of humans that they are called Ashraful-Makhluqaat (Best of
all Creations). Therefore, the consumption of alcohol is as if losing this
honor and civility of humanity from your hands. This was the first verse
revealed regarding alcohol. Now if a scientist claims that the benefits of
alcohol are greater than the harms then we would call him ignorant and
unaware of reality because evidently the knowledge of the creation
cannot compete with the knowledge of the True Creator.
Allah Ta’ala states:

“And you are not given from the knowledge but a little.”
(Al-Isra 17:85)

Oh People you are given little knowledge. Allah Exalted, regarding this
knowledge claims:

“Does He not know what He created?”
(Mulk 67:14)

Daily observations are witness to the fact that the research that scientists
are content with today is refuted after a few days because of the
detections of some errors within. They would continue to publish the
contradiction of their previous research. On the contrary, the knowledge
of the True Creator is free from any probable error. Allah Exalted
states:

“And you will never find a change in Allah‘s consistent practice.”
(Al-Ahzab 33:62)

For a Mu’min (believer) a mandate of the Qur’an that alcohol is ithme
kabir (a great sin) is enough to prevent him from alcohol because every
sin whether small or great is a source of Allah Ta‘ala’s disobedience,
and disobedience is a reason for His displeasure. Then how could a
Mu’min (believer) endure the displeasure of Allah? The quality of a
perfect bondsman is:

“Seeking grace from Allah, and (His) good pleasure”
(Al-Fath 48:29)

Allah Ta’ala states that Companions of Rasulullah (Sallellaho Alaihi
Wasallam) try to find Our Pleasure and Our Grace by searching for any
action that would please their True Cherisher all the time. The Qur’an,
while accepting the few benefits of alcohol, also expresses its abundant
harms. This is a clear evidence of the genuineness of Islam, for Islam
does not deny observations because denying established observations isfutile.

Translation: O you who believe! Wine, gambling, altars and divining
arrows are filth, made up by Satan. Therefore, refrain from it, so that
you may be successful. Satan wishes only to plant enmity and malice
between you through wine and gambling, and to prevent you from the
remembrance of Allah and from Salaah. Would you, then, abstain?
(Maidah 5:90-91)

When He gives intoxication from the wine of His wrath,
Then the inexistent appear to become existent
May Allah Ta’ala protect our intelligence from the wrath in the
intoxication of alcohol and grant us perfect understanding. Ameen.

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