PROHIBITION OF ALCOHOL
Alcohol is the root cause of several problems facing society. The statistics of soaring
crime rates, increasing instances of mental illnesses and millions of broken homes
throughout the world
bear mute testimony to the destructive power of alcohol.
(divination by) arrows, Are an Abomination Of Satan’s handiwork;
Eschew such (abomination), That ye may prosper."
a. "Wine is a mocker, strong drink is raging; and whosoever is
deceived thereby is not wise."
b. "And be not drunk with wine."
prevents the person from doing things that he considers wrong. For instance a person
does not normally use abusive language while addressing his parents or elders.
If he has to answer the call of nature, his inhibitory centre will prevent him
from doing so in public. Therefore he uses the toilet.
precisely the reason that an inebriated person is often found to be indulging in
behaviour that is completely uncharacteristic of him. For instance the intoxicated
person is found to use abusive and foul language and does not realize his mistake
even if he is addressing his parents. Many even urinate in their clothes. Neither
do they talk nor walk properly. They even misbehave.
According to National Crime Victimization Survey Bureau of Justice
(U.S. Department of Justice) in the year 1996 alone everyday on an average 2,713
rapes took place.
The statistics tell us that the majority of the rapists, were intoxicated while
committing the crime. The same is true in cases of molestation.
to thirteen persons in America is involved in incest. Almost all the cases of incest
are due to intoxication of one or both the persons involved.
disease, is alcoholism.
They claim that they only have one or two pegs and they have self-control
as a social drinker. Not a single alcoholic or drunkard initially starts drinking
with the intention of becoming an alcoholic or a drunkard. No social drinker
can say that I have been having alcohol for several years and that I have so
that I have never been intoxicated even a single time.
shameful, it will remain with him for a lifetime.
he commits rape or incest. Even if the act is later regretted, a normal human being
is likely to carry the guilt throughout his life. Both the perpetrator and the victim
are irreparably and irreversibly damaged.
a. In Sunan Ibn-I-Majah Volume 3, Book of Intoxicants, Chapter 30 Hadith No. 3371.
"Alcohol is the mother of all evils and it is the most shameful of evils."
b. In Sunan Ibn-I-Majah Volume 3, Book of Intoxicants, Chapter 30 Hadith No. 3392
"Anything which intoxicates in a large quantity, is prohibited even in a small quantity.
" Thus there is no excuse for a nip or a tot.
c. Not only those who drink alcohol are cursed but also those who deal with them directly or indirectly are cursed by Allah.
According to Sunan Ibn-I-Majah Volume 3, Book of Intoxicants, Chapter 30 Hadith No. 3380.
It was reported by Anas (may Allah be pleased with him),
that Prophet Muhammad (pbuh) said:
The one who distills it, the one for whom it has been distilled,
the one who drinks it, the one who transports it,
the one to who it has been brought, the one whom serves it,
the one who sells it, the one who utilizes money from it,
the one who buys it and the one who buys it for someone else."
of intoxicants i.e. alcohol. The maximum number of deaths in the world
related to any one particular cause is due to the consumption of alcohol.
Millions of people die every year only because of intake of alcohol.
I need not go into the details of all the ill-effects of alcohol since
most of them are commonly known. Below is a simple list of few
of the alcohol related illnesses:
Cancer of Liver (Hepatoma), Cancer of Bowel, etc.
Angina and Heart Attacks are linked with heavy alcohol intakes.
linked with alcohol intake.
are well-known syndromes caused by alcohol consumption.
confabulations and retainment of memory to old events with different
types of paralysis are mainly due to thiamine deficiency due to
excessive alcohol intake.
Even Pellagra occurs in alcoholics.
recurrent infection of alcoholics or post operatively. It also occurs
during abstention as a sign of withdrawal effect. It is quite serious and
may cause death even if treated in well equipped centres.
lcoholism ranging from Myxodema to Hyperthyroidism and Florid
however, is the most common manifestation of alcoholic abuse resulting in
Macrocytic Anemia. Zeive’s syndrome is a triad of Hemolytic Anemia, Jaundice
and Hyperlipaedemia that follows alcoholic binges.
Emphysema and Pulmonary Tuberculosis are all common in alcoholics.
cough reflexes which are protective are paralysed. The vomitus thus easily
pass to the lung causing Pneumonia or Lung Abscess. Occasionally it may
even cause suffocation and death.
pregnancy alcohol consumption has a severe detrimental effect on the foetus.
Foetal Alcohol Syndrome is being recognised more and more in the medical profession.
and Angular Stomatitis (inflammation of the angle of the mouth) are
common diseases among alcoholics.
alcoholism a disease rather than an addiction.
– IT IS SATAN’S HANDIWORK
Islam is called the "Deen-ul-Fitrah" or the natural religion of Man. All its
injunctions are aimed at preserving the natural state of man. Alcohol is a
deviation from this natural state, for the individual as well as for society.
It degrades man to a level below that of the beasts he claims to be superior to.
Hence the consumption of alcohol is prohibited in Islam.