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Dangerous Life Styles! Alcoholic Beverages: The mother of All Evils • During the early days of Islam, drinking Alcohol was very common. In the beginning, alcohol was not haram, or prohibited for the early Muslims. Finally, Allah made it absolutely HARAM to all. It is now a major sin to drink, serve, buy or sell Alcoholic beverage and toxicant substances. Dangerous Life Styles
Why do people drink Alcohol? • Some say that it helps them to relax, other use it to celebrate and many drink it to become unconscious and run away from their severe problems. There are many reasons people make up to drink. But Alcohol is dangerous, and there is no good enough reason to drink it. Drinking alcohol makes people lose there common sense and spoil their minds. Alcohol can make you dizzy. Large amounts can blur your vision and make you lose your balance.
• Alcohol has caused many problems. Drinkers have lost their jobs and their families. Most traffic accidents are accused by people who drive under the influence of alcohol. • As a matter of fact, drinking under the influence of alcohol is number one reason of fatal accidents on America’s highways.
Drinking Alcohol is Haram • Alcohol is a chemical that has some benefits but causes great harms. Alcohol is widely used in hospitals, clinics and home to clean wounds and fight bacteria. However, Alcohol is still a dangerous substance if it is consumed as a drink or used with food. Alcohol is sometimes referred to as a drug because of its harmful effect on the human body, mind, and society. • Alcoholic drinks can be produced from anything: fruits, flowers, rice, honey, palm, and even barley. The ancient Arabs during the time of jahiliyyah, used to make alcoholic drinks from dates and grapes.
• Allah says in Al-Qur; an: • ﺍ ﺍﻟ ﻳ ﺍﺍ ﻭ ﺍ ﺍ ﺍ ﻱ آ ﻭ • And from the fruits of date-palms and grapes, you derive strong drink and a goodly provision. Verily, therein is indeed a sign for people who have wisdom • Common modern alcoholic drinks such as Champaign and whiskey use grapes. Some intoxicant drinks have only small amounts of alcohol, and people who drink I do not usually get drunk unless they consume a large amount of it. Beer I a clear example of this type of alcoholic drink which is also prohibited in Islam.
Hadeeth Shareef ﻗﺎﻝ ﺭﺳﻮﻝ ﺍﻟﻠﻪ ﺻﻠﻰ ﺍﻟﻠﻪ : ﻋﻦ ﺟﺎﺑﺮ ﺑﻦ ﻋﺒﺪﺍﻟﻠﻪ ﺭﺿﻲ ﺍﻟﻠﻪ ﻋﻨﻪ ﻗﺎﻝ . ﻣﺎآﺴﻜﺮﻛﺜﻴﺮﻩ ﻓﻘﻠﻴﻠﻪ ﺣﺮﺍﻡ : ﻋﻠﻴﻪ ﻭﺳﻠﻢ Jabir ibn Abdullah narrated that Rasoolullah said: “If a large amount of substance causes intoxication, then even a small amount is forbidden. ” The above hadeeth means that Muslim is prohibited to drink even a small amount of alcohol. Therefore drinking a can of beer or even one sip of it is totally prohibited in Islam.
• Allah also wants us to stay away from dealing with intoxicants in any shape or form. For example, it is haram to serve, sell, buy, trade, and/ or produce wine, beer, or any other beverages. Even if you did not drink from it, it is still haram to serve or make such substances. This shows that Allah really wants His believers to stay away from alcohol as much as possible.
How Alcohol Become Haram • During the early days of Islam, drinking alcohol was very common. In the beginning, alcohol was not haram for the early Mmuslims. However, Prophet Muhammad (p b u h) always stayed away from it. He never drank khamr in his life. On day, a group of Sahabah brought up the evils of alcohol to Prophet Muhammad. Then Allah revealed the following verse:
• ﻭ ﺍ ﺍ ﻳﺍ ﻳ ﺍ ﻟ ﺍ ﺍ ﺍ • They ask you (O Muhammad SAW) concerning alcoholic drink and gambling. Say: "In them is a great sin, and (some) benefit, for men, but the sin of them is greater than their benefit. “ • The above verse was the first verse in a series of verses leading to the absolute prohibition of alcohol. This verse presents an advice for the early Muslims. Allah is telling the Muslims that because there is more harm than good in alcohol, they should stay away from it.
• Since it did not prohibited alcohol completely, some Muslims continued to drink it. Shortly afterwards, one incident changed the situation. One day, Abdul Rahman Ibn Awf had invited some Sahabah for a gathering and alcohol drinks were served. Soon, it was Maghrib time and the Sahabah wanted to performed the salah. Most of these Muslims were drunk, including the Imam. While the Imam was leading the salah, he made several errors in his recitation of Sura-ul-Kafiroon. After this incident, Allah revealed in the Qur’an:
ﺍ ﺍ ﺍﻳ آﻭﺍ ﺍﻟ ﺍ ﺍﻯ ﻯ ﻭﺍﺍﻭﻭ O you who believe! Approach not As¬Salât (the prayer) when you are in a drunken state until you know (the meaning) of what you utter, This verse tells the Muslims that it is now haram for them to drink alcohol when it is nearing the salah time. Still, it did not prohibit alcohol completely. Some Muslims continued to drink. Another incident occurred that brought an end to drinking alcohol completely.
• Uthman ibn Malik invited some companions for a meal. After the meal, alcohol was served. After a few drinks, the Muslims were drunk. They began singing and reciting poetry loudly. They sang about themselves and about their tribes. As they became excited they teased and insulted Muslims who were not part of their tribe. Uthman ibn Malik insulted particularly the Muslim Ansars in Madinah with his singing. There was a young Ansari in the group who got very angry when he heard this. The young Ansari threw a bone at Uthman ibn Malik and injured his head. The next day, Uthman ibn Malik went to the Prophet complaining to him about what happened the night before.
• Prophet Muhammad made Du’aa’: • “O Allah! Grant us a clear cut guidance regarding alcohol. ” • In response, Allah revealed in the Qur’an: • ﺍ ﺍ ﺍﻳ آﻭﺍ ﺍ ﺍﺍ ﺍﺍ ﺍﻟ ﺍ ﺍﻭ ﻭ • ﺍ ﻳ ﺍﻟ ﺍ ﻭ ﺍﺍ ﺍﺍ ﻱ ﺍ ﺍ ﺍﻟ ﺍﻟ ﺍ ﻭ • O you who believe! Intoxicants (all kinds of alcoholic drinks), gambling, and Al-Ansâb, and Al¬Azlâm (arrows for seeking luck or decision) are an abomination of Shaitân's (Satan) handiwork. So avoid (strictly all) that (abomination) in order that you may be successful. Shaitân (Satan) wants only to excite enmity and hatred between you with intoxicants (alcoholic drinks) and gambling, and hinder you from the remembrance of Allâh and from As-Salât (the prayer). So, will you not then abstain?
• As you have learned earlier, Allah first declared that alcohol has more harm than good. This made some Muslims stop drinking alcohol. Then Allah prohibited alcohol during Salah times. This caused more Muslims to stop drinking. Finally, Allah made it absolutely haram, or forbidden. It is now a major sin to drink or deal with alcohol. When a person drinks, They have allowed Satan to do his dirty work. Satan enjoys seeing Muslims forgetting about salat, and remembring Allah. Satan seeing Muslim brothers and sister to fight one another. This is why it is very important to stay away from alcohol. A Muslim who drinks alcohol is very sinful. The Prophet Muhammad said: ” ﻣﻦ ﺷﺮﺏ : • ﻋﻦ ﻋﺒﺪﺍﻟﻠﻪ ﺑﻦ ﻋﻤﺮﺭﺽ ﺍﻟﻠﻪ ﻋﻨﻪ ﻗﺎﻝ ﺭﺳﻮﻝ ﺍﻟﻠﻪ ﺹ ﺍﻟﻠﻪ ﻋﻠﻴﻪ ﻭﺳﻠﻢ “. ﻓﺎﻥ ﺗﺎﺏ ﺍﻟﻠﻪ ﻋﻠﻴﻪ , ﺍﻟﺨﻤﺮ ﻟﻢ ﺗﻘﺒﻞ ﻟﻪ ﺻﻼﺓ ﺃﺮﺑﻌﻴﻦ ﻟﻴﻠﺔ • Abdullah Ibn Omar R narrated that Rasoolulah said: “If anyone drinks any alcoholic drinks God will not accept his prayer forty days, but if he repents Allah will accept his repentace. ”
Alcohol Is The Mother Of All Evils • The Prophet Muhammad reffered to Alcohol as the mother of all sins. ﻗﺎﻝ ﺭﺳﻮﺍﻟﻠﻪ ﺻﻠﻰ ﺍﻟﻠﻪ ﻋﻠﻴﻪ : • ﻋﻦ ﻋﺜﻤﺎﻥ ﺑﻦ ﻋﻔﺎﻥ ﺭﺿﻰ ﺍﻟﻠﻪ ﻋﻨﻪ ﻗﺎﻝ “ ”ﺍﺟﺘﻨﺒﻮﺍ ﺍﻟﺨﻤﺮ ﻓﺎﻧﻬﺎ ﺃﻢ ﺍﻟﺨﺒﺎﺋﺚ : ﻭﺳﻠﻢ • Othman narrated that Rasoolullah (s a s) once said: “Avoid drinking wine for it is the mother of all sins. ” • This because after drinking alcohol, the mind is not steady. The mind becomes blurry and the person cannot think clearly. This may cause the person to commit other sins without realizing it. For example, one day, a pious man was forced to drink.
• . He eventually got drunk. The next day, he found out that after he got drunk, he had committed murder and adultery. The alcohol caused him to commit 2 other major sins without realizing it. • This shows how dangerous alcohol is. Indeed, alcohol is the mother of all sins. Every day police investigates in America and around the world encounter many crimes that were committed under the influence of alcohol.
The Harms Of Alcohol 1. Through alcohol, the stomach gradually loses its ability to function properly. 2. Causes loss of appetite. 3. Make one age quicker. 4. Weakens and reduces the ability to think and speak properly. Causes heart failure. 5. Creates fights and tension between people. 6. Leads towards great sins, such as adutery and murder. 7. Wastes money. 8. Causes liver damage. 9. Alcohol causes road accidents and innocent lives lost.
Conclusion • No other substance has caused nearly the amount of death, chaos, crime, and pain. Alcohol is like a poison to the human body and mind. It is also a poison to society. • Alcohol is also dangerous because it is addictive. Once a person begins to drink alcohol, it is very hard to stop. Allah warns us to stay away from alcohol, and places that serve it. Allah gives us such instructions because He is All-Knowing. Everything in Islam has a good reason behind it. Some reasons we know, and others don’t know. We also know that Allah wants what is best for His believers. This is why we should trust Allah and obey him in every way.
Study Questions 1. Compare and contrast between behavior of somone getting drunk and being really angry. 2. “Khmr and crime are friends. ” Explain this statement and prove your points. 3. What is the Islamic ruling on al-khamr? 4. Describe how Allah gradually prohibited wine. 5. Determine if the following statements are true or false:
Study Questions 6. Khamr may be halal if someone drinks only a little bet. 7. Drinking Khamr is absolutely haram whether the drinker become drunk or not. 8. It too a while before Allah prohibited drinking wine. 9. Write three reasons for the prohibition of alcoholic drinks in Islam. 10. Who said that “Khamr is the mother of all sins. ? Explain why he thought so.
11. Prophet Muhammad cursed six types of people who deal with Khamr; Who are they? 12. How would Allah punish the person who drinks wine in this life. Support your answer with a Hadeeth. 13 Describe one type of punishment awaiting Alcohol drinkers in the hearafter. Support your answer with a Hadeeth. 14. What some social harms of drinking Alcohol. 15. In Surat Al-Maidah Allah mentioned that Shaytan makes people do three wrong behaviors after drinking Alcohol. What are those wrong actions?
Study Questions 10. Who said that “ Khamr is the mother of all sins? Explain why he thought so. 11. Prophet Muhammad cursed six types of people who deal with Khamr; who are they? 13. Who would Allah punish the person who drinks wine in this life. Support your answer with a hadeeth. 14. Describe one type of punishment awaiting Alcohol drinkers in the Hereafter. Support your answer with a hadeeth.