Drinking Prohibited in Islam

“O you who believe! Intoxicants (all kinds of alcoholic drinks), and gambling, and Al-Ansaab, and Al-Azlaam (arrows for seeking luck or decision) are an abomination of Shaytaan’s (Satan’s) handiwork. So avoid (strictly all) that (abomination) in order that you may be successful” (Quran: al-Maa’idah 5:90)

It is absolutely forbidden to drink alcohol and wine in Islam. As the above verse clearly depicts their forbiddance by reasoning that they are the abomination of shaytaan’s handiwork. It further states that in order to be successful they should be avoided strictly. Forbiddance to intoxicants has been mentioned several times in Quran however it originally started when Muslims were asked not to pray namaz while drunk.

“O ye who believe! Approach not prayers with a mind befogged.” (Quran 4:43)

Later a verse was reveled which said that alcohol contains some good and some evil, but the evil is greater than the good.

“They ask thee concerning wine and gambling. Say: “In them is great sin, and some profit, for men; but the sin is greater than the profit.” They ask thee how much they are to spend; Say: “What is beyond your needs.” Thus doth Allah Make clear to you His Signs: In order that ye may consider.” (Surah 2:219, Yusuf Ali) 

Finally Muslims were abstained from drinking, gambling and game of chance in the verse 5:90 of Quran.


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