Dangerous Life Styles! Alcoholic Beverages: The mother of All Evils

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
Hadeeth Shareef
‫ قال رسول هللا صلى‬:‫• عن عبدهللا بن عمررضي هللا عنه قال‬
‫ ومن شرب‬,‫ كل مسكر خمر وكل خمر حرام‬:‫هللا عليه وسلم‬
.‫الخمر في الدنيا فمات وهو يدمنها لم يشربها في اآلخرة‬
• Abdullah Ibn Omar narrated that Rasoolullah
said: Every intoxicant is Khamr and every
Khamr is Haram. And whoever drinks khamr in
this life and dies while he is addicted to it will
never drink it in the hereafter:
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:
َّ‫ون ِم ْن ُه َسَٰ َكرً ا َو ِر ْز ًقا َح َس ًنا ۗ إِن‬
ِ ‫يل َو ْاْلَعْ َنا‬
ِ ‫• َو ِمنْ َث َم َرا‬
َ ‫ب َت َّت ِخ ُذ‬
ِ ‫ت ال َّن ِخ‬
َ ُ‫ك َآل َي ًة لِ َق ْو ٍم َيعْ قِل‬
َ ِ‫فِي َذل‬
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 هللا صلى هللا‬:‫عن جابر بن عبدهللا رضي هللا 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.
Hadeeth Shareef
‫ قال رسول هللا صلى‬:‫عن عبد هللا بن عمررضي هللا عنه قال‬
‫ ”لعن هللا‬:‫هللا عليه وسلم‬
Abdull Ibn Omar narrated that Rasoolullah said:
“Allah cursed wine and whoever drinks,
severs, sells, buys, produces, delivers or
receives it.”
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:
• ‫يه َما إِ ْث ٌم َك ِبي ٌر َو َم َنافِ ُع‬
‫َيسْ أ‬
ۗ ‫اس َوإِ ْث ُم ُه َما أَ ْك َب ُر ِمنْ َن ْف ِع ِه َما‬
ِ ‫لِل َّن‬
• 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:
‫ار َٰى َح َّت َٰى‬
َ ‫ين آ َم ُنوا ََل َت ْق َربُوا الص ََّل َة َوأَ ْن ُت ْم ُس َك‬
َ ‫َيا أَ ُّي َها الَّ ِذ‬
َ ُ‫َتعْ َلمُوا َما َتقُول‬
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:
‫صابُ َو ْاْلَ ْز ََل ُم ِرجْ سٌ ِمنْ َع َم ِل‬
َ ‫ين آ َم ُنوا إِ َّن َما ْال َخمْ ُر َو ْال َمي ِْس ُر َو ْاْلَ ْن‬
َ ‫َيا أَ ُّي َها الَّ ِذ‬
َ ‫ان َفاجْ َت ِنبُوهُ لَ َعلَّ ُك ْم ُت ْفلِح‬
ِ ‫ال َّش ْي َط‬
‫ضا َء فِي ْال َخمْ ِر َو ْال َمي ِْس ِر‬
َ ‫َاو َة َو ْال َب ْغ‬
َ ‫إِ َّن َما ي ُِري ُد ال َّش ْي َطانُ أَنْ يُوقِ َع َب ْي َن ُك ُم ْال َعد‬
ُ ‫َو َي‬
ِ َّ ‫ص َّد ُك ْم َعنْ ِذ ْك ِر‬
َ ‫هللا َو َع ِن الص ََّل ِة ۖ َف َه ْل أَ ْن ُت ْم ُم ْن َته‬
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
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 عبدهللا بن عمررض هللا عنه قال قال رسول هللا ص هللا عليه وسلم‬
“.‫ فان تاب تاب هللا عليه‬,‫الخمر لم تقبل له صلة أربعين ليلة‬
• Abdullah Ibn Omar R narrated that Rasoolulah said: “If anyone
drinks any alcoholic drinks God will not accept his prayer for 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 رسوهللا صلى هللا عليه‬:‫• عن عثمان بن عفان رضى هللا 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 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.
• 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
• 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
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
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
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
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.
Study Questions
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