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Monday, 22 October 2012

Ruling on Nonalcoholic Dinks

Q; their's some wine dat av no alchol, wat about dat sir?

A; All-Praise is due to Allah,

Alcohol is Haraam in Islam because it is an intoxicant, and not just because it is a drink that is called Alcohol…

Narrated Abdullah ibn Umar (may Allah be pleased with him) Allah's Messenger (peace be upon him) said: Every intoxicant is Khamr (Alcohol) and every intoxicant is forbidden. He who drinks wine in this world and dies while he is addicted to it, not having repented, will not be given a drink in the Hereafter.

(Related by Muslim #4963)

The Scholars have derived from this Hadith any substance that is consumed and intoxicates ones mind is Haraam (Forbidden).

As for nonalcoholic drinks such as certain nonalcoholic beer, wines, etc that they make these day's are all permissible so long as they are nonalcoholic (non-intoxticanted).

Sheikh Muhammed Salih Al-Munajjid (May Allah preserve him) said,

The basic ruling on food and drink is that things are halaal, except for those which are specifically described in sharee’ah as being haraam, such as alcoholic drinks. If the drink includes any intoxicating substance, it is haraam. On this basis it may be said that beer (a drink made from barley), if it is intoxicating when drunk in large amounts, then it is not permissible to drink it. It was reported that the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) said: “Every intoxicating substance is haraam.” (Narrated by al-Bukhaari, al-Ahkaam, 6637) And it was narrated that ‘Aa’ishah said: “The Messenger of Allaah (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) said: ‘Every intoxicating substance is haraam, and whatever intoxicates in large amounts, a handful of it is haraam.’” (Narrated by al-Tirmidhi, al-Ashribah, 1789; classed as saheeh by al-Albaani in Saheeh Sunan al-Tirmidhi, 1521). Al-Teebi said: “ ‘a handful of it’ is an expression meaning a small amount.”

(See Islam Q&A Fatwa: 12557)

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