Dangerous Life Styles: Alcoholic Beverages: The

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Dangerous Life Styles:
Alcoholic Beverages:
The mother of all evils
 No other substance Has caused nearly the amount of
death, chaos crime, and pain like alcohol. Alcohol is an
intoxicant substance that functions like a poison to the
human body and mind.
 It is also an addictive and destructive lifestyle to every
human society. Intoxicant drink or substance is called
in Arabic “Khamr.”
 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
beverages and in toxicant substances.
” :‫ رسول هللا صلى هللا عليه و سلم‬: ‫ عن عبدهللا بن عمررضي هللا عنه قال‬
‫ و من شرب الخمرفي الدنيا فمات وهو‬, ‫كل مسكر خمرو كل خمر حرام‬
)‫يدمنها لم يشربها في االخرة“ (رواه مسلم‬
 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.
 “Muhammad, can you please go get the mail,” the mother
requested.
“just a minute Mama, I’m almost finished with level.”
Muhammad replied as he was playing his video game.
“Muhammad, please go now, before it gets too dark!!”
“okay, I’m going.”
Muhammad walked out the door towards the mailbox, when
he saw a car speeding in all directions. Muhammad
stopped from fear and watched as the car hit his mailbox.
“oh?? Are you okay?? Muhammad’s mom went over to him
and gave him a hug.
“I’m fine, Alhamdulillah. I’m afraid that car will hit someone
mama, it was driving really fast and goiing in weird
directions.”
 “Do you want to report It? Do you remember how the
car looked like?”
“It was a small blue car”.
Muhammad’s mother went to another room to get the
phone. She called the police station and told them
about the small blue car. The operator thanked
Muhammad’s mom.
Later in the evening Muhammad was watching the TV.
Suddenly, he saw something shocking.He immediately
called hi mother,
Mama look! That’s the car that almost hit our mailbox!”
 “Oh, ya Allah, he hit a tree?”
“yes, the driver was taken to the hospital… they are
saying he was a drunk driver. What does that mean?
That means he drank a lot of alcohol and became
drunk.”
“Oh, drinking alcohol makes you drive like that?”
“yes, it makes the mind unsteady”
“Then why would anyone want to drink alcohol?”
“I am not sure, but Allah, the AllWise, forbade his
believers to drink alcohol.”
“Exactly, Alhamdulillah that we are Muslims.”
“Alhamdulillah”
Why Do People Drink
Alcohol?
 Some say that it helps them to relax ,others use it to
celebrate and many drink it to become unconscious
and run away from their 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 their common
sense and spoil their minds.Alcohol can make you
dizzy.Large amounts can blur your vision and make
you lose your balance. Too much alcohol can even
cause death.
Alcohol has caused many problems
like:
(1)Drinkers have lost their jobs and their families.
(2)Most traffic accidents are caused by people.
who drive under the influence of alcohol.
(3)In fact,alcohol is the number one reason for 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 homes to clean wounds and to
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(Before
Islam), used to make alcoholic drinks from dates and
grapes.Allh says in Al-Qur,an:
ِ‫َّخ ُذو َن ِمْنه س َكرا وِِرًْا ََنا ۗ إِ َّن ِِف ََٰذل‬
ِ ‫اب تَت‬
ِ ِ
ِ
ِ َ‫َعن‬
 ‫ك ََليَةً لَِق ْو ٍم يَ ْْ ِقُو َن‬
ًَ َ ْ َ ً َ ُ
َ
ْ ‫َوم ْن ََثََرات النَّخ ِيل َو ْاْل‬
 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 Champagne
and wine use grapes. Nevertheless, whatever fruit or
food used to produce such drinks, alcohol is Haram.
 Some intoxicant drinks have only small amounts of
alcohol and people who drink it do not usually get
drunk unless they consume a large amount of .Beer is a
clear example of this type of alcoholic drink which is
also prohibited in Islam.
HADEETH SHAREEF
:‫ قال رسول هللا صلى هللا عليه وسلم‬:‫ عن جابر بن عبدهللا رضي هللا عنه قال‬
“‫”ماأسكركثيره فقليله حرام‬
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 a 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 warns us to stay away from dealing with intoxicant
in any shape or form.
 For example, it is Haram to serve, sell, buy, trade, and/
or produce wine, beer, or any other alcoholic
beverages. Even if you did nod 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.
‫ قال رسول هللا صلي هللا عليه‬:‫ عن عبدهللا بن عمر رضي هللا عنه قال‬
‫ ”لعن هللا الخمر وشاربها وساقيها وبائعها ومبتاعها وحاملها‬:‫وسلم‬
“‫والمحمولة اليه‬
 Abdullah ibn Omar narrated that Rasoolullah said:
“Allah cursed win and whoever drinks, serves, sells,
buys, produces, deliver or receives it.”
HOW ALCOHOL BECAME HARAM
 During the early days of Islam, drinking alcohol was
very common. In the beginning, alcohol was not
haram for the early Muslims.
 However Prophet Muhammad always stayed away
from it. He never drank khamr in his life. One day a
group of Sahabah brought up the evils of alcohol to
Prophet Muhammad. Then Allah revealed the
following verse:
 ْ‫اس َوإِ ْث ُم ُه َما أَ ْك َب ُر ِمن‬
َ ‫َيسْ أَلُو َن‬
ِ ‫ك َع ِن ْال َخ ْم ِر َو ْال َمي ِْس ِر ۖ قُ ْل ِف‬
ِ ‫يه َما إِ ْثم َك ِبير َو َم َنا ِف ُع لِل َّن‬
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‫َن ْف ِع ِه َما‬
They ask you (O Muhammad SAW) concerning alcoholic
drink and gambling. Say: "In them is a great sin, and
(some) benefit, 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 prohibit alcohol completely, some Muslims
continued to drink it. Shortly afterwards, one incident
changed the situation.
 One day, Abdul Rahman ibn Awf invited some
Sahabah for a gathering and alcoholic drinks were
served. Soon, it was Maghrib time and the Sahabah
wanted to perform 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 Quran:
‫ون‬
َ ُ‫ارٰ َح َّتى َتعْ لَمُوا َما َتقُول‬
َ ‫ين آ َم ُنوا َال َت ْق َربُوا الص َََّل َة َوأَ ْن ُت ْم ُس َك‬
َ ‫ َيا أَ ُّي َها الَّ ِذ‬

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. 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’:
 “Oh Allah! Grant us clear guidance regarding alcohol.”
 In response, Allah revealed in the Qur’an the following
verses:
‫صابُ َو ْاْلَ ْز َال ُم ِرجْ س ِمنْ َع َم ِل‬
َ ‫ين آ َم ُنوا إِ َّن َما ْال َخ ْم ُر َو ْال َمي ِْس ُر َو ْاْلَ ْن‬
َ ‫ َيا أَ ُّي َها الَّ ِذ‬
َ ‫ال َّشي‬
‫ُون‬
َ ‫ان َفاجْ َت ِنبُوهُ لَ َعلَّ ُك ْم ُت ْفلِح‬
ِ ‫ْط‬
َ ‫إِ َّن َما ي ُِري ُد ال َّشي‬
‫ضا َء فِي ْال َخم ِْر َو ْال َمي ِْس ِر‬

َ ‫ْطانُ أَنْ يُوقِ َع َب ْي َن ُك ُم ْال َعدَ َاو َة َو ْال َب ْغ‬
ُ ‫َو َي‬
‫ُون‬
َ ‫هللا َو َع ِن الص َََّل ِة ۖ َف َه ْل أَ ْن ُت ْم ُم ْن َته‬
ِ َّ ‫ص َّد ُك ْم َعنْ ِذ ْك ِر‬
 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 learned earlier, Allah first declared that alcohol
has mire 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 Salah, and not remembering Allah.
 It is very important to stay away from alcohol. A
Muslim who drinks alcohol Is very sinful. The Prophet
Muhammad said:
:‫ عن عبدهللا بن عمر رضي هللا عنه قال قال رسول هللا صلي هللا عليه وسلم‬
“.‫ فان تاب تاب هللا عليه‬,‫”من شرب الخمر لم تقبل له صَلة أر بعين ليلة‬
 Abdullah ibn Omar R narrated that Rasoolullah said: “
If anyone drinks any alcoholic drinks, God will not
accept his prayer for forty days, but if he repents Allah
will accept his repentance.” (reported by Ahmad and
ibn Majah )
ALCOHOL IS THE MOTHER OF ALL
EVILS
 The Prophet Muhammad referred to alcohol as the
‘mother of all sins.
:‫ قال رسول هللا صلي هللا عليه وسلم‬:‫ عن عثمان بن عفان رضي هللا عنه قال‬
)‫”اجتنبوا الخمر فانهاأم الخبائث“ (رواه النسائي‬
Othman narrated that Rasoolullah (P) once said: “Avoid
drinking wine for it is the mother of all sins.”
This is because after drinking alcohol, the mind is not steady.
The mind becomes blurry and a person cannot think
clearly. This may cause the person to commit other sins
without realizing it.
 For example, one day a pious man 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.
 Indeed, alcohol is the ‘mother of all sins’. Every day
police investigators in America and around the world
encounter many crimes that were committed under
the influence of alcohol.
THE HARMS OF ALCOHOL
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Through alcohol, the stomach gradually loses its ability
to function properly.
Causes loss of appetite
Makes one age quicker.
Weakens and reduces the ability to think and speak
properly.
Cause heart failure .
Creates fight and tension between people.
Leads toward great sins, such as adultery and murder.
Waste money.
Cause liver damage.
Alcohol causes road accidents and innocents lives lost.
CONCLUSION
 Alcohol has caused the great amount of death, chaos,
crime, and pain. Alcohol is like a poison to the human
body and mind. It also a poison to society. Alcohol is
also dangerous because it is a addictive. One 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 reasons we know, and
others we don’t. Allah knows what we don’t know.
STUDY QUESTIONS
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Write an essay of the medical harms of drinking alcohol.
Compare and contrast between behavior of someone
getting drunk and being really angry.
“Khamr and crimes are friends.”Explain this statement
and prove your points.
What is the Islamic ruling on al-khamr?
Describe how Allah gradually prohibited drinking wine?
Determine if the following statements are true or false:
Khamr may be halah if someone drinks only a liitle bet.
Drinking khamr is absolutely haram weather the drinker
become drunk or not.
9. It took a while before Allah prohibited drinking wine.a
10. Write three reasons for the prohibition of alcoholik
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drinks in Islam.
Who said that “Khamr is the mother of all sins? Explain
why he thought so.
Prophet Muhammad cursed sisx types of people deal
with khamr; who are they ?
How would Allah punish the person who drinks wine in
this life. Support your answer with a hadeeth.
Describe one type of punishment awaiting Alcohol
drinkers in the Hereater. Support your anser with a
hadeeth.
What are some social harms of drinking alcohol.
In Surat Al-Maidah, Allah mentioned that Shytan makes
people do three wrong behaviors after drinking Alcohol.
What are those wrong actions?
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