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Intoxication forbidden in Islam



[ November 27, 2015 ]
The Almighty Allah forbade intoxication by the word “Wajtanibuhu” meaning keep away from it. This word is far reaching because it keeps the consumer away from liquor and makes him to guard himself against it and to fear it. This is more than calling it Haram, in meaning. Then almighty Allah made it clear that the prosperity and success in this world and hereafter lies in keeping away from it by the words “La alla kum Muflihoon.



” It has been indicated that it is harmful in this world on account of its being harmful for the economy besides being bad for the family and the society that Satan wants to create enmity amongst people by means of intoxication and gambling. In addition to this it keeps them away from remembering almighty Allah and the Prayers which is a grave loss in the life hereafter. Intoxication has been termed by the Qur’an as “RIJZ”-meaning filthy, dirty thing or act, which again means that it is forbidden. Almighty Allah ordained believers to keep away from it. This makes it definitely “Haram”. Almighty Allah has questioned the user of intoxication: “Then, will you end it?” Even if this phrase is in the form of interrogation, it is in fact forbidding in its meaning. Indeed it is a clear command to stop it for ever.From the above verses it is clear that the intoxication has been grouped with gambling etc. and made prohibited along with them. Moreover Intoxication has been termed by the Qur’an as “RIJZ”-meaning filthy, dirty thing or act, which again means that it is forbidden. Almighty Allah ordained believers to keep away from it. This makes it definitely “Haram”. Success and prosperity of a believer in this world and hereafter has been made dependent on keeping away from it. Almighty Allah has alerted the believers from the designs of Devil to sow the seeds of hatred and enmity amongst people by means of intoxication. May Almighty Allah make us obey His commands for our own good and for the good of our community (Ameen).