Islam at a Glance
A nightmarish year for Jihadis
A Terrorist State
HIJAB: Unveiling the mystery?
How to perform Salat
Islamic Events
Islamic organizations
What does Islam say about Terrorism?
Alcholic Drinks
ISLAM: The Modern Alternative
Islamic Question and Answers
Misgivings about Jihad
Sawm or Fasting
Status of women in Islam
Rights of women
Islamic Theology
Muslim-Christian Relations, The Good, the Bad
Women, Hijab, Marriage, and Violence
Choosing The Desired Wife
The Requirements of Women s Hijab
Collective Rulings Concerning Women in Dawah
The Quranic Concept of Hijaab
Benefits of Becoming a Muslim
Da‘wah Explosion
Islam: The Ideological Super Power
Fasting: A Means for Purifying the Soul
Fasting and Self Purification
The Essence of Fasting
Hajj: The Journey of Lifetime
The Four Pillars
The Revival of Islam
A Historical Review
How to Attain Peace in Jerusalem
The Policy of Peace in Islam -
On Islam and Jihad
Islam: Creator of Modern Age
The Revival of Islam
The Revival of Islam
Ingratitude for God’s Blessings
The Concept of God
Principles of Success-In the light of Seerah
Faith and Reason
The Concept of God
Worship and Social Service
Tolerance: Its Significance Today
Two Kinds of Movements
Non-Violence and Islam
Islam: A Tolerant Religion
The Revival of Islam
Sawm (Fasting) And Qur’an
The Prophet’s Sermon on Ramadhan
Effects of Worship in Ramadhan
Virtues of Ramadhan
Object of Ramadan
The second ten days of ramadan. "The second Ashra"
Forty Hadith (Ahadith) Regarding the Month of Ramazan:
End of Ramadan - The Last Ten Days of Fasting and Worship
List of battles fought during Ramadan by Muslims
Shab-e-Qadr Importance
Ramadan 2010 USA: From Miami to Mecca, how 1.6 billion Muslims celebrate
Spiritual Role of Women
Zakat - Islamic Economy Purpose in Islam
Zakat - Islamic Economy Purpose in Islam
Economics: Concept and Purpose in Islam: Part 2
Shawwal: What to Do On Eid Night, Eid Day, and During the Month
Ambassadors of Islam
Ambassadors of Islam
Da wah Explosion
On Islam and Jihad
Concept of God
Belief in the Angels
His Attitude Towards God
One Direction, One people, One God
The Quran on the Origin of the Universe
Zakaat al-Fitr
Zakaat al-Fitr
Zakaat al-Fitr
Picture Gallery
Subscribe to our Newsletter
 Alcholic Drinks

The liquor is called khamr, the verb form  of which is khamara, which means: he covered, hid or concealed.  Since liquor beclouds the intellect and obscures the moral sensibilities of a man, it is therefore, called khamr. The Holy Prophet (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) has laid down the principle:

"The small quantity of that, the large quantity of which intoxicates, is also forbidden." Muslim

It is a well-known fact that alcoholic drink causes intoxication. And when a man is intoxicated, his mind, body, health, religion, moral sense, divine spirit, refined behaviour, family life, business undertakings, social contacts are all at stake.

 A researcher in this area has rightly stated that:


"Mankind has not suffered any greater calamity than that brought about by the use of alcohol. If statistics were collected worldwide of all the patients in hospitals who, due to alcohol, are suffering from mental disorders, delirium tremens, nervous break-down, and ailments of the digestive tract, to which are added the statistics of suicides, homicides, bankruptcies, sales of properties, and broken homes related to the consumption of alcohol, the number of such cases would be so staggering that, in comparison to it, all exhortation and preaching against drinking would seem too little." The lawful and the Prohibited in Islam—Yusuf  Al-Qaradawi p.70. Hindustan Publications, Dehli.


The Arabs of the Age of Ignorance was so fond of wine that their language and literature are replete with wine and drinking parties. Allah, the Almighty wanted to uproot this evil but gradually through education and training. They were convinced to the depth of their hearts that it has more harm than benefit. At a later stage they were asked not to say prayer while intoxicated. And finally, it was totally prohibited. Allah the Almighty enjoined in the Holy Qur`an in the most decisive way:


"O ye who believe! Intoxicants and gambling, sacrificing to stones, and (divination by) arrows, are an abomination, of Satan`s handiwork: Eschew such (abomination) that ye may prosper.


Saran`s plan is (but) to excite enmity and hatred between you, with intoxicants and gambling, and hinder you from the remembrance of Allah, and from prayer: Will ye not then abstain?" Q. 5: 90:91


How the Muslims desisted from those evils can be well imagined by the fact that when this verse were revealed and an announcer made an announcement about the prohibition of wine, those who were about to drink, split it. Every jar of wine in a Muslim house was emptied and in most of the cases even the utensils in which wine was prepared and served were broken.


Bo worth Smith says:

var vclk_options = {sid:69131,media_id:6,media_type:8,version:"1.3"};