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Major Sins # 45 : Drinking Khamr - Even a Single Drop

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  • Adil ibn Manzoor Khan
      In the name of Allah, the Most-Merciful, the All-Compassionate   May the Peace and Blessings of Allah be Upon You  Praise be to Allaah, we seek His help
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      In the name of Allah, the Most-Merciful, the All-Compassionate
       
      "May the Peace and Blessings of Allah be Upon You"

       

      Praise be to Allaah, we seek His help and His forgiveness. We seek refuge with Allaah from the evil of our own souls and from our bad deeds. Whomsoever Allaah guides will never be led astray, and whomsoever Allaah leaves astray, no one can guide. I bear witness that there is no god but Allaah, and I bear witness that Muhammad is His slave and Messenger.
       
        
       
      Bismillah Walhamdulillah Was Salaatu Was Salaam 'ala Rasulillah
      As-Salaam Alaikum Wa-Rahmatullahi Wa-Barakatuhu
       
      Major Sins # 45
       
       

       

      Allaah says (interpretation of the meaning):

      ". . . Intoxicants (all kinds of alcoholic drinks), gambling, al-ansaab (stone altars for sacrifices to idols, etc.) and al-azlaam (arrows for seeking luck or decision) are an abomination of Shaytaans handiwork. So avoid (strictly) all that (abomination) in order that you may be successful."

      [al-Maaidah 5:90]

       

       

      The command to avoid these things is the strongest indication that they are forbidden. Khamr ("wine", alcohol) is compared to al-ansaab, which were idols of the kuffaar; there is no excuse for those who argue that the Quraan does not say it is forbidden but only tells us to avoid it!

       

      The Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) also issued a stern warning to the one who drinks khamr.

       

      Jaabir reported that he said: "Allaah has promised the one who drinks khamr that He will make him drink the mud of khibaal." The people asked, "O Messenger of Allaah, what is the mud of khibaal?" He said, "The sweat of the people of Hell, or the juice of the people of Hell."

      (Reported by Muslim, 3/1587).

       

      Ibn Abbaas reported that the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) said: "Whoever dies and has the habit of drinking khamr, he will meet Allaah as one who worships idols."

      (Reported by al-Tabaraani, 12/45; see also Saheeh al-Jaami', 6525).

       

      Nowadays there are very many kinds of khamr, with many names in Arabic and other languages, such as beer, jiah (beer), alcohol, araq ("arrack"), vodka, champagne, etc.

       

       

      There has appeared in this ummah the type of person described by the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him): "Some people of my ummah will drink khamr, calling it by another name."

      (Reported by Imaam Ahmad, 5/342; see also Saheeh al-Jaami', 5453).

       

      So they may call it "spirits" instead of khamr, as an attempt to distort the facts and deceive.

       

      Allaah says (interpretation of the meaning): "They (think to) deceive Allaah and those who believe, while they only deceive themselves, and perceive (it) not!"

      [al-Baqarah 2:9]

       

      Islam imposes strict controls on this matter, and deals with it decisively so that there is no room for misunderstanding.

       

      The Prophet (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) said: "Every intoxicant is khamr and every intoxicant is haraam."

      (Reported by Muslim, 3/1587).

       

       

      Everything that has the effect of clouding the mind is haraam, whether in large or small amounts. (The hadeeth, "Whatever causes intoxication in large amounts, a small amount of it is haraam," was reported by Abu Dawud, no. 3681; see Saheeh Abi Dawud, no. 3128). No matter how many different names there are, they all refer to one thing, and the ruling concerning it is well-known.

       

       

      Finally, the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) issued a warning to those who drink khamr: "Whoever drinks khamr and becomes intoxicated, his prayers will not be accepted for 40days, and if he dies he will enter Hell, and if he repents Allaah will accept his repentance. If he drinks again and becomes intoxicated again, his prayers will not be accepted for 40days, and if he dies he will enter Hell, and if he repents Allaah will accept his repentance. If he drinks again and becomes intoxicated again, his prayers will not be accepted for 40days, and if he dies he will enter Hell, and if he repents Allaah will accept his repentance. If he drinks a fourth time, Allaah promises that He will make him drink from the mud of khibaal on the Day of Resurrection. The people asked, "O Messenger of Allaah, what is the mud of khibaal?" He said, "The juice of the people of Hell."

      (Reported by Ibn Maajah, no. 3377; see also Saheeh al-Jaami', 6313).

       
       
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