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Why drinking is prohibited in Islam?

I have this doubt since a long time. Some of my friends said that it (drink) will affect your mind and your body. This may be correct when we drink a large amount of drink. Even if we drink a very ...
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Haraam or Halal? - Coke and Pepsi contain 0.001% Alcohol

According to Daily Mail: "Coca-Cola and Pepsi contain minute traces of alcohol, scientific research published in France has revealed." "They suggest that the alcohol levels are as low as ...
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Does one need to not consume any alcohol or drugs at least 30 days prior to the 1st day of Ramadan?

I've heard my friends say (with absolutely no source to support it) that in order to fast Ramadan you need to be clean, i.e., not consume any alcohol or drugs at least 30 days prior to 1st day of ...
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Alcohol in perfumes?

I've viewed a few websites in search of an answer to whether alcohol is permitted in perfumes, trying to answer my friend's question. However, I can't find a definitive answer to this question; some ...
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Was alcohol permitted long ago, before Mohammad was born?

I have heard very long before, before Mohammad was born, alcohol was usual and was drunk by people. But after that it was stopped because people used to forget the rakat in namaz (salah/prayer) which ...
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Why Islam banned wine in four steps and not in one step?

There are four different verses about banning wine. Islam firstly said do not pray while you are drunk. And step by step made harder rule. Then, finally said wine is Haraam. Why not in just one step?...
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Was alcohol prohibited to the previous nations?

The Jews and the Christians, both, do not find anything banning alcohol in their scriptures and hence they consider it permissible. It is also known that alcohol was not prohibited in the early days ...
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Is alcohol haram or not recommended?

I understand that the common concept is that alcohol is is acceptable in islam, however I am struggling to see how we consider it 'haram' considering the phrases used in the quran. ... Indeed, ...
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Is wine banned or is alcohol banned? Can we use products, such as deodorant, which contain alcohol?

Any addictive substance is banned in Islam. It includes smoking, drinking, etc. Now, my question is: is wine banned or is alcohol banned? I am asking this as many Muslims say not to use deodorants ...
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If I would drink alcohol but don't because of lack of access, is it a sin?

I know drinking alcohol is a sin, but what if I don't have access to alcohol, but if I had access, I would drink it? For example I didn't have the money to buy it, or nobody sells alcohol in the area....
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Is Kombucha tea, which has alcohol added to, halal?

Does the alcohol in Kombucha tea make it haraam? I just want to drink it for its benefits but I don't know if its halal or haraam. It's full of enzymes, probiotics, and antioxidants.
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Is it haraam to take medicine that contains alcohol?

Just like the title states, is it haraam to take medicine that contains alcohol?
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Is it okay if I eat at a halal restaurant that serves beer/alcohol?

I have an exchange program at Madrid, Spain for 5 months. There is a lot of restaurant here that show Halal at their restaurant name, for an example Palmira & La Libanesa (at Gran Via,Madrid). ...
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Selling alcohol for industrial purposes

I am not a Muslim. I have heard that Muslims may not trade in forbidden items such as pork or alcohol. Does this extend to alcohol products that are not for drinking such as industrial solvents? ...
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Is eating at a restaurant that sells alcohol impermissible?

If you, nor anyone you are with drinks alcohol but you are still paying a seller of alcohol (by buying food, non-alcoholic drinks etc) is that permissible?
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What are the dominant rulings for alcoholic content in food in each of the Sunni madhahib?

Note: This post is intended to provide a canonical answer for a common class of questions The forbiddance of drinking khamr is is well-known in Sunni Islam, based primarily on the following Qur'anic ...
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What to do with money earned as a musician performing gigs at venues which serve alcohol?

I'm a socially conscious musician. I rhyme about things that occur in society in order to bring awareness. I don't swear in my music nor do I encourage anything that is un-islamic, in my lyrics. A lot ...
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Why are so many things prohibited by Allah?

I'm still new to Islam. I am trying to get my head around it, but I sometimes end up feeling so angry because my head is filled with some many questions, etc... For example Islam prohibits us from: ...
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Is it okay to drink without getting intoxicated?

I like to drink alcoholic drinks, but I've always limit myself not to drink until I got intoxicated and unable to control myself. Thus I'm still drinking in moderation. A glass of beer or a shot of ...
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At what alcohol percentage is a volume of alcoholic seasoning/condiment considered haram?

This question is more specifically aimed at condiments that may have small percentages of alcohol (<1% alcohol) such as soy sauce and some types of mirin. An example of mirin STYLE seasoning that ...
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Is it permissible to pursue a career in pastry and baking, if it might involve using alcohol while learning in class?

It's long been my dream to be a pastry chef. I haven't told my parents yet, but I recently told my older brother. He respected my interests, but he doesn't completely welcome the idea. He pointed out ...
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Why is alcohol not permitted, if it requires the will of Allah to make you drunk?

I understand that as Muslims, you believe that absolutely nothing happens without the will of Allah. For example, if you take painkiller, it will only work if Allah wills it. What I don't understand ...
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Why are weed and cigarette allowed while wine and beer are not allowed in Islam?

I wanted to know what is a reason that wine and beer is not allowed in Islam and weed, cigarette etc ... is allowed. I heard that wine and beer contains alcohol. Does cigarette also contain alcohol?
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Is there any exception that consuming alcohol or alcoholic foods is OK?

Actually I have few questions relating to alcohol consumption. They are so related that I feel they should be at one place. What is the purpose of Allah in making alcohol haram? Is it OK to drink ...
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Is it allowed to take alcohol in medication?

So some days ago I've been taking strepsils and I recently found that it contains some sort of alcohol (Dichlorobenzyl alcohol to be specific). My question is: Is this type of alcohol specifically ...
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Should I stop visiting my relative's house because they drink alcohol there when I'm not present?

I read in Quran that we shouldn't go to a house where the people living there drink alcohol. However, I have close relatives who do so. They do drinks occasionally, or in any get together and also ...
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Is this hadith authentic? “Alcohol itself is prohibited and intoxication in every other beverage.”

I saw this hadith quoted by Mufti Ebrahim Desai in an AskImam.com fatwa 6408: Furthermore, Rasulullah (Sallallaahu Álayhi Wasallam) said, 'Alcohol itself is prohibited and intoxication in every ...
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Is kumis haram?

Is kumis (fermented mare's milk, called airag in Mongolia) considered haram? The Wikipedia article on kumis doesn't mention any religion-related issues, even though the majority of Kazakhstanis are ...
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Is using Everclear spirit halal or haram if used for painting cakes?

I'm a baker and make fondant cakes, I sometimes need to paint the fondant in which the gel color needs to be mixed with a Everclear spirit which evaporates in the process of painting the cake for a ...
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Which of the prophets and messengers are known to have drunk alcohol (if any)?

Drinking alcohol is haram: They ask you about wine and gambling. Say, "In them is great sin and [yet, some] benefit for people. But their sin is greater than their benefit." And they ask you what ...
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Is it haram to showcase a wine project on a website for work?

My current company has given me a project to showcase a wine project on their website. I have not created the site but I am putting it on their website's showcase (Since its done by the company). Will ...
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Source and reliability of “…swallowing up of some people…” when “…female singers and musical instruments appear and wine is held to be lawful”?

Alminbar.com lists the hadith: Sahl bin S'ad As-Sa'di reported that the Prophet sallallaahu 'alaihi wasallam said: "This Community will experience the swallowing up of some people by the earth, the ...
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Can non-alcoholic beer or wine not be haram?

Wine has a few healthy anti-oxidants and I just like the taste of beer. If we can distill all the alcohol out, is it still haram? If not haram, would it be makruh?
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Is all alcohol haram or just ethanol which is used in alcoholic beverages?

Is all alcohol haram or just ethanol which is used in alcoholic beverages? Let's say a medicine contains alcohol but it's not ethanol.
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Are grapes and grape juice haram?

I am wondering if grapes and grape juice are haram because they are a component in wine. I have talked to a sheikh and he says yes it is haram, but I also talked to some friends who studied Islam in ...
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Is San-J soy sauce halal?

I recently purchased a bottle of San-J soy sauce and was wondering if it was halal to eat. On the bottle it says in the ingredients organic alcohol (to preserve freshness). On their FAQ it states ...
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Is earning as a cabin crew halal if serving alcohol and haram food is avoided?

I'm a male and considering to work as a cabin crew, the problem is, usually the cabin crew has to serve alcohol and non-halal food. So what if I could avoid serving alcohol to the customers -- ask the ...
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Which is worse: “believing drinking alcohol is not haram and not drinking alcohol” or “believing drinking alcohol is haram, but drinking alcohol”?

Drinking alcohol is haram (forbidden), and this goes uncontested in Islam (as far as I know). I was mulling over this question last night (just as a thought exercise): Question: Which is worse: "...
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Does drinking alcohol led to forty days of impuriy in which no prayer is accepted?

I have heard people say that in drinking alcohol based drinks leads to body impurity for forty days and that no prayer gets accepted for forty days. Is it true? If so, am I forbidden to pray or am I ...
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Stearyl Alcohol and Urea in my face cream?

After doing wudu, I put face cream that contains stearyl alcohol and urea. I also pray with that cream. I am also fasting (it is Ramadan now). Is it ok to use this cream or did my wudu/prayers/fast ...
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Getting shares from a company that sells alcohol along with other food items

My husband works in an online food ordering company in kuwait. This is absolutely halal food.but last year this company was bought by a German company.now my husband gets his salary from halal company ...
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Is selling alcohol-based tinctures haram?

I am in the process of establishing a business, which will offer products for health, body and beauty. The items that I plan to offer includes but are not limited to herbs, vitamins, organic food, ...
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Definitive recommendation about pork-derived and alcohol-containing medications?

I saw a lot of questions about the use of medications derived from pork. Here is one where the product itself is derived from pork : Is it permissible to take a supplement that contains an ingredient ...
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If i believe Islam, should i avoid soy sauce?

Soy sauce include alcohol, but i heard: Even if we eat including alcohol meals, we can eat if we will not get drunk. If i believe Islam, should i avoid soy sauce?
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Is it common among Sufis to not feel obligated to pray, drink wine, etc.?

From On the Boundaries of Theological Tolerance in Islam (Faysal Al-Tafriqa Bayn Al-Islam wal Zandaqa) by Al-Ghazali (translation: pdf) writes: Included among such matters would be the claims of ...
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Is it halal to eat food that contain alcohol as one of its ingredients?

I know that this kind of question has been asked multiple times on this site and you can probably find them on Google as well, but one thing that is still unclear to me is regarding alcohol that was ...
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Does Quran have contradictions in rulings regarding wine?

Can the following be considered as a contradiction regarding the ruling on wine? Ok to drink wine (4:43): يَا أَيُّهَا الَّذِينَ آمَنُوا لَا تَقْرَبُوا الصَّلَاةَ وَأَنتُمْ سُكَارَىٰ حَتَّىٰ ...
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Is it haram to eat food in which alcohol has been added?

For example would it be okay to eat a wine sauce or beer battered fish. I'm unsure as the alcohol has been cooked therefore you wouldn't get drunk.
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Is it Haram to work in the factory that produces alcoholic drinks.?

If a person that work at factory that produces alcoholic drinks ,is that Haram ,Is it necessary for a Muslim to give up that job ,Is the money obtain from them is halal..?
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What about if you work with alcohol but don't drink it?, is that samething?

I heard if you drink alcohol, your salah wouldn't be accepted for 40 days, what about if you work with alcohol but don't drink it?, is that samething?. Another way of asking above question, is ...