Why Is Alcohol Prohibited In Islam?
- Voleta Ducharme
Dear DO: Alcohol is forbidden in Islam because it is considered an intoxicant, which technically means poison. The Holy Quran in several verses forbids intoxicants because one is not meant to harm oneself in any way or form. There are verses in the Quran that forbid Muslims to pray under the influence of any intoxicant (4:43).
Muslims abstain from alcohol because the Prophet Muhammad, to whom Muslims believe the word of God was revealed in the Qur’an, spoke against it. Though Muhammad said alcohol may have some medicinal value, as recorded in the Qur’an, he believed its potential for sin was ‘far greater’ than its benefits.
Is alcohol allowed in Islam?
ALCOHOLISM IS NOT A DISEASE – IT IS SATAN’S HANDIWORK. Islam is called the “Deen-ul-Fitrah” or the natural religion of Man. All its injunctions are aimed at preserving the natural state of man. Alcohol is a deviation from this natural state, for the individual as well as for society. Hence the consumption of alcohol is prohibited in Islam.
Why is alcohol Haram in Islam?
Alcohol is haram because it is intoxicating and contains a substance that makes people lose their minds. Allah has forbidden everything that harms the body and mind. For more, see the detailed answer.
Why should alcohol be prohibited?
There are several scientific reasons for the prohibition of consumption of intoxicants i.e. alcohol. The maximum number of deaths in the world related to any one particular cause is due to the consumption of alcohol. Millions of people die every year only because of intake of alcohol.
What does the Quran say about alcohol?
And what does the Quran say about it? Alcohol is haram because it is intoxicating and contains a substance that makes people lose their minds. Allah has forbidden everything that harms the body and mind.