In Islam, why is alcohol prohibited? Did Mohammed (saw) ever consume alcohol?

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  • Anonymous
    9 years ago
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    The Prophet(PBUH) never engaged in such activities, even before prophethood.

    Alcohol is prohibited because it

    A] Harms your health, even in moderation.

    B] Intoxication is a sin, as dictated by the Quran:

    يَسۡـَٔلُونَكَ عَنِ ٱلۡخَمۡرِ وَٱلۡمَيۡسِرِ‌ۖ قُلۡ فِيهِمَآ إِثۡمٌ۬ ڪَبِيرٌ۬ وَمَنَـٰفِعُ لِلنَّاسِ وَإِثۡمُهُمَآ أَڪۡبَرُ مِن نَّفۡعِهِمَا‌ۗ وَيَسۡـَٔلُونَكَ مَاذَا يُنفِقُونَ قُلِ ٱلۡعَفۡوَ‌ۗ كَذَٲلِكَ يُبَيِّنُ ٱللَّهُ لَكُمُ ٱلۡأَيَـٰتِ لَعَلَّڪُمۡ تَتَفَكَّرُونَ (٢١٩)

    [2.219] They ask you about intoxicants and games of chance. Say: In both of them there is a great sin and means of profit for men, and their sin is greater than their profit. And they ask you as to what they should spend. Say: What you can spare. Thus does Allah make clear to you the communications, that you may ponder.

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  • Mathew
    Lv 7
    9 years ago

    That is an example of a man-made law that proves Islam did not come from God. It's okay to make up your own rules, and as long as everybody agrees to the rules, it doesn't much matter what the rules are, but you can't make up rules and claim they come from God; THAT is a sin.

    Dt 18:20 But he who speaks a word in G-d's name which G-d did not say is a false prophet.

    Dt. 18:22 Don't fear the false prophet.

    Dt. 13:6 Put him to death.

    Dt. 13:9 Don't pity him; surely kill him.

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