THE MAJOR SINS #19

sins#19. Drinking Alcoholic Drinks

This is another major sin which is not limited to its consumption but also its trades, transportation and collaboration in it because it’s way of self destruction, putrid and extravagancy and causes harm to one’s religion.
Allaah says (interpretation of the meaning):
“O you who believe! Intoxicants (all kinds of alcoholic drinks), and gambling, and Al‑Ansaab (stone altars for sacrifices to idols etc), and Al‑Azlaam (arrows for seeking luck or decision) are an abomination of Shaytaan’s (Satan’s) handiwork. So avoid (strictly all) that (abomination) in order that you may be successful” [al-Maa’idah 5:90]

The Messenger of Allaah (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) said: “Allaah has cursed alcohol, the one who drinks it, the one who pours it, the one who sells it, the one who buys it, the one who squeezes (the grapes etc), the one for whom it is squeezed, the one who carries it and the one to whom it is carried.” (Abi Dawood & Ibn Maajah)

In another narration, he (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) said: “Allaah has made a covenant to those who drink alcohol, that He will make them drink teenat al-khabaal.” They said, “O Messenger of Allaah, what is teenat al-khabaal ?” He said, “The sweat of the people of Hell,” or, “The juice of the people of Hell.” (Muslim).

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