Quran on intoxicating agents

[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."...) (2:219)

Prophet Mohammad (saw) said:
"Every intoxicant is unlawful and whatever causes intoxication in large amounts, a small amount of it is (also) unlawful." (narrated by Ibn Majah #3392, grade Sahih)

Prophet Mohammad (saw) said:
"Every intoxicant [whatever causes drunkenness and loss of mind] is Khamr and every intoxicant/Khamr is Haram (forbidden)". (narrated by Muslim, Nasa'i, Abu Dawud, Ibn Majah, Sahih)

It is up to us to decide whether to take harm or benefit from gifts given by God. We can use nuclear energy for both a bomb and an energy source; with fire we can burn our hands or cook our food. The Koran draws attention to this decision by comparing the harmful with the useful consumption of raw materials.

And from the fruits of the palm trees and grapevines you take intoxicant and good provision. Indeed in that is a sign for a people who reason. (16:67)

Science on intoxicating agents

A study, the international medical journal The Lancet, which uses data from 28 million people, shows: Alcohol harms from the first drop. And is responsible for even more deaths worldwide than expected.
The study provided evidence on the relationship between drinking habits and 23 health outcomes, including:

Cardiovascular diseases, noncommunicable diseases; 
• communicable diseases;
• intentional injuries;
• unintentional injuries; and 
• traffic-related injuries.
• cancer and etc

This graph shows the dependency potential and physical harm of a drug. Alcohol and tobacco are squarely in the middle of the graph. There are illegal drugs that are significantly safer and illegal drugs that are significantly less safe.

Whether or not a substance is legal for recreational use is not a good indicator of its safety.

Quran on intoxicating agents

The word jas Khamr has the general meaning of "covering something." For instance the word las Khimar, which is derived from Khamr, is what women use to cover their heads (it is the correct word for what people call it today Hijab.) In Islamic law Khamr is usually explained as "what covers the mind" ie. Joel jobs lo such as drugs and alcohols, that is why these stuff and whatever acts in a similar manner, whether taken in small or large quantities, are forbidden in Islam (use of medications to "cover" body pain and surgeries don't fall into this category.) Hence the name was given to wines in general, denoting its effect, but it is not limited to what is produced from grapes, as it used to be produced from other stuff such as dates (Arabs used to do it in ancient times.)


Stay away from any substances that harm you. Even if the damage does not seem obvious at first glance. These include not only drugs as stated in this post, but also the now popular substances that provide rapid muscle growth or inadequate nutrition full of antibiotics, sugar or other chemicals.

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