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Tuesday, September 01, 2009

Shahid Batalvi's question,

What exactly DOES Quran say about alcohol? asks Shahid Batalvi. This blog entry is worth reading if you have missed it earlier ~t

I am no scholar in Islamic history, Islamic law, Islamic jurisprudence and above all an expert in exegesis of holy scripture but can present you with facts and information that you can use to make your own determination on this subject.

The five Ayat (Ayas) of the Quran that most directly address the consumption of alcohol are as follows:

1. They ask thee concerning wine and gambling. Say: "In them is great sin, and some profit, for men; but the sin is greater than the profit." (Al-Baqara; 2:219)

2. And from the fruit of the date palm and the vine, ye get out wholesome drink and food: behold, in this also is a sign for those who are wise. (An-Nahl; 16:67)

3. O ye who believe! Approach not prayers with a mind befogged, until ye can understand all that ye say.... (An-Nisa; 4:43)

4. O ye who believe! Intoxicants and gambling, (dedication of) stones, and (divination by) arrows, are an abomination, Of Satan's handiwork: Eschew such (abomination) that ye may prosper. (Al Maeda; 5:90)

5. Satan's plan is (but) to excite enmity and hatred between you, with intoxicants and gambling, and hinder you from the remembrance of God, and from prayer: Will ye not then refrain? (Al-Maeda; 5:91)


Anonymous Shahid Batalvi said...

As i have said in my blog entry, I am more than happy to have an intellectual discussion about this subject. Read the entire blog entry.
Just leave your C-4 jacket, assault weapon or side arm with the barkeep as you enter the premises to initiate a discussion.

September 10, 2009 4:05 PM  
Blogger temporal said...

as i wrote elsewhere yesterday we desis are short on tolerance ... exacerbated by the zina ul haque period

September 10, 2009 4:17 PM  
Anonymous Shahid Batalvi said...

The reason i bring it up is that i am an existing C-4 explosion statistic vis-a-vis 83-F Model Town, Lahore on March 11, 2008. My tolerance is of a different flavour since i have filed a lawsuit against the Government of Pakistan et alia for gross negligence and accountability for this incident.

September 10, 2009 4:47 PM  

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