7 Reasons Why Muslims Should Not Drink Alcohol

Published by Heena Qureshi on

Production and consumption of alcoholic beverages have been very common in our society since ancient times. There is no shadow of a doubt in the reality that people living in today’s period and age are well educated and have reached an age where they are mature enough to understand the harm that is caused by addictions. The fact that, despite our higher levels of education, we are still the slaves of many addictions, including alcoholism, is a very terrible reality to face.

Alcoholism is a form of drug addiction in which the individual develops a pattern of excessive drinking of alcoholic beverages. There are as many as 67 percent of people in this country who suffer from alcoholism. People consume both imported and domestic brands of alcoholic beverages. Consumption of alcoholic beverages is commonplace in both rural and urban areas.

Consuming alcohol is bad for our culture and our society. According to the World Health Organization (WHO), alcohol is the drug that is responsible for the most deaths worldwide among all other medications.

A lot of work has been put in by various religions to ensure that their followers are prohibited from drinking alcohol. Because alcohol consumption is forbidden in Islam, more than ninety per cent of the world’s Muslim population abstains from drinking alcoholic beverages. It was prohibited because of the significant harm it caused to the lives of people and the cultures in which they lived.

In a similar manner, the religion practised by Christians even forbade its adherents to consume alcoholic beverages, but regrettably, this message has very little impact on those who practise Christianity. More than eighty percent of those who identify as Christian consume alcohol. Another Abrahamic religion, Judaism, doesn’t appear to be having any influence on the people who practise it. They continue to drink alcohol despite the fact that it sends a very clear message about drinking.

Here we present to you seven good reasons why Muslims in particular and humanity in general should avoid consuming alcohol.

Alcohol is haram

The consumption of alcohol is explicitly forbidden by the Quran. According to the Quran, Muslims are not allowed to produce or consume alcohol, nor are they permitted to promote its sale. If you drink alcohol, your prayers will not be answered for the next 40 days, and if you pass away while under the drinking alcohol, you will be sent to hell. 

Health effect

Your health is almost always the first victim of alcoholism. Drinking alcohol causes damage to the cells in your liver, which, as you probably well known, is a critical organ in the human body that plays a very significant part in the digestion of food. If your liver is damaged, you will likely have digestive issues, which will have a negative impact on your overall health. It places your life on the line and puts you in danger of losing it. Drinking alcohol not only affects the function of your liver but also throws off the balance of your mental state.

Financial effect

The treatment of a damaged liver comes at a significant financial cost. If you do not have the money to pay for treatment, you could have no choice except to die. Because of the costs associated with therapy, your money will need to be spent down gradually. In other words, you could possibility that you will lose your life’s savings, as well as your property, land, and any other significant financial assets you have accumulated.

Affects your working ability

If you’ve had too much to drink, you won’t be able to focus as well on your work or accomplish it as efficiently as you normally would when you’re drunk. You will slowly lose interest in the activity that you undertake on a daily basis, and as a direct result, you will no longer be able to generate a sufficient amount of money to support your day-to-day living costs. Alcoholism has a negative impact on your ability to work, which, in turn, has a negative impact on your ability to make money.

Risking your life

If you drink alcohol, you make yourself an easy target for death. You are also putting the lives of others whether those who are travelling with you in car or those walking in danger. And, you know the fact that your life is priceless. For example, if you drive while under the effect of alcohol, you run the risk of getting into a car accident. Your acts carry with them the potential to take the life of another person as well. Because of this, consuming alcohol while operating a motor vehicle is a serious crime in practically every nation on the face of the earth.

Family disputes

Conflicts with members of your family have the potential to give rise to alcoholism. If you’ve had too much to drink, you run the risk of getting into a fight with members of your own family as well as with other people who live in the area. Arguments inside the family have no purpose other than to create a divide between members of the family.

Behind the bars

Because of the alcoholism, you run the possibility of landing up in jail or, as people more commonly refer to it, behind bars. Drinking alcohol puts a person at a greater danger of becoming involved in rapes and other big crimes against the public, all of which are viewed as criminal acts from an Islamic perspective. When you commit crimes, there are police officers standing by, waiting for the right opportunity to arrest you and drag you off to jail.

In conclusion, the consumption of alcoholic beverages has never been beneficial to humankind from the point of view of either health or prosperity. Some people who make and sell alcohol could make money from it, but everyone who drinks alcohol puts themselves at risk of having all they own taken away by the effects of the alcohol. You are not only putting your own health in danger, but you are also endangering your place in the life to come.

Heena Qureshi

My Name is Heena Qureshi, and I am a proud Muslima who loves to share Islam and the knowledge of various fields with others.


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