DRINKING ALCOHOL-JUST A LITTLE

December 30, 2009

Bismillah Walhamdulillah Was Salaatu Was Salaam ‘ala Rasulillah


Major Sins # 45

Allaah says (interpretation of the meaning):

“. . . Intoxicants (all kinds of alcoholic drinks), gambling, al-ansaab (stone altars for sacrifices to idols, etc.) and al-azlaam (arrows for seeking luck or decision) are an abomination of Shaytaans handiwork. So avoid (strictly) all that (abomination) in order that you may be successful.”

[al-Maaidah 5:90]

The command to avoid these things is the strongest indication that they are forbidden.Khamr (“wine”, alcohol) is compared to al-ansaab, which were idols of the kuffaar; there is no excuse for those who argue that the Quraan does not say it is forbidden but only tells us to avoid it!

The Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) also issued a stern warning to the one who drinks khamr.

Jaabir reported that he said: “Allaah has promised the one who drinks khamr that He will make him drink the mud of khibaal.” The people asked, “O Messenger of Allaah, what is the mud of khibaal?” He said, “The sweat of the people of Hell, or the juice of the people of Hell.”

(Reported by Muslim, 3/1587).

Ibn Abbaas reported that the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) said: “Whoever dies and has the habit of drinking khamr, he will meet Allaah as one who worships idols.”

(Reported by al-Tabaraani, 12/45; see also Saheeh al-Jaami’, 6525).

Nowadays there are very many kinds of khamr, with many names in Arabic and other languages, such as beer, jiah (beer), alcohol, araq (“arrack”), vodka, champagne, etc.

There has appeared in this ummah the type of person described by the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him): “Some people of my ummah will drink khamr, calling it by another name.”

(Reported by Imaam Ahmad, 5/342; see also Saheeh al-Jaami’, 5453).

So they may call it “spirits” instead of khamr, as an attempt to distort the facts and deceive.

Allaah says (interpretation of the meaning): “They (think to) deceive Allaah and those who believe, while they only deceive themselves, and perceive (it) not!”

[al-Baqarah 2:9]

Islam imposes strict controls on this matter, and deals with it decisively so that there is no room for misunderstanding.

The Prophet (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) said: “Every intoxicant iskhamr and every intoxicant is haraam.”

(Reported by Muslim, 3/1587).

Everything that has the effect of clouding the mind is haraam, whether in large or small amounts. (The hadeeth, “Whatever causes intoxication in large amounts, a small amount of it is haraam,” was reported by Abu Dawud, no. 3681; see Saheeh Abi Dawud, no. 3128). No matter how many different names there are, they all refer to one thing, and the ruling concerning it is well-known.

Finally, the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) issued a warning to those who drink khamr: “Whoever drinks khamr and becomes intoxicated, his prayers will not be accepted for 40days, and if he dies he will enter Hell, and if he repents Allaah will accept his repentance. If he drinks again and becomes intoxicated again, his prayers will not be accepted for 40days, and if he dies he will enter Hell, and if he repents Allaah will accept his repentance. If he drinks again and becomes intoxicated again, his prayers will not be accepted for 40days, and if he dies he will enter Hell, and if he repents Allaah will accept his repentance. If he drinks a fourth time, Allaah promises that He will make him drink from the mud of khibaal on the Day of Resurrection. The people asked, “O Messenger of Allaah, what is the mud of khibaal?” He said, “The juice of the people of Hell.”

(Reported by Ibn Maajah, no. 3377; see also Saheeh al-Jaami’, 6313).

source- Prohibitions that are taken too lightly
Book by Sheikh Muhammed Salih Al-Munajjid

MOTHERS AGAINST DESTRUCTIVE DRIVING

October 12, 2008

Tariq Al-Maeena

 
While lazing about on a chaise lounge by the shores of the Red Sea in a semi-slumber with the gentle waves lapping my feet , I overheard Dana, a family friend express her concerns and worries to my wife over her growing teenage sons.
 
As one of her sons was reaching the age when all boys are eager and ready to slide in behind the wheels of an automotive and let loose on the accelerator, her anxieties on the dangers such young souls face or put themselves through on our roads was very evident.
 
However, being a proactive mom, she was sounding off an idea she had on her mind for some time. “I want to launch an association we can call ‘mothers against destructive driving’. Each one of us has either known of or heard some young man losing his life tragically behind the wheel. Heaven knows how many such heartbreaking funeral wakes I have personally attended.”
 
By now my interest was aroused and I swung over to face her.  My son would soon be 16.  “Tell me Dana, just how do you propose going through with such an idea. Don’t get me wrong. I think it is novel and extremely beneficial, but how exactly are you going to go about it?”
 
“Tariq, you must have heard of the organization MADD (Mothers Against Drunken Driving) in the States that was started by a mother who lost her 13-year-old daughter to a hit-and-run drunken driver in California back in 1980. Over the years and through her efforts she managed to get several bills passed through Congress against such reckless fatalities.”
 
Statistics from 1980 through 2005 show a decline in such road deaths by over 10,000 for which MADD has been credited. Here in this country we are not speaking of drunk drivers but rather destructive ones who have no concept of road safety or defensive driving, and specifically our youth.”
 
“How I propose to begin is to get some mothers together to form a loose organization and begin by passing leaflets on street corners promoting safe driving. Our husbands can be around to prevent unnecessary harassment and I am pretty sure the cops would appreciate our intentions.”
 
“We can also seek out peer groups from the youth who have suffered some disabilities through traffic accidents and have them gather in front of an audience of young drivers. Let our kids see for themselves the effects of such road follies and perhaps the message will sink in deeper. Speed maims, if not kills in many cases, and it is unfortunately for life.”
 
Dana continued, “Taking it beyond that, mothers could petition their students’ schools to hold such forums at least twice a year to expose young drivers to the pitfalls of rash and destructive driving. Mothers could also insist that the schools provide automotive classes where driving safety and traffic laws are taught, understood and encouraged.”
 
“I have contacted a few mothers and they are eager to come on board. This could potentially be a grassroots organization that would be of great benefit to the citizens of tomorrow. A Saudi MADD (Mothers Against Destructive Driving) if you will, one whose only purpose is to ensure the safety and security of our children once they are ready to drive.”
 
I have to applaud Dana for such resolute thought. It is a fact that some of the most horrifying road accidents have involved the young in this country. Adolescent lives snuffed out in a few seconds — wasted for what?
 
The government alone should not be held responsible, as parents have to play a much greater part in ensuring that their loved ones are educated enough and responsible enough to be left alone behind the wheels. Parents must be aware of their children’s driving habits and activities for they could hurt not just themselves but other passengers as well. Parents should also take heed when gifting their young with vehicles with enough muscle to match jet engines.
 
The government can help our youth by strictly enforcing traffic laws and making the issuance of a driving license far more vigorous than maneuvering through cones on a parking lot. Mandatory road testing by qualified inspectors is necessary before driving licenses are authorized.
 
Just dwell on the consequences if this cannot or will not be done.
p.s.
Saudi Arabia Car Crash Accidents.
In the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia about 3,500 people die and 28,000 are injured in over 153,000 traffic accidents each year. Offical sources attribute the causes of these crashes to aggressive driving, speeding, failure to obey traffic signals, Poor car maintenance, including tires and brakes

 


Alcoholism in America

September 26, 2008

Alcohol use is very common in our society. Drinking alcohol has immediate effects that can increase the risk of many harmful health conditions. 

Excessive alcohol use, either in the form of heavy drinking (drinking more than two drinks per day on average for men or more than one drink per day on average for women), or binge drinking (drinking more than 4 drinks during a single occasion for men or more than 3 drinks during a single occasion for women), can lead to increased risk of health problems such as liver disease or unintentional injuries.

According to national surveys, over half of the adult US population drank alcohol in the past 30 days. Approximately, 5% of the total population drank heavily while 15% of the population binge drank. Our national surveys previously defined binge drinking as more than 4 drinks for both men and women. 

In 2001, there were approximately 75,000 deaths attributable to excessive alcohol use. In fact, excessive alcohol use is the 3rd leading lifestyle-related cause of death for people in the United States each year. Alcohol use poses additional problems for underage drinkers. Don’t DRINK and DRIVE!

If you or someone you love is drinking too much, get help. Don’t wait.  Seek help from local clinics and visit sites like  www.alcoholandalcoholism.com

 


THE ONLY SIN….THEFT

September 26, 2008

 

 

lying

lying

 

“A father poured wine in a glass, and his son watched and said, ‘The mullahs at school say drinking is a sin,’ and the father said, ‘Then the mullahs are wrong.

There is only one sin and that is theft.

Every other sin is a variation of theft.

When you kill a man, you steal a life

You steal his wife’s right to her husband

His children’s right to a father.

When you tell a lie

You steal someone’s right to the truth.

When you yell and fight

You steal someone’s right to peace.’

Then the son replied,

‘But drinking is a grave sin then,

Because it is a silent theft of health, of peace and stability in the home

And a thief of goodness in society.’, and that is very true. “

 

is drinking a sin?? Who will follow Allah's words?

is drinking a sin?? Who will follow Allah

Based upon the movie, The Kite Runner

SARAH


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