there are thousands of christian priests who have been lured into alcoholism by sipping the so-called mild wine in the church rite of the holy communion. islam is the only religion on the face of the earth which prohibits intoxicants in toto. the holy prophet (spirit) muhummed (pbuh) had said. "whatever intoxicates in greater quantity, is forbidden even in smaller quantity." there is no excuse in the house of islam for a nip or a tot. the kitab-al-haq, the book of truth (haq) one of the titles of the holy qur'an condemned in the strongest terms not only the evil of alcohol but also items 2, 3, and 4 namely "gambling." "fortune telling" and "idol worship," with just a single stroke —

(sura maida) holy qur’an 5:93

when this verse was revealed, wine barrels were emptied in the streets of madinah, never to be refilled. this simple straightforward directive has created of the muslim ummah (religious community) the biggest society of teetotaller1 in the world.


1. teetotaller: a person who abstains completely from all alcoholic drinks.

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