The Reason Why Islam Has Declared Alcohol Haram And How Science Backs Islam’s Claim


Islam is considered to be the most perfect religion of the World, puts certain restrictions on its followers and believers. In Islam the use of alcohol has been dubbed Haram and totally against the Islmic believe. However, for many, when some religion restrains the use of something they do not believe it, but when its science suggesting them to stop they suddenly becomes believers.

Alcohol is an English name derived from an Arabic word Al-Kohl. Al-Kohl means a drink made of fermented grains, fruits and some other ingredients. This highly intoxic beverage, in the Holy Quran has been named as “Khumar”, which means intoxication.


Harmful Effects Of Alcohol According To Science And NOT ISLAM

Science terms Alcohol as a depressant that damages the nervous system, producing a stimulating effect on the brain, which slowly and gradually works its way in the body. By fermenting sugar, yeast and Alcohol’s main ingredient is ethyl alcohol, which produce different effects through a number of different factors.


According to Healthline and some other authentic sources, Even a small amount of alcohol can damage the whole nervous system. When you drink alcohol, it is absorbed into the blood and it is distributed into the different parts of the body along with blood. Small amount of alcohol will excreted out of the body through urine. If you drink alcohol in excess amount you’ll get drunk. How quickly alcohol is metabolized depends upon you age and gender. Alcohol consumption causes some physical and emotional changes that can do great harm to your body.

In some cases even a single episode of heavy drinking can directly effect the heart. This is more likely to be done in women. It can also inhibit hormone production and cause infertility.


Islam Prohibits Alcohol For A Number Of Reasons Other Than Science

A famous incident narrated by the companion, Jaabir and is recorded in the collections of Tirmizi, Abu Dawud and Ibn-e-Majah:

“One day, as He came out of the mosque, The Prophet Muhammad ( PBUH) noticed his cousin and son in law, Ali b Abi Talib visibly upset. When the concerned Prophet asked Ali what was troubling him, Ali simply pointed to the bloody carcass of his dearly cherished camel – no ordinary camel, but the war-weathered camel that Ali would mount in his valiant defense of the Prophet and Islam on the battlefield. Ali told that one of his unlcle was responsible for the unsanctioned slaughter of his animal and so the Prophet went to ascertain his ( the unlce’s) side of the story. Entering in the presence of his uncle, the Prophet found him drunk with alcohol. Upon seeing the displeasure in his nephew’s face. The uncle knew at once, despite his intoxication, that the Prophet had come to question him about Ali’s beast of war. With nothing good to sayin his defense, the guilt-ridden, drunken uncle blurted out to his nephew: ” You and your father are my slaves!” The Prophet inly response to this was ” Truly, alcohol is the mother of every evil “.


The first revelation on the prohibition of alcohol was revealed in Makkah, before the hijrat and rest later.

“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.”

It can be easliy seen that Islam prohibited alcohol and other intoxic beverages eras ago. But science has now proved alcohol as intoxic.



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