I am confused to some about drinks that marked non alcoholic drinks but they were produced in breweries.

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I am confused to some about drinks that marked non alcoholic drinks but they were produced in breweries. Please will you help and clarify wether there is harm or no harm in taking such drinks?

 

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Non alcoholic beers drinks

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Your Question: I am confused to some about drinks that marked non alcoholic drinks but they were produced in breweries. Please will you help and clarify wether there is harm or no harm in taking such drinks?

Allah says in the Holy Quran Chapter 5 Surah Maidah verses 90-91:

O you who have believed!   ‘Khamr’ (all types of intoxicants),  games of chance,  idols,  and divining arrows are all abominable works of Shaitaan;  therefore,  stay (far) away from these so that you may attain success.   Indeed,  Shaitaan seeks to sow enmity and hatred among you by means of ‘khamr’ (intoxicants) and gambling,  and to prevent you from the Remembrance of Allah and from Salaah.   Will you not,  then,  abstain from these things?

 

Sunan of Abu-Dawood Hadith 3672  Narrated by Abdullah Ibn Abbas

The Messenger of Allah (saws) said: “Every intoxicant is ‘khamr’, and every intoxicant is ‘haraam’.”

 

Sunan of Abu-Dawood Hadith 3679  Narrated by Aisha

I heard the Messenger of Allah (saws) say:  “Every intoxicant is ‘haraam’;  if a quantity of anything causes intoxication,  a handful of it is (also) haraam.”

 

Sahih Muslim Hadith 4962     Narrated by Jabir ibn Abdullah

Allah's Messenger (saws) said:  “Every intoxicant is ‘haraam’!   Verily Allah, the Exalted and Majestic, made a covenant to those who drank intoxicants to make them drink  ‘Tinat al-Khabal’.   The companions asked: “O Allah's Messenger (saws),  what is Tinat al-Khabal?’  He (saws)  said:  “It is the sweat of the denizens of Hell,  or the discharge of the denizens of Hell.”

 

Allah and His Messenger (saws) have declared every type and manifestation of ‘khamr’, or a drink which causes intoxication, as absolutely unlawful for the believers who sincerely fear in Allah and the Last Day.

 

If what is known today as ‘non-alcoholic’ beer intoxicates when consumed then indeed it would be included amongst the drinks which are classified as ‘khamr’, and thus unlawful…..but if the ‘non-alcoholic’ beer when consumed does not intoxicate, regardless of what it is called or named, and regardless of whether or not it is manufactured in a brewery, as long as the drink itself does not intoxicate, it will be considered lawful for the believers to consume, if indeed they wish to do so.

 

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Your brother and well wisher in Islam,

 

 

Burhan

 

 

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