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Dear brother assalamu alaikum
brother i am asking this question because i see so many muslim brothers are
having habit of consuming alcohol . One of my town mate died while he was
returning from bar in the stae when he was fully drunked .. i want to stop all
my brothers around me from commiting haram sins. i really need your help to put
forward my words in front of them in the light of Quraan & hadith .
everybody knows that it is haraam but still they commit this hiding behind the
excuse that Allah is Gafoor
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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 the Shaytaan; therefore, stay (far) away from these so that you may attain success. Indeed, the Shaytaan 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?
Al-Tirmidhi Hadith 2776 Narrated by Anas ibn Malik
Allah's Messenger (saws) invoked the curse of Allah on ten people in connection with wine: the wine-presser, the one who has it pressed, the one who drinks it, the one who conveys it, the one to whom it is conveyed, the one who serves it, the one who sells it, the one who benefits from the price paid for it, the one who buys it, and the one for whom it is bought.
Al-Tirmidhi Hadith 4477 Narrated by Jabir ibn Abdullah
The Prophet (saws) said, "He who believes in Allah and the Last Day must not sit at a cloth (table or gathering) where wine is being circulated."
Sunan of Abu-Dawood Hadith 3672 Narrated by Abdullah Ibn Abbas
The Messenger of Allah (saws) said: Every intoxicant is khamr (alcohol, wine, etc.), 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.
Respected brother in Islam, make no mistake, Allah and His Messenger (saws) have categorically forbidden the consumption of any type, quality, or quantity of intoxicant. The consumption of intoxicants, without an iota of a doubt, is a grave sin in the Sight of Allah Subhanah.
Question: .everybody knows that it is haraam but still they commit this hiding
behind the excuse that Allah is Gafoor
As grave as the sin of consuming intoxicants is in the Sight of Allah Subhanah, it obviously is not amongst the listed unforgivable sins of shirk (polytheism), kufr (disbelief), or nifaq (hypocrisy).
But for one to intentionally continue transgressing the Prescribed Boundaries of the Lord Most Majestic and boldly indulge in the haraam in the hope that Allah Subhanah will forgive them their daring indulgence in major and/or minor sins only because He is the Most Merciful is to make a complete mockery of the Mercy of the Lord Most Gracious!!!
Al-Tirmidhi Hadith 3653 Narrated by Abdullah ibn Amr
The Prophet (saws) said, "An undutiful
son, a gambler, one who casts up what he has given, and one who is addicted to
wine will not enter
Al-Tirmidhi Hadith 3643 Narrated by Abdullah ibn Umar
Allah's Messenger (saws) said, "If anyone consumes khamr (intoxicants), Allah will not accept prayer from him for forty days, but if he repents Allah will forgive him. If he repeats the offence Allah will not accept prayer from him for forty days, but if he repents Allah will forgive him. If he again repeats the offence Allah will not accept prayer from him for forty days, but if he repents Allah will forgive him. If he repeats it a fourth time Allah will not accept prayer from him for forty days, and if he repents Allah will not forgive him, but will give him to drink of the river of the fluid flowing from the inhabitants of Hell."
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: Allah's Messenger, 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.
Those who boldly continue to transgress the Prescribed Limits of Allah Subhanah should either seek sincere forgiveness and amend their conduct.or prepare for a severe accounting in the Presence of their Lord Most Majestic.
Your Question: ..These type of peoples use one story from hadith about one prostitute who gave water to thirsty dog & because of her this deed her all sins were washed out . please let me know the exact hadith or story about that prostitute is it true.
Sahih Al-Bukhari Hadith 4.538 Narrated by Abu Huraira
Allah's Messenger (saws) said, "A prostitute was forgiven by Allah, because, passing by a panting dog near a well and seeing that the dog was about to die of thirst, she took off her shoe, and tying it with her head-cover she drew out some water for it to quench its thirst. So, Allah forgave her because of that."
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Your brother and well wisher in Islam,