Classical Islam: Presentation 4

Alcohol consumption has become a fundamental cause of crime globally. This addiction is inherent in modern society and seems to be on the rise because of accessibility.  As the world acknowledges the harmful impact of alcohol and scrambles to minimize its detrimental effects, many are unaware that in the history of human civilization there did indeed exist a time when a society was purged of the troubles that accompany alcohol consumption—a society whose people were happily delivered from the shackles and stronghold of alcohol abuse, and willingly abandoned drinking. This was the community of the Prophet Muhammad in 7th century Arabia – and members of this faith community continue to abandon alcohol even to this day. This gives rise to a most pertinent question—what was it about the Islamic prohibition that allowed it to succeed where other prohibition movements failed miserably?

Why is Alcohol Prohibited in Islam_

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