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    I know that it is prohibited in Islam and the vast majority of non-Muslims in the UK drink it, but on a social level, how unacceptable is alcohol in the Muslim community?
    The reason why I ask is because I'm a Muslim and I've started drinking quite recently. I don't drink much and I do moderate myself when I do drink.
    Would it put some Muslim girls off for marriage if you found out this guy drinks in moderation? Just wondering.
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    I always got the impression that it was the intoxication that was bad because it means you aren't thinking of your God, but I'm not Muslim so i dont really know.
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    (Original post by Zargabaath)
    I always got the impression that it was the intoxication that was bad because it means you aren't thinking of your God, but I'm not Muslim so i dont really know.
    In my family, alcohol and meat without the Halal sign are seen as the two substances you never touch. My family aren't that religious and have still told me, 'don't ever touch alcohol', so I always got the feeling like 'don't touch it, or you'll die'.
    I'm just wondering if it's the same in other Muslim families that aren't that religious and what other Muslims opinions of it are when it comes to finding a partner that drinks alcohol.
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    I wouldn't ever marry someone who drank alcohol.
    that's my honest opinion, just a really big no-go and imo unnecessary sin from a religious POV.
    from a completely unreligious POV; I find it personally repulsive.

    how would she not find out before marriage? i hope this never happens to me fml....
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    (Original post by Anonymous)
    In my family, alcohol and meat without the Halal sign are seen as the two substances you never touch. My family aren't that religious and have still told me, 'don't ever touch alcohol', so I always got the feeling like 'don't touch it, or you'll die'.
    I'm just wondering if it's the same in other Muslim families that aren't that religious and what other Muslims opinions of it are when it comes to finding a partner that drinks alcohol.
    i get ya, it's a pretty big cultural taboo
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    (Original post by batoot)
    I wouldn't ever marry someone who drank alcohol.
    that's my honest opinion, just a really big no-go and imo unnecessary sin from a religious POV.
    plus I find it personally repulsive.

    how would she not find out before marriage? i hope this never happens to me fml....
    That's pretty ****ing backwards.
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    Personally I'm not even comfortable to sit at a table where a person or group may be drinking. So when it comes to marriage and a guy drinks, it would be a deal-breaker for me.

    This doesn't mean i judge people who drink, its just a personal POV.
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    (Original post by alow)
    That's pretty ****ing backwards.
    backwards? in what way.
    it's my own opinion on how I'd view a partner who drinks so idgaf what you say.
    I'm the same with cigarettes, yet cigarettes aren't haraam.
    you're just using the word "backwards" because you think my opinion is mostly religiously motivated.
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    (Original post by batoot)
    backwards? in what way.
    it's my own opinion on how I'd view a partner who drinks so idgaf what you say.
    I'm the same with cigarettes, yet cigarettes aren't haraam.
    you're just using the word "backwards" because you think my opinion is mostly religiously motivated.
    Same I have the same view on cigarettes & drugs too. Don't see that being backwards tbh
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    Allah curses the one that drinks it.

    I think that says it all really.
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    (Original post by HAnwar)
    Allah's curse is on the one that drinks it.

    I think that says it all really.
    How nice.

    What is this curse?
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    (Original post by hezzlington)
    How nice.

    What is this curse?
    Liver damage?
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    99% of Muslim families only eat halal and don't drink. For some reason those are some of the few things that almost all Muslims follow, even if they're not religious - and many aren't. As for a partner it just depends on that person, though it would put a few off. At least you drink moderately, but I do suggest that you begin to refrain from it, it's only for the better - religiously or not. And there's always 7up
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    (Original post by hezzlington)
    How nice.

    What is this curse?
    I have another hadith for you if you like?
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    (Original post by TheArtofProtest)
    Liver damage?
    http://www.nutraingredients.com/Rese...ests-new-study

    ....damn those mixed messages, what's a mere mortal to do?!
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    (Original post by HAnwar)
    I have another hadith for you if you like?
    yes please
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    (Original post by hezzlington)
    yes please
    I should've worded my original post correctly. Apologies.

    It is narrated that Ibn ‘Umar (RA) said: the Messenger of Allah (SAW) said:
    “Allah has cursed alcohol, the one who drinks it, the one who pours it, the one who sells it, the one who buys it, the one who squeezes it (squeezes the grapes, etc), the one for whom it is squeezed, the one who carries it and the one to whom it is carried.” (Saheeh Abi Dawood)

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    (Original post by joey11223)
    http://www.nutraingredients.com/Rese...ests-new-study

    ....damn those mixed messages, what's a mere mortal to do?!
    Well, if one did decide to drink a large glass of red wine every day, then by Friday, I would already be over the recommended limit set by the NHS.

    What's a man to do on Friday, Saturday and Sunday? Go teetotal? Perish the thought.
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    Generally Muslims even if they're not religious don't drink, it's quite looked down upon. But then you'll find plenty at uni who do drink, I think it's just the environment you're in, even I drank at uni. But once/if you take your religion seriously you'll stop, and I imagine it would put off most Muslim girls.
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    Is caffeine haram?
 
 
 
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