“0 You who believe! intoxicants and Gambling dedication of Stones, and Divination by arrows are an abomination of Satan’s handwork: Eschew such abomination, that you may prosper. By means of intoxicants and gambling, the Satan
seeks to sow enmity and hatred among you, and to turn you away from the remembrance of God and from Prayer.
Will you not then desist?” (Sura 5, Verse: 90-91).
This small book discusses in its first chapter the problem of alcohol dependence and its solution in Islam. In the second chapter, the medical problems are discussed briefly. The third chapter discusses Alcohol and cancer.
The fourth chapter discusses the Socio-Medical problems caused by alcohol consumption, while the last chapter
discusses the lingering myths and misconceptions about the health procuring properties of alcohol.
Only Islam provides such a scheme that succeeded in curbing alcohol-related problems in all nations that embraced Islam for the last fourteen centuries.
The ill effects of alcoholic beverages far exceed those of opiates, barbiturates, and hallucinogenic drugs such as
cannabis (marihuana or hashish) and LSD put together.
This is mainly because “alcohol is so permissible and trusted a poison, so easy of access for those who wish to
escape from their troubles, that it is resorted to in excess by maladjusted persons.”