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Qaradawi's alcohol fatwa sparks controversy

CAIRO: Sheikh Youssef Al-Qaradawi, Muslim scholar known for his moderate views on religious issues, once again sparked controversy when he declared that it is permissible for Muslims to drink beverages containing a miniscule level of alcohol, in an interview that ran in the Qatari Al-Arab newspaper. According to Al-Qaradawi, “beverages that include 0.5 percent alcohol …


CAIRO: Sheikh Youssef Al-Qaradawi, Muslim scholar known for his moderate views on religious issues, once again sparked controversy when he declared that it is permissible for Muslims to drink beverages containing a miniscule level of alcohol, in an interview that ran in the Qatari Al-Arab newspaper.

According to Al-Qaradawi, “beverages that include 0.5 percent alcohol are not prohibited in Islam because it is a very small percentage, especially if the alcohol was produced through natural fermentation over time and not added deliberately.

However Mahmoud Ashour, one of Al-Azhar’s most prominent sheikhs and member of the Islamic Research Center, disagreed with Al-Qaradawi’s statements, explaining that Muslims are prohibited from consuming anything with fermented components.

Ashour added that anything that includes alcohol – no matter how small the percentage is – is prohibited by Islam, citing a Hadith by Prophet Mohamed (PBUH) supporting his argument.

Topics: Aboul Fotouh

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