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Old 30.07.2018, 14:29
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Re: All about Muslims (in the wake of terrorist attacks in Europe)

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Seeing, according to Muslims, it was a Muslim who discovered Alcohol

Either

a) The Prophet had foreseen that discovery and banned the substance before it was even known (in which case, how do we know this was the substance he was referring to)
b) The ban was posthumously inserted after the discovery (in which case, on whose authority?)
c) The ban on alcohol is not quite as specific as is often implied, and is more a hand sweeping general damnation of all mood altering susbstances, which raises the question of whether Muslims can use pain killers, methadone and such.
I assume you mean distillation since wine has been made for over 7,000 years?

c. is the usual interpretation. Usually they say that medically prescribed medicines are OK but like most religions this an interpretation that has less than solid grounds.

This is a case where Christians and Jews have a different view,
Proverbs 31:6 "Give strong drink to him who is perishing, and wine to those in bitter distress, let them drink and forget their poverty and remember their misery no more”
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