Saturday, August 20, 2005

Wine Drinking in Islam

Wine drinking was accepted by the early Muslims - great Caliphs, such as Yazid I "of Wines", were well-known as enthusiastic imbibers, and the Prophet himself appears to have drunk moderately.

The Islamic prohibition of alcohol only came after the tolerant and civilised Ommayyad dynasty gave way to the more killjoy Abbassids.

The link is to an article by Abul Kasem; the attached comments are also interesting.Wine Drinking in Islam by Abul Kasem

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