Alcohol fatwa sparks controversy

Isn't this the guy who was refused entry to Britain for his 'anti-Western' comments. Maybe he is trying endear himself to the British government by endorsing their 'deen'.

Don't just do something! Stand there.

I doubt that is the case.

Also, remember this is the BBC reporting on a case of fiqh - something it probably does not know too much about and may have made mistakes (like it did with he turkey reforms one).

I "think" What AL Qaradawi is talking about is foods that naturally make alcohol in their production, NOT foods to which it is added as an extras ingredient.

historically those foods would either be intoxicating, or not. If they were intoxicating, people would comment. If not then... well, no one knew chemistry on the atomic scale.

I think this may be on a topic similar to the walkers crisps one. Not saying he is right (I will let the scholars fight it out), just that I do not think he will have "sold out".

"For too long, we have been a passively tolerant society, saying to our citizens 'as long as you obey the law, we will leave you alone'" - David Cameron, UK Prime Minister. 13 May 2015.

Ya'qub wrote:
Isn't this the guy who was refused entry to Britain for his 'anti-Western' comments. Maybe he is trying endear himself to the British government by endorsing their 'deen'.

I'm reading one of his books at the moment, he's got a fairly progressive interpretation of Islam. Conservative and Wahabist scholars don't like him! I don't get it! How can he be an extremist? And I agree with Admin, he's probably referring to stuff like bread.

Chin up, mate! Life's too short.

They call him extremist cause he is reported as saying that suicide bombers in Palestinian Terror-toris are shaheed.

Don't just do something! Stand there.

But then again the body naturally produces alcohol... Breadmaking produces alcohol... so probably does a lot of other cooking.

I am interested where the 0.5% figure comes from...

PS the alcohol used in disinfectants etc would be a LOT more power than 0.5% - probably a dose that would be lethal to drink. (not sure about mouthwashes - but you can also get alcohol free.)

As for him keeping quiet, I do not think that is a good idea. many people have question marks over things like crisps, bread etc etc.

"For too long, we have been a passively tolerant society, saying to our citizens 'as long as you obey the law, we will leave you alone'" - David Cameron, UK Prime Minister. 13 May 2015.

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Qaradawi Denies Allowing Intoxicant

DOHA — Prominent Muslim scholar Sheikh Yusuf Al-Qaradawi, the president of the International Union for Muslim Scholars, denied having said it would be allowed for Muslims to consume alcohol.

"Sheikh Qaradawi's fatwa did not allow Muslims to consume even a drop of intoxicant," his office said in a statement mailed to IslamOnline.net.

The prominent scholar issued a fatwa last week that consuming drinks containing tiny quantities of alcohol that is "constituted naturally through fermentation" did not violate Islamic teachings.

"The fatwa was issued in response to a question from the Qatari Standards and Specifications Autho (QSSA) on allowing 0.05 percent of alcohol constituted naturally through fermentation," the statement explained...

"For too long, we have been a passively tolerant society, saying to our citizens 'as long as you obey the law, we will leave you alone'" - David Cameron, UK Prime Minister. 13 May 2015.