1.0 SOURCES and TYPES OF DRINKS
sources of water are rainwater, salty water from oceans and seas, and fresh water from lakes, rivers, and wells. Water
serves the purposes of quenching thirst, cooling the body, and cleaning our bodies and many things in the environment. Water
is needed for metabolism. It also gives esthetic pleasure. Milk is a specific food for newborns and infants but is also taken
by adults. Honey is a drink with nutritional and medicinal benefits. Other forms of drinks are made from water.
2.0 HALAAL AND HARAAM DRINKS
basis for halal and haram drinks is
the same as has been described for food. All drinks are permitted unless specifically prohibited.
drinks are not specifically prohibited but are discouraged because of uncertainties about their nature. Drinks that contain
sugar and could contain small amounts of alcohol due to fermentation are discouraged. Also discouraged are non-alcoholic drinks
like tea of coffee if they become an addiction.
are forbidden. Every intoxicant is prohibited even if taken in small amounts. Intoxicants are the key to sins. Many crimes
arise from taking intoxicants. Severe warning is given to those who deceptively give intoxicants another name to make them
permitted. An intoxicant is not a cure of disease but is a cause of disease.
drinks can be prohibited on the basis of harm to good health.
3.0 ETIQUETTE OF DRINKING
is encouraged especially in hot weather where there is high perspiration. Wastage is prohibited. It is offensive to drink
in one gulp. Drinking like a dog is prohibited. Drinking with the left hand is offensive. Drinking from gold or silver vessels
is forbidden. Taking a breath during drinking is needed. Drinking while standing up was prohibited and was allowed in another
instance. The mouth is rinsed after drinking milk.
HYGIENIC MEASURES IN DRINKING
is forbidden to breathe into the vessel. It is also prohibited to breathe or blow into the drink itself. Drinking from the
mouth of the vessel is forbidden.
5.0 RULINGS ON DRINKS
Ethanol is used as a solvent in medicinal preparation and is permitted only in cases in necessity,
daruurat. If an alternative can be available, ethanol should not be used at all.