The forbiddness of Wine (Khamr)
may notice that the arabic word «Khamr » ( wine, fermented drink) is derived from the verb" Khamara" which means
hide , cover: The muslim woman's veil is also called «Khimar ». In the literal sense, the alcoholic drinks
wrap the mind's reasoning, its clarity . Ibn Abbas asserts that the real evil of the alcoholic drinks is «the
lost of religion».
decision regarding the presence of alcohol in food ingredients :
the discussion during the 8th juridico-medical conference of the Islamic Organisation of Medical Science held in Koweit, the
following recommendations were set forward :
" It's not permitted to consume food products
that contain even an insignificant percentage of alcohol, especially products found in abundance in western countries;
such as chocolate and ice-cream together with some soft drinks in accordance with the juducial bearing which stipulates that
any consumed substance resulting in drunkenness is forbidden regardless of its quantity; since there no juducial
derogation concerning this matter".
Second recommandation :
products prepared with an insignificant percentage of alcohol serving as solvant in some ingredients that cannot be disolved
in water (hydrosolubles) such as colorants. Stablisers and others are authorized since their use is required by major
force in these products and also because the evaporation process result in the departing of almost the total
amount of alcohol while preparing the food product".