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Pak Ulama’s comments about alcohol invited criticism








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By Sajjad Hussain

Islamabad, May 8 (PTI) The controversial Pakistani cleric Mufti Abdul Qavi has been criticized for his recent comments which claim that drinks that have less than 40 percent alcohol are “halal”.

Qavi made a comment in an interview with an online portal when he was asked to respond to several fatwas allegedly issued by scholars in Saudi Arabia that drinks containing 40 percent or less alcohol are permitted (permitted).

“I think a drink with less than 40 percent alcohol is halal … Halal means you can drink it,” he said.

He went on to say that in his view, alcohol derived from minerals, such as spirits, petrochemicals and other substances, must be halal.

“I would say that alcohol derived from minerals, such as spirits, gasoline and other substances, is 100 percent halal,” he said.

Scholars say that some members of the clergy in Pakistan often use paan (betel leaves) containing tobacco, which they consider halal.

“If the paan containing tobacco consumed by our scholars is halal, then let me say that modern drinks are also halal,” he said.

According to a report in Pakistan Today, Mufti Naeem, the seminary head of Jamia Binoria in Karachi, disagreed with Qavi’s perspective and said that his comments about alcohol were wrong and contrary to the beliefs of every other sect.

“Even a drop of alcohol will make the whole pot full of clean water, and all scholars have a unanimous view of this,” he said. PTI SH RS AKJ Hospital

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By Sajjad Hussain

Islamabad, May 8 (PTI) The controversial Pakistani cleric Mufti Abdul Qavi has been criticized for his recent comments which claim that drinks that have less than 40 percent alcohol are “halal”.

Qavi made a comment in an interview with an online portal when he was asked to respond to several fatwas allegedly issued by scholars in Saudi Arabia that drinks containing 40 percent or less alcohol are permitted (permitted).

“I think a drink with less than 40 percent alcohol is halal … Halal means you can drink it,” he said.

He went on to say that in his view, alcohol derived from minerals, such as spirits, petrochemicals and other substances, must be halal.

“I would say that alcohol derived from minerals, such as spirits, gasoline and other substances, is 100 percent halal,” he said.

Scholars say that some members of the clergy in Pakistan often use paan (betel leaves) containing tobacco, which they consider halal.

“If the paan containing tobacco consumed by our scholars is halal, then let me say that modern drinks are also halal,” he said.

According to a report in Pakistan Today, Mufti Naeem, the seminary head of Jamia Binoria in Karachi, disagreed with Qavi’s perspective and said that his comments about alcohol were wrong and contrary to the beliefs of every other sect.

“Even a drop of alcohol will make the whole pot full of clean water, and all scholars have a unanimous view of this,” he said. PTI SH RS AKJ Hospital


Disclaimer: – This story has not been edited by Outlook staff and is generated automatically from the news agency feed. Source: PTI


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