Intoxicants and Gambling?

In the Name of Allah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful

 In the prohibition of intoxicants and gambling, Islam stands unique among all religions and among all systems.

“O believers! Intoxicants and gambling (games of chance), dedication to stones (paying tribute to idols) and using arrows (for seeking luck or decision) are the filthy works of Satan. Get away from them, so that you may prosper. Satan desires to stir up enmity and hatred between you with intoxicants and gambling, to prevent you from the remembrance of Allah and from Salah (prayers). Will you not abstain? Obey Allah and obey the Messenger and abstain from these things. If you do not, then you should know that Our Messenger's duty is only to convey My message clearly." Al-Qur'an 5:90-92

These vices have ruined innumerable lives, shattered multitudes of homes, and caused more misery to mankind than all other vices put together.

In Islam, drinking alcohol is a serious crime. A drunkard in intoxication is deprived of making the distinction between right and wrong, virtue and vice, good and evil. His actions can result into enmity and hatred, which disturb the peace and tranquillity of the society. Gambling is also a sin which destroys wealth. These moral vices are injurious to the healthy atmosphere of the society.

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