Selam to you brothers and sisters. First of all I know that wine is not permissible in our religion. even one drop of wine is not permitted. my questions is how about on foods that we eat. I mean chefs use white wine sometimes when cooking. is it permissible for us to eat it?

I've been staying in a 5 star hotel and I ate some of it. What should I DO?

pls help. I am not a perfect muslim but I am trying to be one for the sake of Allah!

thanks in advance!!!!

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edited Jun 25 '13 at 12:42 Muhammad Abdul Ahad ♦ 1.8k2313 Muhammad%20Abdul%20Ahad's gravatar image

Praise be to Allaah.

The fact that alcohol is forbidden in Islam is a well established fact and no Muslim has any excuse for not knowing it. It is one of the major sins that doom a person to Hell. This prohibition is mentioned in the Holy Book, where Allaah, may He be glorified and exalted, says (interpretation of the meaning):

“O you who believe! Intoxicants (all kinds of alcoholic drinks), and gambling, and Al‑Ansaab (stone altars for sacrifices to idols etc), and Al‑Azlaam (arrows for seeking luck or decision) are an abomination of Shaytaan’s (Satan’s) handiwork. So avoid (strictly all) that (abomination) in order that you may be successful”

[al-Maa’idah 5:90]

This prohibition is general and applies to all manners of using alcohol, whether in food or in drink. It is not permissible to use it in food or drink in any way whatsoever.

It says in al-Mawsoo’ah al-Fqhiyyah (25/95):

The one who cooks meat with alcohol and consumes the juice is to be subjected to the hadd punishment, because the essence of the alcohol is still present. The same applies to making dough with it and eating it. This was stated by the Shaafa’is and Hanbalis. End quote.

Al-Sarkhasi said in al-Mabsoot (24/25), which is a Hanafi book:

If he makes dough with flour and alcohol, then bakes it, it is makrooh (i.e., haraam) to eat it, because the flour becomes impure from the alcohol and the impure dough cannot be purified by baking, so it is not permissible to eat it. end quote.

He also said (24/32):

If he puts alcohol in the sauce then cooks it, it is not permissible to eat it. This action is not permissible because it is using alcohol like vinegar, and we have explained that this is not allowed. End quote.

This is very similar to what is mentioned in the question, that alcohol is being used like vinegar.

So it is not permissible to marinade meat in alcohol or to soak it in it, and it is not permissible to cook with it at all. In that which is permissible there is sufficient and we have no need of that which is forbidden. The Muslim is enjoined to avoid alcohol completely, so we should boycott restaurants that use alcohol as an ingredient in their food and in preparing and cooking food, rather we should advise them and exhort them and warn people against them.

And Allaah knows best.

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answered 1.6k313 sadie's gravatar image

Great work Sadie I see that you are becoming a good researcher the little knowledge Allah has blessed me with confirms your answer and the fact that you came with textual proof is a blessing.salaam

(Jun 25 '13 at 09:52) yaqin ♦ yaqin's gravatar image

NO,its not allowed. cant tell you what to do tho....wait for someone else to tell you. Dont do it again. congrats on the hotel tho ^^

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answered 162218 a_mohammed's gravatar image

but i think if u didnt know then its ok...but ur not allowed to do it again....like i said, wait im sure someone (hint hint) is dying to tell me im wrong...

(Jun 24 '13 at 17:07) a_mohammed a_mohammed's gravatar image

@sadie Everything u've said is correct,but i always was taught that if you didnt know then ur excused. but after you have learned then its a sin. like when i was 5 i went to my friends house and they had pepperoni pizza and i knew i couldnt have it so i told them im not allowed so they took it off and i thought after that it was ok. but then when i went home and i told my mom and she said the juices of the pork was still there so i shouldnt have eaten it.i didnt know any better,therefore im pretty sure Allah has forgiven me inshallah. Even though Allah is Just and Fair. He is Also merciful as long as one seeks forgiveness.

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