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Why the Jews Were Cursed (Ahadith 1921 – 1922)

Bismillah.

Volume 3, Book 34, Number 426 :
Narrated by Ibn ‘Abbas (radiallaahu `anhu)
Once ‘Umar (radiallaahu `anhu) informed that a certain man sold alcohol. ‘Umar (radiallaahu `anhu) said, “May Allah curse him! Doesn’t he know that Allah’s Apostle (sallallaahu `alayhi wasallam) said, ‘May Allah curse the Jews, for Allah had forbidden them to eat the fat of animals but they melted it and sold it.”

Volume 3, Book 34, Number 427 :
Narrated by Abu Huraira (radiallaahu `anhu)
Allah’s Apostle (sallallaahu `alayhi wasallam) said, “May Allah curse the Jews, because Allah made fat illegal for them but they sold it and ate its price. “

We studied previously that when Allah forbids a thing, He forbids its price. Animal fat was haraam for the Jews. To have a way around it, they used to sell it to others and consume its price. This is wrong because of the rule mentioned in the beginning. Similarly, alcohol is forbidden for Muslims and so is its price. We can’t drink it OR sell it to non-Muslims. Its price is forbidden too.

Here’s an article about Jews written by Muhammad Alshareef explaining briefly the reasons Allah cursed them in the Quran.

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Trade of Alcohol (Hadith No. 1792)

Bismillah.

Hadith no. 1791 (below) is a repeat. Read it here.

Volume 3, Book 34, Number 296:

Narrated Hakim bin Hizam (radiallaahu `anhu):

The Prophet (sallallaahu `alayhi wasallam) said, “The buyer and the seller have the option to cancel or to confirm the deal, as long as they have not parted or till they part, and if they spoke the truth and told each other the defects of the things, then blessings would be in their deal, and if they hid something and told lies, the blessing of the deal would be lost.”


Trade of Alcohol:

Volume 3, Book 34, Number 297:

Narrated Aisha (radiallaahu `anhaa):

When the last verses of Surat al-Baqara were revealed, the Prophet (sallallaahu `alayhi wasallam) recited them in the mosque and proclaimed the trade of alcohol as illegal.

It is not permissible to deal in foods and other things, such as alcohol and pork, that Allaah has prohibited, even if one is selling to kaafirs, because it was reported that the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) said: “When Allaah forbids a thing, He forbids its price.” And because he (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) cursed alcohol and the one who drinks it, the one who sells it, the one who buys it, the one who carries it, the one to whom it is carried, the one who consumes its price, the one who squeezes the grapes and the one for whom they are squeezed.

Must read: gradual prohibition of alcohol.

Usury (Hadith No. 449)

Salam,
Bismillah.

Volume 1, Book 8, Number 449:

Narrated ‘Aisha:

When the verses of Surat “Al-Baqarah” about the usury (Riba) were revealed, the Prophet went to the mosque and recited them in front of the people and then banned the trade of alcohol.

Reason: Intoxication.

Usury is the practice of charging excessive, unreasonably high, and often illegal interest rates on loans. [Wikipedia]

Those who charge usury are in the same position as those controlled by the devil’s influence. This is because they claim that usury is the same as commerce. However, God permits commerce, and prohibits usury. Thus, whoever heeds this commandment from his Lord, and refrains from usury, he may keep his past earnings, and his judgment rests with God. As for those who persist in usury, they incur Hell, wherein they abide forever (Al-Baqarah 2:275)

God condemns usury, and blesses charities.God dislikes every disbeliever, guilty. Lo! those who believe and do good works and establish worship and pay the poor-due, their reward is with their Lord and there shall no fear come upon them neither shall they grieve. O you who believe, you shall observe God and refrain from all kinds of usury, if you are believers. If you do not, then expect a war from God and His messenger. But if you repent, you may keep your capitals, without inflicting injustice, or incurring injustice. If the debtor is unable to pay, wait for a better time. If you give up the loan as a charity, it would be better for you, if you only knew. (Al-Baqarah 2:276-280)

Wassalam.

Reason: Intoxication (Hadith No. 243)

Salam,
Bismillah.

Volume 1, Book 4, Number 243:

Narrated Aisha:

The Prophet said, “All drinks that produce intoxication are Haram (forbidden to drink).

The reason for this is: intoxication. Anything which has this effect is forbidden. Because a Believer has to be alert all the time. He has to observe some rules and etiquette when in public or alone. For example, praying five times a day, respecting women, observing fasts, going to the Masjid etc. The Believer won’t be able to do all these things properly if not in his senses.
This is just one reason I came up with. Allah made intoxicating drinks Haram and He must have other reasons for it too. :)

Say no to alcohol, or intoxicants for the matter.

Wassalam.

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