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Allah's Slave
12-20-2008, 09:35 PM
** A Dialogue Between A Scholar And An Alcoholic**

Alcoholic: Do you think i am doing wrong by eating a date?

Scholar: No.

Alcoholic: And if i ate with some grass?

Scholar: There is nothing wrong with that.

Alcoholic: And if i were to wash them down with water?

Scholar: Drink and enjoy.

Alcoholic: Since all that is permissible, then why do you forbid us from alcohol, which consists of the above mentioned ingredients?

Scholar: IF i poured water on top of you, would that hurt you?

Alcoholic: No it would not.

Scholar: And if i were to sprinkle some dirt in that, would you be hurt?

Alcoholic: That would not harm me.


Scholar: But if i were to mix water and dirt together and through a process make a brick from those two elements, and then were i to throw that large brick at you, would you be hurt?

Alcoholic: That would kill me.

Scholar: The same goes for the alcohol.

Gems and Jewels by Abdul Malik Mujahid.

gkhan
12-20-2008, 10:01 PM
alhumdulliah, that was some fast thinking :)

reminds me of a story i heard when i was young ascribed to Imam Abu hanifah in which someone asked him how jinns would be hurt by the fire in Hell if they were made of fire themselves, and the Imam replied by throwing a clay pot at the questioner. after being hurt and asking why he had done that after the question, the Imam said, the pot was made of clay and so was man and it still caused injury.

once again this was a story i heard when i was young. Don't know how authentic it is or if it happened in a different manner.

salam