Australia mufti says wine not banned in Islam

Mostafa Rashed, Imam of Sydney mosque in Australia, made a religious edict saying wine is not banned in Islam.


Rashed considers Quranic verses merely ban drunkenness, not the wine itself.


In a talk show aired on the privately-owned Al-Tahrir TV channel on Friday, Rashed said that prophet sayings on banning of wine are weak, thus it’s not mandatory to follow them.


“This is an edict that I am responsible for,” he said adding that a small amount of wine does not lead to drunkenness and that heaven includes rivers of wine.



Edited translation from Al-Masry Al-Youm

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