I am a man working in a foreign country. Alhamdulillah I have a good job. Someone came yesterday to visit the company and brought gifts for me and my manager and to a person working with me. The gifts were bottles of wine, may Allah protect us from it. I refused totally to accept such gifts, but he asked me to take them and just give them to my manager and the other person, knowing that none of them was there in the company that time. This guest could not go himself to give it to them. So I took them upstairs, and by Allah I was really scared. Please tell me the Islamic ruling on this; does the Hadeeth of (May Allah curse who drinks wine and who carries it, etc.) apply to me? By Allah I am very regretful.
Praise be to Allaah.
It is haraam to drink alcohol or to sell it, carry it or help
with it in any way whatsoever, because Allaah says (interpretation of the
“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”
Abu Dawood (3674) and Ibn Maajah (3380) narrated that Ibn
‘Umar said: The Messenger of Allaah (peace and blessings of Allaah be
upon him) said: “Allaah has cursed alcohol, the one who drinks it, the one
who pours it, the one who sells it, the one who buys it, the one who
squeezes (the grapes etc), the one for whom it is squeezed, the one who
carries it and the one to whom it is carried.” Classed as saheeh by
al-Albaani in Saheeh Abi Dawood.
Al-Tirmidhi (1295) narrated that Anas ibn Maalik said: The
Messenger of Allaah (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) cursed
ten with regard to alcohol: the one who squeezes (the grapes etc), the one
for whom it is squeezed, the one who drinks it, the one who carries it, the
one to whom it is carried, the one who pours it, the one who sells it and
consumes its price, the one who buys it and the one for whom it is bought.”
You did well not to accept this evil gift. This is what the
Messenger of Allaah (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) did, as
is narrated in Saheeh Muslim (1579): A man gave the Messenger of
Allaah (S) a small skin full of wine, and the Messenger of Allaah
(peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) said to him: “Do you know that
Allaah, may He be exalted, has forbidden it?” He said, No, then he whispered
to another man. The Messenger of Allaah (peace and blessings of Allaah
be upon him) said: “What are you whispering about?” He said: I told him to
sell it. He said: “The One Who has forbidden drinking it has also forbidden
But you made a mistake when you carried it and accepted it
for someone else. What you should have done is refuse to do that, and
explain to the giver that alcohol is haraam and it is haraam to help with
it, and you should not fear the blame of any blamers for the sake of
What you must do now is repent to Allaah and resolve not to
do this again.
You have to advise your boss and those who are with you not
to drink alcohol, and to beware of it bad consequences, for it is the mother
of all evils.
It was narrated from Jaabir (may Allaah be pleased with him)
that the Messenger of Allaah (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon
him) said: “Allaah has made a covenant to those who drink alcohol, that He
will make them drink teenat al-khabaal.” They said, “O Messenger of
Allaah, what is teenat al-khabaal?” He said, “The sweat of the people
of Hell,” or, “The juice of the people of Hell.” Narrated by Muslim,
May Allaah help us all to do that which He loves and which
And Allaah knows best.
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