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QUESTION: I have a very simple question. What is an intoxicant? If every intoxicant is prohibited, how does one determine what an intoxicant is?

ANSWER: Assalam-O-Alaikum,
BISMILLAHER RAHMAN-O-RAHIM.
1.General: Substance which when taken into a body by one mean or another produces a condition of diminished mental and physical ability, hyperexcitability, or stupefaction. Commonly, a beverage is classified as an intoxicating when its alcoholic content is 0.5 percent or more.
2.Medicine: Substance that poisons or produces symptoms of poisoning in a body. From Greek 'toxicon,' poison.
Kindly feel free to ask for further clarification.
Wasalams,
Md.Zia-ul-Haque



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QUESTION: Is this an official Islamic definition? Is it possible that a product makes one person feel stupefied and not another, thereby making it an intoxicant to one person and not another?

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BISMILLAHER RAHMAN-O-RAHIM
Yes, after interpreting and analyzing Holy QURAN and Hadish Sharif about intoxicant  Alims (Ulema) and Muftis in one word  have given such opinion which  can't be contradicted as there is no alternative defination or contradiction.
Mugti Md.Zia-ul-Haque, B.Sc, LLB, Alim (Cal)
Alim and Advocate
Amicus Curiae, Supreme Court of India  

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By the Grace of Almighty Allah,being the only person in the world who is qualified Moulvi(Passed the Alim Examination Conducted By Madrasa Education Board) with Degrees in Science and Law I am,MASHALLAH,able to answer any question on Islamic Religion.That apart,I was in charge of Legal,Calcutta Office of Custodian of Enemy,Govt of India and Export Inspection Agency,Calcuuta, Ministry of Commerce,Govt of India from where I have retired on 31.3.2010,It is also therefore possible for me to answer questions on Indian Civil Law and Service Matters. Md.Zia-ul-Haque,B.Sc,LLB,Alim(Cal) Alim & Advocate Md,Zia-ul-Haque,B.Sc, LLB,Alim(Cal) Alim & Advocate

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