The Religion Of Islam And Buddhism

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Islam and Buddhism are two of the biggest religion in the world. Around 1.5 billion of population is occupied by Islam and nearly half billion of population is occupied by Buddhism ( http://www.worldometers.info/world-population/). These two religion has different faith, belief, culture and tradition. Knowing that the use of alcohol is common in most parts of the world among different communities and tradition, it would be a great interest of knowledge to understand the facts how these two-religion Islam and Buddhism deal with the use of alcohol by the people. Both religion prohibits the consumption of alcohol because of its adverse and harmful effects on mind and body. Islam strictly prohibits the use of alcohol because alcohol…show more content…
(Surah 4:43). Prophet (the messenger of Allah) believes that intoxicants are highly displeasing to God, so he ordered people to destroy all kinds of intoxicating drinks. Prophet prohibits people from eating near the table containing any intoxicant drinks, forbids the use of vessel in which intoxicating drink (Khamr) has been made or served. He believes that God has cursed Khamr and the people who drinks it, serves it, carries it and the people to whom it has been carried. (Ahmad b. Hanbal, Musnad, vol. 2, p. 97; vol. 1, p. 316; Abu Da 'ud, 'Ashribah ', 2 - Ed.) Moreover, Quran mentions “O you who have faith! Indeed wine, gambling, idols and the divining arrows are abominations of Satan’s doing, so avoid them, so that you may be felicitous.” (Quran 5:90). Quran believes that intoxicants are the tools used by Satan (an evil) to distract humankind from the worship of God. Satan excites enmity and hatred between people, hinder them from remembering and praying God. Alcohol leads to sinful behavior and unsafe sexual behavior which is strictly against the law of Allah so to have the Mercy of Allah Muslims (people of Islamic religion) strictly stop consuming alcohol and other intoxicants. From all these evidences and verses written in Quran regarding intoxicant drinks, we can infer that consumption of alcohol is never accepted by Islamic religion. Like Islam, use of
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