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Alcohol vs Intoxication
By:*Dr. Shabbir, Florida
Date: Thursday, 5 April 2012, 12:54 pm
In Response To: Re: Alcohol vs Intoxication (Helen, UK)

Great thought!

MANAAFE' , NAF'A = Benefits = Profit.

I am using 'profits' in the QXP document 2:219 now. May Allah bless you!

2:219 (Certain things that hinder humans from attaining the aforementioned noble objective are now mentioned.) They ask you (O Messenger) concerning alcohol, intoxicants, games of chance, gambling and money earned without labor. Say, “There is great detriment in these things as well as some profits for mankind. But the detriment of them is much greater than the profit of them. They drag down the individual and collective social potential.” And they ask you what they should give. Say, "All that is surplus." Thus God makes His messages plain for you, that you may reflect,

2:220 In this world and the Hereafter. And they ask you about the orphaned children. Say, “A progressive upbringing is best for them, that they get educated and learn skills, finally becoming independent members of the society. If you mix your belongings and property with theirs, or if they live with you, treat them well as family members.” God knows well the wrongdoer from the righteous. Had God so willed, He might not have granted such benevolent guidance, but then you would have carried the burdens of ignorance. Indeed, God is Mighty, Wise, and He uses His authority in His Infinite wisdom. [5:91, 33:5]
[Islah from its root SLH carries all the meanings rendered above as a part of ‘long term betterment’]

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Muhammed Irtaza, France -- Wednesday, 4 April 2012, 1:10 pm
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*Dr. Shabbir, Florida -- Wednesday, 4 April 2012, 1:27 pm
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Irfan -- Wednesday, 4 April 2012, 4:17 pm
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youssef / Moderator -- Thursday, 5 April 2012, 10:44 pm
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Muhammad Rafi Karachi -- Wednesday, 4 April 2012, 5:00 pm
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Helen, UK -- Thursday, 5 April 2012, 10:52 am
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*Dr. Shabbir, Florida -- Thursday, 5 April 2012, 12:54 pm
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Helen, UK -- Thursday, 5 April 2012, 7:56 pm
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jawaid ahmed,uk -- Thursday, 5 April 2012, 7:54 am
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Mubashir, Canada -- Thursday, 5 April 2012, 1:46 pm
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mujahid (sri_lanka) -- Thursday, 5 April 2012, 3:44 pm