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Quote TG12345 Replybullet Topic: Is caffeine permitted in Islam?
    Posted: 23 December 2012 at 12:59pm
Salaam Alaikum. Does Islam permit the drinking of coffee and tea that contain caffeine? Is caffeine banned or severely shunned in predominanly Muslim countries, like alcohol or cigarrettes or drugs? Thank you.
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Quote janesi87 Replybullet Posted: 24 December 2012 at 6:12am
According to my understandings, the Islam forbid all drinks consisting alcohol strictly. However, i don't know more about coffee and tea
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Quote islamispeace Replybullet Posted: 24 December 2012 at 12:59pm
In the Name of Allah, the Beneficent, the Merciful...

Walaikum as-salaam.  Caffeine is permitted because it is not like alcohol, tobacco or other drugs.  According to IslamQA:

"Undoubtedly anything that is harmful is haraam. Hence Allaah forbade alcohol because it affects the mind, and smoking is forbidden because it causes widespread harm and diseases. It is also known that there are permissible drinks which do not cause harm, such as coffee and tea, which usually do not cause harm and are usually drunk for relaxation, so there is nothing wrong with drinking them. And there are other good drinks such as milk and fruit juices. If some of those things which are nowadays known as refreshments cause harm, then they should be considered an extravagance." [1]
Say: "Truly, my prayer and my service of sacrifice, my life and my death, are (all) for Allah, the Cherisher of the Worlds. (Surat al-Anaam: 162)

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Quote TG12345 Replybullet Posted: 24 December 2012 at 1:49pm
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In the Name of Allah, the Beneficent, the Merciful...

Walaikum as-salaam.  Caffeine is permitted because it is not like alcohol, tobacco or other drugs.  According to IslamQA:

"Undoubtedly anything that is harmful is haraam. Hence Allaah forbade alcohol because it affects the mind, and smoking is forbidden because it causes widespread harm and diseases. It is also known that there are permissible drinks which do not cause harm, such as coffee and tea, which usually do not cause harm and are usually drunk for relaxation, so there is nothing wrong with drinking them. And there are other good drinks such as milk and fruit juices. If some of those things which are nowadays known as refreshments cause harm, then they should be considered an extravagance." [1]


Shukran, islamispeace. I will respond more later in the debate. Smile
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Quote TG12345 Replybullet Posted: 25 December 2012 at 10:11pm
Shukran, islamispeace and abuayisha. Allahma3k. Smile
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Quote mochacian Replybullet Posted: 11 January 2013 at 1:32pm
Originally posted by islamispeace

In the Name of Allah, the Beneficent, the Merciful...Walaikum as-salaam. Caffeine is permitted because it is not like alcohol, tobacco or other drugs. According to IslamQA:"Undoubtedly anything that
          is harmful is haraam. Hence Allaah forbade alcohol because it affects
          the mind, and smoking is forbidden because it causes widespread harm
          and diseases. It is also known that there are permissible drinks which
          do not cause harm, such as coffee and tea, which usually do not cause
          harm and are usually drunk for relaxation, so there is nothing wrong
          with drinking them. And there are other good drinks such as milk and
          fruit juices. If some of those things which are nowadays known as refreshments
          cause harm, then they should be considered an extravagance."
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If Allah said Alcohol is haram, why was it legal when Islam was introduced?
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Quote Nausheen Replybullet Posted: 14 January 2013 at 9:32pm
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If Allah said Alcohol is haram, why was it legal when Islam was introduced?


Islam was completed in 23 years.
The very first revelation were five verses that said there is One God who created man, and taught him knowledge.

From here began the series of revelations that continued for 23 long years, till the last verse and the religion was perfected.
During these 23 years the politics and culture of people also developed around the teachings of Islam.

Since alcohol was a predominant part of arab culture before Islam, it was not the very first thing that was dealt with. The very first thing that needed to be corrected was idol worship.
That worship is due unto One God was the primary object of the message.

People do not change overnight, and the Creator knows this very well. Thus He did not command them to do so either.

Like so many practices were revised step by step during the making of islam - so was the ruling for alcohol.
For instance arabs were accustomed to marrying several wives, frequently divorcing and taking new ones, leaving some of the wives unattended and uncared for, yet not released so they could find another partner. Islam brought a check on this.
Arabs used to take bond men and women - Islam abolished this practice.
Rights of inheritence were layed such that daughter got a share in father's property.

If Allah wanted He would have handed the entire Quran all at once, but His wisdom in sending it down gradually can be understood by the fact that it would have been a huge burden on anyone to suddenly leave ALL they were accostomed to and acquire a new code of life.

This points us at another fact that when a new convert enters Islam, even s/he is not required to leave everything of his former life overnight to accept the ways of muslims. They are advised to take things one at a time.
Wanu nazzilu minal Qurani ma huwa
Shafaa un wa rahmatun lil mo'mineena
wa la yaziduzzalimeena illa khasara.
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