Drunkenness

Posted on 03/25/2012 by marina

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DRUNKENNESS Shurb denotes the state of a person who has taken intoxicating liquor, whilst sukr سكر implies a state of drunkenness. Wine of any kind being strictly forbidden by the Muslim law, no distinction is made in the punishment of a wine-drinker and a drunkard. If a Muslim drinks wine, and two witnesses testify to his having done so, or if his breath smell of wine, or if he shall himself confess to having taken wine, or if he be found in a state of intoxication, he shall be beaten with eighty stripes, or in the case of a slave, forty stripes (Hidayah, vol. ii, p. 57; Mishkat, bk. xv c iv.) [KAMB.]

Based on Hughes, Dictionary of Islam