Khamr

Posted on 05/19/2012 by marina

KHAMR خمر
The word used in the Qur’an for wine or anything that intoxicates.
Surah ii. 216 : “They will ask thee about wine (khamr), and games of chance: say in both is sin and profit to men, but the sin of both is greater than the profit of the same.”
By the orthodox, the term khamr is generally held to include not only alcoholic drinks, but opium and other narcotics. Some understand it to include tobacco pipes in the streets of Makkah by the Wahhabis. [WAHHABI.]

Based on Hughes, Dictionary of Islam