Answered by Ustadh Salman Younas
Question: Assalam aleykum
I enjoy drinking fizzy drinks (such as cola, fanta etc) however I am aware that they are harmful to the body and have no health benefits whatsoever. Are they permissible from time to time?
Answer: assalamu alaykum
The basis is that drinking fizzy drinks, such as coke, is permissible. The harm that results from drinking these drinks is not sufficient to unconditionally deem them impermissible in normal circumstances.
However, given the negative health consequences of drinking fizzy drinks, it may be best to avoid them when reasonably possible or minimize one’s consumption.
[Ustadh] Salman Younas
Checked and approved by Shaykh Faraz Rabbani
Ustadh Salman Younas graduated from Stony Brook University with a degree in Political Science and Religious Studies. After studying the Islamic sciences online and with local scholars in New York, Ustadh Salman moved to Amman. There he studies Islamic law, legal methodology, belief, hadith methodology, logic, Arabic, and tafsir.