What is the Ruling on Halal Wine?

Hanafi Fiqh

Answered by Shaykh Yusuf Weltch 


What is the ruling on halal wine?


In the Name of Allah, the Most Merciful and Compassionate

From short research and perusal of the websites of various vendors of ‘halal wine,’ the following outcomes must be understood:

1) The ‘halal wine’ is de-alcoholized via an evaporation process (i.e., the alcohol which was there was removed); such a drink is considered impure and strictly prohibited as opposed to a drink that never had any alcohol therein.

2) Even if the referred-to products were non-alcoholic from the beginning, the packaging and the whole vibe of the product and the website is an emulation of wine and the culture around it, not to mention the extravagance in the promotion of this product.

The believer upholds dignity because of the blessing Allah has bestowed on them, guidance. Allah Most High has guided us to that which allows us to transcend the lowly and shameful behavior of some disbelievers. In gratitude for this blessing, we must behave with dignity and not affiliate anything undignified or resembling that.

Hope this helps
Allah knows best
[Shaykh] Yusuf Weltch
Checked and Approved by Shaykh Faraz Rabbani

Shaykh Yusuf Weltch is a teacher of Arabic, Islamic law, and spirituality. After accepting Islam in 2008, he then completed four years at the Darul Uloom seminary in New York, where he studied Arabic and the traditional sciences. He then traveled to Tarim, Yemen, where he stayed for three years studying in Dar Al-Mustafa under some of the greatest scholars of our time, including Habib Umar Bin Hafiz, Habib Kadhim al-Saqqaf, and Shaykh Umar al-Khatib. In Tarim, Shaykh Yusuf completed the memorization of the Qur’an and studied beliefs, legal methodology, hadith methodology, Qur’anic exegesis, Islamic history, and a number of texts on spirituality. He joined the SeekersGuidance faculty in the summer of 2019.