A Thing For Wine and Men, by Novid Shaid

“What is she looking at?” Lucy’s friends glanced at her and then at the figure on the other side of the street, who stood watching them, while they sat around the chic table outside a prestigious city wine bar. “She’s been staring at us, or rather at me, for a long time,” remarked Lucy, flicking […]

Is Beer Battered Shrimp Halal?

Answered by Shaykh Faraz A. Khan Question: I was reading your response about the Hanafi position on beer versus wine alcohol. Can you clarify what you mean by “(d) it is not used in vain (lahw)”? My example would be beer-battered shrimp. The beer is not used as an intoxicant, nor is that its intention, […]

Did Imam Abu Hanifa Distinguish Between the Legal Rulings for Wine and Beer?

Answered by Shaykh Faraz A. Khan Question: Did Imam Abu Hanifa distinguish between wine and beer? Answer: Assalamu alaikum wa rahmatullah, I pray this finds you in the best of health and states. The short answer is yes, Imam Abu Hanifa did make a distinction between wine and beer with respect to legal categorization and […]