Cheers, guys, drink up and have no ill feelings that by imbibing you would have cut a steerage ticket to hell!
But what’s the context, I hear you ask? Well, the guy based this “fatwa” on the (apparent) fact that some energy drinks contain minute amounts of alcohol, said to be about 1/8th of that contained in light beers. And as – says he – a person cannot get drunk by consuming copious amounts of said energy drink, then a little dram won’t hurt anyone, and is Islamically sanctified.
But why, I sense you think? Well, my bet is on the possibility that one of his Islamic banks on which he serves on the Shari’a Board – yeah, they have to have one otherwise they’re not kosher and can’t call themselves an Islamic Bank – has bought an energy drinks company and no one did proper due diligence, ie, didn’t know that those drinks contain some alcohol, (Wallah ya akhie maadrarait, yah!) so they’re finding it hard to offload it.
- “Oooh what should we do?”
brains go click-click-burrr for a while and then, all of a sudden a bright light goes into someone’s head:
- “I know I know… let’s get a fatwa issued!”
And so it was.
Who cares! Now where’s that energy drink?