Mufti Qavi Says Drink With Less Than 40% Alcohol Is Halal
Controversial cleric Mufti Abdul Qavi has said that any drink containing less than 40% alcohol was Halal in Islam. He said that it was permissible for all the Muslims can consume such drinks.
The cleric during an interview said that if Tobacco was Halal for the clerics then all the drinks of today’s world are Halal too for ordinary Muslims. He said, “If any drink with even 100% alcohol is extracted from minerals, it is Halal in Islam.”
Mufti Qavi was one of the suspects in the 2016 murder case of social media personality Qandeel Baloch. The cleric was arrested in 2017 after a court rejected an extension to his pre-arrest bail. The police declared Qavi as a suspect in the case at the request of Qandeel’s father. However, he was granted bail later by a court in Multan.
Qandeel’s selfies with Qavi months before her murder went viral on social media, causing a nationwide rage, after which the cleric’s membership of the Ruet-e-Hilal Committee and the National Ulema Mushaikh Council was suspended. Qandeel Baloch was found strangled to death in her house in Multan’s Karimabad area on July 16, 2016. At that time, her father had claimed that she was killed by Waseem, her younger brother.