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DOI: 10.1111/b.9780631181392.1995.x


(in Islam) [ xix ] The Q ur'an came to condemn wine-drinking and drunkenness, and it was later accounted a grave sin ( kabira ) ( see D hanb ). Later jurists had to define wine – was non-grape wine unlawful? – and widened the prohibition to include spirits and narcotic drugs. Nevertheless, wine-drinking has been popular among hedonistic elements, and forms a widespread motif of Sufi mystical and other poetry in Arabic, Persian and Turkish ( see S ufism ). [38 ‘Khamr’; 48: 156–7] ... log in or subscribe to read full text

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