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Wine as Medicine

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Q: My friend has got epilepsy since he was small now the doctors are suggesting he use wine because no other medicine is helping him. Can he use wine as medicine?

A. If the doctors are absolutely sure that only wine will help him, then it will be permissible for him to use it according to need and not more than that. (Raddul Muhtaar V2 P116). First speak to a Muslim doctor to confirm that only wine will help him. Also speak to the Hakeems. Wine can only be used in this case as a last resort.

Allah Ta’aala knows best.

Moulana Yusuf Laher
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