Can we drink non-alcoholic beer?

Answered according to Hanafi Fiqh by Darulifta-Deoband.com
Can we drink non-alcoholic beer? Non-alcoholic beer contains 0.5% alcohol but it does not intoxicate. A beer can never be alcohol free because there is not any process that can make a beer totally alcohol free.


(Fatwa: 1677/1200/L=1432)

According to Firozul Lughat dictionary, Beer means a kind of wine that is made of barley”. [Firozul Lughat: P 254] If you mean this same beer then it is not lawful to drink.
قال عليه السلام ما أسكر كثيره فقليله حرام (أو كما قال عليه السلام) وبه قال الإمام محمد رحمة الله وعليه فتوى كما هو المذكور فى كتب الفقه .

Allah (Subhana Wa Ta’ala) knows Best

Darul Ifta,
Darul Uloom Deoband

This answer was collected from the official ifta website of Darul Uloom Deoband in India.