Fatwa ID: 05054
Answered by: Maulana Sibghat Ullah
Why is grape wine haram in Islam and grapes halal?
In the name of Allah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful
Grapes are halal because they are pure and healthy for the body. Allah says in Quran:
He produces for you corn, olives, date-palms, grapes, and every kind of fruit: verily in this is a sign for those who give thought. [i]
Then eat of what Allah has provided for you [which is] lawful and good. And be grateful for the favor of Allah, if it is [indeed] Him that you worship.
Wine is haram because of the clear verse in Quran.
O ye who believe! Intoxicants and gambling, (dedication of) stones, and (divination by) arrows, are an abomination of Satan’s handwork so abstain from it, that you may prosper.[ii]
As we can see that alcohol is considered as shaitan’s handwork which means it is the root of evil and for this reason, Allah has prohibited it.
Hence, grapes are halal and wine is haram.
Only Allah knows best.
Written by Maulana Sibghat Ullah
Checked and approved by Mufti Mohammed Tosir Miah
Darul Ifta Birmingham
[i] Quran, Sura Nahl, Verse 11
[ii] Quran, Sura Maaidah Verse 90