Rich Muslims come to Britain for drinking?
October 16, 2012 1:57pm CST
A rather famous hotel near where I live is often frequented by rich Arab Muslims. Many of these Arabs stay for many months paying £500 a night or much more. Now, it is known that whilst insisting on halal food they also pay to have their drinking habits hidden. So, it seems that contrary to opinion expressed to me there are some Muslims that love to drink. Indeed I have seen the same in Hotel bars in Muslim countries Should these be considered Muslim in name only? all the best, urban
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• United States
16 Oct 12
In every religion, there are members who do not follow the laws of the faith. Some have openly left their faith while others pretend to be devout while engaging in behaviors not allowed or accepted in their religion. I think that they are called hypocrites. We have an interesting situation here in Austin, Texas. Several nightclubs have been confiscated by the FBI, IRS and DEA. They were real fancy upscale establishments owned by the Yassine brothers. They were being used to launder money among other things. There is a possibility that one of them murdered a former partner and there are allegations that some of the dirty money has been used to assist Hezbollah. Thus far, two brothers have been convicted on some of the charges with more trials to come. The brothers are or were Muslims. Nothing was said about their religion at trial or in the news but they all have the name Mohammed although they have Americanized their names. One calls himself Mo and another Steve. They were born in Lebanon or Turkey. How they ended up in the nightclub business in Austin, Texas is beyond me. Not very good Muslims, if you ask me.
• South Africa
12 Nov 12
Drinking is indeed not allowed in Islam - but is it your concern whether someone drinks and they are breaking some religious law? Don't judge lest you be judged yourself. I have made big mistakes when I was younger and used to judge people by appearance. Not anymore. That very person you despise for drinking even if he does drink might do you a good deed some day. And of course then there is karma. Another man's drinking or gambling is not my concern.