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Muslims advised against drinking halal beer
Muslims in the country are being advised against drinking a type of beer claimed to be “halal” (permissible) by the distributor because the beverage has been found to contain a higher alcohol content than permitted by Islamic law.
Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department Datuk Seri Jamil Khir Baharom said the company claim that beer contains only 0.01 percent of alcohol was not true that a laboratory test showed an increase of 0.5 percent alcohol.
He said the Department of Islamic Development Malaysia (JAKIM) and the Islamic council of state business to prohibit the sale of the drink for the Muslims.
“We want to hear the Royal Customs to request more information about the case,” he told reporters after closing a “Juara Rakyat” program organized by Padang Serai Umno Sungai Karangan on public land near here Saturday night.
A newspaper reported Saturday that “halal” beer was popular among Muslims, and sales were detected by the Ministry of Islamic Affairs Johor (jaij) recently.
The newspaper quoted a source as saying jaij sampled the drink and found that the drink has been produced from different fruit flavors and alcohol content is 0.5 percent.
JAIJ Jakim and asked the Customs Department to take appropriate action, including suspension of sales of beverages, if necessary.
Johor Mufti Datuk Mohd newspaper quoted Tahrir Samsuddin as saying that the National Fatwa Council has decided that the alcohol content of foods and drinks permitted under Islamic law, is less than 0.01 percent.
He said the ulema (religious scholars), to make the alcohol content than quantity, because they felt that the amount could occur naturally in foods and beverages.
The “halal” beer, imported from an Islamic country in the Middle East, is available in coffee shops in Malaysia and sold between RM3 and RM5 per bottle.
“In a context of uncertainty, I would advise Muslims to stop drinking consumption, so as not to get caught in a confusing situation,” he said.
In the event, Jamil Khir food delivered to 30 elderly and the poor of different races.