Ayatollah Khamenei’s answer to a question about selling wine to non-Muslims

SHAFAQNA – The Grand Ayatollah Khamenei answered a question about selling wine to non-Muslims.

Question: If a Muslim person opens a hotel in a non-Islamic country, and is forced to sell some kinds of wine and Haram foods because the majority of the people in that country are Christians who drink wine with their food, and do not go to a hotel where wine is not served with food, and considering that the person intends to pay back all the income from Haram cases to the religious authority, is the person allowed to do this?

The Grand Ayatollah Khamenei: There is no problem in opening hotel or eating place in non-Islamic countries, but selling wine and Haram foods are not allowed, even if the buyer consider them as Halal, and receiving money for them is not allowed even if the person (owner of the place) intends to pay back that money to the religious authority.


2 replies
  1. Sean says:

    What gives Khamenei the right to tell people what they can and cannot eat and drink. Khamenei’s opinion is not worth a dime and he is a fascist repressive dictator who has destroyed his country and made his people poor. How dare he preach about wine to ordinary people. Any Muslim has the right to make up their own mind if they want to drink or not and should not be forced by a fascist failure like Khamenei to do anything.

    • hamrang says:

      1. Islam is the religion of peace, logic and respect in all aspects of life.
      2. Respecting other religions and beliefs is part of Islamic teaching.
      3. The Grand Ayatollah Khamenei is a religious scholar and the leader of millions of people who chose him to be their leader. Those people and their leader deserve respect.
      4. I suggest you increase your knowledge on Islam, its teachings and the Grand Ayatollah Khamenei which may help you to understand the situation better.
      5. It is now a medical fact that drinking alcohol at any level damages body organs especially the brain.


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