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Gary R. Bunt

Gomaa's Opinion on Alcohol(?)

The New Arab, Egyptian cleric claims alcohol consumption does not invalidate a Muslim's fast

"Consuming alcohol does not invalidate a Muslim's fast, according to some interpretations of senior Egyptian cleric Ali Gomaa's comments on the issue.
""The religion forbids transgression – the act [of drinking alcohol] itself is not connected to worship. In other words, the fasting person who breaks their fast with alcohol has not invalidated the day’s fast. What they have done is fallen into sin," Gomaa said in a programme on an CBC, an Egyptian satellite network."

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