A New Comprehensive Global Research Study About Alcohol Confirms What Muslims Already Know
Today in mainstream lifestyle research studies Muslims already know, the results of a new comprehensive global research study revealed that there is no safe level of alcohol consumption, cue Muslims all over the world yawning simultaneously in boredom. The reason for the yawn is because for Muslims, this news is stale, more than 1,400 years stale, so the news is so stale, it has decomposed into nothing.
The Global Burden of Diseases, Injuries, and Risk Factors Study (GBD) 2016 for 195 countries and territories, 1990–2016, is the most comprehensive estimate of the global burden of alcohol use to date. The following is an excerpt from the study published on The Lancet on the 23rd of August, 2018 titled:
"The conclusions of the study are clear and unambiguous: alcohol is a colossal global health issue and small reductions in health-related harms at low levels of alcohol intake are outweighed by the increased risk of other health-related harms, including cancer. There is strong support here for the guideline published by the Chief Medical Officer of the UK who found that there is “no safe level of alcohol consumption”.
We discovered that even before the release of the comprehensive global study this year, Professor David Nutt already shared similar information through a note and theories on drugs piece in the Guardian in 2011 titled:
Professor David Nutt is Professor of neuropsychopharmacology at Imperial College London and he heads the Independent Scientific Committee on Drugs.
An interesting excerpt from the 2011 piece is shared below:
Alcohol is a toxin that kills cells such as microorganisms, which is why we use it to preserve food and sterilise skin, needles etc. Alcohol kills humans too. A dose only four times as high as the amount that would make blood levels exceed drink-driving limits in the UK can kill. The toxicity of alcohol is worsened because in order for it to be cleared from the body it has to be metabolised to acetaldehyde, an even more toxic substance. Any food or drink contaminated with the amount of acetaldehyde that a unit of alcohol produces would be immediately banned as having an unacceptable health risk.
More than 1,400 years ago, the following were revealed:
In Islam, the consumption of alcohol is haram (unlawful) therefore it is a sin to consume it. For food or drink to be considered halal (lawful/permissible), it also has to be tayyib (pure/good). The consumption of only things that are halal and tayyib is clearly stated in the Qur'an:
"O mankind! eat of that which is halal (lawful) and tayyib (good) on the earth, and follow not the footsteps of shaytan (satan). Verily, he is to you an open enemy."
Tayyib is an Arabic word which is derived from taa-ya-ba (ط ي ب) which literally means to be good, pleasant and lawful. The word ‘tayyib’ itself means to be good, clean, wholesome, excellent, fair and lawful. From these meanings we get the general meaning for tayyib as anything that is good and pure.
In 2013, another research study result that was yawn inducing for Muslims was published.
Researchers at the University of Auckland in New Zealand concluded that:
"Dextrose gel should be considered for first-line treatment to manage hypoglycemia in late preterm and term babies in the first 48 hours after birth."
Hypoglycemia (low blood sugar levels) is associated with brain injury and poor neurodevelopmental outcomes in newborns according to the study 's background information. Between 5 percent and 15 percent of newborns may have hypoglycemia.
Dextrose gel is simply a sugary gel from sugar or a sugary fruit like a date.
It is the norm for Muslim parents to put a piece of well chewed date in the mouth of a new born baby in emulation of the practice of Prophet Muhammad (peace and blessings of ALLAH be upon him).
Over 1,400 years ago, whenever a child was born and brought to Prophet Muhammad (peace and blessings of ALLAH be upon him), he would take a small part of a date, chew it until it was soft and then rub it onto the palate of the newborn. This practice is called tahneek in Islam.
Abu Buradah reported from Abu Musa, who said: 'I had a new-born baby; I took him to the Prophet Muhammad, upon him be peace and blessings, who called him Ibrahim. The Prophet (peace and blessings of ALLAH be upon him) chewed a date then he took it and rubbed the inside of the baby's mouth with it.'
Science is obviously trying to play catch up with Islam.