The Prophet (peace be upon him and his progeny) said:
اِجْتَنِبِ الْخَمْرَ فَإِنَّها مِفْتاحُ كُلِّ شَرٍّ
Avoid wine which is the key of all evils.1
Many books and articles have been written in respect of the harmful effects of wine, including fatal effects on the nervous and digestive systems and the heart, arteries, liver, kidneys and other organs of body. Its painful social and economic consequences and shocking statistics have been investigated by thousands of scientists and contemplative minds. However, no phrase could be found as short , yet so comprehensive , as the valuable tradition of our Prophet which , in one short sentence, says it all.