Sayyed Mohammad Al-Musawi, Sayyed Mohammad al-Musawi is originally from Iraq and heads up the World Ahlul Bayt Islamic League in London. Other than being involved in various humanitarian projects, he frequently responds to... Answered 2 years ago

Alcohol is absolutely forbidden for us as Muslims. Even if we meet or work with non  Muslims who drink alcohol, we are always not allowed to drink alcohol.

Interest has different situation. It is not allowed between Muslims, but when they deal with Non Muslims who usually take interest from Muslims, the Muslim scholars say that Muslim is allowed to receive interest from Non Muslims who give it as part of their financial dealings.