From the ‘Book of Drinks’, Chapter; ‘Forbidden Drinks’ D’aaim ul Islam Vol. 2
Molana Ali Zainulabedin (as) states; ‘Wine is of five kinds; from dried dates, raisins, wheat, barley and honey aside from grapes. Every intoxicant is a form of ‘khamr’.
Khamr is derived from takhmir (covering something) and that is to cover it up so that it warms and ferments.’
A lengthy disputation concerning the unlawfulness of intoxicants has been related to us from Ahlul Bayt (as) which we bring here in a shortened form and what we have stated here is sufficient and beyond dispute.
Rasulallah (sa) forbade the use of wine and intoxicants for medical treatment or for administration to children or animals. He said, ‘The sin is on he that gives wine to drink.’
Imam Al-Sadiq (as) was asked about the drinking of ‘fuqqa’ (barley wine) and he asked the questioner as to how it is brewed. The questioner explained the process to which the Imam (as) replied, ‘It is forbidden, do not drink it.’
Imam Al-Sadiq (as) further states, ‘Wine and intoxicants cannot be used for medical treatment or by women to beautify their hair.’ He related from Molana Ali (as) that, ‘Allah has not bestowed the quality of healing on impure things which He has declared forbidden.’
Imam Al-Sadiq (as) was asked about vessels that have been contaminated by traces of wine and he said, the wine or juice has not been forbidden due to the container but any intoxicant has been forbidden be it in large or small quantity.’