Monday, August 23, 2010

To all my friends..

Hank would have been pleased with GMP, as am I, and is any other Non-Muslim resident of the UAE that enjoys the freedom of being able to legally indulge while living within a society that does not condone alcohol.

Alcohol (or intoxicants of any kind) were forbidden in the Qur'an through several separate verses revealed at different times over a period of years. At first, it was forbidden for Muslims to attend to prayers while intoxicated. Then a later verse said that alcohol contains some good and some evil, but the evil was considered greater than the good. Finally, "intoxicants and games of chance" were called "abominations of Satan's handiwork, intended to turn people away from God and forget about prayer", and Muslims were ordered to abstain. Muslims interpret these verses to forbid any intoxicating substance. Whether it be wine, beer, gin, whiskey, or whatever, the result is the same, and the Qur'an outlines that it is intoxication which makes one forgetful of God and prayer, which is harmful.

I must admit that (some of) my own personal experiences with the 'demon drink' would very possibly serve as a solid testament to this ideal of abstinence, but that said, I'd have to also add that I'm pretty happy to I have a GMP right across the street from my building.

Firstly, there is no front door to the building, or any obvious indication that this is an establishment where alcohol can be purchased. To enter you have to go out the back..

Once inside, it's like a little Disneyland, only there's beer, and it's cheap. A lot of the cases are around 100 AED, which is about $30 AUD..

For anyone that 'got' the title reference, I'll finish this one up by with the original script for Barfly, which just happens to read as amazingly well without Mickey and Faye, as it does with..

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