It’s unfortunate that Femi Adebayo’s celebration of International Beer Day caused controversy and backlash within the Muslim community. People often have different views on certain matters, and it’s essential to respect each other’s beliefs and values. Such incidents can serve as opportunities for dialogue and understanding between communities.
Femi Adebayo made a post on social media to mark International Beer Day, an annual celebration dedicated to enjoying and appreciating alcoholic beverages worldwide.
Femi Adebayo, an ambassador for Torphy Lager beer, shared a picture of himself holding a bottle of Torphy beer with the caption, “Happy International Beer Day from Trophy, #honorablewagbayi #trophylagerbeer #youdeservearefreshingtrophy.”
Soon after Femi Adebayo posted the picture on social media, his page received an influx of comments from offended Muslims who criticized him for promoting a substance considered haram (forbidden) in Islam. They argued that alcohol consumption goes against the teachings of the Quran and the Prophet Muhammad’s (peace be upon him) hadiths.
Numerous individuals voiced their disapproval and disappointment with the actor’s post, citing their religious beliefs that alcohol is prohibited in Islam.
Here are some reactions regarding Femi Adebayo’s post:
- “The Messenger of Allah (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) said: ‘Allah has cursed alcohol, the one who drinks it, the one who pours it, the one who sells it, the one who buys it, the one squeezes (the grapes, etc), the one for whom it is squeezed, the one who carries it and the one to whom it is carried.'”
- “Sallam Alhaikum Abul Jelili.. .. Please, for the sake of ALLAH, stop this Beer (Trophy) Advertisement. It is not good as a true/committed Muslim brother. ALLAH has blessed you abundantly. If you drop this advert, ALLAH will open many more adverts that will be more profitable than that…🙏🙏”
- “Uncle Femooo 😂. Qiblatain advert for Hajj and Umrah today, tomorrow na Trophy advert. Nobody holy pass, may Allah forgive us and keep us on His right path.”
- “Hmmm, sometimes the love of money can make you act somehow shaa.”