Praise be to
Undoubtedly anything that
is harmful is haraam. Hence Allaah forbade alcohol because it affects
the mind, and smoking is forbidden because it causes widespread harm
and diseases. It is also known that there are permissible drinks which
do not cause harm, such as coffee and tea, which usually do not cause
harm and are usually drunk for relaxation, so there is nothing wrong
with drinking them. And there are other good drinks such as milk and
fruit juices. If some of those things which are nowadays known as refreshments
cause harm, then they should be considered an extravagance.
Shaykh ‘Abd –Allaah ibn Jibreen.