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Islamic Group to Issue Decree on Drinking Cola, Arab News Says

July 03, 2012

The International Islamic Fiqh Academy in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, will determine whether drinking cola is permissible for Muslims after a French study found some may contain minuscule traces of alcohol, Arab News reported.

A religious decree will be issued by the beginning of next year after the Islamic body consults doctors, chemists and other experts on the topic, the Jeddah-based newspaper reported, citing Sheikh Mohammed Al-Nujaimi, a member of the academy.

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