Rulings for Intoxicants for the Disbeliever
An Nawawi Ash Shafi’i said, “Selling intoxicant is an illegal transaction, whether the merchant is a muslim or not, or the merchant and the customers were disbelievers, or a muslim sent a disbeliever to buy the intoxicant for him. Transaction occurred in each of those cases were invalid; and the scholars of Shafi’iyya agreed upon this opinion. Whereas Imam Abu Hanifah allowed a muslim to delegate a disbeliever to sell or but him intoxicants. This is evidently a wrong opinion since it contradicted many of the valid hadith that forbade the selling or buying of intoxicant.