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OVERVIEW

Sometimes, being involved in crowds or parties, there will be a situation where you may be exposed to drugs and alcohol, maybe for the first time. You may be thinking about trying it, or figuring even how to stop. Nowadays, there are even medical stances where in some medical fields, they try to prove that taking certain drugs or taking in moderate amounts of alcohol may even present some health benefits. Islam emphasizes that the potential harm outweighs any benefit.

THE ISLAMIC PERSPECTIVE

Any substance that intoxicates or harms the body in a large amount is deemed unlawful, even if only a small amount is consumed or used. Islam prohibits all intoxicants, regardless of the quantity or kind. In general, any substance that harms the body is considered unlawful in Islam.

  • THE ISSUE
  • EFFECTS
  • CASE STUDY

DRUGS AND ALCOHOL WHATS THE ISSUE:

Muslims living in the West live in an atmosphere where alcohol (and drugs to some extent) are widely accepted and celebrated in every level of society. It is difficult, if not impossible for a Muslim living in the West, not be encountered with a situation where alcohol and/or drug use is offered or encouraged. Muslim youths living in the West may be coping with guilt or peer-pressure related to alcohol and drug use. Naseeha counselors, all of which are youth living in the West, understand the pressures and encourage callers to share their difficulties.

ISSUES THAT WE HELP WITH:

ALCOHOL ABUSE

DRUG OVERDOSE

BINGE DRINKING

ALCOHOL ADDICTION

DRUGS AND ALCOHOL WHATS THE ISSUE:

Several occasions, Muslim youth turn to drugs as a means to get away from it all due to the pressure that society puts on them. Little do they know the effects long term and consequence it has short term. We are here to help our callers recognize these effects and highlight other avenues to face their issues rather than trying to escape from it. Believe it or not, prayer is one of the most relaxing postures you can do, and if done properly, spiritually and physically, your mind, body and soul will be restful.

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FAQ


Why is alcohol forbidden in Islam?

Intoxicants 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 (4:43). Then a later verse was revealed which said that alcohol contains some good and some evil, but the evil is greater than the good (2:219). This was the next step in turning people away from consumption of it. Finally, “intoxicants and games of chance” were called “abominations of Satan’s handywork,” intended to turn people away from God and forget about prayer, and Muslims were ordered to abstain (5:90-91).

What drug has the worst effect?

All drugs are potentially dangerous and have varying effects on individuals, so it is not possible to name the worst drug. For more information on the effects and risks of various drugs go to the A-Z of drugs.

LINKS YOU MIGHT FIND USEFUL:


NCADD

National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence (NCADD) has been a valuable resource for millions of people struggling with addiction.  Our founder, Marty Mann, was a true pioneer.  Marty got sober in the rooms of Alcoholics Anonymous (AA).

CAMH

he Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH) is Canada’s largest mental health and addiction teaching hospital, as well as one of the world’s leading research centres in its field.

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