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Islamic principles in preventing drug use among Muslims: a reflection on drug use and treatment in Malaysia

Authors:

Sabitha Marican ,

Faculty of Economics and Administration, University of Malaya, MY
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Asmak Ab Rahman

Faculty of Economics and Administration, University of Malaya, MY
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Abstract

Correction: Due to an error in the online publication of this journal, the publication date of this issue was recorded as 2014. The publication date was corrected to 2015 on 3rd September 2015. The date on the cover is correct.

 

Islam in Malaysia is the official religion and is considered a way of life. However, there are many drug abusers and most of them are Muslims. In Malaysia, Muslims have many opportunities to learn and practice Islam eas­ily as there are mosques in every city, town and village. This paper focuses on Islamic views on drug use. Islam prohibits the ingestion of khamr which is any substance that intoxicates, in whatever form or under whatever name it may appear. This also includes alcohol, drugs and inhalants, as these in­toxicating substances can affect their faith on Allah the Al Mighty and the development of their family and the Ummah in general. This article gives Islamic views from the Holy Quran and the Prophet’s Sunnah (teachings) on the likely reasons leading to drug use. The paper also presents a framework on prevention and treatment of drug use.

International Journal of Prevention and Treatment of Substance Use Disorders 2015;1(3-4):55-68

How to Cite: Marican, S. & Ab Rahman, A., (2015). Islamic principles in preventing drug use among Muslims: a reflection on drug use and treatment in Malaysia. International Journal of Prevention and Treatment of Substance Use Disorders. 1(3-4), pp.55–68. DOI: http://doi.org/10.4038/ijptsud.v1i3-4.7838
Published on 28 Jul 2015.
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