Youth Talk on Drug & Alcohol [Part 1]

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Bismillah Salam Alaikum warahmatullahi wabarakatuh Welcome to a new episode of Let's talk. I'm your host, Alina manette. And I'm joined with our guest, Chef Kareem Abu Zaid, he is the director of Ada productions and also the Imam of the Colorado Muslim society. So then recommend welcome shapes.

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And we're also joined by our in studio audience, and I'm welcome welcome.

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The effects that drugs and alcohol have on our lives is disastrous. millions of lives have been ruined and many lives have been lost.

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People's entire fortunes have been spent pursuing this deadly habit. So we're going to talk about alcohol and drug abuse from an Islamic perspective. So I'm going to turn the show to shut Kareem and he's going to introduce us to the topic

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today Alhamdulillah Muhammad who wanna Stein wanna stop

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the subject is a serious one indeed.

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And I would like to throw a ground from which we can address the subject because

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the title of the episode if you may have noticed,

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drugs and alcohol abuse,

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an Islamic perspective.

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First of all, the religion of Islam has what we we call Mikasa the Sharia holistic aims or objectives and one of these aims is to preserve the mind the brain

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for the human being.

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That is why you will find out Islam stands so firm on the issue

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and no compromise

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and I'm talking about drugs and alcohol. In particular.

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If you look at our Deen our religion,

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you will find it made of two main basically components or parts.

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haraam palette,

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do do not do.

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And this is obvious from Hadith.

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Maharaja Muslim

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or Viola on the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam one day he stood up and he addressed his companion saying

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Allah has prescribed Hajj Avenue in the law catabolic.

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Then a companion stood up and said jasola law every year la Coronavirus fee a hardware tidy

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that's his name. rasa Salah got a little bit upset after he repeated the question three times. And then he made that statement. Listen, whatever I command you to do, do to the best of your capacity. And whatever I forbade you from doing stay away from it

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for half an hour do do do not do.

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There is a great wisdom in our religion. Listen carefully to this because this has been a build up we're going somewhere with this. Look at this. I'll highlight over here rubian while harar movie.

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So those two components were made crystal clear. And the statement and halen is crystal clear. And haraam is crystal clear. is one of the statements of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam. How do you feel normal you've never shared physical mojari for one of these things, which fall into the area of harm

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is alcohol

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I would rather use the word intoxicants.

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And I'll explain later why.

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Here's the text. Here's what we have in the Quran. And you will find no other clearer text than this one.

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Call Allahu taala and the verse in Surah Al Merida, yeah. Latina amanu

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Allah subhana wa tada is addressing the believers. And always recall the statement of of the life and episode it will be a long one, that when you hear that quote in the Quran, open your ears

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because Allah, your Creator, is directing you to do something that is good for you. Or banning you from doing something that is bad for you.

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Yeah, you are Latina man. Oh ye who believe in Amman hombu

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101 answer boo. Well, Islam rages soon when honoris shaytani fujitani boo.

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intoxicants gambling, casting arrows believing in its divinity, slaughtering for idols on a certain area.

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act of worship.

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Allah subhana wa tada is telling you, those things are from the words of shaitan

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is a production made by shaitan

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meat something that is made by shaitan

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stay away from it.

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But what is the agenda of tripod? What the shape and wants from you? The experts in Mr. Yuri to shape on? Are you in a coma como la da da da vo I feel hungry one nicer way also document de la Juana Sala for hell and to winter hoon.

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shaitan wants basically to

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cultivate animosity and hatred amongst you and hinder you from the remembrance of Allah and hinder you from the Salah.

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What are you going to do? Are you going to say we hear and obey? Or are you going to find excuses to go around it?

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Right away

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this command was revealed at the time of the companions correct? I mean, the Quran was revealed at the time of the companions.

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You know that the Arabs,

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they use drink alcohol.

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Like we drink water now.

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Seriously, like right now if you if you if you go to somebody visit his house, can I get you some tea? Can I get you some coffee? So they said Can I get you some wine

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and it used to be part of the fabric of the society.

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These two wake up in the morning drinking

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and this is the wisdom why the gradual implementation of the unlawfulness of alcohol.

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Allah subhana wa tada did not ban it right away. But at the same time, listen to this carefully at the same time, at the same time. Even so, Allah subhanho wa Taala did not ban alcohol, wine, liquor, intoxicants right away. But the companions themselves even so it was not made haram yet. They feel funny about it. Why did they feel funny about it? Because because it affects your brain? Yeah.

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It takes away the one thing that distinguishes you from the animals.

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Actually, animals are much better than you. Because they are governed by their instinct will sutra they have an instinct, but when you lose your brain, you're worse than the animal. So they felt funny about it. Yeah. That's why the version sort of Bukhara Why is Luna Canyon hungry? When

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these two come to the property or Salalah? combination? What is that alcohol

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used to meet? Allahumma? Angelina philharmonie

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nutzung shafia. Oh, Allah revealed for us a criterion once it comes to hump.

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Look at this now. But there were companions who did drink? Yes. So because it's local, it was lawful. It's not Haram. But look at those companions who were drinking Holly.

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When this verse was revealed, and the one who narrates that story, and I should know Malik or the other one and the Hadith in the two Sahih Muslim, Your Holiness couldn't have come.

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I was serving some of the companions who used to drink because it's awful. Yeah.

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It's not haram It's awful. I used to serve them wine in the house of Allah is the husband of his mother almost like

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then this verse in Surah tilma in the verse that I began

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the episode with with revealed didn't a cooler wind through Medina.

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Muslim moon all Muslims in Allahu

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Allah subhanho wa Taala has made alcohol, Haram, your pool Anis yuksom, where who NSV is and he says some of these companions were holding the cup right here.

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Throw it away. Okay, inshallah, we're going to we send me and now we're upon. Okay, we, that's all the time we have for this segment inshallah, we'll be back to talk more about the harmful effects and also some something about the history of the prohibition of alcohol. So we'll be back in

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welcome back and thank you for staying with us.

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In the last segment, we were talking about the prophets, companions and how they dealt with the prohibition of alcohol. They basically said we hear and obey and they stopped drinking. How what kind of comparison Can you make between the past and the present? We see alcohol is a huge problem now especially among the youth. So how do we what kind of comparison community you see the the caliber of the companions of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam has been always we hear and we obey. Yeah, like we quoted Hadith Anna's nomadic Viola Juan. He actually says this also in the Hadith, that in the morning, the corridors of Medina were floating with wine.

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spelt,

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no, dun, dun. We hear and we obey. If we travel

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through time,

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and look at our time now. It's very sad.

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And unfortunately, it's something that you know,

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something that that is specially amongst the youth.

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And something that the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam through divine revelation, rejected.

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He said sallallahu alayhi wa sallam. Well howdy mojari bisazza here.

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Say aku Nascimento Mati. Allah Shabana shouldn't mean metal hamara use a Muna have your iris Mia.

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He said that some of my oma some of my followers will drink,

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intoxicants, wine, liquor, you name it, but they will give it different names.

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They would call it for example, spiritual drinks,

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spirits, spirits, it's not bad, it helps the spirits. So, look at the companions, they said we hear and obey. But we justify our drinking and our addiction to it. As a matter of fact, this habit is buried by the medical ashati as a medical issue it has another Hadith that is also generated and the Hadith al Bukhari it has what we the experts of Hadith call it had this mohalla a chain of narration. But if natural as Kalani Rahim Allah connected it he he quoted the Senate for it. Well, how do you say hey, listen to this. Call us Allah, Allahu Allah, Allah, the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam says, say akuna acquirement min Mati

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some of my followers will do this. Yes, there he loon

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Yes, the Hulu. The word Yes, the hill means to make Helen something that was what? Hara Yes, the illusional Hara adult Oh, she's my girlfriend, my boyfriend. We wrote a piece of paper. We got to a couple of our dudes you know, witnessing and we're cool. We're married.

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She I'm dating. I only go I'm only sleep with her. That's adultery. What are you talking about is adultery. Hara Harry. For men. Wearing silk for men is haram. Welcome

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al quad. One my eyes if and instrument music. For

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unfortunately, also, it's

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One of the sign of the hours Chemeketa society Hi, Nabi sallallahu alayhi wa sallam in lemon a shout out to Sarah. He said this, one of the Horton's signs of the day for resurrection and your family a way of Harajuku where you will humble that wine will be consumed in abundance. Now what is what is the blame for this? Because

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I mean, the past is so, so much different. And right now we have, I mean huge billboards all over the streets. It's in the commercials, we have television, newspapers, they I mean, the selection of these drinks are so much it's easily accessible. I think, you know, the profits time What do they drink? It was made from dates now, I mean, we have alcohol made from every kind of ingredient you could ever think of. So I mean, it's just basically the markets flooded with this stuff. So I mean, I'm not I'm not trying to justify anything, but I mean, isn't the situation different?

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in the in the in the last century, or in the 18? Ed? I'm not sure sometime in America, in America.

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America wanted to stop people from drink.

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That happened actually.

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Because it was bad.

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So they they had a campaign. I think they spent up to $80 million dollars. This is a lot of money then.

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At the time, a lot of money. And it was a time of depreciation. Yeah, depression, depression, something like that.

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So they started alerting people do not drink drink is haram do not drink drink. Not not Haram. It's bad. It's bad. It's bad is bad is bad. Look at the look at the end. Huh? Okay. Please do not drink while you're driving. Okay.

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It's okay. Just drink. Okay, you're gonna have somebody driving with you. That's fine.

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Again, compare between the companions and this Yeah,

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hombres Hara. That doesn't do look at those. They couldn't. Why? Because it takes faith. It takes belief to give it up to give up a desire for Allah subhanaw taala. But the point that I really wanted to come across brother Hill regarding in that context, yeah. But answering your question is now a mafia. Alcohol is a mafia. Yeah. And they have the representative in the in the Congress and in every way. There is no way even you can think about banning it now. It's too late. They will bring you down, they will not vote for you anymore. And they will influence they will run a lot of ads in order to influence people not to vote for you. So it's becoming as a part of society. Part of

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the society once you turn 21 that's it's done. Actually, it's it's it's it's a sign of shame. Yeah. If If you will not drink, like in high schools now in public schools. If you do not smoke a joint man, this is not a man.

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Seriously, he's not a man. But he has no guts. He has no guts. He has not grown up yet. Come on. You haven't smoked a joint yet? Come. So, but but again, we're covering the issue from an Islamic perspective. Yeah.

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There are some misconceptions, what we call the scholars in this omashu bohat.

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Once it comes to intoxicants, and wine, like we cited in the first segment, that the text is clean.

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All these bad things, intoxicants gambling, so forth, haraam, age, Danny boo, Do not come near it. Yet you will find Muslims trying to find justifications to drink or smoke marijuana or hashish. And excuse that Oh, these are new things. These there's no actually actually not in the Quran. But they don't realize that in the Sunnah of the Prophet sallallahu sallam, there are things that refute

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these justifications. For example, number one, they tell you Okay, Shay,

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what's in the Quran is Ilham wine. It does not talk about marijuana. It does not talk like initiative bamboo, they have bamboo here and he does not talk about bamboo. It does not talk about hashish. It does not talk about shots. It talks about come enamel camera will come liquor wine will come. FISA al Bukhari Hadith Abdullah Omar yBnL haka, radi Allahu Allah, the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam says lo mo skerin hum

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wakulla

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Muskegon Herrera, anything that causes your brain

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to be fogged.

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anything, any substance, you name it that causes you to go into a state of drunkenness you lose that brain.

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It's considered to be hum. Like liquor like wine, and it is heroin. So you name anything even if you go and sniff gasoline in your car. Some people do that. They go sit in the car and sniff gasoline to get high. Anything that makes you high takes the ruling of alcohol. But here's another misconception colleague. They come and say, but she I only take a little bit that does not get me drunk. I only smoke a little bit but I don't get high. Just a little bit. Go lucky. Come, come. The Muslim Emma was Sunil in amateur MIDI. Howdy, Jabir ibn Abdullah Ravi Allahumma listen to the prophets of Southern say, Ada Khanna Cafiero whom was scared for kalydeco Hara if a bucket full of it makes you

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intoxicated intoxicates you then a sip of it is hot on well we have a lot of drinks nowadays. They're non alcoholic beer, their drinks that you know I think alcohol is very very like it's a smidgen. What is

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it still doesn't do anything if a bucket full of intoxicates then a little as superfit as haraam holiness, this is this is the text, this is what it reads. Here is another and I know we have a lot of questions but let me just finish that that last misconception. They come to you on the ship. I use it for medicine.

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You know I'm any man bye bye bye bye. You know, that's my job. I got some people who come to me say chef, I really have a lot of for sure in the Salah when I'm hi

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Yah, Allah, look how far as Should I treat people? I'm so kind to the people when I'm high but when I'm not high, I mean to the people. It's my medicine chief. It's a medicine so I will come for you say Hello, Mr. Muslim, a companion from Yemen. His name is Swedish Nepali. He came to the prophets Allah subhanaw taala rasulillah. in Nashville Yemen. We are in Yemen we use this substance for remedy for treatment. The prophets of Salaam said in the head.

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It's a disease itself. And there is a clearer text straightforward text. And if I believed him, I showed him a Muslim blindness I would say is that the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam says listen to this carefully listen, the manager Allah. Allah subhanaw taala never blazes the remedy for my own MA in what he means Haram.

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Masha Allah de Medici Mahara, something that Allah makes Hara and then he's gonna place a remedy unit.

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For these are some of the misconceptions that lead a lot of people unfortunately, to fall into the trap. And maybe, you know, we can shed more light on this issue. Okay. And so, we can take some questions for the

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wisdom behind the prescription of intoxication in general. Like I said, at the very beginning of the episode, our Sharia, our, you see, mankind The human being is the masterpiece that Allah created, if I may use the term while Aquatica Rama Danny Adam, we are the best of Allah creation. We as Muslims, we believe that that Allah has honored us has prepared us above the rest of his creation, but we do not go to the level like the Christian says that we do says we are the children of Allah. No, do not say that. But we are his masterpiece, we are his best creation. That is why Allah subhanaw taala given us our religion,

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the best religion, which is what Islam in Edina in the light Islam, this religion is an either a creed which focuses will lead ilaha illAllah. And from that either comes the branches which is the sherea

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sherea has holistic aims mocassin

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to preserve the life,

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your life and to preserve your brain

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to preserve your money, your property, to preserve your life and to preserve your arrow, your dignity. That's why adultery is haram. So there are five holistic aims. The brain is one of these and that is why Allah subhanaw taala prohibited it because it causes

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Is your brain to be parked without a brain? Look at the people when they are stoned or when they are drunk in the street. Yeah, they tell you that 70% of the accidents happen because of alcohol related.

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You harm the society, you don't only harm yourself.

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Right now they spend a lot of money, a lot of money in America to treat people who are stoned.

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So you go get strong, and then they take my tax money, hmm, to treat the people. But you're expensive, you're expensive. And that is why it is very sad to see a lot of Muslim youth in particular, falling into this trap. And it is time to educate our youth about it. And hopefully we can do this with this show in Sharma the more questions

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you just mentioned the underlying cause behind the prohibition of hum, or wine, duck skins in general. And you also mentioned that this column was Korean hombre colo colo most Korean Hara

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here, the underlying cause is that it causes

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the person to become high, what about using alcohol for different purposes, like for manufacturing perfumes or for purifying wounds and so on? Now, the underlying cause,

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behind prohibition no longer exists. So, is it still haram? The answer is yes, it does not exist. You see, the cause, the reason why it was prohibited because of that, you use it for anything else. Even so, we do not recommend to you know, there are other perfume and other I mean, the scholars, the footpath the jurors, which shed more light and this saying that Listen, if there is somebody who manufactured perfumes without alcohol, get this one in state, because there is a debate amongst the scholars, whether alcohol is considered to be to be a substance that is impure or not. And people that means if it comes to new clothes in your body, can you play with it or not? There is a debate

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and I don't want to get into this. So it's better to be about the authentic and the most correct, it is not about again, the other school of thoughts would would look at it differently. But yes, if it is used for something else, that would benefit humanity. Absolutely. There is nothing, no harm. We're going to go to a break right now and we'll be right back.

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Welcome back. Thanks for staying with us. We're just talking about drugs and alcohol from an Islamic perspective. Now we're going to look at the subject for more of a psychiatric psychological perspective. And to help us with that is Dr. Mahmoud. Habibi is a lecturer of Psychiatry at ain Shams University. Welcome. Thank you. And the first question I wanted to ask is what are the some of the signs of somebody is hooked hooked on a drug? Or is addicted to alcohol? What are the signs and symptoms of this? There are many criteria to diagnose that someone is hooked on or dependent, which is the most scientific name for addiction. But it's as simple as the loss of control, something

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someone loses control of his use this, this loss of control has many signs and aspects, for example, what's called problems taking excessive amounts to have the same effect. You know, if you have the same amount, he doesn't have that that high that he wants, withdrawal symptoms and other important perspective that when he stops or decreases the amount he takes, he suffered from symptoms, which are either psychological or even somatic

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markers in the body. Yeah, pain, yeah, pain, pain, runny nose, lacrimation and many other things. Another important issue is the cravings the urge that you have some sort of based on urge and based on cravings towards having this substance, even if he's convinced that he shouldn't do. relapse is another important thing that he tries to stop or decrease

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He says, but he fades,

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affecting the aspects of his life, for example, neglecting important activities that he used to do. All these are signs of addiction. And there are many more actually. But we should know that having three of these symptoms are enough to diagnose substance dependence or addiction. So how can we prevent ourselves from falling into these traps, there's a lot of different kinds of drugs, also, prescription drugs people is a huge problem nowadays is getting hooked on like a doctor or prescribing pain medication for pain, but you keep taking it after the pain is gone. And it becomes a huge problem. What are how can we prevent things like that? prescription drugs are one of the most

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important issues to be discussed, actually, because some people just escaped from the label of addiction to the label of I'm having the medication, that's just an indication. Yeah, so as from doing prescription drugs should be taken as they are prescribed, not increasing and under medical supervision. And unfortunately, especially in the area of the Middle East, many people that just take medications called, because they heard that they are good, or because they through the pain. And here, we know that you can just go into a pharmacy without a prescription, and, oh, I want whatever. And it's, of course, in the US, that's completely illegal, and you can be arrested for it.

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But here, it's like, yeah, just go I'm just having some sort of pain or have some sort of coffee and just what the medication, the pharmacist said, that's, that's a very, that's a very good one, or your neighbor gives you. And here's the problem. Many people, many persons just escaped from the title of drugs of abuse, like, like heroin, like actually into prescription drugs, like benzodiazepines like opioids. And then he says, I'm just taking a drug, that's a medication with the problem. So these drugs should be taken under strict medical supervision. And that's, that's a very important issue. And that's why the laws of medication is very strict all over the world. I hope

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we'll have it in our region as well to be that strict. So can we talk about how drugs harm? How they harm the person? What are the what are the most harmful drugs? You know, how does alcohol fit into that? Also, what is the harmful effects of alcohol, the problem of alcohol separated from other drugs is some sort of historical or legal problem. It's not medical. However, alcohol is as harmful as the other drugs, that the old the point lies in how you take the drugs or how much you take it. So how can have a long history with humanity, so many communities can prevent it or can't just say we should stop alcohol, but medically speaking, and psychologically speaking, alcohol had the same

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problems like other drugs, and the issue lies in the usage of those how do you use these drugs, and losing control makes many problems, mainly medical and psychiatric, social, legal, as well as vocational, you know, in your work, but the point in drug addiction is that you have some sort of pleasure, extreme pleasure. And the same time you're, you don't judge things well, or the drug addiction, disturbs your judgment, your orientation, your concentration. Yeah. And, and so the judgment of what's right and what's wrong, what's beneficial, what's harmful, began to be disturbed. So the person enters into medical problems. And there's a long long list of medical problems,

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psychiatric problems, vocational problems, in his work, neglecting his work, his studies, legal problems, curves, there's some sort of strong correlation between drugs, including alcohol and crime. Yes. For example, you may know that United Nations Office for drugs is your ODC. United Nations Office for drugs and crime. They just it's the same the same. Yeah, it's Yeah, it's the same office code. They're very strong call it traffic accidents is another we considered medical and legal problem the same time and socially for murder, murder. All I mean, it just completely takes away your inhibitions here. Yeah. Do your thoughts, your actions? Yeah. So the many problems mainly

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in these aspects, medical, psychiatry, legal, vocational, as well as as well as social problems. And these problems that creates the problem, the main problem addiction, actually, yeah. And then the person does not recognize all these problems. That's why most of the people around him are the ones who say you have a problem you should take in consideration being treated. Yeah. What is the Islamic perspective on prescription drugs and because well, they can help people but also they can harm people. I mean, what is what is your point of view on it? Like we we mentioned

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any substance that intoxicates

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takes the the legal or the ruling? Yes.

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Yeah, so but if it is prescribed prescribed, like the doctor mentioned under strict supervision, and this is the only resort for the person to find treatment to save his life, it is accepted in Islam. Yeah. But again, it cannot be abused. So are there drugs that you are you're sick, you're taking a drug, it causes a change in the way you think it actually does affect your mind. You may be more happier or something like that, but it is helping you at the same time. So what is your view on that? I think we can see something here. These drugs are taking in severe conditions. For example, you go on to an STD or when you're making some sort of an operation performing an operation, you

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have opioid as an analgesic, we have some sort of advanced cancer. It's not that that that common to be used, these drugs are not that common to be used. They are mostly taken in severe cases or resistant cases. And so it's not the aim of taking the drug is not to be happy. You know, all the antidepressants and the substance to treat depression are not substance abuse by any means. They don't cause the how they treat depression, and there's a major difference between these two. But when we talk about opioids, when we talk about these drugs, they are taking in mostly in severe condition for a reason other than to make someone happy or to make someone feeling better, it's for

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curing or soothing some sort of severe pain or letting him sleep because he was into into some sort of a major operation, or sometimes they are either resistant cases or emergency cases. And as I said before, the target of giving them medication is not by any means to wake them up somewhere, someone happy or feeling better. It's other somatic or bodily complaint that need to be treated in some under severe structural analysis. So what what is the definition of a drug? What is that? What is the drug?

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We prefer to call them substance of abuse, because you know, for example, alcohol is not a drug. Heroin is not actually we are substances drug. So substance abuse, a substance that may cause abuse or dependence. And that's because they do the both things based they cause extreme Southern pleasure and mostly under mostly it's most of them except for nicotine, they disturbed the conscious level they'd step the judgment, the concentration there, the orientation, the attention, the only substance of abuse on the canvas that does not cause this disturbance is nicotine. Other than that, all this both do both. What is nicotine is a drug, but it's, you basically get hooked on it, but

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there's no nothing like you don't get high or anything. It just hooks you it's

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you know, it's you get hot, you get some sort of pleasure, that without losing your judgment and concentration. Okay, that's that's that's why you can for example, drive is smoking I mean, nicotine or tobacco, but it comes it causes in some people some sort of pleasure, that's why people smoke because they feed the pleasure of the smoking and and this led them neglect the hazards that all the hazards of the of the medical, medical medical problems and you know that some social problem but some people hate the nicotine or the smoke, but it doesn't affect the concentration and attention you are not disturbed you're not having you're not changing your mind and yeah, does this work on

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your mind? So what is the the Islamic point of view on nicotine for example, what is

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Lost Planet? Allah says, while I talk to Lou and forsaken, do not kill yourselves. It has been proven medically and that is why there is a consensus amongst the majority of the jurists of the oma, that nicotine is haram. That is the warning because it can contribute to the death of a human being as well as it is Habad one of the things that the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam came to do is to make the Habad the impurities unlawful while you had him on a common hada is to make the impurities unlawful for sure.

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Nicotine and smoking is one of these impurities and that is why the ruling it is haraam. So can we discuss habits vers addiction what is the habit like caffeine it's it's not considered a drug isn't a drug what is caffeine it's let's make it in a much more simpler way that the habit is something that can quit easily can change easily when you've traveled for example and you don't have the caffeine or you don't have your your jogging suits you can use you can quit jogging for for a while. Addiction is is canceling all your consideration canceling all your plans to focus is your addiction. Yeah, that's that's you can't change anything. It changes you but you can change

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anything. You can't quit it easily. It's as I said,

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loss of control you are just attached to it yeah that's why for example one of the misconceptions regarding again nicotine that nicotine is just a habit no it's some sort of dependence or addiction because for example in Ramadan for example, while people are fasting most people are fasting when they go and they go and eat and drink as a witness come to big fast fasting time but that smokers liquid everything and just exactly yeah and before the first day smoking because they quit nicotine that's what that's dependence is very attached to it actually. If it was a photo a photo habit, then just I have no problem in quitting for a few hours or even for a few days, even months. So what can

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so caffeine is considered what a mild stimulant or what is it's a mild, very mild stimulant, but some people get dependent on caffeine and these are the people who are going to decrease or stop caffeine have severe headaches have severe fatigue, but it's it's a very low percentage. Mostly it's a mild stimulant that people have just as as a habit that there's a very very minor percentage that get addicted to caffeine. And when they decrease or they stop caffeine they have symptoms mostly headache and fatigue. So can caffeine be considered haram for some people then if they're that level where they're I mean, I've been so much I drink coffee myself Yeah.

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Everybody does. Yeah, yeah. So it is so like, like our doctor mentioned you could once I travel and that applies to me and I you know, the coffee in America is totally different to here. Yeah, it's not available everywhere. And one cent cost $3 at least.

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But once I come over here I mean I can live without it. I just maybe get some you know a little bit headache here and there but one day or two when you're done, but again, like he mentioned is you can you control it, it's not controlling your Yeah, it is the difference between it and other substance that is made unlawful.

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Okay, can we talk about like, natural occurring drugs in the body like adrenaline? Some people are sort of like adrenaline junkies, they like jumping off bungee jumping or jumping out of planes.

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Can we call them addicts?

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first ever, everything that is abused have another alternative in our on our body. We have opioids we have obviously nobody will have

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alcohol in our body. Some sort like, like substance, we have cannabis like something hashish like cell in our body, that God created inside us to have some sort of function to soothe us to resolve the past. Yeah, and it's in a balance. But this is endogenous because individuals it is inside our body, they do not affect our concentration or attention, just to our pain make make us feel better. That's why when someone takes it from outside, he and he stops it he has some sort of pain and has some sort of he became very impulsive, very aggressive, because he's There's something inside of him. That's that's he lost actually. Regarding the people who like risk taking behavior. Yeah, there

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are some people that have the pleasure in risk taking is taking which is not just jumping in, for example, we have in our aging there reckless driving, driving fast and having some sort of drive to drive and southern breaks. And that's these are one of the of the thing that makes sometimes people really hard. Yeah, because and sometimes they lose the concentration in road rage is a sickness. It's a I mean, when you're driving, when I drove in America and someone cuts you off, something activates in your body, you have to do the same thing to them. Yeah, and it's sort of it's almost uncontrollable, but yeah, actually. So let's go junkies or people who loves high risk situations,

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it's some sort of not definitely addiction, but some sort of behavior, something considered them behavioral addictions, or addiction, and there's a path of behavior addiction, like Internet gambling, or some sort of addiction, which does not depend on substance external substance in the behavior. One of them is having high risk behaviors in console then is drug addiction considered psychiatric or psycho psychological since there was nothing there to start with. Basically, you decided to do that you're on yourself. You weren't hooked to anything you there was no desire in your brain to drink. There was no desire in your brain to take drugs that you did that yourself. On

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the other hand, these naturally psychiatric things. They were because of some sort of imbalance in your brain or your body. Yeah. That's That's a big question. Actually.

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Addiction is considered a psychotic disorder because not anyone who tries substance become an addict. The addiction comes with that someone just trying or just having for once or he think that he will control and he loses control.

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That's the point. Yes, he started he might by himself, and no one denies this and nothing forced him to start it. But he didn't know or he didn't consider that they may he may be. He may lose control. Yeah, he may be some sort of drowned in you know, sometimes you have some sort of metaphor for this. That the one who drowned in the sea. Yeah, he is the one overwhelmed. Yeah, he's the one who entered the sea. Yeah, but he didn't plan to drown. He just wanted to swim but he was some sort of to cling inside and yeah, and he's Trump. We can we can blame him for starting but we can blame him for drunk. Okay.

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inshallah, I would offer the Islamic formula, yes, before falling into drugs. Maybe inshallah, in the second segment or the fourth segment. We'll go for a break right now and stay with us.