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Foundations of Islamic antidrug abuse education

Syed Osman Idid, Syed Zahir Idid and Hashi, Abdurezak Abdulahi (2012) Foundations of Islamic antidrug abuse education. The American Journal of Islamic Social Sciences (AJISS), 29 (2). pp. 1-21. ISSN 0742-6763

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Among the basic objectives of the Islamic SharÊ‘ah is to protect the human life and human intellect ‒ as such, the consumption of mind-altering and intoxicative substances is prohibited in Islam. Furthermore, Islam imposes criminal penalties on those who consume intoxicative substances such as wine. Muslim jurists (fuqahā) have provided descriptive accounts on the foundations of the Islamic antidrug abuse teachings, categories of mind-altering substances, and preventive laws. They a so identified three categories of mind-altering substances: al-muskirāt, al-mukhaddirāt, and al-muftiraāt. This paper aims to explore the rationale and jurisprudential foundations of Islamic antidrug abuse education. While highlighting the philosophical background of the Islamic antidrug teachings, the paper presents the jurisprudential foundations of the legal penalties for drug abusers. The Qur’ānic terms and the Prophetic statements related to the subject will be referred to, while the opinions of Muslim jurists and theologians on the subject will be unveiled.

Item Type: Article (Journal)
Additional Information: 4333/27379
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HV Social pathology. Social and public welfare > HV5800 Drug habits. Drug abuse
L Education > L Education (General)
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes (Can select more than one option. Press CONTROL button): Kulliyyah of Science > Department of Biotechnology
Date Deposited: 12 Dec 2012 08:20
Last Modified: 02 Mar 2016 12:58
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/27379

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