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Drugs are divided into various categories according to growth, form and effects. Some of the categories are Tobacco, Alcohol, Cannabinoids, Stimulants, Hallucinogens, etc





Evil Effects of Certain Drugs

Wine: 1. Increases the risk of cancer (i.e. Liver cancer, pharynx cancer) 2. Increases the risk of fractures in bones (due to a damaging effect on the cellular process creating bone tissue) 3. Can cause high blood pressure/ hypertension 4. Memory impairment/ Visual distortions 5. Behavioral changes/ violence Cigarette: 1. 2. 3. 4. Greatly increases chance of lung cancer Cancers of the mouth, stomach, pancreas, cervix, kidney, bladder Releases toxic / flammable gasses, polluting the environment Stroke

Cocaine: 1. 2. 3. 4. Asthma, hemoptysis, bronchospasm and other lung diseases. Seizures, insomnia, muscle weakness, and other such diseases. Cardiac or cardiovascular complications Reduces health greatly, one of the most harmful drugs

Marijuana 1. 2. 3. 4. Distorted sensory perception; Impaired balance and coordination; Panic attacks; psychosis frequent respiratory infections

Drugs in Islaam
Allah has described intoxicants amongst other things as being appalling, despicable and hateful acts of Satan and he has commanded us to abstain from them. This is the last revelation about intoxication, and based on this, all Islamic scholars agree that drugs and alcohol are forbidden. Allah states in the Qur'aan:

O you who have believed, indeed, intoxicants, gambling, [sacrificing on] stone alters [to other than Allah], and divining arrows are but defilement from the work of Satan, so avoid it that you may be successful.
(Surah al Maidah, 5:90)

Satan only wants to cause between you animosity and hatred through intoxicants and gambling and to avert you from the remembrance of Allah and from prayer. So will you not desist?
(Surah al Maidah, 5:91)

The above two ayahs clearly refer to drugs as work of Satan to cause Muslims to go astray, and that they are forbidden Based on the above information, the Muslim view on intoxication through drugs and alcohol is that it clouds the judgment, creates animosity, and hinders one from fulfilling the sole purpose of being sent to this world, i.e. remembrance and worship of Allah.

Diagnosis of Drug Addiction (Alcoholism)

Drug addiction is a dependence on an illegal drug or a medication. When you're addicted, you may not be able to control your drug use and you may continue using the drug despite the harm it causes. Drug addiction can cause an intense craving for the drug. You may want to quit, but most people find they can't do it on their own, this addiction is caused by a substance called Nicotine, which is present in all drugs that can cause addiction. Diagnosing alcoholism can be tricky, because it is unrecognizable by that Nicotine, the substance which causes addiction. person once he/she is in addiction. However, doctors and close family members can recognize it; all drugs cause health effects, and makes the person react unusually, cause various symptoms etc. There are many signs and symptoms related to drinking problems. Alcoholism is considered a progressive disease, meaning that the symptoms and effects of drinking alcohol become increasingly more severe over time. Early signs of alcoholism include missing work, driving carelessly, shirking responsibilities, responding angrily or incoherently, lack of interest in recreational activities/ hobbies, avoiding social gatherings, and feeling uncomfortable while discussing alcoholism. Although they would never blatantly support alcoholism while debating, they might still try to defend mild usage of drugs and the idea of getting dizzy. Once their body has developed tolerance for certain amount of alcohol, they increase the intake to achieve desired effects. Therefore resulting in excessive use of alcohol, impaired control of alcohol consumption and persistence of alcohol use. The main symptom of alcohol abuse occurs when someone continues to drink despite recurrently falling in social, psychological or occupational problems and eventually starts spending large amounts of time in alcohol-related activities. When a person reaches this extreme state of addiction, it's easier to determine an alcoholic. Either they'll be apprehensive most of the time or behaving violently due to constant craving of alcohol. Even if he wishes to stop the drug addiction, he wont be able to, as drugs make it hard to survive without them once addicted. It can be extremely hard and almost impossible by himself to remove this habit, hell need help from family, and doctors and only with much work and resistance, he can finally get off drugs. That is why drugs are forbidden in Islam.

Alcohol is not a medicine, it is a disease!

The very few benefits of alcohol are largely outnumbered by its bad effects. In small amounts, alcohol can induce feelings of relaxation and tranquility, suppress anxiety, and in some, inspire feelings of confidence. However, as the dose is increased , normally beyond 6 ounces, the pleasant euphoric feelings begin to give way to feelings of depression. Intoxication occurs because the liver is unable to metabolize more than one ounce of alcohol every hour. Alcohol can be lethal if the amount of alcohol reaches a concentration above 460 milligrams of alcohol per 100 milliliters of blood. When the amount of alcohol in the blood is to high, death from respiratory depression can occur. Additionally, long-term consumption of large quantities of alcohol can lead to permanent damage to vital organs such as the brain and liver. The cumulative toxic effects of chronic alcohol abuse can cause both medical and psychiatric problems. For eg. Marijuana can help prevent mental illness such as Post-traumatic stress disorder or PTSD on short-term basis (a condition wherein an individual experiences anxiety disorder after surviving traumatic events in his life), but its addiction can eventually lead the individual to complete mental destruction The same goes with alcoholic drinks (beer, wine, etc.). In low doses, it causes euphoria, mild stimulation, relaxation, lowered inhibitions; but when the intake increases ,it causes drowsiness, emotional volatility, loss of coordination, visual distortions, impaired memory, loss of consciousness/increased risk of violence, depression, liver and heart diseases, etc. All this leads to fatal overdose, which is equivalent to paving the path to death. Once the body develops a dependence to alcohol, a sudden cessation of its intake is likely to produce withdrawal symptoms. Withdrawal symptoms can be life-threatening and include severe anxiety, tremors, hallucinations, and convulsions. Conclusively, usage of alcohol may prevent some mental anxieties in the beginning due to its numbing effects, but eventually alcohol itself becomes a source of anxiety as its usage gradually upsurges to addiction. The effects of what might look like a simple liquid are outrageous, and drinking it just because of pleasure is completely not worth it. Therefore, its recommendable to use proper means to combat stress, like spiritual counseling and devotion to religion, rather than consuming something that's a disease all by itself.