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1 1 Eliminating Violence and Drug Abuse Islamic Perspective

2 2 Eliminating Violence and Drug Abuse  Violence and Drug Abuse are interlinked  International, National and Domestic perspective to each issue

3 3 Creating Harmony at Home  Lack of harmony and love at home causes same behaviour outside in society Domestic violence leads to violent society Disrespect at home breeds hate

4 4 Roots of Disharmony  Materialism Necessity for both parents to work? Division of work  Greed Lack of contentment Desire to have it all!

5 5 Roots of Disharmony Negligence Imperfect care of children Lack of personal bond with parents Lack of moral compass  Lack of Simplicity Inability to instil simpler way of life into children

6 6 Role of Drugs  Impact of Substance Abuse Domestic Abuse Accidents and social/economic cost Cost of policing False notion of tax revenue

7 7 Counting the Dollars  Cost to Canadian society of substance abuse is $40 Billion. (2002 study released in 2006) Tobacco $17 billion, Alcohol $14 billion and illegal drugs $9 billion Direct law enforcement cost for alcohol and illegal drugs$5.5 billion Indirect cost: lost productivity $24 billion

8 8 Human Cost  Emancipated European Model! For young women (age 16-44) domestic violence is leading cause of injury with deaths greater than road accidents and cancer Between 25% and 50% of above women are victims of violence Council of Europe: “..It is even proven that the incidence of domestic violence seems to increase with income and level of education”

9 9 Human Cost  Canadian Model 7% of over age 15 suffer domestic violence Rates of spousal violence by a current or previous partner an estimated 653,000 women and 546,000 men Direct relationship between heavy drinking and incidents of domestic violence

10 10 Addicted Government  Alcohol and Tobacco Taxes (2006 numbers): $9 billion  Government in business: Liquor profits $3.8 billion Gaming profits $6.6 billion

11 11 Role of Media and Internet  Media and Movies Developing crude tastes Glorifying violence and substance use  Internet and video games Reality vs. virtual reality Vulgarity Online gambling Addiction to gambling revenue

12 12 Islamic Perspective  Substance Abuse O ye who believe! wine and the game of chance and idols and divining arrows are only the abomination of Satan's handiwork. So shun each one of them that you may prosper. Satan seeks only to create enmity and hatred among you by means of wine and the game of chance, and to keep you back from the remembrance of Allah and from Prayer. Then will you keep back? - Ch 5 v 91/92

13 13 Eliminating Substance Abuse  Prohibition What intoxicates in greater quantity is unlawful also in small quantity (Hadith) “Mother of all Evils” (Hadith) Complete prohibition, including synthetic drugs  Yes or No

14 14 Combating Domestic Violence  “Best amongst you is one who treats his/her family well…” (Hadith)  “Show respect your children” (Hadith)  No vacuum - fill homes with goodness …. Surely, good works drive away evil ones. This is a reminder for those who would remember. (ch. 11 v 115)

15 15 International Perspective  Eliminating Violence Nations against others Terrorism  ….whosoever killed a person - unless it be for killing a person or for creating disorder in the land - it shall be as if he killed all mankind; and whoso saved a life, it shall be as if he had saved the life of all mankind...(ch 5 v 33)  …and Allah love not those who create disorder (ch. 6 v 65)

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