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Office of the Mufti

The Well-Being of the Community - Drug Abuse is Haram

  • The use of any drugs is haram (forbidden) in Islam. It goes against the principle of safeguarding one’s life, intellect, and health which are strongly emphasised in Islam. This is also aligned with the hadith of Prophet Muhammad s.a.w which means: "Do not cause harm and do not return harm." [Hadith reported by Imam Ahmad].
  • Recent media reports revealed that between 2010 and 2016, there was a 23 percent jump in the number of drug offenders in our community. What is more disconcerting is that a large number of them are young offenders. This is extremely disturbing as these young people are the future of the community. They are the ones who are supposed to carry on the good name of our religion and community.
  • We cannot afford to distance ourselves from this problem and not take proactive measures to find its solution. This is a problem that requires commitment and effort from all groups at all levels in order for us to successfully tackle the issue. This is because every life is precious, and every youth carries with him the hope of the community