The islamic tradition and our social mores must be kept in tact. This is at risk in a Western culture, with millennials in the youth population that idolise drug and alcohol as a way of life and culture.
Apart from the various health conditions associated with alcohol, binge drinking exposes the victims in the Islamic community to various social conditions that end up in high stress levels, suicidal instincts and depression. Our islamic students who struggle with alcohol are also associated with truancy, poor academic performance, discipline problems and dropping out of school.
Nearly similar problems are also experienced in the corporate world where employees become inconsistent in their productivity and cause various discipline problems. Demotions and job losses are some of the major outcomes of alcoholism in the corporate world, and this has fractured down into our community, and is affecting the islamic world in the Western society.
Obviously, we love the freedom provided for us in America, the United Kingdom and Australia. However, some of the influences in these cultures harm our belief systems. This we cannot integrate and let infiltrate our ideology. What we can permit, is the beauty of the Western desire for expansion and advancement inspire us to work alongside our Western friends.
Mosques also experience diminished fund raising as a result of rampant alcoholism among some of our attendees. Usually, interventions conducted in the rehabilitation centers are usually disruptive and expensive.
Families of the Muslim Community in Crisis
At the familial Islamic foundation, excessive drinking results in heightened stress levels among the affected family members, which often lead to poverty, break-up of families and incidents of violence. This is happening all over Western culture and is filtering into our community. Deaths occasioned by the adverse effects of alcohol accounts for some of the biggest threats to community development.
As such, the problem poses a significant threat to the survival of the family unit. In fact, sociological studies have shown that alcoholic parents tend to desert their families to avoid responsibilities. The problem of homelessness in many parts of the developing world has been associated with the high rates of improvidence, which results from alcoholism.
Sociological forecasts have continued to warn against possible decimation of whole communities in some of the most affected parts of the world. Currently, Russia is one of the countries that face one of the worst population crisis, which is largely blamed on the effects of alcoholism.