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Addiction: Sin or Disease?

Salam Dear Abid, Thank you for your question and for contacting Ask About Islam. What is Addiction? First of all, let us see what addiction is. The experts who have contributed to the site, write: “Addiction is a disease that affects your brain and your behavior. You have control over your choice to start …

Inspiring Stories of Reverts Freed from Addiction

David, an American revert, was addicted to alcohol, and opiate drugs, including Oxycontin, marijuana, and Xanax. He used alcohol and marijuana during high school at 15. He continued to use up until the age of 30, looking for an “escape” from the life he had…


Tips to Cure Your Addictions this Ramadan

Ramadan is a time that many Muslims look forward to. However, the prospect of fasting for a month can also be frightening for some – especially those with addictions.

Distraction in the Age of Digital Addiction

Distraction in the Age of Digital Addiction

Prophets and wise men sought isolation and practiced contemplation. But this practice seems to be all but lost in the modern world, with people craving, and even becoming addicted to, distractions. It is hard to escape technology in the digital age. Most of us don’t want to. After all, we can do amazing things with …

Reason You Should Avoid Drug Abuse … It's Not About Health Risks!

Reason You Should Avoid Drug Abuse … It's Not About Health Risks!

Why do many youth resort to drug abuse? Does it really compensate for lack of certain personal qualities? Ustadh Fadel Soliman raises interesting points in this informative video. God created us free; So, how to avoid being enslaved by addiction, even to halal substances? Do not become a victim of addiction and arm yourself with the …

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Unveiling the Dark Secret: Sexual Addictions

Editor’s note: This is a 2-part series tackling sexual addictions among Muslims from a Psychological point of view. You can find part one here. Both cases of part one illustrate Sexual Addiction. The first example may illustrate an environmental-social model of addiction and the second a possible biological etiology. Sexual Addiction is a real addiction as any …

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Why Can't Muslims Gamble? What's Wrong With It?

Short Answer: Because gambling is an “abomination, of Satan’s handiwork”, according to God’s words in the Quran. It is a violation of justice, a waste of God’s blessings, it’s addictive, it incites hatred & envy, it often goes hand-in-hand with alcohol, it leads to laziness, it feeds greed, and it makes one never satisfied with …


My Son, the Computer Addict

As-Salamu ‘Alaykum,  Balance is an important lesson that we have to teach our children from the time they are born. We have to use a combination of restrictions and limits, especially on things like TV (e.g. only one hour per day allowed), in addition to providing them with ideas, motivation and examples on how to …

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Surviving Net: Are You Addict?

Swarmeena, a 22-year-old woman says, “Sad as it may seem, I can’t see myself living without the Internet. When I get home from college at 6:00 p.m., I take my coffee and head towards the computer. I’ll sit there just surfing the Net until about 12:00 a.m. most nights. My relationship with friends and family …

How to Overcome My Addiction, OCD, and Fears?

How to Overcome My Addiction, OCD, and Fears?

In this counseling answer: “I suggest you seek professional therapy for your ongoing issues. It will take some weeks of ongoing intervention. However, in the meantime, you can do a number of things to ease your current problems including most importantly seeking to strengthen and increase your faith, finding comfort in the remembrance of Allah …

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