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Is Bible and Quran the true word of God, "The Economist case against addictive substance"

Azmat, Hayat and Saeed, Akhtar (2012): Is Bible and Quran the true word of God, "The Economist case against addictive substance".

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Abstract

The use of addictive substances is one of the most critical issues facing humanity since time immemorial. The ground reality exhibits that there are direct relationship of drug use with violence, corruption, incest and numerous other immoral and corrupt activities. The present study therefore made an attempt to exhibit and highlights the policy prescription provided by economists and different religions. Towards addictive substances the policy prescription of economists are usually based on confusion and contradiction. One group of economists encourages the prohibition of addictive substances, while another influential group propagates the philosophy of lasses faire and market economy. This influential group of economist advocates that all addictive substances should be legalized on the basis of their strength and effectiveness. Like Judaism the Christian church also encourage the use of addictive substances through the ceremony of Eucharist, Sacred Meal, and Holy Communion. In sharp contrast Islam consider addictive substances as the mother of all evils and ills. In the philosophy of Islam, on one side the production and consumption of addictive substances are strictly prohibited, while on the other side through moral education the use of addictive substances are discouraged.

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