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Islam

Step 1: Being responsible for the consequences of your deeds.

Principle: Honesty

The Qur'an frequently depicts unbelievers as having hearts which are diseased. This belief is in alignment with the medical model of addiction - for those who meet the criteria of dependence, it is a disease. It also aligns with the fundamental belief that those who do not have spirituality in their life, experience dis - ease for which they continually seek external means of fulfillment. In Islam, Allah provides the solution which again parallels the 3rd Step - submission to the will of Allah.

Text or Verse

The avarice of plenitude keeps you occupied
Till you reach the grave.
But you will come to know soon;
Indeed you will come to know soon.
And yet if you knew with positive knowledge
You have indeed to behold Hell;
Then you will see it with the eye of certainty.
Then on that day you will surely be asked about the verity of pleasures.
The Qur'an 102:1-8

Do not confound the truth with falsehood, nor knowingly conceal the truth.
The Suras of Mecca

Practice

Following is a list of actions which are prohibited by the Qur'an:

  • Assist others in committing sin(s) or injustice(s)
  • Be indifferent to the wrath of Allah
  • Deny the existence of miracles
  • Deny life everafter
  • Deny the need for obedience to Islamic Law
  • Refuse to commemorate the holy names of Allah
  • Ridicule those who believe in Allah and follow the rules and practices of the Qur'an
  • Persist in committing sin

Resources

IMAN, Iranian Muslim Organization of North America (go to Links menu to connect to the web site)

IMAAM Indonesian Muslim Association in America (go to Links menu to connect to the web site)

Islamic Center of America (go to Links menu to connect to the web site)

Islamic Foundation (go to Links menu to connect to the web site)

Nation of Islam Study Center (go to Links menu to connect to the web site)

Qur'an (to order) - Islamic Discovery (go to Links menu to connect to the web site)

U.S. organization of Islam (go to Links menu to connect to the web site)

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