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Alcohol should not be allowed in Qatar because Qatar is predominantly an Islamic nation. About 77.5 % of the population is Islam, which is the majority. Only 8.5% of the population is Christian while other religions are encompassed in the remaining 14%. Alcoholism should be strongly forbidden in Qatar under whatsoever circumstance, and the government should maintain a zero-tolerance rate on alcohol consumption. The reasons for this stand are discussed below in two major approaches; a religious approach and a health approach.
Islam takes a holistic approach to the well-being and health of human beings. It does not compromise on alcohol consumption at any level either in small or in large amounts. The Glorious Quran prohibits alcohol consumption in a verse and I quote, “intoxication and gambling are an abomination from Satan and orders us to avoid them” (Quran 5: 90). The Quran states that alcohol is one of the tools that Satan uses to distract people from true worship of God. Alcohol makes people to engage in sinful behavior such as indecent sexual behavior and unruliness. People also tend to forget praying to God when they engage in drinking alcohol. Islam is a community-based faith, where the welfare of an individual is the concern of the whole community. Therefore, the Quran strongly forbids alcoholism because it has negative effects on an individual. In turn, these effects could result in disgrace, shame, regret on the drunkard and the community at large. Alcoholism could cause the economy of a nation to be in recession. This is because alcoholics neglect their responsibilities and duties, which contribute to the building of a nation. The Quran does not support this because it is for the growth of all the people in a nation.
On the other hand, alcohol has adverse effects on human health. First, it causes cancer of the kidney, stomach and in some cases, liver cancer. Alcoholism also alters digestion of vital nutrients that the bod.............
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