I have two muslim friends....one who gets pissed most weekends and one who hasnt touched a drop, nor has the desire to!
I think its pretty mixed these days
unfortunatley i know a few.... im a muslim myself, does that mean that smoking cannabis and drinking are similar?
I'm a muslim, and I've never had a drink and inshallah never will but a growing number of muslims, especially in my area, seem to be drinking. Which I believe is down to overly strict parents being in almost an opposite polar environment. What I mean by that is, the parents restrict their kids, telling them not to drink do drugs etc. but when the kids go out they see its happening left, right and centre especially in a binge drinking/partying society therefore concluding its perfectly fine and gives a cause to rebel, to try it.
This is where muslim/british friction originates from; as the muslim parents see that the environment their kids are brought up in doesn't affirm their beliefs, infact it contradicts it, so they try and impose changes in the environment to keep their kids on the straight and narrow. But this is opposed by the non-muslim public; as it plays no part in their beliefs and so theres a clash of cultures - causing levels of segregation/hatred etc which is pretty evident nowadays.
There's no easy way to deal with this- but I believe its due the parents are too strict. Speaking from experience my parents weren't strict at all, they told me what was acceptable and what wasn't, they told me everything I needed to know. They didn't force me to do anything, but I followed from example and I chose to follow Islam coherently. I suppose thats the difference, most muslim drinkers were brought up with overly strict parents, so the choice was never there.
nope i don't but like almost everyone on here i know plenty who do