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Islam the Cure For U.S. Suicide Rate, Says Muslim Scholar

EXCLUSIVE: Islam the Cure For Alarming U.S. Suicide Rate, Says Muslim Scholar

A muslim imam prays in the mosque in downtown Sofia on April 5, 2013. Bulgaria is hoping to stop protest-driven suicides, including self-immolations, that have swept the country in recent weeks by organising prayers for all faiths and free psychological counselling.

by Ali Waked
24 Apr 2016, Breitbart

JAFFA, Israel – The reason suicides in the United States reached a nearly three decade record is the absence of the right religion, i.e. Islam, Dr. Abdullah Maqat, a former senior lecturer in Islamic religion at Gaza’s Islamic University, contended to Breitbart Jerusalem in an interview.

Maqat was reacting to a study released on Friday by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) that found suicide rates in the U.S. have increased to a percentage of 13 per 100,000 people, reportedly the highest rate since 1986.

“The right religion induces tranquility, will power and self-acceptance, and invites people to enjoy life based on the rules of religion,” he said.

However, he said, “in America as in most Western societies there are anarchy and moral emptiness on all levels and in every aspect of life, and that leads to suicide. This moral, cultural, intellectual and religious emptiness has a much bigger impact on the person that their financial circumstances.”

“Moral values, solid religious affiliation and belief in the rules that the real religion dictates and most importantly their implementation significantly reduce the risk of suicide,” he said.

“Islam is beyond doubt the right religion that helps a man fix his life at the personal, spiritual, social and financial levels, because the rules are very clear, especially if they were properly implemented. Hence, the person is morally sound, despite the difficulties of life and someinfluences. Evidently, suicide is minimal in Muslim societies as opposed to Western ones, primarily the US. Those who commit suicide in Islamic countries simply lack faith and don’t suffer from the emptiness that a deficient set of social and moral values instigates.”

The recently revealed suicide statistics attest to why so many Americans and Westerners have chosen to convert to Islam, he continued. “It changed their lives, made them more content, happy and satisfied in a way they had not felt before their conversion. They understand that the Quran and Prophet Mohammed’s decrees hold the key to happiness.”

“I speak to many Westerners who converted, and they tell me that only now they understand the meaning of life and that materialism – the real essence of Western living – has expelled all other meanings of life.

They say what we say all the time: that despite the better financial situation and the seemingly numerous opportunities that it brings about, these societies are about to fall apart morally.”

Asked by Breitbart Jerusalem why some of the most backward societies are Islamic, Maqat said that “Western propaganda has tried to link Islam and the poor state of Islamic societies, but I’m saying that socially and personally, the Muslim is more at ease with himself and his surroundings. Of course, Islamic societies cope with much greater distress, but that’s because of our politicians, not our religion. Evidently, there are fewer suicides and mental problems here. The powerful societies of the West are only seemingly so, and will not survive in the long run.”

“Despite the difficult political situation, in Islamic societies there are a set of rules that define the relationship between the individuals –between children and adults, within and between families – in contrast to the increasingly frequent cases in the West of young people beating their parents, running away from home and suffering from alienation.

“The emptiness that is endemic to the American and Western societies leads people to lose their appetite for life. It’s not surprising that once your moral and religious foundations are fraught, and decadence and moral abandon become a norm, the individual breaks up. The moral collapse leads to social problems like alcohol and drug abuse, as well as many other immoral and obscene habits, and from there the road to suicide is very short.”



7 thoughts on “Islam the Cure For U.S. Suicide Rate, Says Muslim Scholar

  1. So you think raping babies and killing who ever you want will stop suicides ? You are deranged
    go back to the hole you crawled out of

    – Jacq



  2. So you think if people follow a cult that kills and rapes babies that there will be less sucidies are you retarded we don’t want what you are selling …get out of our country go be a man fight for yours


  3. I agree, islam could be a cure for the U.S suicide rate, only not in the same way that they see it.

    If islam takes hold, they will likely kill all non-believers before they have a chance to commit suicide.


  4. Many Muslims have no idea what they talk about. They think their religion is the most perfect, which only goes to show how blind they must be not to see the absurdities and abnormalities of their religion which has succeeded in making Islamic societies the most backward in values and knowledge. Can some Muslim enlighten us as to why on earth Muslim migrants and refugees are flocking to the West and not to Saudi Arabia or Pakistan or Bangladesh or other Muslim countries on planet earth?


  5. wow- does he hear himself… he talks about the “rules” of this faith, “rules” means u are not free to make u’r own choices, to live freely, to think and/or question for u’rself, to educate and learn what one may be interested in which may not fall in place with those so-called rules in that rule book of this religion, to dress in the fashion one wants to dress, or to come and go as one pleases, or if one chooses a career over having children in their relationship, or to marry outside this faith or to fall in love and not have their marriage arranged for them, again would be against their so-called rules/religion, etc etc etc. This is one big hypocritical pile of BS rhetoric about suicide.

    So tell us again u know what u’r talking about when daily in u’r culture and rule book religion someone is strapping a bomb on themselves and blowing themselves up- note the word- suicide bombers, but that’s okay cuz their murdering others along with them, right…. are u kidding me.

    Here’s an idea, when u clean up u’r own people and religion, then come preach to the rest of us, until then clean up u’r own suicide rates in u’r culture/faith, and u’r people, and the countries u all invade, period.


  6. Dr. Abdullah Maqat, a former senior lecturer in Islamic religion at Gaza’s Islamic University, contended to Breitbart Jerusalem in an interview. No surprise he lives in la la land. What if its cause is increased Muslim migration and muslim terrorism pressuring the community? That must be a cause of stress to some people. Maybe its muslims suiciding. Does the survey reveal the ethnic breakdown of the suicides? Oh NO that would be racist.


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