ZC Moro Community leaders to strengthen campaign against illegal drugs

Moro community core leaders in Barangay Baliwasan, Zamboanga City held meeting to tackle appropriate approaches in line with their exerted efforts in information-drive campaign against illegal drugs particularly “Shabu” (Methamphetamine) in Moro dominated barangays in Zamboanga City. 

The meeting aims to raise public awareness on the menace and ill-effects brought by Illegal drugs that destroy one’s well-being and society as a whole. This was also in consonance and support with President Duterte’s administration war on illegal drugs.

Tirso Tahir of Bangsamoro Leadership and Management Institute (BLMI) Tirso Tahir assisted the Moro Community and Religious leaders in holding similar activities mostly in Moro dominated barangays in the city. 

This kind of activity can help boost government’s advocacy against the use and proliferation of Illegal-drugs in the city, a Moro Community leader said. 

In Islam, all substances be it in powder, liquid and etc. that can intoxicate and destroy a person’s mind and body are Haram (Forbidden) as what Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) said in Hadiths

“Every intoxicant is forbidden - Sahih Muslim, (Volume 3, Hadith 4962)

It is also implicitly mentioned in Noble Qur’an as follows:

"O you who have believed, indeed, intoxicants, gambling, [sacrificing on] stone alters [to other than Allah], and divining arrows are but defilement from the work of Satan, so avoid it that you may be successful.” -Surah Al-Maidah: 90 (5:90).

In the past, various productive activities conducted in the community level such as capacity-building, peace advocacy and community organizing were carried out and facilitated by BLMI in line with its thematic thrusts in partnership with non-government organizations (NGO’s) and Moro Community and Religious leaders.