Muslim scholar: Islam the remedy for high U.S. suicide rate

Muslim scholar: Islam the remedy for high U.S. suicide rate
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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. …

“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.”

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