Quench Not Thine Own Light
W. B. Basbir Pickard (B.A. Cantab)
The present article presents in short the disadvantages of consuming intoxicants and dallying in activities such as gambling and the advantages of staying away from such activities.
"Guard thyself against the insidious evils of intoxicants and games of chance.” As stated in several Verses of the Holy Qur’an such as: 2:219; 4:43; 5:90-91.
In a few brief sentences I am called upon to strengthen the bulwarks of humanity against an insidious, fair-seeming evil, that, armed with the shining nets of pleasure, entangles and ensnares the unsuspecting.
The victim once ensnared, an onlooker can recognise the poisonous nature of the evil, can see the poison eating its ways into the reason, corroding the sources of vitality and corrupting the sense of proportion, beclouding the clear judgement of what is good and what is evil, of what is right and what is wrong.
With this brief exordium, let me proceed in