Muslim group partners with temperance body

"A sacred campaign"
The Islamic Society of North America, a leading Muslim umbrella group, is partnering with the National Temperance and Prohibition Council to work on reducing alcohol consumption. The council, which includes Christian-based temperance groups, was hosted for its annual meeting in mid-March at the Islamic headquarters in Plainfield, Indiana.

“We share the same feeling about temperance and prohibition and consider this a sacred campaign,” Sayyid Syeed, secretary-general of the society, told council members, according to the Associated Press. The society joined the temperance council last year—“a powerful boost for us,” said Allen Rice, a clergyman with the Michigan Interfaith Council on Alcohol Problems. “They will bring numbers, resources and inspiration.”


This article is available to subscribers only. Please subscribe for full access—subscriptions begin at $2.95. Already have an online account? Log in now. Already a print subscriber? Create an online account for no additional cost.

This article is available to subscribers only.

To post a comment, log inregister, or use the Facebook comment box.