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.”