Originally Posted by beleiver
This is where your lack of knowledge is really shining.
Here's the thing bro, the majority of Muslim scholars deem music as haram. In fact, did you know that instruments were created by Shaytan?? Do you know the story of Sheeth (as)?? Music has been around since the beginning of time to create mixing between the sexes. How many musicians have taken their own life by what you consider as a possible cure for depression?? How many of them taken drugs, overdosed, etc to escape their realities? We do not even need Islam to teach us that these things are forbidden, just look at society, look at the environments that music is bred in. It is not that these things CAN distract us, it is that they WILL
. They will destroy us. That is their sole purpose. Shaytan's sole purpose is to distract us, manipulate us, water-down our faith until it is weak and easily exploited. Even with knowledge at our finger tips, people STILL lack knowledge. And when it comes to Islam, a little knowledge is very dangerous. You think just because google is there there is nothing else to learn?? You are very wrong. Your version Islam cannot be applicable to the rest of society. It doesn't work. Islam as it is though works for everyone, it is their devotion to it that is the problem.
Secondly Allah sent down the prophet pbuh to teach us beyond what lies in the Quran. What he deems as unnacceptable is unacceptable to Allah. Allah tells us multiple times in the Quran to OBEY the prophet, OBEY the messenger, FOLLOW him. If Allah is to tell us this, who are you or anyone else to say His sunnah is WRONG? If music, drugs, everything you want to include in your life is acceptable or there is the slightest of good in it, then there's no doubt that it would be heavily promoted in Islam. But it is not, not even slightly. The only reason it is ever a topic is because of how widely these things have spread and how corrupted people's hearts have become because of it. Secondly, you're throwing the word shirk around, I wonder if you even know what it means? How can you put the banning of drugs in line with idols/associating partners to Allah? Is that how important drugs are to you?? If you want to live in a diluted reality, that is up to you. But the prophets have been through much worse than you or I ever have gone through, and I have not seen one hadith, one ayah, one legitimate fatwa that says subdue your minds with drugs, excessive laughter and music because life's hard boys and gals. I would think that if anyone deserved some ease in their lives it is them first and foremost.
In regards to drugs allowed in the medical community, not all drugs are acceptable simply because science or the medical community deems them acceptable. And if something is banned even by the disbelievers because they find harm in it, then why shouldn't it be banned by Islam as well? And even if it is banned, if there is something which is a cure for an illness then it may be allowed. Intoxicant is not too broad of a term. Just because you may find a little bit of benefit in it, does not mean it cures you. It just clouds your brain with folly and fantasies..it's your little escape. Well we need to open our eyes not close them. You don't need a crutch to find reliance in Allah. Your reliance in Allah should be stronger than a drug.
And again, for the sake of knowledge you really need to study more Islam. You can't just pick and choose what you want out of the religion and consider it islam. If you reject the Sunnah aspect of it, then it is not Islam and in fact you are rejecting Allah's commandments to obey the prophet and follow him. And I don't know why you think laughter is forbidden. It is not. There's a verse in the Quran which says "that it is he who grants laughter and tears." There's no such state as being happy all the time or being sad all the time. You have to find contentment and hold on to it. Excessive laughter does deaden the heart, there's no doubt about that. If you hear comedians, they say that "laughter is a medicine," "laughter distracts you from your problems" "laughter makes you forget"...and then the content of their jokes are quite dark, inappropriate, and even based in insulting Allah, but the people in the audience just laugh it off of course, because even though their core ideals, their Lord, their morals got insulted, it was still funny. But hey, go ahead and laugh your heart out :)