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Fatwa ID: 87728
Title: Marijuana
Category: Food
Scholar: Dr. Hatem al-Haj
Date: 11/14/2012

Question

I hope that you are having a wonderful time by the time you read my quiation. i am doing a research about Marijuana and i do have a lot of qustion about it in Islam.

1-Why Marijuana should remain illegal in Islam?

2-what are the evidences in islam to show that Marijuana is haram?

3-is there in Ayah or Hadeeth to show that Marijuana is not allowed in Islam?

4-what are the side affects that Marijuana cause in Islam?

5-what about using Marijuana as a Medication to remove the pain?

Best Regards


Answer

 

All praise be to Allah and may His blessings and peace be on His last messenger,

 

Marijuana clouds one’s consciousness and impairs the judgment. Intoxicants that do that are forbidden by consensus in Islam.

In Islam, the necessity mandates exemptions, and the use of a certain substance is judged on the basis of the balance between the harm and benefit.

For individuals with severe chronic pain, the use of opiates and the likes would be permissible.

 

Allah knows best.