Is smoking marijuana haraam?
While there’s controversy about whether marijuana causes long term effects, let’s assume that the long term damage is no different than eating fatty foods or sugary drinks. It’s clearly less harmful than smoking tobacco, so it does not fall under the exact same legality.
Marijuana acts more as a hallucinogen and sedative, but I can’t find anything that explicitly forbids those. I’m thinking it may be forbidden as an intoxicant, but it is a different form of intoxication than alcohol.
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An intoxicant is defined, for legal purposes in Islam, as anything that dulls the senses and induces a state of mental fogginess (e.g. to the point where one is unaware of what one does). For example, one such principle is mentioned in the following narration from `Umar (ra)
وَالْخَمْرُ مَا خَامَرَ الْعَقْلَ
And khamr is what confuses and stupefies the mind
By qiyas (analogy) to other kinds of khamr, the scholars have declared cannabis/hemp/marijuana haram (prohibited and sinful).
There is no point in arguing about the effects of marijuana on the mind – the effects of THC are well-documented.
narrated by Ahmad in his Musnad and by Abu Dawood in his Sunan with a saheeh isnaad from Umm Salamah (may Allaah be pleased with him) who said: The Messenger of Allaah (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) forbade all kinds of intoxicants and relaxants. The scholars said that relaxants are things that cause drowsiness and languor in the limbs.
Intoxicanting: Cause (someone) to lose control of their faculties or behavior.
Relaxants: A drug used to promote relaxation or reduce tension.
Languor: The state or feeling, often pleasant, of tiredness or inertia
Ineria: A tendency to do nothing or to remain unchanged
I always blaze a doob when making a big decision. I spark one when I need to relax. When I need to think. When I am feeling mellow. When I need to feel chill. It’s not an addiction, my mind just craves being on another plane of existence. It’s not about quitting, it’s about accepting that mother nature has offered her mana and it’s called Marijuana. Get on the train or get crushed by the gears.
Such confessions leave no room for doubt that at minimum, marijuana is a relaxant, which are forbidden. At worst, marijuana is an intoxicant which is also forbidden. That confession shows hypocrisy too. He says it’s not an addiction, yet he craves the effects.
One of the greatest distinction of human beings is that Allah has given us with intelligence. Thus we can make decisions through it of what is right and what is harmful to us. We use it everyday to make important decisions. Anything that clouds our thinking ability thus lowers us from the honour that God has bestowed upon us. The things that have these properties have thus been forbidden by Allah. This includes alcohol and any type of drugs including weed.
First of all, you have to know a reason based on common sense that What Islam told us to leave, we have to leave it. Where Allah and Prophet Muhammad put Full stop, we should not go even an inch beyond it.
About your point of weed, Heroine has somewhat same effects on people, but can we make it legal?
In short, what is Haram in Islam, no matter how many benefits it has, we have to consider it Haram and avoid it at all costs..
Anything that causes intoxication is prohibited in Islam according to our beloved Prophet Muhammad peace be upon him:
Narrated Jabir ibn Abdullah: “The Prophet (peace_be_upon_him) said: If a large amount of anything causes intoxication, a small amount of it is prohibited. (Translation of Sunan Abu-Dawud, Drinks (Kitab Al-Ashribah), Book 26, Number 3673)”
“That which intoxicates in large quantities is prohibited in small quantities.” (Abu Dawud, Tirmidhi, Ibn Majah, and others, with a sound chain of narrators)
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Weed? Hadith states, anything that causes drowsiness(Even drowsiness) is forbidden. Its least amount is forbidden. So anything, that has a relation to some drug is forbidden.
You might need to consider this: Alcohol is used in medicines, but is allowed. Why? Its allowed for the cure, but if you use it as a drink. Its forbidden. Weed, marijuana, opium! If used for some cure (medical might have the answer) are allowed, else they are forbidden!
Asalam u alikum wr wb, I read it alot. Is it haraam or halal. Let me explian it. Canabis has an alkaloid component. On the level of molecule it differes from alcohol. Some Alkaloids are phycoactive. It alter state of mind. Sadis of india use it frequentlly as part of thier spiritual excersice. But using such substance, is in its core: materialism. To experiance and alter mind based on matter and dependent on matter is no spitualism at all. It is chaining ur self om matter and bound by matter. Playing with alkloid and ur mind is no purity. If you want to experince, our propheet has teached us the way. It is by fasting and avoiding somr foods. Fasting and eating properlly as propheet teached us is the proper way of true alter state. Dont forget the dhikr as part of alter state. I know what alkloid does and it is not proper way of altering mind. Beside that , using alkloid has back fire. Which is u can get possessed. If you toon ur mind on wrong frequancy, you will get the wrong signal.
It is not Haram. THC is not toxic to the brain and therefore is not an intoxicant. It is consumed in its unaltered form and has numerous health benefits that far exceed any so called intoxicant like alcohol.
A so called marijuana high is nothing like an alcohol buzz. Stop putting everything in the same bucket. Next type the doctor gives any of these “Marijuana is haram” crowd even a tylenol or pain killer, they should refuse it as it does have some mind altering chemicals present in small quantities.
i think there is a mix of personal opinion weed doesn’t do the same things as alcohol to ones mind the effects are differnt and its clear
the way pple are looking at this is same way a non drinker looks at a drinker
An intoxicant is defined, for legal purposes in Islam, as anything that dulls the senses and induces a state of mental fogginess (e.g. to the point where one is unaware of what one does).
love is an intoxicant, food is an intoxicant (oooh i cant believe i ate that much), sex is an intoxicant (you dirty girl, can’t believe you did that), are they all haraam? no they are not
alcohol was specifically mentioned, weed was around at the time of the prophet pbuh, so if Allah swt wanted to include weed then he would have told his messenger. but i dont see that anywhere in the quran or hadith
alcoholics dont become prominent leaders and thinker, physicists, engineers, artists. creativity is not born from alcohol, weed on the other hand is a different story
to each his own because at the end of the day we have to stand before Allah swt alone.
but one thing for sure, anything not done in moderation should also be considered haraam. so light up your spliff but be mindful it doesn’t get lit more than your desire for salaat
Is smoking marijuana haraam? While there’s controversy about whether marijuana causes long term effects, let’s assume that the long term damage is no different than eating fatty foods or sugary
How Does Islam Regard Cannabis And Marijuana Use?
Cannabis is a complicated and controversial topic among followers of Islam, mainly because neither their holy book, the Qur’an, nor their Prophet Muhammad (the chosen messenger of their God, Allah) directly address whether using the herb is proper or not. Some Muslims consider marijuana “ḥalāl” (which means “permissible”) and acceptable for responsible recreational use, while others think that cannabis is a narcotic that we should only use in cases of medical need.
The modern Islamic world is vast, and many ancient tribal cultures exist throughout Africa, Asia, and Europe that have traditions of using cannabis that predate the religion’s presence. In fact, the practice of using marijuana is so well-steeped in some areas that the prospect of its complete prohibition impossible, even though some Muslim-majority countries enforce some of the harshest punishments for drug crimes. For instance, followers of Sufism (a mystical movement within Islam) openly consume cannabis as part of their ritual practices and to reach higher states of consciousness.
However, most Islamic scholars and religious authorities make the argument that because marijuana has intoxicating effects on one’s state of mind and sensory perception that its status as “haram” (religiously forbidden) is unquestioned. They cite the hadith (an Arabic term for a report or saying) of Muhammad that says “If much intoxicates, then even a little is haraam” and claim that since cannabis alters our consciousness and exhibits various effects over our minds and bodies that it meets the standards as “ khamr ” – an intoxicant.
How Islam Regards Cannabis for Medicinal Purposes
The exception to this view is that the use of cannabis as a medicine is acceptable, under a physician’s guidance and supervision, just as the use of opium is permissible under necessary circumstances. Most Muslims would not consider using cannabis to treat a valid medical ailment a sinful act, but rather a necessary step to regaining one’s health.
In the end, it’s almost impossible to make a general statement about how the Islamic religion “feels” about cannabis, as much of the arguments both for and against marijuana use are based on personal interpretation. The discussion continues among Muslims about whether they believe that cannabis is permissible to use, or not.
If you wondered how the religion of Islam regards Cannabis use, you'll find this article interesting as it discusses when and if cannabis is acceptable.