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Salaams, brothers and sisters. Please take the time to read this, I know its a huge post, but please help a brother in need of guidance.

I am a 24 year old Muslim from India. I pray my salaah often (not as much as I would like, InshaAllah, I will pray more). I constantly (like 4-5 times an hour) read ayat-ul-kursi or one of the 4 Qul Surahs, or recite Allah-hu-Akbar or Alhamdulillah or Ashadu-an-la-ilaha-illallah-wa-ashadu-anna-muhammadan-abduhu-wa-rasooluhu. I always remember Allah.

I want to know whether using marijuana is allowed in Islam, or whether it is makroo, or haraam.

I know that most of you out there will say that anything that intoxicates you is outright haraam, but lets take a moment to define "intoxication".

In my opinion, intoxication, when speaking from an Islamic standpoint, is a mental state where a person cannot bear witness to the fact that there is no deity worthy of worship except Allah SWT and Muhammad SAW is his messenger. A mental state where a person only wants to act upon his primal instincts without second thought, or concern for consequences and/or liabilities. A state of inebriation where only base desires and instincts are considered. A state of mind where a man cannot speak properly and/or forgets Allah and his messenger, his books, his angels and jinns and the final day of judgement.

Now, I have been smoking marijuana for about 6 years. I feel that it has made me a more open-minded person (verily, everything in the Heavens and Earth is sent from Allah since infinite time), I'm not trying to say that marijuana has made me awesome or anything, all I'm saying is that it has opened my mind to new ways of thinking and experiencing or interpreting situations and phenomena in the same way as a work of literature or art would have. It has enabled me to be more empathetic and understanding, its made me a calmer person, less anxious. It's made me more inclined towards studying and understanding things we usually take for granted. It's made me more able to appreciate art in all its forms, to understand the mood and mental state of the artist. I understand the math behind art and the math behind science, at least how much we have defined as "science". It's enabled me to explore parts of my mind that I would not venture into because something else would distract me. It's enhanced my focus in this way. I feel lighter and less worried, I'm able to let go of things I usually hold on to like grudges and enmities. I'm able to come to terms with traumatic instances in my childhood, like being picked on at school, or being talked down to by teachers, or being insulted and ragged. (These are all verifiable changes I've noticed in myself since before and after taking marijuana, of course, I could be wrong and it could be because of something else entirely.).

I'm not an atheist and I believe that science is only what we have been able to define so far. Many theories and concepts in science, physics, astro-physics, etc. exist only as hypothesis, hanging on very weak experiments (whose results may have been mis-read or mis-interpreted), and only exist because they cannot be disproved by any yet known method of scientific exploration. Much in the same way that many of Einstein's theories are being proved wrong now.

There are many questions I have that are unanswered. Like, Allah puts everything in people's paths. Marijuana was put before me by Allah SWT, but I want to know whether it was some kind of a test, like whether I would take it, or whether it was given to me as some kind of answer to my anxiety, or my questions about life. I don't know, I'm very lost and confused right now, I hope I'm not committing a sin by asking these questions. Verily, Allah knows my intentions are pure and for knowledge only.

The reason I'm feeling so lost and confused is because, on some level deep down, I feel that taking marijuana is bad. I don't know if its because the Governments of the world have deemed it "illegal" or whether its because we've been told all our lives that things like this are "wrong" or whether its because I'm programmed in such a way as to feel guilty for being associated with it.

Brothers and sisters, please answer my questions. You'd really be helping me out.

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closed Aug 23 '13 at 02:38 sadie ♦ 1.6k313 sadie's gravatar image

If you accept an answer you can click on the check mark by the answer your most satisfied with.

(Apr 26 '13 at 03:11) sadie ♦ sadie's gravatar image

But none of the posts here really answer my question. I want to keep this open until I find that answer, if that's okay?

(Apr 26 '13 at 04:40) HamzaC HamzaC's gravatar image

What needs to be answered?

(Apr 26 '13 at 08:47) sadie ♦ sadie's gravatar image

Paragraph 5 when you speak about intoxication, doesn't make since because alcohol is an intoxicant and a person can still do all those things under the influence yet we all know without a doubt its haraaaam.

(Apr 26 '13 at 08:51) sadie ♦ sadie's gravatar image

It's a test.

(Apr 26 '13 at 08:53) sadie ♦ sadie's gravatar image

Your guilt has already answered you

(Apr 26 '13 at 08:54) sadie ♦ sadie's gravatar image

Alcohol inhibits your brain's neuro-receptors and thins out your blood. It makes people act like animals. It even takes away their ability to walk straight. It makes people violent, abhorrent and egotistic. It makes people slur their words, and more often than not, makes them unaware of what they're saying. Alcohol is a true intoxicant in all senses of the word because it could take you to a place in your mind where you would not be able to bear witness to the fact that there is no deity worthy of worship except Allah and Muhammad (SAW) is final messenger. Marijuana does none of these things.

(Apr 26 '13 at 08:56) HamzaC HamzaC's gravatar image
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Brother ... Listen I understand your wanting justification for smoking marijuana. In Islam it simply won't happen. And there are different levels of intoxication, the worst level being maybe they couldn't remember la ilaha illallah , and all other levels they could. Still its haram . I'll leave it open for now but not much longer.

(Apr 26 '13 at 09:03) sadie ♦ sadie's gravatar image

I'm inclined to believe you when you say that it's a test, sadie, because that seems like the only logical conclusion by the process of elimination. I still need answers, I still need a sign.

(Apr 26 '13 at 09:03) HamzaC HamzaC's gravatar image

My guilt may be the result of early conditioning. Like other things I've grown up and realized were okay, but were wrong when I was a child.

(Apr 26 '13 at 09:04) HamzaC HamzaC's gravatar image

Hamzac brother its time for thus question to be closed, unless by chance you feel unanswered in something , let me know.

(May 20 '13 at 03:15) sadie ♦ sadie's gravatar image
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The question has been closed for the following reason "Problem is not reproducible or outdated" by sadie Aug 23 '13 at 02:38

Dear Brother, It is an intoxicant so it's Haram, Haram, Haram, whether you are high or drunk it has the same ruling of it being used. While science has shown medical benefits of it to subside intense pain there is no justification for recreational use as it alters your state of mind. This substance remains in your body long after it's use and you pray carrying this intoxicant in your body. This plant/drug is like alcohol that opens other doors for you to commit sins. The fact that you state; a part of you knows it's bad is a way of you telling yourself you should not be doing it and not programing or its issue of legality; you subconsciously know its not right for you. You mention it's benefits of how it has helped you yet you say you are lost and confused.

If you have made up your mind that justifies its use, then only Allah can help you understand right from wrong. And Allah knows best.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a8yHH9KrWXI

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Thank you for your input. I completely agree that marijuana shows you a lot of opportunities to commit sins which are related/unrelated to the trip you're on, but Alhamdulillah, I've managed to keep myself in check and not walk down those roads. It's much the same as anything else. When I'd shifted schools from a conservative boys-only school to a co-ed institution which had people who's inhibitions were lower than my own, I saw doors of sin open for me very easily. It was up to me to walk the path and not stray. Marijuana is a lot the same.

(Apr 20 '13 at 10:49) HamzaC HamzaC's gravatar image

Alaykum Salam.Haram brother and no way around it.

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answered 1.6k313 sadie's gravatar image

Exactly, what I want to know is - Why is it haraam? I mean, for what reason?

(Apr 08 '13 at 03:53) HamzaC HamzaC's gravatar image

If scholars say smoking cigarettes is haram . Then smoking marijuana that has more chemicals ECT. Would also be haram and it makes you high. Intoxicating ie under the influence. Think about it , would you go to prayer after you smoked marijuana?

(Apr 08 '13 at 04:01) sadie ♦ sadie's gravatar image

Brilliant, I was waiting for someone to ask that question. Of course I would not pray under the influence of marijuana because it'd feel as though I was disrespecting Islam and Allah's command in a terrible way. Although, what if I smoked after Isha and slept by around 1-ish?

I would also like you to define what you think being high, or as you put it, "under the influence" is. Please don't see this as a sarcastic comment or anything, I really just want to learn.

And I'd like to clarify by saying that the marijuana I smoke has not been chemically altered or spliced, it's just the plant.

(Apr 08 '13 at 04:05) HamzaC HamzaC's gravatar image

And also, I'm constantly reciting ayat-ul-kursi, etc. Whether I'm "high" or not. Always.

(Apr 08 '13 at 04:07) HamzaC HamzaC's gravatar image

Ok 1). It takes 30days give or take for your body to be clean of it. 2).look at what you wrote... Your going to prayer with intention to do it after prayer... Hmmm can't say that's good right? 3).one hit the devil's won . 4.) I made a choice when I embraced Islam. Prayer or smoking. I don't smoke now its been almost one year. What will you choose?

(Apr 08 '13 at 04:20) sadie ♦ sadie's gravatar image

Me going to prayer with the intention of doing it after prayer is bad only if I establish that "doing it" is completely wrong on all levels.

To me, it seems the same as going to prayer with the intention of coming back home and reading a book or playing football.

MashaAllah I'm happy for you that you chose to quit, but what I want to know is, why is it considered haraam.

I'm on the fence here, I can see both sides, and I can see where the fence ends and both sides become one. I'm just waiting for a sign that shows me how to get there, or either side.

(Apr 08 '13 at 05:23) HamzaC HamzaC's gravatar image

Insha Allah I hope your shown in clear view what you need to do. Good luck to you. And if your not sure about it. It is better to be safe than sorry !

(Apr 08 '13 at 14:32) sadie ♦ sadie's gravatar image

I hope so too, thank you for your very valuable input. May Allah grant you peace and fulfillment in this life and the next.

(Apr 08 '13 at 18:23) HamzaC HamzaC's gravatar image

If I may ask you one last question. Why do you, as an individual, consider it haraam?

I hope to Allah that I'm not inciting doubt in your heart about the decisions you've made. I just want to know

(Apr 08 '13 at 18:25) HamzaC HamzaC's gravatar image

I relapsed once after I quit. Came home that night and did night prayer. The next day I went to take a nap after noon prayer and I had an experience I will never forget. Allah was angry for me . I have not touched it since alhamdulillah

(Apr 10 '13 at 05:50) sadie ♦ sadie's gravatar image

Wow, that really sounds like quite an experience. MashaAllah, you seem to be pretty well sorted out about this whole scene. Thank you, again, for taking the time to post. I really do appreciate it. If you have any links or references that you think may help me, I'd like to see those too. Thank you.

(Apr 10 '13 at 05:58) HamzaC HamzaC's gravatar image

Down below Light has given some good references. If that may suffice let me know if you need more.

(Apr 10 '13 at 15:46) sadie ♦ sadie's gravatar image

Have you joined the community forum yet?

(Apr 21 '13 at 04:16) sadie ♦ sadie's gravatar image

No, how do I do that?

(Apr 22 '13 at 05:38) HamzaC HamzaC's gravatar image

Go at the top right corner of the screen to community forum. And join

(Apr 22 '13 at 12:17) sadie ♦ sadie's gravatar image

We would love to have you in this site, its for more personal questions.

(Apr 22 '13 at 12:18) sadie ♦ sadie's gravatar image

For some reason my posts aren't showing up on the community page. It says I'm the last contributor, but I can't see the post.

(Apr 27 '13 at 10:38) HamzaC HamzaC's gravatar image

Oh, never mind. Just saw it.

(Apr 27 '13 at 10:38) HamzaC HamzaC's gravatar image
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Killing yourself is haraam

marijuana kills you

bam

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answered 153 Meemo2's gravatar image

By the same logic, so does eating pizza.

(May 19 '13 at 05:03) HamzaC HamzaC's gravatar image

you know what? go ahead!

smoke marijuana.. see where that gets on you on the day of judgement

cant say nobody warned you

(May 19 '13 at 20:52) Meemo2 Meemo2's gravatar image

also you can just ask a scholar

unless you of course, decide to argue with them too

(May 19 '13 at 20:53) Meemo2 Meemo2's gravatar image

As-salamu 'alaykum wa rah-matul lah

I'm not sure when this was posted but I found this on the internet while looking for the same answer.

Most people who say it is Haraam say that it is like alcohol, which is 100% false. Anyone saying it's like alcohol is blowing air our their backside in response to lack of knowledge regarding the properties and effects of the plant. It has little to no harm from what I can see, have read and been told. I'm waiting for them to make cannabis legal so they can perform more tests so we can be more definite on what is said about the plant, but based on research already done, there is more benefit than harm.

I wouldn't smoke before praying either, I wouldn't put anything before praying unless it was urgent/an emergency.

So far in my search for the same answer you're looking, I'm leaning more toward it not being as "haraam" as people say, but just as anything else, we need to limit ourselves and not overdo it.

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Dear hamzac, I find your post was really interesting. Most of it is because I experienced them too. It opened my eyes and made me think, made me see this world in a different angle, different perspective from what I was seeing it before.

Still, the holy Quran didn't mention anything about cannabis, only khamr, which is fermented grape and that is haram. But still, one hadith states: "If much intoxicates, then even a little is haram." So this surely puts weed as haram. (Please verify these infos as I took all of these only from wiki :D)

So my question, is high from taking weed, can be referred to intoxicates as if we are taking alcohol? Because the effect, as I can assure all of you, is different from alcohol. I took weed and I drive, I go to class, I did everything that I was supposed to do as a student. Nothing changes. But alcohol, it is totally different from weed. We can't drive, we can't make decision, and we became aggressive under its influenced. It is totally chemicals(man-made), whereas weed on the other hand are natural(plants made by God). That is my comparison between weed and alcohol.

Now, let me compare weed with cigarette. Again, cigarettes are man-made, highly toxificated, and it also affects anyone who inhaled it. Cigarettes are proven to cause cancer and it is killing people for more than a century. Weed on the other hand, doesn't not have any of these effects. NONE. Anyone that does not believe my statement are welcomed to dig it yourself. Weed cause you nothing bad, only that people would say we would become LAZY.

Man, anyone who is lazy will kept be a lazy unless they change that. Allah had stated in Quran that He will not change the fate of a human being unless he himself change his fate. I took weed and it turns out okay for me. I live my everyday life, not just sit in my room smoking pots like it were in the movies. For me, taking it MADE ME THINK and I loves to think. :D

Another thing, it is true that weed are labelled as the gateway drug. Means that weed is only the first level, after that, we are more likely to be taking something more, eg. other drugs, crystal meth, cocaine. But let me assure you, taking weed did not made us take those drugs. Again, it is our choice to take or not to take those drugs. Weed are labelled as the gateway drug simply because it is the cheapest of all. And why is that? Because it came from plant. Those drug in the other side of the wall, is chemicals, made by human, and simply gives the pleasure which weeds cannot give us. That is why people take those drugs.

Anyway, someone please look into this, http://khidr.org/cannabis.htm

I stumbled upon this when I was searching for Prophet Khidr. I think, they were saying weed have some connection to do with the green prophet. I don't really understand it and for someone who have knowledge in this, I am asking for your help. Btw, it's nice to have all of you brothers and sisters which still care for the others. Thanks :D

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It is haram because ALLAH SUBHANA WAT'ALA SAID IN HIS KITAB THAT: DONT KILL YOURSELF.AND THE SCIENTIST SAID SMOKERS ARE LIABLE TO DIE YOUNG.and also there is no different between marijuana and cigarette. Indirectly the Scholars confirm that smoker are killing their selves gradually.which means they are against ALLAH SUBHANA WAT'ALA COMMAND. Also,what will make yo go against ALLAH SUBHANA WAT'ALA COMMAND,DO NOT DO IT.

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First off, there is a big difference between marijuana and cigarettes. I'd invite you to search Google if there wasn't so much false information out there.

There is a way of taking marijuana without having to smoke it, just extracting the THC from it through a vaporizer. I've done it, and I know what I'm talking about when I say marijuana is different from cigarettes. There is no tar content, no smoke residue, no gunpowder rings, etc.

And smoking cigarettes has been a huge grey area in terms of halal or haraam, many scholars and priests I've spoken to are of the opinion that it is makrooh.

(Apr 08 '13 at 05:18) HamzaC HamzaC's gravatar image

its haraam

(Apr 08 '13 at 10:21) TeenMuslim ♦ TeenMuslim's gravatar image

Yes, I have a feeling I understand why you might say that, what I want to know is WHY it's haraam.

(Apr 08 '13 at 18:27) HamzaC HamzaC's gravatar image

Do you not feel ashamed for trying to make things not permissible, when they are not mentioned in the Qur'an as haraam?

Genesis 1:29

Then God said, "I give you every seed-bearing plant on the face of the whole earth and every tree that has fruit with seed in it. They will be yours for food.

Genesis 1:30

And to all the beasts of the earth and all the birds in the sky and all the creatures that move along the ground--everything that has the breath of life in it--I give every green plant for food." And it was so.

Genesis 1:31

God saw all that he had made, and it was very good. And there was evening, and there was morning--the sixth day.

Here is a question though: If the law of your land specifically outlaws marijuana, and their are is potential punishment involved for the use thereof, why would you risk using it?

Do you desire the harvest of this life, or of the hereafter?

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Salaams.

Please understand that I am not trying to "make" anything permissible, or vice-versa. Allah is almighty and all-knowing and he makes the rules. I urge you again to read my original post, I only want to know WHY it is considered haraam.

I appreciate the time you took to quote Genesis, but I'm afraid I did not understand the purpose of mentioning these three verses.

Rastafarianism is a kind of religion or set of beliefs that is based on a different interpretation of the Bible. I urge you to research it.

(Apr 10 '13 at 03:56) HamzaC HamzaC's gravatar image

As far as the law of the land goes, they aren't very clear on why marijuana is considered an illegal substance. Alcohol is perfectly legal as long as you're not driving, and it has far worse effects on people in terms of making them violent and/or abrasive, rude, nuisances. The law of the land is a human law, and human laws are limited to human thinking, which, as we all know, is quite limited and could be flawed. Well, as far as I can understand, the law here works in favor of those with ill gotten gains.

(Apr 10 '13 at 03:59) HamzaC HamzaC's gravatar image

no, I meant that towards the others, not you. They want to make people believe that certain things are haraam which are never stated in the Qur'an as being haraam. That part was not directed at you.

(Apr 10 '13 at 15:41) jook jook's gravatar image

My point in bringing up Genesis, was to show, that our God Allah the Most High, saw ALL that he made, all the plants, animals mountains grass, fruits, vegetaion, etc, etc and saw that it was GOOD. He did not say "this is evil" then start over again. So, Cannabis indica and sativa must have been included in that don't you think? :)

Also, rastafarianism is stupid to me, they want to believe that a man of recent times was the reincarnation of Jesus Christ, which is completely absurd.

Understand, all government is set up by the Creator, so why rebel against what he has allowed in place?

(Apr 10 '13 at 15:50) jook jook's gravatar image

Then its for food... And if not for food a test for those who transgress. I can't believe your saying Allah subhana WA ta'ala has made smoking marijuana lawful! Woe to you brother.

(Apr 10 '13 at 16:35) sadie ♦ sadie's gravatar image

The marijuana plant has other uses than to be smoked or ingested. Hemp is used to make ropes, bags, clothes, etc. There are practical applications to this plant as well. In the same way as coconuts can be consumed for nourishment and their outer shells can be used for fuel or be processed into floor polish, etc. The way coconut leaves can be used as roofing materials and the ribs can be used to make brooms. I don't know whether you can smoke the coconut plant as yet ;-). Jokes aside, smoking the marijuana plant does other things than just get you "high". Refer paragraph 5 of my question.

(Apr 21 '13 at 03:59) HamzaC HamzaC's gravatar image
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If anyone can give a definition with their interpretation then where would the world be today. This is the definition of Intoxication  in the dictionary 1. Stupefaction or excitement by the action of a chemical substance. 2. Exhilaration, excitement, or euphoria. 3. overpowering exhilaration or excitement of the mind or emotions.

Drugs such as marijuana, cocaine, opium, etc are all unlawful (haram) due to the various harms connected with them.

Marijuana is a psychoactive drug made from the leaves of the cannabis plant. It is usually smoked but can also be eaten. It is the most commonly used and considered to be a soft drug.

Marijuana intoxicates a person the same way alcohol does. It weakens one�s senses and the capability to reflect. Scientific research has proven that, marijuana has much harm, and could lead one in becoming an addict to other hard drugs.

The Messenger of Allah (Allah bless him & give him peace) said: �Every intoxicant is prohibited.� Sahih al-Bukhari, no. 4088)

And he (Allah bless him & give him peace) also said:

�That which intoxicates in large quantities is prohibited in small quantities.� (Abu Dawud, Tirmidhi, Ibn Majah, and others, with a sound chain of narrators)

So if it does intoxicant you if you use a large amount, then it is haram to even use a small amount. This should end the discussion right her. But I will further elaborate.

So what was the definition of intoxication again.

  1. Stupefaction or excitement by the action of a chemical substance.
  2. Exhilaration, excitement, or euphoria.
  3. overpowering exhilaration or excitement of the mind or emotions.

No matter what it has done for you. It is the side of effect and by definition the side effects are the intoxication. It is unanimously  declared haram by scholars. Not from their minds but from the evidence of the Quran and sunnah.

The science of Hadith is one that is dependent on the science of Quran but also one that is necessary for the proper understanding of Quran.

So how do we look at to help us understand the Hadith and the Quran. The scholars and why are they best of people.becuse they have the understanding of the religion 

  1. Mu`awiyah (May Allah be pleased with him) reported: The Messenger of Allah said, "When Allah wishes good for someone, He bestows upon him the understanding of Deen.'' [Al-Bukhari and Muslim].

So here there is no need to doubt the illicit nature of such modern narcotics like cocaine, heroine, etc. or such soft drugs that are available in the club scenes, places, unfortunately, visited frequently by Muslim youth in the West.

all drugs are Haram due to the fact that they intoxicate a person in one way or another. One looses the ability to think and reflect in a proper manner, and that is intoxication. If you have a local scholar, seek his advice.

This an excerpt from a man who used weed.

MAY ALLAH BLESS YOU ALL, WHETHER MUSLIM OR NON-MUSLIM...ALLAH LOVES US ALL LET'S SUBMIT TO HIM AND DO WHAT'S RIGHT! THERE IS NO FUTURE IN DRUGS..WOULD U WANT YOUR LITTLE BROTHER OR SISTER DOING DRUGS? I THINK NOT..NOT IF U HAD A HEART AND FEARED ALLAH..THINGS R EASIER TO LEARN WHEN YOU LOOK AT THEM SUBJECTIVELY.....ALLAH IS BEAUTIFUL...ALLAH IS SMARTER THEN YOU...YOU R HIS CREATION HE KNOWS U BETTER THEN U PERCEIVE. DRUGS R A TEST!!!! WHY WOULDNT HE TEST US IN LIFE? THIS LIFE WAS MADE TO BE HARD

BOTTOM LINE IS I'VE BEEN THERE AND GURANTEED I'VE DONE WAYYYYYY MORE DRUGS THEN YOU SIR. THEY ARE ALL STUPID AND PARADOXICAL. WEED MAKES U THINK EVERYTHING IS COOL, AND YOUR SO INSIGHTFUL YET U EAT EVERYTHING IN UR WAY AND BECOME A MONSTER N ALWAYS THINK ABOUT SMOKING WEED AND U GET LAZY ..ALLAH IS WISE AND HE TELLS US "NOTHING GOOD COMES FROM HARAM" AND THIS IS TRUE...LOVE ALLAH..LOVE EACH OTHER...SCREW DRUGS THEY ARE SO DUMB I WISH I NEVER TOUCHED THEM JUST BECUZ I MISSED SALAT. GOD BLESS ALL

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well right away I spotted someting false in your post. Marijuana is not made from the leaves of the plant, it is made from the flowers and buds. -_-

(Apr 10 '13 at 16:00) jook jook's gravatar image

Well if do some reaserch. Cannabis is used in three main forms: marijuana, hashish and hash oil. Marijuana is made from dried flowers and leaves of the cannabis plant.

How it looks. Dark green or brown shredded leafy material, stems, seeds, and flowers of the hemp plant.inaddition,no matter if it was made from flowers. Most leading scholars have shown evidence that it is prohibited in Islam. There is no one who endorse it

(Apr 10 '13 at 17:15) Light ♦ Light's gravatar image

Your entire answer is based around the premise that I cannot reflect and think straight when I'm on marijuana. This is not true. If anything, I feel that I can make associations, reflect, think and communicate better when I'm on it.

(Apr 20 '13 at 11:06) HamzaC HamzaC's gravatar image

It feels as though it opens doors in my mind. To think and to feel, to experience. I don't think there's anything wrong with euphoria. Being happy is good. It helps you deal with your problems, it ensures that you're good to everyone around you.

(Apr 20 '13 at 11:06) HamzaC HamzaC's gravatar image
  1. Stupefaction or excitement by a chemical reaction - marijuana is not a chemical.
  2. Exhilaration, excitement and euphoria - what would life be without these things? It's the same feeling when you get a new car, or drink a lot of coffee - is that haraam too?
  3. overpowering exhilaration or excitement of the mind or emotions - Alhamdulillah, never been overpowered by it and InshaAllah, never will be.
(Apr 20 '13 at 11:06) HamzaC HamzaC's gravatar image

The plant that grows alone without anything is a chemical, the plant that people grow had added chemicals and what you smoke isn't halal. Come on now. Its haram yesterday, today , tomorrow and forever.

(Apr 20 '13 at 13:48) sadie ♦ sadie's gravatar image

Also in our body makeup THC already exists right? So if yes then if Allah subhanahu WA ta'ala wanted a higher level he would have made us that way . But he didn't .. That in itself is a sign for those who reflect. You my brother are most definitely better without the use of marijuana. Alhamdulillah:)

(Apr 21 '13 at 02:58) sadie ♦ sadie's gravatar image
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Some people will argue that it is haraam and liken it to suicide because of the poisonous inhalation of smoke. This argument is flawed because many acts, such as driving a car, may appear suicidal, when they are, in fact, not. They are dangerous, yes, but that is all. If your intention while you smoke pot is "I am doing this to die," that is haraam. If not, you are fine. As in all things, the best approach is balance, mediation. Dependency upon any substance takes away from one's love of Allah, so as long as you are balanced, there is no wrongdoing. Some people argue that it is haraam because it is an intoxicating substance. If any substance that alters the consciousness of the individual is an intoxicant, you'd better avoid coffee or tea or any food containing sugar or caffeine, and any food that makes you feel happy, like ice cream. This, obviously, is ridiculous and impractical. The idea is to a) not develop a habit; and b) never let any substance control YOU. Assalamu alaykum.

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Walaikum-as-salaam, brother. I finally feel like someone has understood my question, instead of just bombarding me with links and telling me that it is an intoxicant. Thank you for your input. The reference you made to coffee and ice-cream make a lot of sense, as they too are "intoxicating" in the same way marijuana is. Coffee gets your work done faster, you feel wired and on edge, yet that's not considered an intoxicant. People posting here should describe or rather define what they believe an "intoxicant" to be.

(Apr 20 '13 at 10:44) HamzaC HamzaC's gravatar image

Interesting fact if I may. Thc is in your body naturally bUt when at higher or to high of levels actually causes an allergic reaction ... HAMZAC PLEASE LEAVE THIS DRUG IN SHA ALLAH YOU WILL .

(Apr 21 '13 at 03:05) sadie ♦ sadie's gravatar image

May Allah help us all to live lives that would please him, in this life and the next.

I come from a middle class family, and my life is topsy-turvy to say the least. Future seems a bit uncertain and everything, but somewhere inside me, I feel that Allah is taking care of me, its a warm comfort I feel inside no matter what problem I'm facing.

Thanks for your concern and input, sadie, it's much appreciated. It's clear that you too understand my situation. My research will continue and InshaAllah I'll have an answer to the thousands of Muslim youth that are still using it.

(Apr 21 '13 at 03:51) HamzaC HamzaC's gravatar image

Thanks for the information, sadie, researching it right now.

(Apr 21 '13 at 03:52) HamzaC HamzaC's gravatar image

anandamide (AEA) is the chemical produced that should help your research.

(Apr 21 '13 at 04:14) sadie ♦ sadie's gravatar image

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