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I wish to know in the light of Islam that is it wrong to cultivate poppy ? Keeping in mind that after cutting the crop you know that who ever is buying the poppy crop will use it for the wrong means. Does it make the cultivator as guilty as the buyer?
people are growing poppy crops and selling it for high profits. Please help me on this. Thank you.
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The cultivation of poppy by itself is not forbidden in Islam, just as the cultivation and trading in grapes is allowed. But if one has prior knowledge that the products he cultivates will be manufactured into haraam products, or if one cultivates the products with the sole intention to sell his products to those who indulge in the haraam; then he would indeed be a partner in the sin.
Al-Muwatta Hadith 42.15
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