Is it haram to smoke marijuana in islam? and is the smoking of tobacco permitted?
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haram to smoke marijuana in islam?
the smoking of tobacco permitted?
why is there a difference?
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Allah says in the Holy
Quran Chapter 5 Surah Maidah verses 90-91:
90 O ye who believe! Intoxicants and
gambling, (dedication of) stones, and (divination by) arrows, are an
abomination of the Shaytaan's handiwork;
Eschew such (abomination) that ye may prosper.
91 The Shaytaan's plan is (but)
to excite enmity and hatred between you with intoxicants and gambling, and hinder you from the remembrance of Allah
and from prayer: will ye not then
Sunan of Abu-Dawood Hadith 3679 Narrated by Aisha
I heard the Messenger of Allah (saws)
say: “Every intoxicant is haraam; if a quantity of anything causes
intoxication, a handful of it is (also)
Al-Tirmidhi Hadith 2776 Narrated by Anas ibn Malik
Allah's Messenger (saws) invoked the curse of
Allah on ten people in connection with wine: the wine-presser, the one who has
it pressed, the one who drinks it, the one who conveys it, the one to whom it
is conveyed, the one who serves it, the one who sells it, the one who benefits
from the price paid for it, the one who buys it, and the one for whom it is
4477 Narrated by Jabir ibn Abdullah
The Prophet (peace
be upon him) said, "He who believes in Allah and the Last Day, must not (even)
sit at a cloth (or table, etc.) where wine is being circulated."
that intoxicates when consumed is absolutely forbidden for the believers, who sincerely believe in Allah and the Last
Day. There is absolutely no doubt that the
consumption of the drug marijuana intoxicates; thus even to approach it, leave
alone consume it, would be absolutely prohibited for the believers.
Cigarettes, cigars, ‘sheesha’, or tobacco smoking were not
available or prevalent at the time of the Revelation of the Quran, thus there
is no specific mention of tobacco smoking in the Quran or the Sunnah. Thus it is upto the jurists and the scholars
in Islam to come to a consensus regarding its ruling and verdict in light of
the guidance of the Quran and the Sunnah.
Allah says in the Holy
Quran Chapter 4 Surah Nisaa verse 29:
O ye who believe! Eat not up your property among yourselves in
vanities: but let there be amongst you traffic and trade by mutual
good-will: nor kill (or destroy)
yourselves: for verily Allah hath been to you Most Merciful.
Allah Says in the Holy
Quran Chapter 2 Surah Baqarah verse 195:
And spend of your
substance in the cause of Allah, and
make not your own hands contribute to your destruction, but do good; for Allah loveth those who do
Allah Says in the Holy Quran Chapter 7 Surah
Aaraaf verse 157:
157 "Those who follow the Messenger, the unlettered Prophet
(Mohamed (saws)), whom they find mentioned in their own (Scriptures); in the
Torah and the Gospel; for he (saws) commands them what is just and forbids them
what is evil: he allows them as lawful what is ‘tayyebaat’ (good and pure) and prohibits
them from what is ‘khabaayith’ (bad and impure); He (saws) releases them from their heavy
burdens and from the yokes that are upon them.
So it is those who believe in him, honor him, help him, and follow the
Light which is sent down with him; it is they who will prosper."
The absolute majority of the scholars (and even the
scientific world for that matter!) are unanimous in their opinion that any kind
of tobacco smoking is extremely dangerous to one’s and others’ health, and
tantamount to the violation of the above commands of the above quoted verses of
Surah Nisaa and Surah Baqarah where Allah Subhanah commands the believers ‘not
to kill or destroy yourselves’ nor ‘make your own hands contribute to your
destruction’! Besides, in light of the
clear guidance of the above quoted verse of Surah Aaraaf, every ‘khabaayith’
(evil, bad, impure thing, etc.) is forbidden to the believers.
To declare a substance ‘haraam’ or ‘halaal’ is the sole
and exclusive Right of Allah and His Messenger (saws) alone. Because the likes of cigarettes, cigars,
‘sheesha’ or tobacco smoking, etc. are not specifically declared ‘haraam’ by
name in the Quran and the Sunnah, the good scholars have abstained from
declaring it as ‘haraam. But the absolute majority of the scholars are of the opinion
that since tobacco smoking seriously harms one’s health and is amongst the
‘khabaayith’ (evil, bad, impure substances); it is definitely closer to the
‘haraam’ than to the ‘halaal’. And
Allah Alone Knows Best.
Whatever written of Truth and benefit is only
due to Allah’s Assistance and Guidance, and whatever of error is of me
alone. Allah Alone Knows Best and He is
the Only Source of Strength.
Your brother and
well wisher in Islam,