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Islamic Position on Marijuana

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Originally published on mathabah.org

Answered by Imam Mazhar Mahmood

Question:

What is the Islamic position on marijuana? Is marijuana unlawful to smoke and consume, and why? Is it allowed to occasionally smoke a little marijuana?

Answer:

Thank you for your query. May Allāh save one and all from elements which lead to immorality, distress and degradation of our lives and communities. Āmīn

Cannabis (Marijuana) is often consumed for its psychoactive and physiological effects, which can include heightened mood or euphoria, relaxation, and an increase in appetite. Unwanted side-effects can sometimes include a decrease in short-term memory, dry mouth, impaired motor skills, reddening of the eyes, and feelings of paranoia or anxiety. (Wikipedia)

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Utensils Previously Owned by Non Muslims

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Originally posted on mathabah.org

Answered by Imam Mazhar Mahmood

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I received a gift recently from an old friend which was a cast-iron skillet, this skillet may have been used to cook non-halal meats in the past. Would it be permissible to use the skillet after de-seasoning the pan and attempting to remove all the grease over a fire or would it be better to avoid using the pan at all?

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Reference for Alcohol in Islam

Answered by Imam Mazhar Mahmood

Found on mathabah.org

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I cannot find passages that forbid alcohol or passages that shun it’s use. On the contrary, I find references that Mohammad drank alcohol. What will you say to that?

Answer:

Thank you for your query.

The prohibition of alcohol is found not only in verses of the Qur’ān and sayings of Allāh’s Messenger (peace and blessings upon him), but books which were revealed prior to the Qur’ān have also emphatically deemed alcohol as impermissible for consumption.

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