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Are drugs such as weed, and pot allowed in Islam?

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  • The prohibition of alcohol in Islam.
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    Allah Almighty Said in the Holy Quran:

    Allah Almighty said: "O ye who believe! Intoxicants and gambling, (dedication of) stones, and (divination by) arrows, are an abomination,- of Satan's handwork: eschew such (abomination), that ye may prosper.  Satan's plan is (but) to excite enmity and hatred between you, with intoxicants and gambling, and hinder you from the remembrance of God, and from prayer: will ye not then abstain?   (The Noble Quran, 5:90-91)"

    Eschew all abominations.  And will you not abstain from all abominations?  The abominations include all intoxicants, gambling and all harmful things.

      

    Well, since Islam doesn't allow drinking alcohol for the sake of protecting the body from harm (Noble Verse 2:219), then it is quite simple and obvious that it would prohibit use of harmful drugs such as weed and pot.

    Just because drugs were not known 1400 years ago to mankind, and were not mentioned in the Noble Quran, it doesn't make it in anyway lawful to use without a doctor's prescription such as in the case of marawana.

    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)"

    Illegal drugs such as weed and pot do cause intoxication.  Therefore, a large or small amount of it is clearly prohibited in Islam.

     

    A continuation to my answer from Vipor Poison; may Allah Almighty always be pleased with him:

    "I just read the new articles you posted and thought that i should say this.   In your article about Drugs http://www.answering-christianity.com/drugs.htm   the Quran does not say "Alcohol" it usues the word "Khamar" which means "Intoxicant". And a drug such as weed or pot and others comes in this category.

    The quran says in Noble Verse 2:219: "They ask you about intoxicants and games of chance. Say: In both of them there is a great sin and means of profit for men, and THEIR SIN IS GREATER THAN THEIR PROFIT. And they ask you as to what they should spend.  Say: What you can spare. Thus does Allah make clear to you the communications, that you may ponder."

    The quran says that since the bad effects are greater than the good effects in them therefore they are not allowed. It does not say that just because there is harm in them. I mean in case of a patient in need of Marawana or some other intoxicating drug, the drug for that patient will have MORE GOOD THAN BAD. And so will be legal for him/her. this is the criterion set by the Quran.

    By the way, will you be surprised to know that this is the same criterion that the FDA usues to pass drugs today."

     

    My response to Vipor Poison:

    Allah Almighty and His Prophet Muhammad peace be upon him ordered us to stay away from alcohol.

    Again, Allah Almighty said: "O ye who believe! Intoxicants and gambling, (dedication of) stones, and (divination by) arrows, are an abomination,- of Satan's handwork: eschew such (abomination), that ye may prosper.  Satan's plan is (but) to excite enmity and hatred between you, with intoxicants and gambling, and hinder you from the remembrance of God, and from prayer: will ye not then abstain?   (The Noble Quran, 5:90-91)"

    Alcohol in any quantity is not allowed in Islam.  "Anas reported that Allah's Apostle (may peace be upon him) used to strike forty times with shoes and palm branches (in case of drinking of) wine. The rest of the hadith is the same and there is no mention of pastures and towns.  (Translation of Sahih Muslim, The Book Pertaining to Punishments Prescribed by Islam (Kitab Al-Hudud), Book 017, Number 4230)"

    As for the "profits" of alcohol in Noble Verse 2:219 above, alcohol like drugs and like snake and other animals' poisons have cure in it for Mankind.  Pretty much in everything that Allah Almighty created, there is good in it.  This doesn't make everything lawful for us.  In the case of alcohol and drugs today, yes it should not be allowed for anyone to use them without any doctor's prescription under the Islamic Law.

     

    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)"

    Alcohol does cause intoxication.  Therefore, a large or small amount of it is clearly prohibited in Islam.

      

      

      

      

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