Fatwa: # 16592
Category: Jurisprudence and Rulings...
Country: South Africa
Date: 16th April 2008

Title

Is it permissable for a muslim to smoke marajuana? if one has already done so how long would one have to wait before one can make 5 daily namaaz and ask for forgiveness?

Question

Is it permissable for a muslim to smoke marajuana? if one has already done so how long would one have to wait before one can make 5 daily namaaz and ask for forgiveness?

Answer

In the name of Allah, Most Gracious, Most Merciful

Assalaamu `alaykum waRahmatullahi Wabarakatuh

Marijuana is an intoxicant and haram like all other intoxicants. Nabi صلى الله عليه و سلم prohibited from anything which causes a lapse to the mind.

عن أم سلمة قالت نهى رسول الله -صلى الله عليه وسلم- عن كل مسكر ومفتر.

سنن أبى داود - (ج 2 / ص 163 سعيد)

Umm Salma رضى الله عنها reports that Nabi صلى الله عليه و سلم prohibited from every intoxicant and anything which causes a lapse to the mind. (Abu Dawood 2/163 Saeed)

Ibn Umar رضى الله عنه narrates that Nabi صلى الله عليه و سلم said:

عن ابن عمر قال قال رسول الله -صلى الله عليه وسلم-

كل مسكر خمر وكل مسكر حرام ومن مات وهو يشرب الخمر يدمنها لم يشربها فى الآخر

سنن أبى داود - (ج 2 / ص 162سعيد)

Every intoxicant is khamr, and every intoxicant is prohibited. He who dies whilst in the habit of taking intoxicants will not have of the intoxicants of the hereafter”

(Abu Dawood 2/162 Saeed)

Therefore one should immediately turn towards Allah Ta’ala, ask for forgiveness and start performing five daily salah. Do not become despondent from the mercy of Allah Ta’ala. Allah Ta’ala says in the Noble Quran

 قل يا عبادي الذين أسرفوا على أنفسهم لا تقنطوا من رحمة الله إن الله يغفر الذنوب جميعا

إنه هو الغفور الرحيم (الزمر 53)

“Say to my servants who have wrong themselves don’t loose hope in the mercy of Allah for verily Allah forgives all sins. Verily He is the Most Forgiving Most Merciful. (39/53)

Allah Ta’ala mentions in the Noble Quran:

ورحمتي وسعت كل شيء (الاعراف 156)

“And My mercy encompasses all things” (7/156)

Nabi صلى الله عليه و سلم said:

عن ابن عمر عن النبى -صلى الله عليه وسلم- قال « إن الله يقبل توبة العبد ما لم يغرغر »

سنن الترمذى ج 2 ص 194 سعيد

 “Verily Allah Ta’ala accepts the repentance of his servant as long as he his not in the throws of death” (Tirmidhi 2/194 Saeed)

One should also make dua and ask Allah Ta’ala for help and steadfastness.

And Allah knows best

Wassalam

Ml. Ishaq E. Moosa,
Student Darul Iftaa

Checked and Approved by:

Mufti Ebrahim Desai
Darul Iftaa

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