Yasir Qadhi – Hajj Cancellation; Medical Use of Marijuana Q&A

Yasir Qadhi
AI: Summary © The speakers discuss the history of the Middle East during the conflict, including the cancellation of the Hajj and the lack of public support for hedge causing a backlash. They also touch on the COVID-19 pandemic and the potential hedging of the virus, including the use of money for hedging and the importance of preserving life and avoiding disaster. The speakers emphasize the need for hedging to prevent future pandemics and the importance of researching and researching before making any decisions. They also discuss the use of THC in various conditions and the potential negative effects of it on one's health. They emphasize the importance of avoiding cannabidiol and THC in the use of marijuana and the potential negative effects of it on one's health.
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Salam aleikum wa rahmatullah wa barakatu Alhamdulillah. Wa salatu. was salam ala Rasulillah why the Allah he will be here, woman what I'm about. Welcome to our regular q&a session. Today we have two questions The first of them, Sister Sajida emails that she was planning to go for Hajj. But now the government has announced that the Hajj has been cancelled. And so she had saved up some money is she sinful in taking that money and using it for her other expenses, given the fact that she is saying their situation is not as financially strong as it was because of the COVID crisis. And also we have brother Taha emailing, asking my opinion about is this something permissible? Is it allowed to stop

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people for coming for hedge? So this question will be about the hedge

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regulator regulations that have come and the filthy issues pertaining to that.

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I'll start with the second question first, regarding whether it is it is permissible or not, in the end of the day, we have to deal with what we are given. I'm not in charge of this decision. It is the ministry of hygiene, the Ministry of Health that has decided this, and I am sympathetic to it overall, I understand that it is not the wisest at this stage to have millions of people from across the globe come together. The question of whether this has ever occurred in the past or not? Well, it is true that in Islamic history, there have been a number of times where the Hajj has been severely impeded. For example, in the year 317 hijra, there was an internal revolt, a fanatical sect called

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the kilometer or the cremation the kilometer. They were a very extreme fringe sect that were on the esoteric, you know, branches of Islam, and they had very bizarre beliefs that they were not considered mainstream Muslims. And they attacked the Kaaba during hygiene the year 317 very tragic state of affairs, they actually believe it or not a destroyed sections of the Kaaba, they hijacked the Blackstone, the hedgehog password, and they took it to their place in the region of the Hudson and they built a false cab over there. And so for around 20 years, there was no Blackstone. In fact, in that hedge in 317, very tragic story that actually massacred the pilgrims in front of the cab,

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and they are with a biller who the biller, they stuffed the well of zamzam with their dead bodies. These are stories that a lot of times nobody's even heard of, but these are well known incidents in Islamic history, and they rained havoc and terror for a number of years. And so after that year, when the people heard about this, they were terrified to even go so for a number of years, the Hajj dwindled, very, you know, to a very small quantity as well multiple times. There are a number of civil wars that took place in the Muslim world that prevented large caravans from coming in the third and the fourth century is multiple times specific regions in the Muslim world, were not able

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to send her her judge, obviously in the Mongol invasion as well. When the Mongols invaded Candis Han, when he invaded, the entire Muslim world was disrupted in for a number of years, the Hajj was very much symbolic, very small groups of people came also in 1798, when Napoleon invaded Egypt, there were no judge that went from the entire North African region. So imagine from Morocco all the way because, you know, the judge would go through Egypt when they come to to the Hijaz to Makkah and Medina. And so when Napoleon invaded, it disrupted the entire one of the major arteries of Hajj was completely disrupted. Now, hedge went on, but we know it was not anywhere near the numbers that they

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were accustomed to, as well. Throughout Islamic history, there have been a number of pandemics, or rather I should say, cholera outbreaks, because that's usually what occurred is that there are a number of deadly bouts of cholera. And these affected the Hajaj, the famous Egyptian historian eligibility. He mentions that in the year 1831 See, basically 150 years ago, 170 years ago, three fourths of the Hajaj died in Hajj because of a an outbreak of cholera, and in 1865, the Hajj killed over almost 20,000 people, and in those days hedge was around 80,000 is like 1/4 of the herd. So basically, within 30 years, you know, three fourths and then 1/4 of the hijackers were wiped out.

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And by the way, in 1865, the hedge actually caused, you know, meaning the people that were interacting in hydrogen they returned back it caused this this cholera outbreak to spread across the globe. So much so that they even said that, you know, eventually that outbreak even reached out

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Western world that America. And of course, at this point in time, the British and the French are ruling large segments of the Muslim world. So they're taking charge of the hygiene the 18th 19th century. And it's interesting that in the 19th century, when in the 1800s, after the mutiny after the British Raj in 1856 1857, when the British took over, the British had to organize the pilgrims of India, which was the largest group or one of the largest groups of pilgrims. And because the British are in charge, they have to have a ministry of hydro, believe it or not, they actually had a, a person stationed in Jeddah, a British, you know, person non Muslim, that's in charge of the

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judge and monitoring them. And because cholera was one of the biggest problems. So there were attempts to curb you know, the quantity of her judge. And of course, this caused a huge backlash because the Muslims felt Who are you to tell us whether we can go or not. And the British felt that, you know, we are in charge of you when you're affecting our ships, because you're coming on our ships, your color is gonna affect all of us. And so it was a there were always tensions here and there. This isn't the first time this tension is taking place. And an interesting incident took place in 1899, that the famous Rishi, the robot, the great Adam of the last century, he discusses

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that in 1899, because of the spread of cholera, French authorities attempted to curtail the Hajj they don't have the right to ban but you know, they're ruling over countries, they're ruling over North Africa. They have sections of Egypt and whatnot. And so they attempted to curb the Hajj from their own parties. They can't stop it in Mecca and Medina, but they can stop it in their own lands or the colonized lands, I should say they're ruled by these colonial powers. And the French attempted to ban their peoples from going for Hajj. And this caused a huge outbreak because again, the French were invaders The French were colonizers and the Muslim aroma felt Who are you to tell us

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that we cannot go for Hajj. And this issue reached the Grand Mufti of Egypt and greater Omar gathered together in 1899. And they discussed whether the French ban should be effective or not. And chakra shield the Buddha he talks about this in one of his his writings in gelatin, menar. And he mentioned that,

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that the race measures and Novar and the called the and the shareholders had on the move the dogma city, they came together. Amongst them, he said we share Abdul Rahman and nawawi and share AbdulQadir or Rafi and others of that era. And they all agreed that the authorities in France had no rights to tell the Muslims whether they should or they should not go for Hajj. And they said and they said that just because there's a cholera outbreak in the hijas that this should not stop the Muslims from going for Hajj, and whoever wants to go for Hajj, even if there is a sickness, then they should be allowed to go. Now, this having having said this, it should also be mentioned that

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Sharia and others, they mentioned that the French, they had a sinister motive. It wasn't the health of the project. In 1899, there was a lot of anti British and anti French sentiment going on. And there were people that wanted to get rid of these colonial powers, but they weren't allowed to meet in France or in I should say in the French occupied territories. And so mcuh became a safe haven for political dissidents across the globe to come together and to hatch plans to basically be anti British and anti French. And so the notion was they're not stopping the Muslims from going for Hajj. They're stopping political dissidents from meeting up. And so that was the goal there. In any case,

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all of this is down history lane. And by the way, just FYI, 100 years ago, as you should all know, this is something by now everybody should know that the closest pandemic that we should be familiar with is that which took place in 1917 and 1918. In the Spanish Influenza, which was global and it was from the same strain as the COVID-19. The same strain of virus that is there in the Spanish Influenza is now present is within the COVID. And in 1917, and 1918, when the Sharifs of Maccha. They ruled over that region, they did not prevent the her judge from coming even though the numbers were less than usual. Now all of this is history. In the end of the day, I'm not in charge, it

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wasn't my decision. Whether I agree or not, doesn't change the fact that any hedge has has temporarily been suspended for people outside the country. As for those inside the country, there will be a very small amount one report said 1001 reports at 10,000 People just a symbolic amount that the hedge will take place. It does appear to me and Allah knows best that this might be the first time in all of Islamic history that the hedge has been curtailed in this manner but do realize as well that the reason why it is even possible for this to happen is because of the nation states and the visas and the transportations. I mean you couldn't have stopped a hedge 500 years ago even

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if you wanted to. Her judge will come from

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Morocco, they wouldn't know what's going on. I mean, there's going to take three months for them to get to Maccha visas and stamping them. All of this is now modern stuff, you know. So getting on the airplane making sure you have your paperwork, you couldn't have done this even 200 years ago. So this notion of is there precedents or not, as I have mentioned in my, in my previous lectures about this COVID crisis, it is not my philosophy that we need precedents in the first place. To be brutally honest, I am not of the mindset that we need a precedent for every single factor that is given, as I said in a previous lecture, that this COVID crisis really has demarcated two paradigms

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from within the scholarly community. It is one paradigm that is completely averse to any change whatsoever. And they're always looking to the past and always looking for precedents. And they're saying, Who before us allowed this? And I understand and I respect to that very, you know, philosophically conservative frame of mind. But the flip side is that why are we bound by the views of people 500 years ago, 1000 years ago with our utmost respect to them, but our knowledge and our circumstances have changed. And had they been alive right now it is my belief that they would have taken advantage of the knowledge that we have. So I don't need precedents in this regard. Rather,

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the scholars of our times we should not do it single handedly neither me nor any scholar should just break away from the chains of all scholarship, we should always have, you know, groups of earlier man groups of people come together and discuss these modern issues. And by and large, as you're aware, that majority of our scholars of our times they have agreed to this to this band for for from foreigners to come. Because we don't want to exacerbate the situation. We now know how these viruses are spread. We know much more about the transmission and safety mechanisms. And this was not known even 100 years ago, it wasn't known even in the Spanish Influenza. When it occurred, we would we

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didn't know what we know now. And so we want to be safe here and of the primary pillars of our Shediac is the preservation of life. And as for the hedge, it is not being stopped, there will be a group of people that are going to be going to Hajj will take place whether it's 1000 Whether it's 10,000 Hamdulillah, the Adan will be called people being out of fat, and here's the beauty. Our Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said as we're all familiar with in naman mo bindi yet, we're in the Colibri in Manoa. All actions will be judged by intentions and everyone will get what they intended. And so I was intending to go for Hajj, I had a group of 200 people that were going to go

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with me for Hajj. So many people were intending to go for Hajj in sha Allah be certain that you had the intention, Allah will reward you for that intention. You know, there is a Hadith by Abdullah bin Abdullah also our Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said he they're stuck out to the Muslim, that if the Muslim is sick, Allah azza wa jal will say look to Willa who are further McKenna YAML right for him all that he used to do in the best of manners, go ahead and write it for him. Meaning the point of the hadith is that suppose used to pray extra prayers, then you fell sick with a fever and you weren't able to pray those Knuffle prayers, Allah will say to the angels, go ahead and write

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those Knuffle prayers and give him the maximum reward just because he had that intention to do but something came in the way so here we have as well the intention to go for hedge and circumstances you know, came between us in the hedge so called the Allah Who am I shall file Allah decrees whatever He wills happens, we accept the decree of Allah subhanho wa Taala and we understand that this was a decision that does make a logistical sense there's no need to prolong this crisis as it is it has created world Havoc why should we make it worse because you have 3 million people that are going to come and these are all going to go back to their lands you are at it is a recipe for

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disaster anybody who has gone for hygiene I've been at hamdulillah to more than 15 hedgerows Pella except Danny them or even one of them but anybody who knows goes for hygiene know you are congested you're living in tight cramped quarters you're going to be you know in crowds that you've never seen in your life you're in a tent with you know 1520 People you know the the restroom facilities I mean you are asking for disaster with that congestion. It does not make any sense this is a global pandemic, why do you want to prolong and delay the the lifting of it so I understand obviously we're all saddened I was looking for to hide I needed a break from all that is going on I needed to go and

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make dua to Allah and stand in our fat I was looking forward to it Allah knows I was looking forward to it. Could that Allah wa Masha Allah, Allah azza wa jal has decreed. So insha Allah Tala, we are going to go in Sharla next year and all of you who wanted to go this year you got the reward, and then try to go next year. Now the question that our sister had was that she had set aside some money and now most travel agents are able to return partially or fully and again, this is up to the travel agent if they're not able to return full

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be done. Again, that is their prerogative and business and you need to go to them and find out what can or cannot be done. That's not to show that he, you know, issue. It's a logistical issue. But the question now comes that she was saying, well, she is saying, our sister is saying that she had this money saved up for hedge she had intended to spend it for hedge. Now, the money is there, whether it was refunded or whether she didn't give the full amount. Now she has that money, but she needs that money because the COVID crisis has affected her or her husband's or whatever financial situation. And now she's wondering, is it permissible to utilize that money for her daily expenses, and the

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responses there is absolutely no sin on you to utilize this money. Because circumstances have changed, because the money does not become earmarked and demarcated, that you are no longer having access to it, rather, the circumstances change. And so the status of the money changes as well. Now, obviously, if you have saved up for this hedge, and you're able to keep this amount for next year's hedge, then you should do that because hedge is obligatory as soon as one is able to go this is the stronger position there are two positions in Islamic faith that can you delay a hedge for no reason? Or should you do hedge as soon as you're financially capable, you know, there's a hadith in the data

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hopefully slightly weak that somebody asked the Prophet system that one is basically hygine you're supposed to go and he said Zodwa Raha that the hadith is weak but the Some say it is from the Sahaba the concept is from other Sahaba and it is something it makes sense Zadora hill it means that you need to have enough money to take care of you on the way and on the way back and you need to have an animal or a circumstance or transportation to take you there as well. So what has happened now is that you had the money the zad you had paid for the raw hailer for the for the right but now you're saying you need this money. So if you need this money and you need to dip into it need to take all

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of it you're not cannot pay your rent or you're having problems with your bills or whatnot. Definitely there is no hemorrhage whatsoever there is no sin whatsoever that you take from this money. And if by next year you are not able to save up enough to go for hedge the hedge has been forgiven for you until you are able to save up and there is no blame on you whatsoever. Now you Calif Allahu nevsun Illa Wasaga that shed the Sharia is not something that is so difficult. So dear sister, do not feel any, any sense of blame or any sense of how to just call it an Arabic do not feel any sense of of issue. There is no sin on you to take advantage of your own money for

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circumstances that have now occurred beyond your control. And if you're able to save up at hamdulillah if not then whenever you can save up then hydro will become obligatory upon you may Allah subhanaw taala make it easy for all of us to perform the hajj. Insha Allah Allah soon.

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The next question we have brother Shamil from the UK says that someone in his family has terminal cancer, and that the doctors have advised him to use cannabis oil that has both THC and CBD B. So he says part one, is it halal to use cannabis oil as a medicine, especially in light of the treatment of cancer for his relative and point number b that if it is halal, then one of the side effects of using THC is that it puts you to sleep for extended periods of time. And so what can one do with regards to their salah? Is the salah forgiven? Or must the salah be prayed in this case?

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J so this question is about cannabis or you know the technical term you know, the cannabis is the technical term. Of course the popular term is marijuana. And of course cannabis is a psychoactive drug that is made from the cannabis plant. And the main psychoactive ingredient is THC or Tetra hydro cannabinol THC tetrahydrocannabinol. So remember this THC. Now, there is absolutely no difference of opinion amongst medical experts among scientists that THC has mental effects, it affects the brain. And these effects include euphoria, altered states of mind, distortion of the sense of time, diluting one's sense of concentration, impaired memory, impaired body movement, it

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also gives you a sense of of relaxation, and so it don't it doesn't just affect your mental state. It also affects your physical state because it impairs your reaction time and it makes you lethargic, and therefore it is very clear there is no doubt that cannabis is a narcotic. This is something that is crystal clear. Cannabis is a narcotic marijuana is a narcotic and the Sharia the term for narcotics in the Sharia is Mohammed there are Mahabharat so a Maha there. It is a drug that induces symptoms like numbness like

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drowsiness like super like lethargy, like like basically wanting to fall asleep? This is a mocha deal now. There is a technical difference between the musky rod and the Mocha Dara okay, this is a bit of filth here and inshallah It'll come in handy. We all know that alcohol is a Miskin alcohol is a type of, you know, buy alcohol Of course I mean alcoholic drinks obviously we talked about in another q&a. I talked about alcohol that is used as a solvent you know, that we talked about? We're not talking about beer and whiskey and wine, we're talking about fermented drinks, Hummer Hamid is a moose killer and our Prophet sallallahu or you send them said whatever in toxic case in large

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quantities is haram in small quantities, this is musket now. According to the stronger position amongst the scholars of our religion, the Mahabharat and the musky rod are not exactly the same in ruling Okay, not every Mohamed there is going to be considered of the mosquito okay therefore there are Mohammed there are there are broader than the mosquitoes and the Mohammed Ziraat have a different status than the mosquito out there. Shetty looks at the Mahabharat in a different category with a different lens than it does with the musket. And when it comes to the Mahabharata, when it comes to these narcotic substances, the Shetty eye does look at the uses and the causes, generally

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speaking, they will have their art you can look at the reason why it is used and pronounce a verdict based upon that. Whereas with the mascara, it doesn't matter what use it for the mascara are all haram and the simplest example that all of us will understand is that before you do an operation, you know the anesthesiologist comes and he knocks you out okay? After the operation, you know, you might have to take morphine, okay? Morphine is a type of model, okay? Or when you're knocked out that's a type of you know, you can put that you can categorize that as a type of Mikado and it is permissible to be knocked out before you get into surgery. Okay, that's not muscularity, it is not

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an intoxication. It is something that has effects that in at some level they overlap but there is also a difference between them. And with this in mind, we also need to before we move on, so I talked about THC in the cannabis and the THC is what causes the high or the elation. There is one more substance that you should be familiar with. And that is cannabinoid or the CBD. And the CBD is different than the THC the CBD is that which causes the numbness or the lethargy, that's different okay to to feel numb and to feel calm. That generally comes with the CBD. The THC is what makes you euphoric. Or your mind goes as the they go do you get stoned do you get high that's what the THC

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does now both of these substances are are present in in the the cannabis however, how it is produced, how it is manufactured, how it is sold, you have different percentages and concentrations of THC and CBD. I hope that is clear. Okay, that the final product, you know, these days in America, almost half the states they permit cannabis use for medicinal purposes. And very few states even have it for recreational purposes as well. And so the final product, it has many different varieties is not just one and some of these products, they have higher percentages of CBD and others have higher percentages of THC. And remember it is the THC that causes you to be high and it is the CBD

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that causes you to be more on the calm side. Now, given that overall, cannabis or marijuana does indeed cause that feeling of euphoria, along with the clouding of the senses. Okay, there is no question that when cannabis is used recreationally, ie to have fun, ie to get high, when you use cannabis just for the sake of entertainment, right just for the sake of fun, there is no question and I do not know of any reputable scholar that has another opinion that this Mohamed there will take the ruling of the mosquito it will take the ruling of alcohol and therefore what intoxicating in large quantities will be haram in small quantities. And that is why the position of all of the

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fuqaha that I'm familiar with is that marijuana in all of its forms is impermissible to use or to inhale or to in any way ingest for the sake of pleasure and recreation. So marijuana, cannabis, anything that is derived from this that is ingested for the purpose of pleasure for the purpose of recreation, it takes the ruling of the mosquito and it will be haram and anybody who does so is sinful in the eyes of Allah subhanho wa Taala That having been said as we

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said the Mahabharat and the Mossad are not always the same. And therefore, there are variations of cannabis in which the CBD component is found in the more higher concentrations than the THC. And generally speaking, it is those products that are said to be of benefit for a very, very specific very narrow range of medicinal issues. For example, epilepsy for example, to numb the side effects of radiotherapy so I'm assuming your relative your cousin or whoever it is your sister by the way, Allah azza wa jal cure her and or him and make it easy for them and for all of you, it's a very difficult situation terminal cancer, and I can only you know, you know, make do and you know, it's a

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very difficult situation and may Allah make it all easy for for the entire family. So generally speaking, the cannabis that is prescribed for, for cancer patients or for epileptic patients, it is a type of cannabis in which the CBD component is the more pronounced one rather than the THC. And there is some discernible effect, as far as the modern literature says, for very specific issues, like as we said, epilepsy, or like the side effects of some types of radiotherapy, where the CBD does actually have a a calming and soothing effect. And it helps to cope with that pain, or with the bouts of epilepsy. And therefore, with respect to medicinal usages, a number of modern councils,

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including the fifth Council of North America have said that in genuine cases of medicinal need, and every council that says this stresses that don't make it a game, don't just say, Oh, I have a headache, and I have a need. Everybody knows that that's what's happening in you know, the modern world that you just go and say I have a migraine, I need my prescription for for marijuana, you know, that doesn't work that way. That's why most councils they say, in order to allow for this concession because it is going to be allowed in the end, as you already have figured out. You must have a reputable Muslim doctor. Why are Muslim doctors not that we don't trust a non Muslim, but we

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expect the Muslim to understand the dangers of opening this door because marijuana is a gateway drug. Everybody knows this. Every study has shown this that even if marijuana is not as bad as let's say crack cocaine, the Sharia is not based on Is it as bad as or not when it comes to haram or Halal when something is haram no doubt the sin might be worse if it is worse, but it is still haram. Just because beer is not as intoxicating as vodka or rum. It doesn't mean that beer is halal. You know, it's still haram beer is haram and vodka is haram. So a lot of these youth, a lot of our youth they feel that, you know, our scholars are not aware of the photos of marijuana and whatnot. And they

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feel that oh, it's no big deal. And the fact of the matter is that we are fully aware of this issue, and we understand that it's not as bad as other drugs out there. But it does not change the fact that it is a narcotic and even if it is the least narcotic, it is still narcotic. And it is a gateway as study after study has shown that once you open this door, you want more and more and so even from the from the venue of closing the avenues or something called closing the doors to evil in the shady I said do they are evil from this

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avenue that we want to shut this door and also from the fact that there is no doubt that marijuana is a narcotic and a drug, we say that it is haram recreationally. However, as we said Mohammed and whiskey are not the same ruling according to the more precise definition of the more Yanni. There are some aroma with them, by the way, they just lumped them all together. And that's the only way I can understand that but it's not the same and I'll give you some examples at the end that clearly demonstrate that it is not the same the Mohammed is not the same as the musket and they give you examples of morphine as well for example and others of this nature. Now, as I said here that the

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fifth Council and others they have said that if there is a genuine medicinal need that has been testified by a reputable Muslim Doctor Who understands how evil this this chapter is, that it is the lesser of the two evils if a child is having epileptic fits and taking a type of cannabis, you know, that has CBD in it that calms the epilepsy or there's somebody struggling with a great amount of pain because of the cancer radio radiation and the the cannabis helps them to cope with that and helps them to cope with the side effects of not vomiting and what not in this case is the lesser of two evils right this is not recreational and therefore in that case, it will be allowed because the

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muhajir is not musket you are never allowed to take mosquito for the sake of medicine. Our profits are seldom said when a person came and said I take a drink alcohol to help me you know with my disease. The Profit System said it is not to cure

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It is a disease, alcohol when I say alcohol, I mean of course, alcoholic drinks, they are the disease there is never a circumstance that you will take you know wine or beer for the sake of medicine that's not going to work. It's not a medicine it is the disease. However, the Mohammed is not the musket, as we said, and the Hadith or the mascara that the Prophet system said that it is not a cure, it is a disease, it does not apply to the other category of substances called the Mahabharata. And it is allowed to ingest that which is Mohiuddin for the sake of averting a bigger disaster or a bigger calamity. And I gave the examples of epileptic fits or people that are having

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side effects because of radiation or whatever, that if it is noticed and demonstrated, and of course, you know, the doctors or the Muslim doctor will know the cases then in sha Allah, Allah, it is permissible to do and by the way, just as a footnote here, that this whole this whole conversation about Mohawk and musket, it plays a broader role than just cannabis. The classic example here is is nutmeg. Or one can even say vanilla extract in some sense, even though that's a slightly different case, but still, nutmeg is the classic example here. In our culture in Indian Pakistani culture, nutmeg is very, very common. We use it for many, many cuisines and the average

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you know, Buxton Indian Mongolia household, it has nutmeg in its cabinet. And a lot of people don't know this but in fact not mag is a type of Mohamed there that if it is used in large quantities, and it has been used by the native Indians, they would use it to get high on nutmeg they have a way that they will do this and they will become high and every few years or something you hear a case in the news of you know, some lady or some man they drink too much of their nutmeg, you know, they have a drink eggnog that they put not magnetic and so, sometimes they put by accident or sometimes on purpose and they become you know, intoxicated by the nutmeg or they have effects and they have to go

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to the hospital. So nutmeg is a mohawk that now is not made haram. If we were to say it is haram a lot of our you know cooks and our aunties will be very angry that How dare you are making this haram and the response is that well firstly, some Obama did say that nutmeg is haram because as I said, some aroma did not differentiate between Mohammed and musket and they said everything that is modern will take the ruling of musket and it is there that position however, the more discerning of the aroma and the more research and the based and the ones who look in deeper and not are not superficial or simplistic, they understand that Mohammed is not the same as muscular and this is

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something that I are going to have many quotes here. So for example, the famous Shafi familia rumley He was asked in his fatawa Is it allowed to use nutmeg or not? And he said by the way, nutmeg is called juice urthleaf Is it allowed to use nutmeg or not? And he said, Yes, it is allowed if it is used in small quantities. However, if it is used in large quantities, it will be how long this is one of the greatest Shaeffer imams are wrongly

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also in the Hanafi vokra Dermatol. Again, they were asked about nutmeg. And he said that that which is used for fitness for in SDR medulla Khalili Minh Hoja is becolourful Kadri muda in the HoH room that it is permissible to use small quantities of nutmeg and other substances he has a list over here of what what what constitutes Muhammad why because in small quantities as all of us know from our culture, a small quantity of nutmeg has no impact whatsoever you don't get high or elation or euphoria nothing is nothing that happens a large quantity will impact you now, if not make had been mu skill then it would be haram to take even a speck of it because what did the process that I'm say

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mascara cathedral for kalido Haram whatever and toxic is in large will be haram and small. But nutmeg is not a musket. And similarly CBD is not a musket, it is invalid. So if there is a reason to do it, that is greater and this is something that again, you weigh every substance so don't assume that nutmeg and CBD have the same ruling. They're in the same category, the same genus, they're both Mahabharat. But then the scholar the 40, looks at the impact of CBD looks at the impact of nutmeg. So yes, nutmeg and CBD are in the same category of Mahabharat. But the ruling is not going to be exactly the same because we know CBD does have an impact even at small quantities that nutmeg does

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not nutmeg in small quantities, has no impact other than flavor, absolutely no impact other than flavor. So there is no you know, even Cara, you can use it without any prohibition, a small quantity for your food to change the taste. As for CBD, it does have an impact. And that impact should not therefore be done recreationally. We don't want to open this door whatsoever. If it is something that is genuinely done, for the sake of battling a bigger issue or a bigger disease than it

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Shoulder it is permissible and I want to read to you. The first two are from the third Council North America. You will find it on its website but I want to read to you so that you are familiar with it. The field Council has a fatwa that is was issued on December 2 2018. On the use of marijuana question, what is the Islamic stance on using marijuana for recreational or medical or medical purposes answer. The field Council recognizes that the cannabis plant, which is used to produce marijuana contains high concentrations of two chemicals tetrahydrocannabinol THC, and cannabidiol, which is CBD. THC is the psychoactive and causes consumers to alter their experience of reality,

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causing them to become high or intoxicated. CBD on the other hand does not cause such an effect. The prohibition of alcoholic beverages is well known in Islam. Muslim scholars throughout history have explained that wine was prohibited due to its intoxicating effects Iscar and that any other substance which results in the same must have the same ruling. Furthermore, the Prophet sallallahu sallam said every intoxicant is like wine, and every intoxicant is haram. Therefore, any use of marijuana, which can make a user intoxicated is forbidden in Islam, this is the recreational side. Now the photo goes on. Some contemporary research argues that cannabis with varying concentrations

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of THC and CBD may be an effective treatment for certain diseases such as relieving nausea for chemotherapy patients, or increasing appetite for HIV AIDS patients are reducing pain for neurological disorders and autoimmune diseases like arthritis. Some preparations of cannabis of the cannabis plant contain a higher amount of CBD and a lower amount of THC. If these products do not intoxicate a user when consumed in large quantities, they are permissible to use in Islam for medical purposes only. Okay. So this is very clear in this fatwa that if it does not intoxicate and it is needed. And this as I said, this is when the CBD is, is the one that is emphasized rather than

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the THC. The photo goes on. There are some preparations of the cannabis plant with higher levels of THC, that are claimed to be more effective for certain illnesses when used as medicine. Now we're entering a gray area here, many scholars of the Hanafi and Shafi School of Islamic law accept that it is permissible to use unlawful substances such as pig byproducts for medicinal purposes, when there is no alternative available, and it is known that the cure lies in the medication. The fifth Council adopts a similar position but cautions that these conditions must strictly be observed since it is common for people to claim flimsy excuses such as minor aches and pains as an excuse to use

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marijuana in order to get intoxicated. Now before I move on, so the first council demarcate two categories of substances The first of them is that the product that is being used has the emphasis is on the CBD, there's a high amount of CBD and a lower amount of THC. And generally speaking, such substances do not intoxicate even when used in larger quantities. And in that circumstance, there is really no problem to use these products for medicinal purposes. And by the way, there are certain creams and lotions and whatnot that have CBD and hardly any THC. And if you were to apply, you know the whole bottle on you, it will not impact you in any manner that is of course permitted because

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there is no THC or the THC is so negligible that it has no impact on you. We're not talking about the photo is not talking about that, because that doesn't even apply. The fact we're saying is that there is an amount of THC, but it's not enough to really bring about that intoxication. And the main purpose would be to combat the effective to have an effective treatment for certain diseases. In this case, they said it is permissible for medicinal use. Now, they then entered a gray area, what if the THC is indeed higher? What if there is an amount of intoxication and the fatwa simply says it's a gray area? You know, really it's a case by case basis. Look at the the the the sickness and

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how bad it is? And is it really worth getting this, you know, substance involved and if there is no alternative, then some aroma have allowed the use of haram. But how can we here we mean here non alcoholic haram because there's, as we said, Mohammed, and there's, as we said, whiskey rotten. There's other things as well. So again, pick products, for example. Right? I mean, again, the issue comes for example, there was a case that I had to deal with that.

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The heart of a young girl was you know, there was some issue and there was some tissue that needed to be put in the heart. And the doctor said that you know, for whatever reason, the only tissue that

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would work is that is coming from a pig, okay and obviously Danny the fatwa here is completely permissible she's not going to live if she doesn't get that tissue replacement. And so, you use that you know pig part because it is Laura it is something that is necessity and in that type of life and death situation then of course, it is completely permitted. So, the point being that when the pain or when the suffering is so bad, and a substance is calming or helping in a certain level, the substance is not going to be musket is going to be more harder. In this case, the Hanafi and Shafi schools, many of them they allow the use of that which is haram, for medicinal purposes, if it is

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proven that there is no alternative and there is a cure in that. And the final point of the field Council is that the field councils warns Muslims from investing in the marijuana industry since the overwhelming majority of his business is for recreational purposes. The Council also encourages that more research be done on the medical benefits of marijuana to determine whether there is any other substitutes for the psychoactive preparations of the product and treating illnesses and quote, in other words, sorry, you can't invest in marijuana stocks, you're not going to get rich off of that. And even if you do, there's going to be no Baraka do not invest in marijuana stocks. And the field

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counsel is saying that Muslim doctors need to verify, because we don't know, is this being hyped up the use of medicinal marijuana? Is there an alternative or not? We don't know. So we encourage doctors, we encourage scientists to do research to find out that is there an alternative that we don't have to worry about those that are not? And whether this is an actual genuine medicine in the circumstances? Because still, you know, I mean, again, I'm not a medical expert, but what I've spoken to a number of doctors in the field, doctors themselves disagree amongst themselves that is this something effective or not. So it's not the job of Rolla ma to give specific prescriptions, the

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roadmap speak in generalities, and the doctors then take those generalities the general rule has been explained to you. And that is that the Muhaddith and the muscular are not the same. And the Muhaddith can be used, if there is an overwhelming need a medicinal need. And that is why morphine is allowed when you're in extreme pain. Even though there are effects of morphine that are generally speaking not to allow you would not be allowed to take morphine for recreational use, but it is allowed when you need to numb the pain. When you go into an operation, you need to basically be knocked out, that is completely allowed. Otherwise, you're not supposed to do that for recreational

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purposes, you're not supposed to take anything that will intentionally knock you out. You don't do that. But now there's a greater good and that greater good is the surgery is the procedure that needs to be done. It cannot be done when you are awake. So understand this point, we'll have there and Musco and generally speaking Mahabharat take the ruling of muscular art when they are used for pleasure. Is that clear? That should be very clear now that the rod and the musky rod take the same ruling, I need to point out here.

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They take the same ruling that it is how long but some of our fuqaha have said that the head punishment will be less for the Muhaddith than it will be for the musket and some officers. So again, that's a bit of a controversy. But that's separate, but they are they will take the same ruling when it comes to a sin. However, if the Mohammed is used for medicinal purposes, then the ruling changes. And we have a little bit more leeway as we said in this regard. Now, the final question that our brother had here is that the cancer patient,

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he says that if he or she has to take it, and then they are knocked out, they're otherwise incapacitated, they cannot pray. He is asking is the prayer forgiven? Or should we have the person make up the prayer afterwards? So to answer this question, we can state that generally speaking, when a person is sick, especially in this type of extreme pain, high fever or terminal cancer and radiotherapy going on, then it is completely permissible 100% Halal to combine go ahead and answer and Macaronesia as if you were traveling right so just like when you're traveling you pray the Lord and also together at one time and then Mikado in Asia at one time so to when you're in extreme

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illness or pain, radio, you know therapy, all of this stuff, it is permissible that you do so if you're able to take this you know substance this this cannabis this medicinal cannabis, such that you have prayed you're the harasser and then you take this for pain relief and then by the time you wake up or you you're you're able to then your market of inertia will come without any halogen inshallah that is ideal. And again, so go ahead and also you take it as one timeframe market of inertia at the beginning of Monome all the way till fajr that is one timeframe. And if you're able to that perfect however, if you're not able to and the pain is too severe and

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and you are forced to take and the the amount basically knocks you out. In this case you are forgiven from the job of praying but you are not forgiven from the job of Kabbalah. So, and this goes back to the Hadith of the Prophet sallallahu Sallam that manana Ana Salah to Vanessa for new Salah indica Raha lack of Allah Tala Illa Dalek that whoever amongst you forgets to pray or you know, accidentally oversteps the prayer, the let him pray when he remembers, there is no cathedra other than there is no explanation, you know, you don't have to do anything more other than to make up the prayer that you miss. Now, in this case, you know, we can give him the same ruling, even

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though he didn't forget but he intentionally went to sleep but he was excused like he needed to put himself to sleep or he needed to take the medication for the pain. So in this case, we say that dear brother or sister if you must take this medication to battle your pain, and it knocks you out, if you are not able to, you know, schedule it such that you're doing Announcer And then McGraw minutia is prayed in his proper time, then you may take it now you can live for low enough and Elissa warmer Giada Alia confit. Dinniman how much? Well Anushka the higher the dinner whodunnit la Halima so many a hadith about don't make Islam difficult. Halligan was not their own. Those who make Islam too

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strict and whatnot have destroyed themselves. You do all we can reduce her Allah wants to make things easy. Now Ebola there are the Sharia has come for you sir, for some aha there are so many principles of filth that state we do not make the religion more difficult. This is a person suffering from terminal cancer, they're having serious pain Subhanallah you're going to tell this person that don't take the medication on the contrary, if they're able to, as we said scheduled go out if not take the medication. If you're knocked out when you wake up, then you make up the Salawat that you missed when you were knocked out And subhanAllah if you're not able to pray standing the

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preceding if not then lying down. This is a Hadith of the prophets of Allah who I sent them suddenly caught him and failed them tested for clarity they fed them to certify the jump, pray standing up. If you cannot then pray sitting down. If you cannot do then on your side, whatever situation you can do. And if you cannot even you know go to the bathroom and then do we'll do in front of us a little bit of water. If water cannot touch your skin do Tammam Subhanallah don't make Islam more difficult. Allah wants to make this easy. And the Sharia has given you all of these concessions. So the bottom line and to summarize and conclude long photo, but it was necessary. There is no question that

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marijuana in all of its forms is haram when it is used for recreation. And I remind all of my brothers and sisters, especially the young brothers and sisters to fear Allah subhanho wa Taala and do not take this as a joke. This is not a joke. This is not a joke, you're opening up the door of shaytaan. When you think that is a trivial matter, you're opening up the door of shaytaan you're causing issues with your prayer with your concentration with spending money, you're causing issue with having companions that are evil, everything about the industry is evil and the whole entertainment the whole issue of this this this drug, it is a gate, a stepping stone a gate gateway

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to far worse than this. And it is something that is definitely sinful in the eyes of Allah subhanaw taala repent to Allah subhanho wa Taala and get rid of this. As for those that have genuine medical issues and reputable Muslim doctors have said to them that certain you know compounds that have CBD would help them in sha Allah for them it is not the same as the recreational use and if there is a need then indeed Allah knows and they have to answer to in front of Allah you don't come to me you know whether you need it or not and your doctor will consult with you if there is a genuine need then insha Allah to Allah it is permitted for the greater good and ALLAH SubhanA wa Taala knows best

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I will see you in sha Allah Tala next week for our next q&a Set Mr. Mohammed Salah he will barakato

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