Is smoking weed Haram?

Answered according to Hanafi Fiqh by

My friends are used to weed. They even smoke weed in ramadan after every iftaar. Is it haram or not? Does it invalidate their fast or not?


In the Name of Allah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful. 

As-salāmu ‘alaykum wa-rahmatullāhi wa-barakātuh.

Cannabis, also known as marijuana among other names, is a psychoactive drug from the Cannabis plant. [1]

A psychoactive drug or psychotropic substance is a chemical substance that acts primarily upon the central nervous system where it alters brain function, resulting in temporary changes in perception, mood, consciousness and behavior. [2]

Marijuana—also called weed, herb, pot, grass, bud, ganja, Mary Jane, and a vast number of other slang terms—is a greenish-gray mixture of the dried flowers of Cannabis sativa. Some people smoke marijuana in hand-rolled cigarettes called joints; in pipes, water pipes (sometimes called bongs), or in blunts (marijuana rolled in cigar wraps). [3]

Like tobacco smoke, marijuana smoke is an irritant to the throat and lungs and can cause a heavy cough during use. It also contains levels of volatile chemicals and tar that are similar to tobacco smoke, raising concerns about risk for cancer and lung disease. [4]

People who smoke marijuana tend to hold the smoke in the lungs for a longer period of time than people who smoke tobacco. This increases the risk of lung damage. [5]

It is impermissible to smoke weed. [6]

Smoking weed after Iftar does not nullify the fast of that day or the next day. However, it could affect the spirituality and quality of one’s fast. This may affect the reward one will receive for fasting and may harm his relationship with Allah Ta’ala.

We advise you to kindly encourage your friends to quit this bad habit. Do not mix with them when they are involved in such activities.

And Allah Ta’āla Knows Best

Mohamed Ebrahim bin Ismail Abdullah 

Student – Darul Iftaa 

Pietermaritzburg, South Africa 

Checked and Approved by, 

Mufti Ebrahim Desai. 


09-02-1441| 08-10-2019 











البناية شرح الهداية (12/ 370)

ذكر صاحب ” المحيط “: أن هذا التفصيل منقول عن أبي حنيفة – رَحِمَهُ اللَّهُ -. وذكر أيضا: أن السكر من البنج حرام


وقال شيخ الإسلام خواهر زاده في ” شرحه “: أكل قليل السقمونيا، والبنج مباح للتداوي. وما زاد على ذلك إذا كان يقتل أو يذهب العقل حرام


الدر المختار شرح تنوير الأبصار وجامع البحار (ص: 312)

وفي النهر: التحقيق ما في العناية أن البنج مباح لانه حشيش، أما السكر منه فحرام.

صحيح مسلم (3/ 1586)

 وحَدَّثَنَا قُتَيْبَةُ بْنُ سَعِيدٍ، وَإِسْحَاقُ بْنُ إِبْرَاهِيمَ، وَاللَّفْظُ لِقُتَيْبَةَ، قَالَا: حَدَّثَنَا وَكِيعٌ، عَنْ شُعْبَةَ، عَنْ سَعِيدِ بْنِ أَبِي بُرْدَةَ، عَنْ أَبِيهِ، عَنْ أَبِي مُوسَى، قَالَ: بَعَثَنِي النَّبِيُّ صَلَّى اللهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ أَنَا وَمُعَاذَ بْنَ جَبَلٍ إِلَى الْيَمَنِ، فَقُلْتُ: يَا رَسُولَ اللهِ، إِنَّ شَرَابًا يُصْنَعُ بِأَرْضِنَا يُقَالُ لَهُ الْمِزْرُ مِنَ الشَّعِيرِ، وَشَرَابٌ يُقَالُ لَهُ الْبِتْعُ مِنَ الْعَسَلِ، فَقَالَ: «كُلُّ مُسْكِرٍ حَرَامٌ»

{وَلَا تُلْقُوا بِأَيْدِيكُمْ إِلَى التَّهْلُكَةِ وَأَحْسِنُوا إِنَّ اللَّهَ يُحِبُّ الْمُحْسِنِينَ (195)} [البقرة: 195]

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