Q: Some youth in my community that I have caught smoking weed argue with me that they have done research, and found that weed has similar effects to coffee, it gives an energetic feeling with euphoria, similar to the effects coffee and energy drinks have to lots of people and thus the ruling of the Quran and hadith on it being an intoxicant like alcohol does not apply. How do I convince them otherwise?
A: People who research this are more or less unanimous that this is an intoxicant.
And Allah Ta’ala (الله تعالى) knows best.
Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach)