Taking sleeping tablets

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Q: Is it permissible to use or prescribe sleeping pills? After using them, sometimes one is not in his conplete sense and sometimes says what will not usually say in public? Would Namaz be valid in this state? Can it be used if one is unable to sleep? Or can it be used sometimes when one wants to releive himself of worries?



If the sleeping tablets have bad and adverse effects then it should be avoided.

If he is not at all in his senses then he should repeat those namaaz.

And Allah Ta’ala (الله تعالى) knows best.


Answered by:

Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach)

This answer was collected from, where the questions have been answered by Mufti Zakaria Makada (Hafizahullah), who is currently a senior lecturer in the science of Hadith and Fiqh at Madrasah Ta’leemuddeen, Isipingo Beach, South Africa.

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