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Eating a cake containing cannabis without having knowledge of its ingredients

Answered according to Hanafi Fiqh by TheMufti.com

Q. I need your advice. A friend of mine was spiked with space muffins (Cannabis cake) he consumed it with out his knowledge of the cakes being spiked , he is now concerned regarding his salaah , Ibadat an Quran not being accepted for 40days? 


A. In the enquired case, if your friend consumed a cake without his knowledge of its Haraam ingredients (cannabis cake/space muffin), he will be absolved of sin.

Sayyiduna Abu Zarr Al Ghifaari Radhiyallahu Anhu reports that Rasulullah Sallallahu Alayhi Wasallam said: Verily Allah has pardoned [or been lenient with] my ummah: their mistakes, their forgetfulness, and that which they have been forced to do under duress. (Ibn Majah)

The Hadith discussing ones Salaah not being accepted for forty days due to Haraam consumption refers to one being deprived of the Noor and Barakah (light) of Salaah for forty days. It does not refer to the validity of ones Salaah.

In any case, a Muslim should be extremely cautious in matters of Halaal and Haraam consumption.

Allah Ta’ala Knows Best

Mufti Ismaeel Bassa

This answer was collected from TheMufti.com, which is a fatwa portal managed by Mufti Ismaeel Bassa from South Africa.

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