Cannabis, marijuana, weed, bud whatever you call it is considered haram, by many, due to the fact it is seen as an intoxicant. However, I read an article that shows some benefits compared to risks https://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/320984#What-are-the-health-risks-of-marijuana? and it seems like the positives outweight the negatives by a significant mark. It may be considered an intoxicant however it is nowhere near as bad as alcohol. Actually I am trying to find a single documented death by marijuana or even any severe cases and it is pretty hard. Someting that confused me more is on the question is marijuana haram a user stated why is caffeine halal. I checked this and it turns out to be true but caffeine has killed people and although it isnt like hundreds of thousands or something it is still a considerablke amount. If I am correct anything that is harmful in large amounts isnt allowed in small amounts or somethibng along the lines of this. Caffeine can also give you a buzz too.

What is the wisdom behind marijuana being haram? Why is it considered haram and substances that are more dangerous than it arent?

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"That which is intoxicating in large amounts is Haram even if taken in only small amounts"

~Unknown Source [Hadith?][C]

These drugs are not good for you because they may cause serious addiction ( may Allah SWT protect us from it ).

  • Each hadith report should have a source and authentification and this one is known and certainly quoted in one of the 9 most quoted sunni hadith sources I'd even assume it is in Sunan ibn Majah please search for the hadith in a hadith resource site like sunnah.com or elsewhere and add and share a link reference. Further mark your quotes as such.
    – Medi1Saif
    May 31, 2020 at 6:44
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    I have no idea how to mark a quote May 31, 2020 at 6:45
  • Please add references that the addiction is a reason for the drugs being haram.
    – Kilise
    May 31, 2020 at 10:02
  • @Medi1SaifMedi1Sif £ I never said that drugs are Haram because of addiction. I said that drugs are NOT GOOD FOR YOU BECAUSE THEY CAUSE ADDICTION! May 31, 2020 at 11:14
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    @Medi1Saif Sorry about that Jun 1, 2020 at 5:29

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