Praise be to Allaah.
Hasheesh of all types is
haraam, whether it is marijuana or any other type.
Al-‘Allaamah Ibn Hajar
al-Haythami said in al-Fataawa al-Fiqhiyyah (4/233), speaking of
The evidence for its being
forbidden is the report narrated by Ahmad in his Musnad and by Abu
Dawood in his Sunan with a saheeh isnaad from Umm Salamah (may Allaah
be pleased with him) who said: The Messenger of Allaah (peace and
blessings of Allaah be upon him) forbade all kinds of intoxicants and
relaxants. The scholars said that relaxants are things that cause drowsiness
and languor in the limbs. This hadeeth indicates that hasheesh in particular
is haraam, because it intoxicates and relaxes, which is why those who
consume it sleep a great deal. Al-Qaraafi and Ibn Taymiyah narrated that
there is scholarly consensus that it is haraam and said: The one who regards
it as permissible is a kaafir. He said: The only reason why the four imams
(may Allaah have mercy on them) did not speak of it is that it was not known
at their time, rather it only appeared at the end of the sixth century AH
and the beginning of the seventh century when the Tatar state emerged. End
Shaykh al-Islam Ibn
Taymiyah (may Allaah have mercy on him) said in al-Fataawa al-Kubra
(3/425): Consuming this hasheesh in solid form is haraam, and it is one of
the most evil of haraam plants, whether a little of it is consumed or a lot.
Consuming intoxicants is
haraam regardless of the way in which they are consumed.
Al-‘Allaamah Ibn Qaasim
al-Shaafa’i said: What is meant by the drinker is the consumer, whether it
is drunk or consumed otherwise, whether there is consensus on its being
forbidden or there is a difference of opinion concerning that, and whether
it is solid or liquid, cooked or raw. End quote.
Sharee’ah only forbids the
consumption of drugs and intoxicants because of the great harm that they
cause to the mind, soul, family and society. We have discussed some of these
harmful effects in the answer to question no.
As for stress and anxiety,
you may rest assured that the remedy for them is not to be found in smoking
hasheesh or any other haraam thing. Allaah has not put the remedy of this
ummah in that which He has forbidden to it. In Saheeh Muslim (3670) it says
that asked the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) about
alcohol and he forbade him or told him not to make it. He said: “But I make
it as a remedy.” He said: “It is not a remedy, it is a disease.”
If you want to rid yourself
of anxiety, then we advise you to do several things, including the
Pray a great deal for
forgiveness with proper presence of mind.
Do wudoo’ and pray, for these
are the greatest means of helping oneself to be patient in dealing with
hardship and dispelling worry.
Remember Allaah a great deal
(dhikr), because this is a sure way to attain peace of mind and
Send a great deal of blessings
upon the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him). In
Sunan al-Tirmidhi (2381) it is narrated that Ubayy (may Allaah be
pleased with him) said: I said: O Messenger of Allaah, I send a great deal
of blessings upon you. How much of my du’aa’ should I make for you? He said:
“Whatever you wish.” I said: One-quarter? He said: “Whatever you wish, but
if you do more it will be better for you.” I said: One half? He said:
“Whatever you wish, but if you do more it will be better for you.” I said:
Two-thirds? He said: “Whatever you wish, but if you do more it will be
better for you.” I said: I will make all my du’aa’ for you. He said: “Then
your worries will be taken care of and your sins will be forgiven.” Classed
as hasan by al-Albaani in Saheeh Sunan al-Tirmidhi.
This is in addition to
avoiding the causes of stress and anxiety as much as possible. If the source
of this anxiety and stress is worry about the future, such as how you will
learn a living and so on, then you must think in positive terms of Allaah
and sincerely put your trust in Him. Allaah says (interpretation of the
“And whosoever puts his
trust in Allaah, then He will suffice him. Verily, Allaah will accomplish
his purpose. Indeed Allaah has set a measure for all things”
May Allaah help us and you
to do all good.