Is CBD halal?
There is lots of confusion on CBD if it is halal or haram. You will find lots of answer some saying CBD is haram and some saying CBD is halal. The conclusion I have derived with my research is that there is no clear-cut answer as to whether CBD is halal or haram because it depends on how it is sourced and its intended use.
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For those who do not know what CBD is,Let us first discuss what is CBD?
Cannabidiol (CBD) is a non-intoxicating compound found in the Cannabis sativa plant. It has gained popularity in recent years for its potential therapeutic benefits, such as reducing inflammation and anxiety. However, for Muslims, the question arises whether it is halal or haram.
CBD can be derived from both hemp and marijuana plants. In Islam, the consumption of intoxicants is strictly forbidden, and marijuana is considered an intoxicant. However, CBD derived from hemp plants contains only trace amounts of tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), the psychoactive component of marijuana. Therefore, CBD derived from hemp plants is not intoxicating and is generally considered permissible.
On the other hand, CBD derived from marijuana plants that contains high levels of THC is considered haram since it can cause intoxication and harm to the body and mind. Therefore, it is important to ensure that the CBD product is sourced from hemp plants and contains less than 0.3% THC.
Furthermore, the intended use of CBD is also crucial in determining its permissibility. If CBD is being used for medicinal purposes and prescribed by a qualified medical professional, it is generally considered halal. However, if CBD is being used recreation ally or as a substitute for illicit drugs, it is considered haram.
In conclusion, the permissibility of CBD in Islam depends on its source and intended use. CBD derived from hemp plants with less than 0.3% THC and used for medicinal purposes is generally considered halal. However, CBD derived from marijuana plants with high levels of THC or used recreationally is considered haram.
It is recommended to consult with a qualified Islamic scholar and mention to them the company and the name of the product before consuming CBD products.
Is CBD oil Halal?
According to a Fatwa,
CBD is not the same at THC in terms of being psychoactive. Therefore, if one uses CBD products for medicinal use and it does not lead to intoxication, then it will be permissible as long as the laws and regulations of your country permit the use of CBD related products. However, it is not permissible to smoke CBD. Nevertheless, we strongly advise you to seek the consultation of a medical expert with regards to your condition and the use of CBD before using such products.
How to get an idea that a CBD pdoduct is halal ?
To determine if a CBD product is halal, you need to consider its source and intended use. As mentioned earlier, CBD derived from hemp plants with less than 0.3% THC and used for medicinal purposes is generally considered halal. On the other hand, CBD derived from marijuana plants with high levels of THC or used recreationally is considered haram.
In addition to these factors, it is important to consider the manufacturing process of the product. The use of alcohol or other haram substances in the extraction or processing of CBD may also render the final product haram. Therefore, it is important to ensure that the product is manufactured using halal methods.
One way to determine if a CBD product is halal is to look for third-party certification from a reputable halal certification agency. These agencies inspect the manufacturing facilities and processes to ensure that the product is halal. Some of the well-known halal certification agencies include Halal Certification Services, Islamic Services of America, and Halal Certification Europe.
Another way is to contact the manufacturer and ask for information about the source of the CBD and the manufacturing process. If the manufacturer can provide satisfactory answers and assurances that the product is halal, it can be considered permissible.
In conclusion you need to consider its source, intended use, and manufacturing process. Third-party certification from a reputable halal certification agency or information from the manufacturer can help confirm the product’s halal status.
It’s important to do some research and look for brands that have obtained certification from reputable halal certification organizations such as the Islamic Food and Nutrition Council of America (IFANCA) and the Halal Certification Services.
You can also try contacting CBD brands directly to inquire about their halal certification status. Some brands may display their halal certification on their website, while others may provide information upon request.
Is it permissible to use medicine that contains varying amount of alcohol?
In Islam, the permissibility of using medicine that contains varying amounts of alcohol depends on the specific circumstances, including the amount of alcohol in the medicine, the necessity of using the medicine, and the availability of alternatives.
According to the majority of Islamic scholars, if there is no alternative to using medicine that contains alcohol, and the amount of alcohol in the medicine is very small and does not have any intoxicating effect, then it is permissible to use the medicine. This is based on the principle of “necessity permits the prohibited” (al-darurat tubih al-mahzurat) in Islamic jurisprudence.
Here are some references to support these views:
- The Islamic Fiqh Academy of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation issued a resolution in 1985 (Resolution No. 6/4) stating that it is permissible to use medicine containing alcohol if there is no alternative, and the amount of alcohol is very small and does not have any intoxicating effect.
- Imam Malik, one of the founders of the Maliki school of Islamic jurisprudence, is reported to have allowed the use of medicine containing alcohol if there is a necessity and no alternative, and the amount of alcohol is very small.
- Sheikh Ibn Baz, a prominent Saudi Arabian scholar, has stated that it is impermissible to use medicine containing alcohol, regardless of the amount, unless there is a necessity and no alternative.
According to a Fatwa , Medicines containing non-khamr alcohol (alcohol made from other than dates and grapes) are halaal as long as they are not consumed in such proportions which intoxicate.If the alcohol is made from dates or grapes – which rarely is the case it will only be permissible to consume such medicine under the following conditions:
- No other alternative is available.
- An expert Muslim doctor prescribes the medicine and assures that the cure for that sickness lies in it.
- Khan, M. A. (2019). Cannabis, Cannabinoids, and their Medicinal Properties. International Journal of Health Sciences, 13(1), 3–4. https://doi.org/10.4103/ijhs.ijhs_5_19
- Al-Harran, S. (2021). The Islamic Perspective on Marijuana and Its Derivatives. Journal of Religion and Health, 60(2), 1079–1095. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10943-020-01113-5
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