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IslamQA: Is ayahuasca haram?

Is Ayahuasca haram?

If it causes one to lose their judgment then it is haram. Anything that causes intoxication (a loss of judgment) in large doses is haram whether taken in large doses or small doses. Ayahuasca contains DMT and from what I found, people recommend not driving a car while on it. This seems to suggest that it is intoxicating and therefore haram.

Update: According to a commenter below, ayahuasca is not intoxicating. If this is true then there would be no issue with using it. I am unable to find any reliable information on the effects of ayahuasca, therefore I cannot state whether it is halal or not.

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Muhammad
Muhammad
3 years ago

Research about Ayahuasca/DMT, it’s a holy medicine from God. There are proofs Rumi used it and some people even think our prophets used it (and there are many hints on that). Next time perform more research, it’s a very complicated topic and you can not just judge about it without being educated about it.

Anonymous
Anonymous
2 years ago

May Allahs blessing be upon all of you,

The point I was going to make reflects on the “intoxication” point that was made by brother Ikram.

As we all are aware, intoxicating our bodies is haram for natural and obvious reasons. However using a smartphone intoxicates the body with radiation, microwaves depleits the minerals in our food and hence intoxicates our body. Our frying pans contain cancerous chemicals which we all know and knowingly we still use and intoxicate our food and bodies. Does this mean brother Ikram that by using your laptop or computer which you used to author your thoughts, you are carrying out a haram act by intoxicating your body with radiation that your exposed to whilst using your device. From where I am standing somebody that uses cannabis and a smart phone are harming and intoxicating the body at the same level if anything Radiation is WELL KNOWN to cause cancer where as Cannabis is WELL KNOWN for curing cancer patients and aiding them with pain relief and many more benefits.

When an individual consumes cannabis which DOES NOT impair your judgement and instead soothens your mindset and the state of mind you are in, referring to it as Haram is an overstatement and facts should be looked into. If there is no Hadith on the plant nobody has the right to deem it Haram, as it has been used for medicinal purposes all throughout history.

Josef Atia
Josef Atia
1 month ago
Reply to  Anonymous

You must understand that you are speaking to MANY people. What you’re claiming is wrong. The radiation from the phones have very long wavelengths and very little energy. There is not enough research backing up your claims about the phones and frying pans. Cannabis is proven to have benefits but also very addictive. Such addictive things that could cause harm is prohibited. But phones can also become addictive? Yes, but the phone itself does not harm you, you have the responsibility to exercise, get fresh air, sunligt and sleep good. Thus the phone cannot be haram since the radiation is not harmful, phone does not hurt you, but instead does more good than bad since it can remind you for salaah, make emergency calls, educate, call beloved ones and much more. Please do your research before you speak out to thousands of people.

Last edited 1 month ago by Josef Atia
louise
louise
1 year ago

ayahuasca is a sacred medicine for healing, people dont take it because they want to get high, they take it for healing..

Herbs and medicine have been created from Allah for us to take to heal the body and mind.

Esma
Esma
2 years ago
Reply to  Muhammad

Hey can I talk to you about this topic? I’m Muslim and I’m thinking of taking it? Please email me gadzoesma@yahoo.ca

ghada
ghada
9 months ago
Reply to  Esma

Hello Esma,

Please think more than one time before taking it . I have tried personally and i donot recomment trying it at all.

Thanks,
Ghada

Yasmina
Yasmina
5 months ago
Reply to  ghada

Have you ever considered that this is your personal take / experience? There are more people benefiting from the medicine then harmed by it as it cleans out toxins out of your body. And while it does this it will also show you these aspects of you. Some people will not like to look at their darker parts. You are made from the earth. You are an organic being. When you are put back in the earth your body will decompose. Nature will clean up your parts, and you will then also encounter your darker parts. Beter to clean up now consiously then later. Yes believe and trust is very important during the healing. Calling upon Allah (the highest light) and Being able to go to the light while you encounter certain darker parts is necessary. That is what it means to believe.

You are part of nature. By the grace of Allah, nature holds all the medicine that you need. Sometimes you are guided to the medicine that you need. But when people are disconnected from their organic template as Allah created them they go for big pharma. Make the choice wisely.

REALTALKTALKREAL
REALTALKTALKREAL
3 months ago
Reply to  Muhammad

Funny u mentioning medicine from GOD when the herb aYAHuasca has GODs name written in it, the name which our creator told Moses..YAHWEH(YHWH)..MEANING “I’AM”

so the herb must got to do with your spiritual side or it opens your pinal gland n u go into another dimension spiritually once used.

we africans call our creator YAHWEH the name he told moses and all of his chosen people part of the 12 YEWISH tribe of YEHRUSELAYIM in KEMET are named after him…

YAHSHUA(jesus)=meaning YAH SAVES
ELIYYAH(elijah)=meaning YAH IS MY GOD
YESHYAH(isiah)=meaning YAH HAS SAVED
YO’SHIYAH(joshiah)=meaning FOUNDED OF YAH
ZEKARYAH(zechariah)=meaning YAH HAS REMEMBERED
OBADYAH(obadiah)=meaningSERVING YAH
TSEPHENYAH(zepheniah)= meaning YAH HAS SECRETED
NECHEMYAH(nehemiah)= meaning YAH COMFORTED

so when u say those names you are praising the most high at the same time. The devil changed the names and alphabet to hide GOD true name.

Ruqayyah Syed
Ruqayyah Syed
3 years ago

Ok well have had done ayahuasca for healing, as it is a healing plant medicine, I can tell you are 100% aware of your words actions and surroundings at all times. You are in a place of healing so it opens up your subconscious to allow your self to heal. I felt a need to use the restroom fully able to take my blanket off, stand up, walk across the room, open the door, close the door walk down the stairs, walk across the lawn, to the out houses, open the door, walk in, close the door , lock it, use the restroom, rinse my self after, walk around the building to wash my hands with soap, and walk back across the lawn up the stairs open the door across the room and sit back down on the mat and cover myself with my blanket. After surgery you are given pain killers or when you are are sick and need benadryl or having an allergic reaction and need an epi-pen. You are suggested not to drive or operate machinery. Every green plant including lettuce contains DMT the ayahuasca is compounded of a vine and and leaf that is boiled into a tea. All natural like melatonin. But way to go melatonin. Bad ayahuasca. Come on “from what I have heard” really? In fact all your senses are hightened hear everything, vision sharper, touch is more sensitive, taste is more, smell is intense. Thinking deep. Emotions are amplified all things being said you become more aware of what’s inside of you at the same time and staying in touch with everything on the outside of you as well. I have actually connected more to ALLAH subhanatalla during and after ayahuasca. I had so much pain inside of me so much anger. Before every dose I received I prayed to the ALL MIGHT ALLAH for healing and guidance. After my retreat was finished my prayers were deeper and more sincere. I was able to connect to the Quran and ALLAH in a way I never was able to due to the pain and anger stuck inside of me. Beleive me I have tried everything talk therapy, medications, yoga meditations, mostly prayers and Duaas. Then I realized that ALLAH has created this earth and all inside of it. HE has created everything we need to survive and heal and live and be sustained. The Pharmaceutical companies put all kinds of chemicals and things in the medicines. Ayahuasca is made up entirely of 2 plants the have been boiled in water. Basic. Natural. Plants by the way ALLAH has placed here for us to make use of. Plant medicine can cure lungs livers diabetes heart issues some cancers. So why do we insist on pumping our bodies with chemotherapies or radiation when another alternative can be tried and effective. So before just deeming something wrong due to hear say or out of a partial idea or understanding learn what it is first. Then make that call.

Anonymous
Anonymous
3 years ago
Reply to  Ruqayyah Syed

I love your reply

S
S
2 years ago
Reply to  Ruqayyah Syed

You’ve basically said everything which needs to be said. I’ve worked with Ayahuasca thrice (along with psilocybin and LSD on accasion) and I can tell you that all of these incredible healing medicines have connected me with Allah and the Qur’an more than I ever thought I would be in my life. I’m not going to write my whole story here, but as a Hafiz of the Qur’an who was brought up in an incredibly toxic Islamic background and then turned away from Islam as an adult, these incredible healing medicines have truly help me turn back to Allah in a way I would have never thought possible.

Contempt prior to investigation is an incredibly dangerous mentality. We will never progress that way as both individuals and a society.

Much Love.

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Abdul
Abdul
2 years ago
Reply to  Ruqayyah Syed

Did you go to south america to take it?

Do you think it will be helpful for someone with evil eye sihr?

Yasmina
Yasmina
5 months ago
Reply to  Ruqayyah Syed

Thank you for your wise words. People try to make bad what is organic and sacred and try to make right what is INorganic. When we have an organic body and mind then and only then we can see that we are part of nature and that by the grace of Allah we are provided with the best medicine from nature.

Mohammad
Mohammad
2 months ago
Reply to  Ruqayyah Syed

Salam! Which retreat did you go to? Do you have any info on it? I would really appreciate it if you can let me know. Thank you!

Sophin Canly
Sophin Canly
1 year ago

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ghada
ghada
9 months ago

Personally I have tried Ayauscha and I discovered what does it do to you.

Ayauscha doesnot heal you and it’s actually very dangerous as it almost killed me and i felt that i was dieing and my whole body was exploding and swelling in a werid way. I was able to connect with and see other spirits and not hallucination as my brain was denying that it can be true what i see so i took a picture from my phone to prove myself wrong but such drugs makes you what we don’t see normally. and it connects you with other spirits to the extend they gave you orders and you must obey or start to read the quran because it will be the only thing that will help you. and i recommend for those who will do it never unless you are with someone you really love like a family member not even your best friend. cause the truth will come you will hear things in their brain without the need of talking and that is scary in it self as you are on that time seeing only the dark side of people. so why going to the dark and say hi i am here . safe me god.

God created for us our own world to live in.

Yasmina
Yasmina
5 months ago
Reply to  ghada

Have you ever considered that the medicine is reflecting / showing you your state of mind / body to you? While its helping cleaning out your body and mind. That is exactly what needs healing and come out of your body and mind patterns that need to disconect. The plant is only showing you what INorganic and dark patterns you have adopted in your body / mind. When you are able to look at yourself and constantly find the highest light during your travel you can actually see this very clear. Calling upon Allah (the highest and the light) is indeed necessary for your consiousness to see this. Can you imagine what you will encounter when your body and mind will start to decompose when you are put back into nature? Getting pure of heart and mind and organic as you were created is necessary. Better now then later. May you find shifa inshallah.

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Yasmina
Yasmina
5 months ago

Have you considered that DMT is in so many fruits and vegetables? According to your (lack of funded) judgement it would now be not ok to eat Oranges and so many other fruits. DMT is also naturally produced in our body / mind.
Its actually the substance that makes you actually see this reality, unfortunately most people stuff themselfs with so much INorganic substances (like inorganic food) and the natural DMT gets lost and you cant experience life fully in light as Allah ment for this life to be experienced organically. And when you take in the aid of certain natural medicine the DMT can help you clean up all that is inorganic (body tissue and mind patterns) Because you are a consious being the medicine also makes you consiously look at aspects of your self that are in organic so that you can stop those. Most people do not like to see it. But then again that said. It also shows you your most beautiful parts. Its a matter of how organic and pure you are. Not the medicine. Have you ever considered that you are made from earth / are nature? And that one day your body will go back and decompose in earth? And that you will be consious of this proces of cleaning what is inorganic in you? Better now then later. Get pure and back to your organic making. May Allah bless.