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: Does Cannabis come under the category of 'Khamar'?
: Reader Questions November 10, 2011, 09:44:17 PM
Salaam,

What is your opinion on cannabis being under the category of 'khamar'?
: Re: Does Cannabis come under the category of 'Khamar'?
: Joseph Islam November 10, 2011, 09:45:30 PM
Peace,

If it intoxicates and clouds judgment then it falls under the core meaning of 'Khamr' which carries the meaning of concealment, to cover and something which clouds or obscures the intellect.

I have never taken Cannibis but from the little I do know, I do feel it clouds judgment and has the attributes of 'concealment' in the broadest sense. So therefore, I would be personally inclined to put it under that category.

Joseph.