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Permissibility of Hemp Oil

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Nasihah (Advice): Treat Yourself Medically


Sayyiduna Abu Darda Radhiyallahu Anhu narrated that Rasulullah Sallallahu Alayhi wa Sallam said, “Allah has sent down both the disease and the cure, and He has appointed a cure for every disease, so treat yourselves medically, but use nothing unlawful.” (Abu Dawood)




Question and Answer:


  1. As salaamualiakum. Hope you in the best of health. Wanted to know if hemp oil is permissible to use internal or external. If not what is the alternative. JAZAKALLAH


(Question published as received) 


  1. The permissibility for using hemp oil is based on its type and the purpose of its use.


  1. Food grade hemp oil: This is permissible to use whether internal or external.


  1. Medical grade hemp oil used for severe pain management: The use of this is dependent on prescription of a competent Muslim medical professional when justified by requiring pain relief in severe medical cases. If prescribed, then it may be used internally and externally.


And Allah Ta’ala Knows Best

Mufti Moosa Salie

Mufti Ebrahim Desai

(The answer hereby given is specifically based on the question asked and should be read together with the question asked. Islamic rulings on this Q&A newsletter are answered in accordance to the Hanafi Fiqh unless otherwise stated.) 

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