Prohibited medicines

Question:

What are the kinds of herbs a Muslim is forbidden to make use of for treatment?

Answer:

A Muslim is forbidden to make use of any harmful herb such as intoxicant herbs, as they affect the mind and religion. They may cause sterility, weakness or the like.

May Allah grant us success. May peace and blessings be upon our Prophet Muhammad, his family, and Companions.

  • Date: Muharram 15, 1442 AH
  • Source: Fatawa Al-Lajnah Ad-Da'imah no. 16805-3
  • Muftis: Shaykh Abdul-Aziz ibn Baz , Shaykh Salih Fawzan , Shaykh Abdullah ibn Ghudayyan , Shaykh Abdul-Aziz Aal al-Shaykh , Shaykh Bakr Abu Zayd