Ruling on taking hypnotic drugs

Question:

Is it permissible to use a hypnotic drug (sleeping pills)?

Answer:

Yes, it is permissible to use a hypnotic drug when needed with a medical prescription from a specialist.

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. 4276-6
  • Muftis: Shaykh Abdul-Aziz ibn Baz , Shaykh Abdullah ibn Ghudayyan , Shaykh Abdullah ibn Qa'ud