Is Vaping, Brewing Tea with, or Smoking CBD Flower Permissible?

Hanafi Fiqh

Answered by Mawlana Ilyas Patel


Is it permissible to (smoke, vape, or brew as a tea) CBD flower that contains traces or negligible amounts of THC?


In the Name of Allah, the Most Merciful and Compassionate.

I pray you are in good faith and health.

If one uses CBD flower for medicinal purposes and not for recreational purposes after seeking expert medical advice, then it would be permissible.

Smoking of any kind should be avoided for recreational purposes because many of its potential benefits and harms are unknown or unproven in the long run. See the link below.

Although CBD Flower does not intoxicate, it has the potential to benefit but also harms the body by relaxing it. So, if it is not for medicinal purposes and only for recreational purposes, one should avoid smoking CBD flower, as one type of smoking leads to another, and one ends up smoking it for more extended periods idling around and spending many minutes and hours of the day. See the link below for the legal ruling on smoking.

Umm Salama (Allah be pleased with her) said, “The Messenger of Allah (Allah bless him and give him peace) prohibited us from every intoxicant and relaxant that weakens the body.” [Abu Dawud]

There are many ways to relax and become strong physically and mentally, like exercise, walking, or any physical activity. One should try to use other ways to keep mentally and physically well.

Abu Hurayra (may Allah be pleased with him) narrated that Allah’s Messenger (Allah bless him and give him peace) said, “The strong Believer is better than and more loved by Allah than the weak Believer.” [Muslim]


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[Mawlana] Ilyas Patel
Checked and Approved by Shaykh Faraz Rabbani

Mawlana Ilyas Patel is a traditionally-trained scholar who has studied in the UK, India, Pakistan, Syria, Jordan, and Turkey. He started his early education in the UK. He went on to complete the hifz of the Quran in India, then enrolled in an Islamic seminary in the UK, where he studied the secular and ‘Aalimiyya sciences. He then traveled to Karachi, Pakistan. He has been an Imam in Rep of Ireland for several years. He has taught hifz of the Quran, Tajwid, Fiqh, and many other Islamic sciences to children and adults onsite and online extensively in the UK and Ireland. He taught at a local Islamic seminary for 12 years in the UK, where he was a librarian and a teacher of Islamic sciences. He currently resides in the UK with his wife. His interest is a love of books and gardening.