Is caffeine haram? Caffeine is a stimulant found in many popular beverages, such as coffee and tea. It is also found in some foods and supplements. Many people rely on caffeine to help them wake up in the morning or stay alert during the day.
However, some individuals may wonder if caffeine is considered haram, or forbidden, in Islam. In this blog post, we will explore the Islamic perspective on caffeine and whether or not it is considered haram.
Is Caffeine Haram?
No, caffeine is not haram. It is permissible or halal to use caffeine. There is no harm in using caffeine regardless of the substances they contain. Imam Shihab al-Din said: ‘it is lawful to drink because originally all the things are lawful except that which Allah has made unlawful.
Allah Says (interpretation of meaning):
Say, “I do not find within that which was revealed to me [anything] forbidden to one who would eat it unless it be a dead animal or blood spilled out or the flesh of swine – for indeed, it is impure – or it be [that slaughtered in] disobedience, dedicated to other than Allah. But whoever is forced [by necessity], neither desiring [it] nor transgressing [its limit], then indeed, your Lord is Forgiving and Merciful.”Surah Al An’am: 145
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Undoubtedly, any action or substance that causes harm is considered haram (forbidden) in Islam.
This is why alcohol and smoking are prohibited, as they have been shown to have negative effects on the mind and body.
Alcohol consumption can lead to impaired addiction, and other health issues, while smoking is a known cause of lung cancer and other diseases.
On the other hand, there are certain permissible drinks that do not cause harm, such as coffee and tea.
These beverages are typically consumed for relaxation and do not have any negative effects on the body.
Therefore, there is nothing wrong with drinking them according to Islamic teachings.
It is important to note that the consumption of any substance should always be done in moderation, and it is always best to consult with Islamic scholars or a religious authority for guidance on specific matters related to halal and haram.