Sufism and Cannabis

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Presto Kensho
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Sufism and Cannabis

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https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Qutb_ad-D%C4%ABn_Haydar

This Sufi teacher said that cannabis brought him closer to God. Sufism has used cannabis ritualistically ever since, just like Hindus do in worship of Shiva.
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https://www.lamota.org/en/blog/when-has ... nnect-god/

This is an interesting article. Throughout the Islamic world, hashish use is common at Sufi shrines, much like how cannabis use for spiritual purposes is common for devotees of Lord Shiva, as well in tantric Buddhism and Taoism. One can be abstinent from cannabis while still learning about the history of its religious use.
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I read both articles.

Although marijuana can be an emotionally addictive drug with quite a few unpleasant withdrawal symptoms, it can be consumed by those seeking some sort of Spiritual realization, although this generally just keeps the user in a state of singular motion, not very much advancing in Spiritual life if they don't turn to other means of advancement, such as those prescribed in the Revealed Scriptures and taught by Spiritual Masters. The only reason anyone would get a Spiritual high off of cannabis is because of the euphoric and mind altering aspects of it, which can bring about aimible feelings towards other people, which can lead to Loving-connections, and the Supreme Love is Allah. But drug use including marijuana is generally condemned or at least frowned upon and asked to be avoided by most religious Teachers, because the Spiritual Path is difficult, and one must have the most serious mind while walking it. It is difficult to practice celibacy, perfect morality, chastity, constant ritualistic devotion, daily prayers, and meditation as well as focused reading of the Scriptures daily as well as advanced discourses on the subjects while high on the substance for some, although it is totally possible, for example great personalities like Shiva have managed to do so, still we should not try to mimic great personalities in all of their affairs but simply follow their instructions. To live a life of good consequence and and perfect devotion to Allah, it is best to avoid the substance, although it is not a sin to consume it.
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I think people need to be concerned about the health problems that can be caused by long-term use of marijuana, as well as relationship problems, social problems, etc.
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