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Is Nutmeg an Intoxicant?

Views: 3127820 Last Updated: 14/10/2009
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Asalamu alaikum,
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> Please if possible could you assist me in gaining some knowledge regarding nutmeg as i have read that it is an intoxicant. i am very dubious about eating out due to this and not knowing if organisations such as HMC AND HFA have taken this into account when certifying products and establishments? please let me know as soon as possible insha'Allah
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Answer

 
Last Updated: 14/10/2009

In the Name of Allah, the Inspirer of Truth.
Assalamu Alaikum Warahmatullahi Wabarakatuh

Nutmeg as a foodspice if used in small quantities and hence Halaal.
 
We support the view mentioned in the Fatwaa:-
 
There is nothing wrong with using nutmeg to improve the flavour of food, in small amounts that do not cause listlessness or intoxication.

Shaykh Dr. Wahbat al-Zuhayli said:

There is no reason why a small amount of nutmeg should not be used to improve the flavour of food, cakes and the like, but a large amount is haraam, because it is a narcotic.

And Allah knows Best
Wa Alaykumussalaam Wa Rahmatullahi Wa Barakatuh
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