Fatwa ID: 02456
Answered by: Maulana Maruf Ahmed
I ask about if something cause harm slow over time is it allowed in Islam. Example soda not benefit and cause harm like diabetes and brittle bones etc with chronic use over time.
Or other prescription medication that harm body w side effects over time slowly are these things allowed in Islam
بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم
Anything, which is fundamentally and directly harmful, is impermissible in Islam. As for medicines, they may only be harmful if misused, such as overdose or unnecessary intake. However, something which causes harm over a period of time will not be considered unlawful in Islam.
Only Allah knows best.
Written by Maulana Maruf Ahmed
Checked and Approved by Mufti Mohammed Tosir Miah
Darul Ifta Birmingham