I am trying to quit weed, do I need to do a ghusl and change my clothes to pray?


I pray 5 times a day but I have a very bad habit of smoking Hash (weed) & I’m trying to quit. I used to smoke everyday but now it’s once or twice a week. Do I need to make a ghusl & change the clothes after smoking in order to pray?


It is very good that you are trying to quit smoking weed. This is extremely important both for your faith and your health. You do not need to perform ghusl or change clothes after smoking weed. However, you cannot pray while you are under the effect of marijuana (i.e. intoxicated or ‘high’).

“O you who believe! Approach not *As-Salat* (the prayer) when you are in an intoxicated state until you know (the meaning) of what you utter…”

This should serve as extra motivation for you to quit this harmful habit.

Answered by: Dr Ali Alsamail
Certified by: Sheikh Mansour Leghaei