Daily Archives: May 20, 2014


Grand Ayatollah in Iran rules ‘psychedelic’ drugs can be “Halāl” for Shi’i Muslims

Unreported almost anywhere, in March 2014 the Grand Ayatollah Sayyed Mohammad Sadeq Hussaini Rohani in Qom, Iran issued an extraordinary formal legal ruling (a “fatwa”) regarding the use of entheogens and psychoactive substances otherwise known as “psychedelics”. He ruled that it is permissible (“ḥalāl”) for Shi’i Muslims to use such substances, provided it be under the direction and supervision of qualified experts. He also ruled that such plant substances as a rule do […]

Grand Ayatollah Sayyed Mohammad Sadeq Hussaini Rohani