The right to use kratom from the psychiatric and Islamic perspectives

Leong Bin Abdullah, Mohammad Farris Iman and Mohamad, Mohd Afifuddin and Abdul Rahman, Noor Naemah (2021) The right to use kratom from the psychiatric and Islamic perspectives. Journal of Religion and Health, 60 (2). pp. 841-853. ISSN 0022-4197, DOI

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This paper aimed to summarize kratom's psychological effects on users and the Islamic views on kratom use. A literature survey of published kratom studies, teachings based on the holy Qur'an, the Sunnah, and views of several Islamic scholars based on qualitative methodology through text analysis was conducted. The results demonstrated that despite its beneficial therapeutic effects, the harm induced by kratom outweighs its benefits. We concluded that kratom use for medicinal purposes is only warranted if useful constituent mitragynine can be extracted and used on its own, and if more rigorous human studies demonstrated good safety profile and efficacy of mitragynine for therapeutic purposes.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Kratom; Medicinal use; Addiction psychiatry; Islamic perspective
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BP Islam. Bahaism. Theosophy, etc
Divisions: Academy of Islamic Studies > Dept of Fiqh & Usul
Depositing User: Ms Zaharah Ramly
Date Deposited: 31 May 2022 07:58
Last Modified: 31 May 2022 07:58

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