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Is Viagra Halal or Haram?
 

(Editor's note: For those of you who may not know, Sildenafil Citrate, marketed under the name Viagra, is a prescription drug developed by Pfizer which treats erectile dysfunction, or male impotence).

Shaikh Shaykh Abdul Aziz ibn Baz (may Allah have mercy on hime) was asked in Riyadh on June 26, 1998, whether the drug Viagra is permissible to use.

The Shaikh said, "Using a drug that helps sexual intrecourse is permitted and there is no legal Islamic prohibition provided it does not contain ingredients that may harm health, or any intoxicating substances." (quoted from Okaz newspaper).

Note: If you're a man who uses nitrate drugs, like nitroglycerine, (drugs commonly used for the treatment of chest pains) never take Viagra with any nitrate medicine, as your blood pressure could suddenly drop to an unsafe or life threatening level. Viagra must never be used by men taking nitrates of any kind, any time.

(Zawaj.com is not recommending or endorsing this drug, we are simply reporting on the issue of whether or not it is halal).


Courtesy from Zawaj.com