As regards the question you posed, we would like to cite for you the fatwa issued by Mufti Ibrahim Desai, a prominent Muslim scholar, in this concern. Smoking has become the rule, and abstaining from it the exception. What islam says about Smoking: Smoking causes irreparable harm to human society. Islamic scholars have historically had mixed views about tobacco, and until recently there has not been a clear, unanimous fatwa (legal opinion) on whether smoking is allowed or forbidden for Muslims Islamic Haram and Fatwa The term haram refers to prohibitions on behaviors by Muslims. Even till today, we saw a difference in judgments about smoking among scholars. In the beginning of the sixties, the death rate due to lung cancer increased compared to before. So now the case under discussion is Why Smoking is haram in Islam. Whenever advice is given in this regard they choose to ignore it. Kashrut and halal, the Islamic dietary laws, share a lot in common. Thus, a smoker is in between two options, either to harm the praying people and the angels with his foul smell, or miss the prayer in jama’ah. As soon as the day is over, he hastens to break his fast on an evil cigarette instead of sweet dates or pure water. He advised having dates, being hot in nature, with cucumber, as it (cucumber) has a cooling effect. Thus, even if he advises them or forbids them from smoking, his partaking of it provides them with a strong excuse to do it. It reflects blind imitation of the non-Muslims. Even if he fasts through the month Ramadan, a smoker is reluctant to fast on other days. In the beginning of the sixties, the death rate due to lung cancer increased compared to before. Abstract Smoking is, perhaps, one of the most important threats to individual and community health, it is no secret that more than 4 million people die in the world each year from smoking-related diseases, including lung cancer, chronic bronchitis. Almighty Allah knows best. The Prophet(sallallahu alaiyhi wasallam) said: Anyone who believes in Allah and the Last Day should not hurt his neighbor.(8). It’s is also considered Haraam (forbidden) according to sayings of Prophet Muhammad, peace and blessings of Allah be upon him. It reads: “It is a universally accepted that smoking has many serious health and life hazards amongst which is lung cancer. (I7) Al-‘lmran 3:159(18) Al-Maa’idah 5 91 (19) Al-?Imraan 3:175. Many Islamic scholars are of the view that smoking is haram or forbidden. The medical evidence for this is well established and overwhelming. (4), The feet of a human being will not depart, on the day of Judgement, from his standing before his Lord, until he is questioned about five things: his lifetime – how did he pass it, his youth – how did he used it, his wealth – where did he earn it and how did he spend it, and how did he follow what he knew. Since, it is known that the Islamic law prohibits everything that is harmful for a human being. (Islam prohibits "tobacco" in any form which makes smoking haram however people still argue over it and will normally start saying that ‘Pan’ and ‘Pepsi’ etc are also not good for health so they are or can be haram as well. Islam teachings say that anything that brings you harm should be avoided and is bad to do. It is clear that cigarettes contain many harmful ingredients, for example, carbon monoxide, nicotine, tar and benzene vapor. Islam forbids everything that is harmful, because the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) said: “There should be no harming or reciprocating harm.” He advised having dates, being hot in nature, with cucumber, as it (cucumber) has a cooling effect. In such case, his harm becomes more emphasized, because more people take him as guide and example, and are thus lead astray by him. Founded by prophet Muhammad (PBUH) nearly 14 centuries ago, Islam is the world’s most … Proof for the prohibition of smoking: A smoker despises himself, because he feels that a little cigarette is controlling him. (4) Fasting is very hard for the smoker. These hazards affect not only the smoker himself but those around him as well. Thus, it becomes incumbent to write an article which provides evidence concerning the ruling of smoking in Islam. It is harmful to the Deen, health, environment, family, brotherhood and social relations, property, etc. In the Name of Allah, Most Gracious, Most Merciful. Because smoking is harmful and bad. Furthermore, there are numerous cases of burnt carpets, furniture, and even complete houses and establishments that have resulted from this disastrous vice. All these are connected to this loathsome substances. In his book, “Ninety Nine Harms of Smoking”, Muhammad Abdul Ghaffaar Al-Afghani stated that smoking results in many diseases which doctors have explained. In his book, “Ninety Nine Harms of Smoking”, Muhammad Abdul Ghaffaar Al-Afghani stated that smoking results in many diseases which doctors have explained. In another verse, Almighty Allah says: “And do not kill yourselves.” (An-Nisaa’: 29). A smoker may beg or steal if he does not have the money to buy cigarettes. You train them according God's teachings. Nowadays, the Western countries continue their attempts to protect their peoples from the harms of smoking. Because of that, the rate of smokers has declined to a certain degree in those countries. Muslims are forbidden to harm themselves or others. And furthermore, there is another major reasons why smoking is haram in Islam. Therefore, smoking is harmful to the smoker as well as those around him. His wealth belongs to Allah, so how would he dare to waste it in disobedience to Him? Smoking causes fatal sicknesses, … In addition to the poisons normally carried in the smoke, if a smoker has an contagious disease, such as tuberculosis or influenza, his exhaled smoke and coughing carry the disease to those around him. Sometimes, specially at an old age, a smoker suffers from high blood pressure and angina. Allah (T) says (what means): And the Messenger(sallallahu alaiyhi wasallam) says: No harm may be inflicted on oneself or others. From these principles, Muslim scholars have come to the conclusion that smoking is prohibited (Haram). Thus, there is no value for baseless opinions, conflicting with this, provided by self-proclaimed lesser scholars. Hashish is a drug which is derived from the same plant as marijuana. Smoking causes fatal sicknesses, for example, lung cancer, tuberculosis, etc. These diseases number about ninety nine. According to the Holy Quran, theft is forbidden in Islam and is the 23 rd biggest sin. When one smokes, his muscles slacken, and he passes through a brief period of delirium that curtains the thought. Doctor Edward Kweller Hammond, head of statistics in the Cancer Association of America said: “Verily, lung cancer which is caused by smoking cigarettes is not so serious in comparison to the injury caused by smoking with other bodily systems.” It is stated in the ninth edition of "World of Knowledge" magazine that the time has come wherein it has become necessary to expose all the harms of smoking. This caused the epidemic of smoking to continue to spread in those countries to such an extent that it has become hard to control. Our utmost wish is to have our efforts come up to your expectation. Most importantly, it is harmful in numerous ways. In the Name of Allah, Most Gracious, Most Merciful. Answer #4 | 19/07 2016 17:07 Haraam, some ppl say it's just a vice and not totally banned but it's definitely not allowed during your Roza. Ref: Tobacco smoking: Cigarettes, cigars, sheesha, or tobacco smoking were not available or prevalent at the time of the Revelation of the Quran, thus there is no specific mention of tobacco smoking in … It is most spread among the low-class immoral people. This view is substantiated by the fact that smoking harms a person’s physical well-being and … (I3) Al-A’raf 7:157. Allah loveth the beneficent.” (Al-Baqarah:195). Hukm ud-Dini fil-Lihyati wat-Tadkhin by ‘Ali Hasan al-Halabi. These diseases may not appear all at once, however a smoker is most likely to suffer from some of them, and his suffering increases as he grows older. Smoking kills. Jazakum Allah Khairan. Our utmost wish is to have our efforts come up to your expectation. By this, they provide a poor excuse for the ignorant, and establish a very bad example for others. "—Qur'an 5:4 Smoking also spoils fasting. The angels are surely hurt by things that hurt the human beings(1). Allah’s Messenger (sallallahu alaiyhi wasallam) said: Whoever eats garlic or onion, let him avoid us and our masjid, and stay in his home. November 22, 2018. No one can deny the harm of smoking to the human body. Cigarettes consist of many poisonous substances and furthermore, the smoker indulges in a slow suicidal act by smoking this poison.” A smoker wastes his wealth on that which harms and has no benefit; he will be asked about his wealth and how he spent it, as has been cited in the hadith earlier. (2) An-Nisa’ 4-29. An obvious demonstration of this is that one who is addicted to it passes through periods of severe craving, making it hard for him to think, concentrate, solve a problem, or do any important matter, until he smokes. Also, a smoker is certainly a bad companion to sit with, as is depicted in the following hadith: Verily, the example of a good companion and a bad one is like that of a perfume merchant and a blacksmith: As for the perfume merchant, he would either grant you (some perfume), or you would buy (some perfume) from him, or (in the least) you would get a good smell from him. Smoking was introduced to the Muslim countries by the Europeans around 1000 AH. “Smoking” is now used to refer to the action of producing this smoke in English, Arabic, and other languages. Their harm accumulates with time to result in a gradual killing of the human organs and tissues. Doctors, who were aware of the role of smoking in lung cancer, became alarmed when they heard that the least harm smoking causes is that it arouses anxiety. Farwa No comment. We can say that smoking is a common phenomenon among the Shia. Smoking in Islam Most Muslims are aware of and try to avoid the major sins in Islam - murder, suicide, adultery, alcohol, gambling, usury, etc. Smoking contains poisonous materials, such as nicotine, tar, carbon monoxide, arsenic, benzopyrene, etc., that the smoker swallows in small proportions. 113 p. ; 24 cm. This is aufficient to prohibit smoking. "They consult you concerning what is lawful for them; say, Lawful for you are all good things, including what trained dogs and falcons catch for you. Smoking refers to the action of lighting a cigarette, a pipe, a cigar, a water pipe, or any other object made from tobacco or materials of similar effects. Smoking is harmful to the human mind and reason. (4) Recorded by Ahmad and Ibn Maajah from Ibn ?Abbaas and ?Ubaadah; authenticated by al-Albaani and others. 10 things Banned in Islam Religion for Women. The reasons for this are many, among which are the following: The following are some suggestions to help a person stop smoking: “The Ruling of Smoking” by Muhammad bin Ibraaheem (r). He (T) praised it in numerous places of the Qur’an; and He called on people to use it to see the truth and obey Him in a better way. Marijuana is derived from the dried flowering tops of the cannabis plant while hashish is made from the resin and is more potent. When you come into their mosques for the first time, you are shocked by that. Introduction: Islam prohibits the use of any intoxicants and it is widely agreed on fact that drugs are haraam in Islam.Before going to the issue of why drugs are haraam in Islam, it’s important to know what are Drugs or intoxicants. On the Farsi section of his personal website he is asked about the Islamic ruling of the consumption of hashish. (9) Al-Bukhaari and Muslim. Only few of those addicted to smoking are able to stop it. He (T) said (what means): A smoker emits his poisons in the faces of his companions, wife, children, and the environment. (11) Al-lsra’ 17:26-27. Anyone who does not offer them to his guests or insist on them to smoke would be violating the ethics of hospitality and generosity! Smoking did not exist in the time of the Prophet (peace and blessings be upon him) but our great religion of Islam has laid down general principles from which many laws are derived. Cancer, tuberculosis, heart attacks, asthma, coughing, premature birth, infertility, infections in the digestive system, high blood pressure, nervousness, mouth and teeth diseases, etc., are among the many health hazards that have been strongly linked to smoking. If our heads weren’t hurting enough over the Islamic debate on whether smoking cigarettes is makrūh, harām or death itself, along comes another pain in the backside: e-cigarettes. (10) An-Nisa 4:5. Because of this, the law in the United States and many other countries requires including a warning on any smoking advertisement. Dear Sheikh! His digestive system is also affected, causing him frequent nervousness and trembling of the hands. Islam prohibits any action that causes harm to oneself or to other people. Is smoking a sin in Islam? Dear questioner, first of all, we'd like to voice our appreciation for the great confidence you repose in us. Since smoking became known to Muslims, all of the great scholars who have the capability of Ijtihad (deriving verdicts in new situations) agree to its prohibition. (1) Al-Bukhaari and Muslim from Jabir and other Sahaabah(r.a.) . Thus, smoking constitutes a definite harm to other people; this is prohibited, as was indicated in the hadith cited earlier. Allah (T) says (what means): <> (2) <> (3) And the Messenger(sallallahu alaiyhi wasallam) says: No harm may be inflicted on oneself or others. It is also one of the major causes of death. As early as the Seventeenth Century, the European countries realized the dangers of smoking and fought against it Laws were ordained in England, Russia, Denmark, Sweden, Austria, and other countries, prohibiting smoking and punishing violators. Therefore, a smoker would be forced to stay away from them – at least while he smokes. Note that this applies equally to any sin that a person commits, small or large. How often is it that the Sunni criticize the Shia for smoking in the mosques and say that it is an abominable doing from the deeds of the Satan? In the above-mentioned magazine, we can read the following: "Cancer Caused by Smoking": This fatal illness is the culmination of many illnesses which are the result of thin blood and other sicknesses which are related to the blood vessels. Furthermore, some of those who pretend to represent the Deen are among the worst addicts to smoking. Allah wants of the believer to be strong and capable of controlling the reigns of his desires. It should also be realized that these despicable substances even cause death. Allah loveth the beneficent.” (Al-Baqarah:195). The faculty of reason, clear and unobstructed, is one of Allah’s great bounties on people. The object is then sucked on with the lips to extract smoke. All praise and thanks are due to Allah, and peace and blessings be upon His Messenger. Dear questioner, first of all, we'd like to voice our appreciation for the great confidence you repose in us. The modern e-cigarette comes in a few different forms such as an e-pen, e-pipe, e-hookah etc and are known collectively as electronic nicotine delivery systems (ENDS). When they are reproached or reminded of their vice, they respond by providing weak excuses to justify it in the name of Islaam. He leads them to commit this evil. To be the truth, we should say that this custom cannot be seen in the mosques in Iran. For instance, it spoils the prayer, which is the pillar of Deen. The effects of this become more apparent and acute with time. Doctor Salahuddeen Abdur-Rab An-Nabi, a neuro-surgeon in Cairo says: “When a person becomes enslaved to the habit of smoking, it affects his health badly to the extent that it has a direct effect on his heart. The Prophet (peace and blessings be upon him) is reported to have said: “Whomsoever drinks poison, thereby killing himself, will sip this poison forever in the Hell-Fire.”, Cigarettes consist of many poisonous substances and furthermore, the smoker indulges in a slow suicidal act by smoking this poison.”. He puts himself in a selective exile, creating a spiritual distance and hostility between him and the good people, and a closeness to the evil people. In another verse, Almighty Allah says: “And do not kill yourselves.” (An-Nisaa’: 29). However, research emerging from numerous studies has shown the opposite, and the startling truth is that the idea of this fashionable, recreational activity should not even be entertained. In the annual conference of the American Doctors Council which took place in Chicago 1966, the main focus of the conference was the harms of smoking. The majority of good people avoid smoking and stay away from smokers. When Tobacco entered Islamic countries, a great debate among Islamic scholars started on whether it is haram or halal? God is most efficient in reckoning. This is aufficient to: prohibit it, because Allah (T) says (what means): A smoker inhales the smoke that does not give him any nourishment. A believing person (Arab or Chinese, French or Moorish) has something to strive for, but to achieve the goals set is not enough to have knowledge about … You shall observe God. It reads: May Allah help us all keep firm on the Straight Path, Amen! Allah says in the Quran, in Surah Al Araf, Ch #7 Verse #31, “Eat and drink would not be extravagant” Allah says in Surah Al Araf, Ch #7 Verse #27, “Do not be extravagant, do not be a spendthrift or verily a person who is a spendthrift is the brother of the satan, is the brother of the devil” Allah loveth the beneficent.” (Al-Baqarah:195). Hukm ul-lslami fit-Tadkhin by Muhammad Jamil Zinu. (6) Al-Bukhaari and Muslim from Jaabir(r.a.)  (7) An-Nisa 4:27. Tobacco was discovered by the Spanish sailors on the American shores at about 1500 CE (900 AH). Both prohibit pork and insects, both permit bovine and fish, but only with scales and fins. May Allah help us all keep firm on the Straight Path, Amen! Smoking causes fatal sicknesses, for example, lung cancer, tuberculosis, etc. Al Islaah Publications - All Rights Reserved - Kindly credit our site when republishing online. the Quran, Sunnah, and Diligence; and then continues to mention the culture issued by Muslim scholars on smoking. Are blood transfusions permissible in Islam? Most Muslims say that smoking shouldn’t be done at any time because it is an intoxicant, which would make it an haram, meaning that it is forbidden. “The Ruling of Smoking” by ?Abdur-Rahman Bin Naasir as-Sa?di (r). When his nervous system is affected, the smoker feels a prickly sensation, a numbness in his limbs and also a pain in the nerves.'. Islam forbids everything that is harmful. If they suffer from asthma or allergies, they are forced to move away from his vicinity. (Sura Al-Araf: 157) Smoking is prohibited on the basis of this verse. There is no disagreement among the physicians and sane people that smoking is harmful for health. Offering cigaretles to the guests has become among the first rules of hospitality. It should also be realized that these despicable substances even cause death. Lo! However, lung cancer is the most likely outcome of smoking. These hazards affect not only the smoker himself but those around him as well. In discussing the subject of the prohibition of smoking, there are some important warnings that need to be mentioned: Also, Allah’s Messenger(sallallahu alaiyhi wasallam) said: Indeed when Allah prohibits something, he prohibits eating its price.(16). Thus he loses the great reward of those who fast even one day in Allah’s way. Furthermore, statistics have established that smokers’ age is, on the average, ten years less than other people’s. Doctor Salahuddeen Abdur-Rab An-Nabi, a neuro-surgeon in Cairo says: “When a person becomes enslaved to the habit of smoking, it affects his health badly to the extent that it has a direct effect on his heart. They employ media means, ordain laws and regulations, and apply other methods to discourage people from smoking. Shari`ah has stressed the importance of being in good health to the extent that the Prophet (peace and blessings be upon him) even advised Muslims in all ages to strike a balance in eating and drinking so as to evade any harmful effects on the health. When his nervous system is affected, the smoker feels a prickly sensation, a numbness in his limbs and also a pain in the nerves.' They slyly remark that there is no clear text prohibiting smoking. Islam is one of the world’s leading religions and it has followers from all over the world. Lung cancer was a very rare disease but the end of this century witnessed a high rise in its occurrence, primarily in men and thereafter in women. (15) Al-Maidah 5:2. As a result his heart beat and blood circulation become unstable and he experiences drowsiness from time to time due to the shrinking of his brain arteries. (5), Whoever consumes poison, killing himself with it, then he will he consuming his poison in the hellfire, and he will abide in it permanently and eternally.(6). Therefore, they conclude, smoking is not prohibited, but is only makruh (disliked). Smoking spoils a person’s acts of worship and reduces their rewards. “It is a universally accepted that smoking has many serious health and life hazards amongst which is lung cancer. Actions sometimes have a stronger effect than words. In this video Dr. Zakir Naik describe about what islam says about smoking. The reason shisha has become so popular and addictive is the widespread misconception that it is a safer alternative to cigarette smoking. It is well established that second-hand smoke is almost as dangerous as first-hand. Smoking tobacco from the point of view of Muslim canons is forbidden (haram). So, here are some references from Quran which can answer that why smoking is haraam. In the Qur’an, we read: “be not cast by your own hands to ruin; and do good. To the contrary, the media continues to adom smoking and encourage people to do it. You may eat what they catch for you, and mention God's name thereupon. Since its discovery, the epidemic of smoking has continued to spread all over the world. And as for the blower of the bellows (ironsmith), you would either get a foul odor from him, or he would burn your clothes.(9). Kindly inform me about the ruling of smoking according to Islam. They are both classified as cannabis. Its spread among the Muslims was similar to that in the West. The hazards of smoking to the health are hard to enumerate. This multiplies his sins and increases his burden. It is one of the major causes of lung cancer and other diseases. Furthermore, a smoker irritates people by the foul smell and poisonous nature of his smoking. This is observed all over the world. “The Ruling of Smoking” by ?Abdul-?Aziz Bin ‘Abdullaah Bin Baaz. Its spread among the Muslims was similar to that in the West. It has a foul smell, foul taste, and is harmful to the body. The article talks about sources of Islamic legislation i.e. “The Ruling of Smoking” by Muhammad Bin Salih al-‘Uthaymin. In the above-mentioned magazine, we can read the following: "Cancer Caused by Smoking": This fatal illness is the culmination of many illnesses which are the result of thin blood and other sicknesses which are related to the blood vessels. The following sections will briefly outline some of its harms and evils. He develops a weaker control of his sense and reason. (8) Al-Bukhaari. In the annual conference of the American Doctors Council which took place in Chicago 1966, the main focus of the conference was the harms of smoking. Islam doesn’t allow us to harm our self. Smoking is a form of moral decadence. The Prophet (peace and blessings be upon him) is reported to have said: “Whomsoever drinks poison, thereby killing himself, will sip this poison forever in the Hell-Fire.” (20) An-Nisaa’ 4:76. This smoke is inhaled into the chest and then exhaled from the nose and mouth as a thick white smoke. He passes through periods of excitability, in itation, and insomnia. (3) Al-Baqarah 2:195. Smoking is one of the things which has caused a lot of problems and harm these days and it has spread like wild fire. The unfortunate fact, however, is that in the Muslim countries, no similar measures were exerted to protect the people from it. The unfortunate fact, however, is that in the Muslim countries, no similar measures were exerted to protect the people from it. Smoking involves the consumption of an evil substance (khabeeth). Therefore, smoking is harmful to the smoker as well as those around him. Courtesy: www.everymuslim.co.za                                                                  ? The problem is worse when the smoker is of known piety or knowledge. Thus, instead of being Allah’s slave, a smoker becomes slave to his cigarette. pulmonary emphysema, coronary heart disease and cancer of the bladder. Though people know the evil effects of smoking, it seems that Shaytaan and their nafs wants them to continue wasting their money and cause harm to their bodies and HEALTH. He is also afflicted with a kind of cough known as the smoker's cough. Evil mentioned in the above verse is something that harms our body or our soul. The Islamic rulings on smoking In the past, Muslim scholars differed in opinion due to the lack of evidence surrounding the negative effects of doing so. There are many reasons, any one of which aufficient to rule smoking prohibited. As early as the Seventeenth Century, the European countries realized the dangers of smoking and fought against it Laws were ordained in England, Russia, Denmark, Sweden, Austria, and other countries, prohibiting smoking and punishing violators. smoking is no special case! Lo! Article by Anum, May 30, 2013. Smoking also yields other health hazards besides its general and specific economic harms. In our times, one seldom finds a house not afflicted by it. Lo! However, lung cancer is the most likely outcome of smoking. In the Qur’an, we read: “be not cast by your own hands to ruin; and do good. Therefore, it is unlawful in Islam's eyes. In the Qur’an, we read: “be not cast by your own hands to ruin; and do good. This is aufficient to prohibit smoking. Similarly, his digestive and respiratory systems are harmed and he loses his appetite. This is similar to the action of the people of the Hell fire who eat harmful thorny plants: A smoker, whether he likes it or not, makes of himself an example for his children and others to follow. Smoking Among Muslims. According To Islam, Here’s What It Says About Smoking A Cigarette. Doctors, who were aware of the role of smoking in lung cancer, became alarmed when they heard that the least harm smoking causes is that it arouses anxiety. Lung cancer was a very rare disease but the end of this century witnessed a high rise in its occurrence, primarily in men and thereafter in women. All contemporary rulings tend to condemn smoking as potentially harmful or prohibit smoking outright as a cause of severe health damage. It is mostly consumed in bars, discos, casinos, and other: places of sin. Many Muslims regard smoking as MAKROOH (disliked) by the Shariah but not HARAAM (forbidden). Doctor Edward Kweller Hammond, head of statistics in the Cancer Association of America said: “Verily, lung cancer which is caused by smoking cigarettes is not so serious in comparison to the injury caused by smoking with other bodily systems.” It is stated in the ninth edition of "World of Knowledge" magazine that the time has come wherein it has become necessary to expose all the harms of smoking. A striking example is that all American airlines now prohibit smoking, even on most international flights; on the other hand, for Muslim airlines, one travels in a near-suffocation state, even on short trips, because of the high number of smokers. 1289 views. hence we should avoid them, but where Islam is concerned IF and only IF PAN contains "Tobacco" then its haram else you may have it (still not having is preferred) it’s NOT HARAM. (14) Al-Ghaashiyah 88:6-7.

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