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    what do u think? halal or haram? can someone help us?
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    Haram !
    75.31%
    61
    Mukrooh !
    16.05%
    13
    Neither !
    2.47%
    2
    Dont know !
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    what do you think?
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    • #3
      I hope this Helps

      Originally posted by Outlaw
      what do u think? halal or haram? can someone help us?
      Suicide by Smoking
      ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
      http://islam.about.com/religion/islam/library/weekly/aa090600a.htm

      Most Muslims are aware of and try to avoid the major sins in Islam -
      murder, suicide, adultery, alcohol, gambling, usury, etc. Muslims are
      forbidden to harm themselves or others. Yet millions of Muslims all
      over
      the world are doing just that - harming, even killing themselves and
      their
      families. Islamic scholars have historically had mixed views on the
      subject, and the actions of these Muslims have not been unanimously
      forbidden or even discouraged.

      The danger is tobacco use - cigarette and cigar smoking, chew, etc.
      The
      mixed views on the subject came about because cigarettes are a more
      recent
      invention and did not exist at the time of the revelation of the Qur'an
      in
      the 7th century A.D. Therefore, one cannot find a verse of Qur'an or
      words of the Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) saying clearly that
      "Cigarettee smoking is forbidden." However, there are many instances
      where the Qur'an gives us general guidelines, and calls upon us to use
      our
      reason and intelligence, and seek guidance from Allah about what is
      right
      and wrong. In the Qur'an, Allah says, ...he [the Prophet] commands
      them
      what is just, and forbids them what is evil; he allows them as lawful
      what
      is good, and prohibits them from what is bad..." (Surah al-Araf 7:157).
      So what are the evils of tobacco use, for your health and for your deen
      (religion)?

      1. Danger to your health

      Allah says, "...make not your own hands contribute to your
      destruction..."
      (Surah al-Baqarah 2:195); "...nor kill yourselves..." (Surah al-Nisaa
      4:29). It is universally understood that cigarette smoking causes a
      number of health problems that often ultimately result in death. Men
      who
      smoke contract lung cancer at 22 times the rate of non-smokers.
      Smokers
      are also highly at risk for heart disease, emphysema, oral cancer,
      stroke,
      etc. There are hundreds of poisonous and toxic ingredients in the
      cigarette itself that the smoker inhales straight into the lungs. In
      an
      authentic hadith, the Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) said that
      "Whomsoever drinks poison, thereby killing himself, will sip this
      poison
      forever and ever in the fire of Jahannum (Hell)." Over 3 million
      people
      worldwide die from smoking-related causes each year.

      2. Danger to your family's health

      In the Qur'an, Allah says: "Those who annoy believing men and women
      undeservedly bear on themselves a glaring sin" (Surat al-Ahzaab 33:58).
      And the Prophet (peace be upon him) said that "there should be neither
      harming, nor reciprocating harm. In another hadith, the Prophet (peace
      be
      upon him) said: "Anyone who believes in Allah and the Last Day should
      not
      hurt his neighbor." Those around the smoker inhale what is known as
      "second-hand smoke" - the unfiltered, poisonous waste that goes in the
      air
      around the smoker. There are over 4,000 chemicals in cigarette smoke,
      over 40 of which are known to cause cancer. Second-hand smoke causes
      or
      aggravates asthma, bronchitis, and other respiratory problems,
      especially
      in children.

      3. Addictive

      The addiction to tobacco is a physical response that often interferes
      with
      one's life and worship. For example, most Muslims are aware that it is
      forbidden to smoke during the fasting days of Ramadan. Many of these
      addicted smokers spend their fasting days sleeping, cranky, and
      short-tempered, just counting the hours until they can have their fix.
      There have been times when the most severely addicted will wait outside
      the masjed door for the adhan, and break their fast by lighting up,
      before
      taking even food or water.

      4. Noxious Smell

      Muslims are advised to refrain from eating raw onions and garlic -
      simply
      as a courtesy to those around them. Nobody likes the smell. The same
      goes even more so for the reek of cigarettes, which permeates
      everything
      around the smoker - hair, clothing, home, car, etc. The Prophet (peace
      be
      upon him) said: Whoever has eaten from such greens as garlic, onions
      or
      leek should keep away from our mosque. Many smokers try to hide the
      smell
      by using breath mints or perfume. This does not get rid of the smell,
      it
      only masks it. Often the combination of smells is even more
      nauseating.

      5. Waste of Money

      Allah says, "...But spend not wastefully (your wealth) in the manner of
      a
      spendthrift. Verily spendthrifts are brothers of the devils... {Surah
      al-Israa 17:26-27} And in an authentic hadith the Prophet (peace be
      upon
      him) said that: "Allah hates for you three things: gossiping, begging,
      and
      wasting money." In the U.S. and other countries, cigarettes are taxed
      heavily in order to discourage this habit and reimburse the government
      for
      the overwhelming health care costs to care for those afflicted with
      diseases caused by smoking. Smokers often spend thousands of dollars a
      year that literally just go up in smoke.

      Recent Opinions of Scholars

      In more recent times, as these dangers of tobacco use have come to be
      proven beyond any doubt, scholars have become more unanimous in
      pronouncing tobacco use clearly haram (forbidden) to believers. They
      now
      use the strongest terms to condemn this habit.

      How to Quit?

      As mentioned, one of the dangers of tobacco is that it is so addicting.
      It causes a physical response in your body when you try to give it up.
      Therefore, quitting is often difficult. However, with the help of
      Allah
      and the personal commitment to improve yourself for the sake of Allah,
      and
      for your own health, it is possible. It is first recommended to make
      the
      firm intention, from deep in your heart, to give up this evil habit.
      Trust in Allah's words: "...When you have taken a decision, put your
      trust
      in Allah. For Allah loves those who put their trust in Him. If Allah
      help you, none can overcome you; if He forsakes you, who is - after
      that -
      that can help you? In Allah, then, let believers put their trust"
      (Surah
      Al-'lmran 3:159-160).

      Secondly, one must avoid situations where you are used to smoking, and
      people who do so around you. For example, if you have certain friends
      who
      gather together and they all constantly smoke - make a choice (Allah
      gave
      you free will to choose!) to stay away from that environment for the
      time
      being. At a vulnerable stage, it is too easy to get sucked back in by
      having "just one." Remember, tobacco causes a physical addiction and
      you
      must stay away completely. Drink a lot of water and keep yourself busy
      in
      other endeavors. Go to the masjed. Play sports. And remember the
      words
      of Allah: "And those who strive hard in Our Cause, We will certainly
      guide them to Our Paths, for verily Allah is with those who do right
      (Surah al-Ankabut 29:69).

      For more information about the proven dangers of smoking, and advice on
      how to quit, visit About.com's Smoking Cessation website.

      Living With a Smoker

      If you live with or are friends with smokers, first of all encourage
      them
      to quit, for the sake of Allah, their deen, and their health. If they
      refuse (and ultimately we will face Allah alone), you have the right to
      protect your own health and the health of your children. Do not allow
      it
      in the house. Do not allow it in enclosed quarters with your family.
      Even if the smoker is a parent, we are not to obey our parents in
      things
      which are forbidden by Allah.
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      • #4
        Originally posted by marjan
        what do you think?
        well, theres a difference of opinion between the scholars. some say its disliked but allowed, some say its haram. so, i dont know what to do
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        • #5
          [QUOTE=laurelandhardy]Suicide by Smoking
          ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
          jazakallah bro, im readin thru this
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          • #6
            well honestly use your brain, we live in an age of information. Smoking contributes to a variety of different illness. Don't be looking to justify a slow way of committing suicide.
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            • #7
              I posted this last yr, in the Muslim forum, but since I'm not sure if you have access to it, here it is again.. hope it helps..

              ~Ayah

              Smoking, halal or haram?

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              Discovery of Tobacco

              Tobacco was discovered by the Spanish sailors on the American shores at about 1500 CE (900 AH). Since its discovery, the epidemic of smoking has continued to spread all over the world. In our times, one seldom finds a house not afflicted by it. (1)

              Smoking Among Muslims

              The Europeans around 1000 AH introduced smoking to the Muslim countries. Its spread among the Muslims was similar to that in the West. The unfortunate fact, however, is that in the Muslim countries, no measures are exerted to protect the people from it. To the contrary, the media continues to promote smoking and encourage people to do it. This caused the epidemic of smoking to continue to spread in those countries to such an extent that it has become hard to control.

              Smoking has become the rule, and abstaining from it the exception. Often, people look with astonishment and disdain at a person whom when a cigarette is offered to him, declines to smoke explaining that he does not smoke.

              Offering cigarettes to the guests has become among the first rules of hospitality. Anyone who does not offer them to his guests or insist on them to smoke would be violating the ethics of hospitality and generosity!

              Furthermore, some of those who pretend to represent the Deen are among the worst addicts to smoking. When they are reproached or reminded of their vice, they respond by providing weak excuses to justify it in the name of Islam. They slyly remark that there is no clear text prohibiting smoking. Therefore, they conclude, smoking is not prohibited, but is only makruh (disliked). By this, they provide a poor excuse for the ignorant, and establish a very bad example for others.

              Such statements have influenced many Muslims, falling into the snares of addiction to smoking. This is observed all over the world. 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.

              Thus, it becomes incumbent to write an article, which provides evidence concerning the ruling of smoking in Islam. We hope that this will benefit our Muslim brothers and sisters; and we ask Allah (SWT) to accept it from us as a sincere deed for His pleasure.

              Evidence for the Prohibition of Smoking

              There are many reasons, any one of which sufficient to rule smoking prohibited. Most importantly, it is harmful in numerous ways. It is harmful to the Deen, health, environment, family, brotherhood and social relations, property, etc. The following sections will briefly outline some of its harms and evils.

              Harm To the Human Body

              No one can deny the harm of smoking to the human body. The medical evidence for this is well established and overwhelming. Because of this, the law in the United States and many other countries requires including a warning on any smoking advertisement.

              Smoking contains poisonous materials, such as nicotine, tar, carbon monoxide, arsenic, benzopyrene, etc. that the smoker swallows in small proportions. Their harm accumulates with time to result in a gradual killing of the human organs and tissues.

              The hazards of smoking to the health are hard to enumerate. 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.

              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. It reduces smokers' life expectancy by 15 to 25 years, and is the single most preventable cause of death. In one study only 42% of male lifelong smokers reached the age of 73 compared to 78% of nonsmokers.

              Cigarette smoking kills nearly about 420,000 people a year, making it more lethal than AIDS, automobile accidents, homicides, suicides, drug overdoses, and fires combined. (2)

              This is sufficient to prohibit smoking. Islam prohibits any action that causes harm to oneself or to other people. Allah (SWT) says:

              << Do not kill yourselves, Allah is indeed merciful to you. >> (An-Nisa' 4-29)

              << Do not cast yourselves, with your own hands, into destruction. >> (Al-Baqarah 2:195)

              And the Messenger(SAW) says: No harm may be inflicted on oneself or others. (Recorded by Ahmad and Ibn Maajah from Ibn `Abbaas and `Ubaadah; authenticated by al-Albaani and others.)

              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. (Recorded by at-Tirmithi and others from Ibn Mas`ud and AbO Barzah , authenticated by al-Albaani.)

              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. ( Al-Bukhaari and Muslim from Jaabir)

              Harm To The Deen

              Smoking spoils a person's acts of worship and reduces their rewards. For instance, it spoils the prayer, which is the pillar of Deen. Allah's Messenger (SAW) said: Whoever eats garlic or onion, let him avoid us and our masjid, and stay in his home. The angels are surely hurt by things that hurt the human beings (Al-Bukhaari and Muslim from Jabir and other Sahaabah)

              Those with clean and undefiled fitrah (nature) have no doubt that the smell emanating from the mouth of a smoker is worse and more foul than that from the mouth of one who ate garlic or onion. 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.

              Smoking also spoils fasting. Fasting is very hard for the smoker. As soon as the day is over, he hastens to break his fast on an evil cigarette instead of sweet dates or pure water. Even if he fasts through the month Ramadan, a smoker is reluctant to fast on other days. Thus he loses the great reward of those who fast even one day in Allah's way.

              Harm To The Mind and Will Power

              Smoking is harmful to the human mind and reason. 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.

              When one smokes, his muscles slacken, and he passes through a brief period of delirium that curtains the thought. His digestive system is also affected, causing him frequent nervousness and trembling of the hands. He passes through periods of excitability, in itation, and insomnia.

              Thus, instead of being Allah's slave, a smoker becomes slave to his cigarette. He develops a weaker control of his sense and reason. The faculty of reason, clear and unobstructed, is one of Allah's great bounties on people. He (SWT) 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. Allah wants of the believer to be strong and capable of controlling the reigns of his desires. He (SWT) said :

              << AIIah (SWT) wants to let you into His mercy, whereas those who follow the desires want you to drift far away (from the right path). >> (An-Nisa 4:27)

              Harm To The Environment

              A smoker emits his poisons in the faces of his companions, wife, children, and the environment. It is well established that second-hand smoke is almost as dangerous as first-hand. Thus, whether they like it or not, a smoker's associates are forced to inhale the smoke and be themselves smokers as well.

              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.

              Furthermore, a smoker irritates people by the foul smell and poisonous nature of his smoking. If they suffer from asthma or allergies, they are forced to move away from his vicinity. The Prophet (SAW) said: Anyone who believes in Allah and the Last Day should not hurt his neighbor. ( Al-Bukhaari)

              Thus, smoking constitutes a definite harm to other people; this is prohibited, as was indicated in the hadith cited earlier.

              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. And as for the blower of the bellows (ironsmith), you would either get a foul odor from him, or he would burn your clothes. ( Al-Bukhaari and Muslim)

              Harm To The Property

              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. His wealth belongs to Allah, so how would he dare to waste it in disobedience to Him? Allah (SWT) says:

              << And do not entrust to the imprudent ones the possessions that Allah has placed in your charge.. >>(An-Nisa 4:5)

              << And do not waste (your resources) extravagantly. Indeed the squanderers are the brethren of the devils >>(Al-lsra' 17:26-27)

              And the Prophet (SAW) said: Allah hates for you three things: gossiping, begging, and wasting money.(Al-Bukhaari and Muslim)

              Furthermore, there are numerous cases of burnt carpets, furniture, and even complete houses and establishments that have resulted from this disastrous vice.

              Moral Decadence

              Smoking is a form of moral decadence. It is most spread among the low-class immoral people. It reflects blind imitation of the non-Muslims. It is mostly consumed in bars, discos, casinos, and other: places of sin. A smoker may beg or steal if he/she does not have the money to buy cigarettes. He/She is ill mannered with his friends and family, especially when he/she misses taking his necessary "dose" at the usual time.

              Evil Substance

              Smoking involves the consumption of an evil substance (khabeeth). It has a foul smell, foul taste, and is harmful to the body. This is sufficient to: prohibit it, because Allah (SWT) says:

              << (The Prophet) who will enjoin upon them the doing of what is right, forbid them the doing of what is wrong, make lawful to them the good things of life, prohibit for them the evil things, and lift from them their burdens and the shackles that were (previously) upon them. >>( Al-A'raf 7:157)

              Resembling The People Of The Fire

              A smoker inhales the smoke that does not give him any nourishment. This is similar to the action of the people of the Hell fire who eat harmful thorny plants:

              << No food will be there for them but a poisonous thorny plant, which will neither nourish them nor still their hunger. >>( Al-Ghaashiyah 88:6-7)

              Bad Example

              A smoker, whether he/she likes it or not, makes of himself/herself an example for his children and others to follow. He/She leads them to commit this evil. Actions sometimes have a stronger effect than words. Thus, even if he/she advises them or forbids them from smoking, his/her partaking of it provides them with a strong excuse to do it.

              The problem is worse when the smoker is of known piety or knowledge. In such case, his/her harm becomes more emphasized, because more people take him/her as guide and example, and are thus lead astray by him/her. This multiplies his/her sins and increases his/her burden.

              Hostility Toward The Good People

              The majority of good people avoid smoking and stay away from smokers. Therefore, a smoker would be forced to stay away from them - at least while he smokes. 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. The effects of this become more apparent and acute with time. Note that this applies equally to any sin that a person commits, small or large.

              Low Self Esteem.

              A smoker despises himself, because he feels that a little cigarette is controlling him. Realizing his weakness before desires, this creates in him a feeling of defeat in the face of hardships.

              Scholars' Verdict

              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. Thus, there is no value for baseless opinions, conflicting with this, provided by self-proclaimed lesser scholars.

              Some Fatwas (Rulings)

              Al-Azhar Fatwa Committee has passed a ruling on smoking that says:

              Smoking has definitely been proved to be detrimental to health as stated by knowledgeable persons and international medical conferences. It has been established that smoking causes cancers of the lung and larynx and poses serious hazards to the arteries. Furthermore, it wastes money being spent on something that brings no good to human beings. The Prophet PBUH has banned everything that causes harm to both health and wealth, whether of oneself or of others. Therefore, we are of the opinion that it is haram to smoke, import, export or trade in tobacco. God knows that which we do not know.

              The International Islamic Conference to Combat Intoxicating Substances and Drugs, at which scholars declared that smoking, growing and trading in tobacco were haram. (Held in Al-Medina al-munawarah, 27-30 Jumada Al-Ula 1402 AH (22-25 March 1982). )

              Sheikh Muhammad Ibrahim al-Sheikh, former Grand Mufti of Saudi Arabia. In his ruling he declared that smoking was undoubtedly foul, noxious, languorous and sometimes intoxicating. He further stated that smoking was haram on the basis of authentic quotations, sound judgment, and the opinion of authoritative physicians. (Smoking according to medicine and religion, by Sheikh Ahmad al-Qattan)

              Dr. Yusuf Al Qaradawi in his book " The Lawful and Prohibited In Islam" wrote the following:



              Sheikh Shirnibali of the Hanafi school. In no ambiguous terms Sheikh Shirnibali decided it was haram. He summed up his ruling in the following statement: "It is forbidden to sell or smoke tobacco. To smoke while fasting undoubtedly breaks the fast".

              Sheikh Ibrahim al-Laqqani of the Maliki school ruled it to be haram.

              Sheikh Al-Najm al-Ghazi of the Shafie school quotes the author of Addur al-mukhtar as saying: "Even if one does not dispute the smoker's claim that smoking is not intoxicating there is no denying that it causes languor, and is therefore haram on the basis of the saying of the Prophet quoted by Ahmad through Umm Salama to the effect that whatever caused intoxication and languor was haram. Indulging in smoking once in a while may not constitute a major sin, however if the ruler forbids its use, it becomes categorically haram, as its use may harm the body. And, like all minor sins, persisting in it makes it a major sin."

              Hanbali scholars of Najd: Sheikh Mustafa al-Rahibani says: "In all the four schools of fiqh there are those who ruled that smoking was haram, those who ruled it was reprehensible, and those who ruled that it was permissible. Most Shafie and Hanafi scholars were of the opinion that it was either pemissible or reprehensible, but some of them went further and declared it haram. Maliki scholars, on the other hand, are mostly of the opinion that it is haram; so are our Hanbali scholars, especially those of Najd. However, it has not come to my attention that any of our Hanbali colleagues has explicity ruled that it was haram." (Mataleb ulin nahi fi sharh ghayatel muntaha)

              Warnings

              In discussing the subject of the prohibition of smoking, there are some important warnings that need to be mentioned:

              1. As indicated before, the prohibition of smoking is not restricted to cigarettes, but applies as well to other objects that have similar effects such as cigars, pipes, water-pipes, chewing tobacco or sniffing tobacco, etc.

              2. The reasons mentioned above for prohibiting smoking apply as well, and more strongly, to various types of drugs and hashish such as marijuana and -tat. These materials have additional problems such as causing drunkenness, death, madness, etc.

              3. The prohibition of smoking is not restricted to consuming it, but applies as well to offering it to people, sitting with those who are smoking, or selling it. All of this involves helping people commit sins, which is prohibited, as Allah (SWT) says:
              << Help one another in righteousness and piety, and do not help one another in sinning and transgression. And fear and revere Allah; verily, Allah is severe in punishment. >> (Al-Maidah 5:2)

              Also, Allah's Messenger (SAW) said: Indeed when Allah prohibits something, he prohibits eating its price. (Recorded by Ahmad and Abu Dawud from Ibn `Abbas; authenticated by al-Albaani )

              Some suggestions on treating the Disease of Smoking

              Only few of those addicted to smoking are able to stop it. The reasons for this are many, among which are the following:

              a. The addictive nature of the poisonous substances contained in it.

              b. The smokers are not totally convinced of its prohibition.

              c. They do not have a strong determination to refrain from it.

              The following are some suggestions to help a person stop smoking:

              1. Rely on Allah sincerely, with full determination not to return to smoking, in compliance with Allah's command:

              << When you decide on a certain course of action, place your trust in Allah. >>( Al-'lmran 3:159)

              2. Stop immediately instead of claiming it is best to do it gradually. The gradual approach is the way of one who does not trust his determination and the will power that Allah has granted him. Let the example be taken from the Sahabah who, as soon as Allah's command reached them regarding alcohols:

              << Will you not then desist? >>( Al-Maa'idah 5: 91 )

              They immediately poured out all the alcohol that they had and said, "We desist our Lord, we desist!" They did this despite the fact that alcohol has a greater addictive power over those who drink it.

              3. Avoid the bad company of smokers and smoking environments that are full with the smell of smoke.

              4. Change the food diet by abstaining from foods and drinks that would entice the craving to smoke such as spices, meat, tea, and coffee; and eating a lot of vegetables and fruits.

              5. Use medically tested and established procedures to help stop smoking, as directed by physicians, such as nicotine patches, nicotine gum, etc.

              6. Expel the secret whispers of Satan who continuously dictates to the human being that he is weak and incapable of refraining from sinning, as Allah (T) says (what means)

              << It is but Satan who instills (into you) fear of his allies; so do not fear them, but fear Me if you are (truly) believers.. >> (Al-`Imraan 3:175)

              << Fight then against the allies of Satan; indeed, Satan's guile is weak.. >>(An-Nisaa' 4:76)

              References:

              Muhammad al-Jibaly


              http://my.webmd.com/content/article/1680.52717
              http://www.islamweb.net/english/varieties/smoking.htm
              http://scienceu.fsu.edu/fl/content/...umbusteach.html
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              • #8
                http://www.islam-online.net/fatwa/english/FatwaDisplay.asp?hFatwaID=24259

                What Does Islam Say About Smoking?
                In the Name of Allah, Most Gracious, Most Merciful.

                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. Our utmost wish is to have our efforts come up to your expectation. May Allah help us all keep firm on the Straight Path, Amen!
                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. It reads:


                It is clear that cigarettes contain many harmful ingredients, for example, carbon monoxide, nicotine, tar and benzene vapor.



                Proof for the prohibition of smoking:

                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. From these principles, Muslim scholars have come to the conclusion that smoking is prohibited (Haram (Al-Baqarah:195). Smoking causes fatal sicknesses, for example, lung cancer, tuberculosis, etc.

                In another verse, Almighty Allah says:

                Almighty Allah knows best.
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                  Smoking Haram-Why?

                  The declaration that "There is no God Worthy of being worshipped except Allah & that Muhammad is the Messenger of Allah", demands that the Muslim accepts the Decrees set by Allah and by His Messenger-Muhammad (p.b.u.h.)
                  Islam is a Revelation from Allah with a complete code of life. It tells what is good and what is evil: Allah says in the Holy Quran: And We have shown him (man) the two ways (good and evil). (Quran 90/10)
                  He allows them all that is good and lawful, and prohibits them as unlawful all that is evil (things, deeds, beliefs, persons, foods, drinks, etc.). (Quran 7/157)

                  So, is smoking (cigarettes, pipes, etc.) evil or not? Let us examine its effects:
                  * Smoking is a killer: causes lung-cancer, lung-tuberculosis and heart diseases.
                  Allah says: And do not kill yourselves. (Quran 4/29)
                  He also says: And do not throw yourselves into destruction. (Quran 2/195)

                  These verses are sufficient to make smoking Haram.
                  * Smoking is a wasting of wealth. Allah says: ...But spend not wastefully (your wealth) in the manner of a spendthrift, Verily, spendthrifts are brothers of the devils, and the Devil (Satan) is ever ungrateful to his Lord. (Quran 17/26-27)

                  * The smoker is unjust to himself as well as his family by burning away his money and his chest!
                  * The smoker not only causes harm to himself, he/she also inflicts harms upon others around him/her.
                  The Prophet (p.b.u.h.) said: "There should be neither harming nor reciprocating harm." (Saheeh Al-Jami 7517)
                  * The smokers cause the spread of evil; they smoke openly and thus encourage others to do the same.
                  * The smokers dislike fasting and praying because they become impatient. They want to go for the next "round". The smoker becomes like an edict.
                  *By: Dr. Saleh As-Saleh
                  Source: www.islamunveiled.org
                  ;) If I got 6 hours to chop down a tree, I would spend 4 hours to sharpen my axe. :)

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                  • #10
                    Re: Smoking Haram-Why?

                    I don't smoke, but its not haraam.

                    It does not have the effects of alchohol, like drugs (which are haraam) people say its haraam for its unhealthy. There's alot worse things out there than smoking and they are not haraam.

                    If thats the case then driving your car really fast is haraam, if you are overweight eating fatty foods is haraam, going on bungee jumping etc is haraam, sports are haraam, etc. Smoking is bad to do, there is no good in it, but just cause its bad doesn't have to be haraam. Theres alot of thing that are bad and are halaal.
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                    • #11
                      Re: Smoking Haram-Why?

                      Originally posted by luqmanthecarpenter
                      I don't smoke, but its not haraam.

                      It does not have the effects of alchohol, like drugs (which are haraam) people say its haraam for its unhealthy. There's alot worse things out there than smoking and they are not haraam.

                      If thats the case then driving your car really fast is haraam, if you are overweight eating fatty foods is haraam, going on bungee jumping etc is haraam, sports are haraam, etc. Smoking is bad to do, there is no good in it, but just cause its bad doesn't have to be haraam. Theres alot of thing that are bad and are halaal.

                      I agree with you akhi - i have spoken to many ulmahs about this issue and they have all said that its not haraam
                      Saying of Mohammed (pbuh)
                      "Reviling a Muslim is disobedience to Allah, & fighting with him is infidelity".

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                      • #12
                        Re: Smoking Haram-Why?

                        Originally posted by luqmanthecarpenter
                        I don't smoke, but its not haraam.

                        It does not have the effects of alchohol, like drugs (which are haraam) people say its haraam for its unhealthy. There's alot worse things out there than smoking and they are not haraam.

                        If thats the case then driving your car really fast is haraam, if you are overweight eating fatty foods is haraam, going on bungee jumping etc is haraam, sports are haraam, etc. Smoking is bad to do, there is no good in it, but just cause its bad doesn't have to be haraam. Theres alot of thing that are bad and are halaal.
                        If you read above passage carefuly then u will understand that wat I have tried for.
                        ;) If I got 6 hours to chop down a tree, I would spend 4 hours to sharpen my axe. :)

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                          Re: Smoking Haram-Why?

                          Originally posted by m-shahzad
                          If you read above passage carefuly then u will understand that wat I have tried for.
                          How more carefully should I read:

                          So, is smoking (cigarettes, pipes, etc.) evil or not? Let us examine its effects:
                          * Smoking is a killer: causes lung-cancer, lung-tuberculosis and heart diseases.
                          Allah says: And do not kill yourselves. (Quran 4/29)
                          He also says: And do not throw yourselves into destruction. (Quran 2/195)
                          If thats the case then driving your car really fast is haraam, if you are overweight eating fatty foods is haraam, going on bungee jumping etc is haraam, sports are haraam, etc.

                          These verses are sufficient to make smoking Haram.
                          * Smoking is a wasting of wealth. Allah says: ...But spend not wastefully (your wealth) in the manner of a spendthrift, Verily, spendthrifts are brothers of the devils, and the Devil (Satan) is ever ungrateful to his Lord. (Quran 17/26-27)
                          Then buying foods that you will throw way, gas for you cars, water, lighting expense is all haraam in that case. You can use candles, stagnant water, andyou can ride a horse. Why squander the money?:)

                          The smoker not only causes harm to himself, he/she also inflicts harms upon others around him/her.
                          Beebing the car in the street is haraam, yelling is haraam, knives around the kitchen are haraam, cooking is haraam, fire is haraam, anything sharp is haraam, anything which my harm you is haraam, and thats almost everything.

                          The smokers cause the spread of evil; they smoke openly and thus encourage others to do the same.
                          Its the opposite.

                          * The smokers dislike fasting and praying because they become impatient. They want to go for the next "round". The smoker becomes like an edict.
                          True.

                          The smoker smells bad! His car, home, clothes etc. carry the bad smell too.
                          Thats everyone for you if you don't take care of yourself.


                          If its bad it doesnt habe to be haraam: haviing four wives causes jealousy and hatred, hiting your wife is bad but its halal, killling is bad but that's halal, etc. The rasul tried to have the least amount of stuff haraam to us. Do not make unlwaful what he made lawful, even if it is bad for you.
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                          • #14
                            Re: Smoking Haram-Why?

                            smoking smells horrible ...plaah
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                            • #15
                              Re: Smoking Haram-Why?

                              Smoking is haraam because it kills you directly where driving fast isnt and eating a lot isnt plus if you eat a lot and don'tshare then that's haraam. Plus other effects due to smoking e.g. cancer and so on where driving and all that are all due to your own intention and stupidity...
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