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  • The evils of smoking in society.

    An excellent article I've come across dealing with the subject. http://www.inter-islam.org/Prohibitions/smoking.htm
    Peace & assalamalaikum wa rahmatullahi wa barakatuh.

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    Re: The evils of smoking in society.

    Since the first discovery of tobacco was made in America in the fifteenth century, the
    aepidemic of smoking has spread continuously around the world. As early as the Seventeenth Century, the
    European countries realised the dangers of smoking and
    hastened to ordain Laws in England and various other
    countries to prohibiting smoking. The Western countries, even today, continue their
    attempts in combating smoking.
    They employ means of media,pass legislation and apply multiple methods to discourage people from smoking.

    Smoking has, to an extent,become the rule and abstaining
    from it the exception. Often,people look down with astonishment and contempt at a
    person who when a cigarette is offered to him, declines
    explaining that he does not smoke. Offering cigarettes to
    guests has become a matter of hospitality!
    Furthermore, those who pretend to represent the Deen are among the worst addicts. When they are reproached or reprimanded of
    their vice, they respond by providing weak excuses to justify it. They slyly remark that there is
    no clear text prohibiting smoking. Whereby they conclude that smoking is not prohibited, but is only makruh (disliked). In
    this manner they provide a poor
    excuse for the ignorant and establish a bad example for
    others.
    Last edited by Jassim Islam; 29-12-13, 11:48 AM.
    Peace & assalamalaikum wa rahmatullahi wa barakatuh.

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    • #3
      Re: The evils of smoking in society.

      Thus, it has become necessary to write an article which provides evidence regarding the ruling of smoking in Islam. Smoking refers to the act of lighting tobacco or materials of similar effect, which is then sucked on with the lips to extract smoke. This smoke is inhaled
      into the chest and then exhaled from the nose and mouth."Smoking", is now used to refer
      to the action of producing this smoke in English, Arabic, and
      other languages.There are many reasons, any one
      of which are sufficient, to rule smoking as prohibited. Most
      importantly, it is harmful to the Deen, health, environment, family,
      brotherhood and social relations,property, etc.
      Last edited by Jassim Islam; 11-01-14, 09:21 AM.
      Peace & assalamalaikum wa rahmatullahi wa barakatuh.

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      • #4
        Re: The evils of smoking in society.

        Smoking damages a person’s act of worship, and reduces their
        rewards. For instance, it ruins the salaah, which is a pillar of Deen.
        The Prophet 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-Bukhari and Muslim)
        Those people, with clean and pure 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. Therefore, a smoker has two options, either to harm the
        praying people and the angels with his foul smell, or abstain from the prayer with jama’ah.
        Last edited by Jassim Islam; 11-01-14, 09:22 AM.
        Peace & assalamalaikum wa rahmatullahi wa barakatuh.

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        • #5
          Re: The evils of smoking in society.

          :jkk: good post, i find the most annoying thing is now the smokers have all been sent out on the streets you cant enter or leave a shop without breathing in clouds of stinky smoke, even walking down the street theres always someone sitting outside smoking so you end up having your clothes and skin smell of it just from walking past.

          even if i go to a store i go to im greeted by the staff standing there smoking, should just let them have their indoor smoking rooms back so we can breathe fresh air on the streets again.
          "O you who believe! Stand out firmly for justice, as witnesses to Allah, even as against yourselves, or your parents, or your kin, and whether it be (against) rich or poor: for Allah can best protect both. Follow not the lusts (of your hearts), lest you swerve, and if you distort (justice) or decline to do justice, verily Allah is well-acquainted with all that you do." [An-Nisa 4:135]

          The Prophet :saw: said:

          "Whosoever leaves off obedience and separates from the Jamaa'ah and dies, he dies a death of jaahiliyyah. Whoever fights under the banner of the blind, becoming angry for 'asabiyyah (nationalism/tribalism/partisanship) or calling to 'asabiyyah, or assisting 'asabiyyah, then dies, he dies a death of jaahiliyyah."

          muslim

          Narrated 'Abdullah:

          The Prophet, said, "Abusing a Muslim is Fusuq (evil doing) and killing him is Kufr (disbelief)." sahih bukhari


          "Creeping upon you is the diseases of those people before you: envy and hatred. And hatred is the thing that shaves. I do not say it shaves the hair but it shaves the religion!

          By the One in whose Hand is my soul, you will not enter paradise until you believe, and you will not believe until you love one another. Certainly, let me inform you of that which may establish such things: spread the greetings and peace among yourselves."

          [Recorded by Imam Ahmad and Al-Tirmidhi]

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            Re: The evils of smoking in society.

            Smoking also ruins fasting.Fasting becomes very hard on
            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 throughout the month of Ramadhaan he will be
            reluctant to fast on other days.Thus he loses the great reward
            of those who fast even one day in Allah’s path.
            The harm that smoking does to the human body is undeniable.
            The medical evidence for this is well established and
            overwhelming. Because of this, the law in the United Kingdom
            and many other countries requires including a government
            health warning on the packet and on any advertisement.
            Last edited by Jassim Islam; 11-01-14, 09:23 AM.
            Peace & assalamalaikum wa rahmatullahi wa barakatuh.

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            • #7
              Re: The evils of smoking in society.

              Smoking contains poisonous materials, such as nicotine, tar,
              carbon monoxide, arsenic,benzopyrene, etc., which the
              smoker inhales in small proportions. Their harm
              accumulates in time, resulting in a gradual damage of the human
              organs and tissues.The hazards of smoking to health
              are hard to count. 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 all appear at once, but a smoker
              runs the risk of suffering from some of them, and his suffering
              increases as he grows older.Furthermore, statistics have
              established that smokers, on the average, reduce their age by ten years.
              Last edited by Jassim Islam; 11-01-14, 09:24 AM.
              Peace & assalamalaikum wa rahmatullahi wa barakatuh.

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              • #8
                Re: The evils of smoking in society.

                This in itself is sufficient to
                prohibit smoking. Islam prohibits
                any action that causes harm to
                oneself or to other people. Allah
                Ta’ala 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 says: ‘No
                harm may be inflicted on oneself
                or others.’
                (Ahmad and Ibn Maajah from Ibn
                Abbaas and Ubaadah)
                ‘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.’
                (At-Tirmithi and others from Ibn
                Mas‘ud and Abu Barzah )
                ‘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-Bukhari and Muslim from
                Jaabir)
                Peace & assalamalaikum wa rahmatullahi wa barakatuh.

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                • #9
                  Re: The evils of smoking in society.

                  brother i agree with most of what you said however many muslims really believed smoking o be makrooh. So in some cases its not a sly remark but the best way to get people to stop is to explain clearly the harm they are doing o the body Allah entrusted them with.

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                  • #10
                    Re: The evils of smoking in society.

                    (cont..)Smoking is also harmful to the human mind and its power to
                    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.
                    His digestive system is also affected, causing him frequent
                    nervousness and trembling of the hands. He passes through
                    periods of excitability and he becomes an insomniac.
                    Therefore, instead of being the slave of Allah, a smoker becomes
                    a slave to his cigarette. The faculty of reason, clear and
                    unobstructed, is one of Allah’s great bounties on people. Allah
                    Ta’ala has praised it in numerous places of the Qura’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 has stated:
                    ‘Allah 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)
                    Last edited by Jassim Islam; 11-01-14, 09:35 AM.
                    Peace & assalamalaikum wa rahmatullahi wa barakatuh.

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                    • #11
                      Re: The evils of smoking in society.

                      More needs to be done to make muslims aware of the fact that smoking is haram and will kill you, and harm those around you and wastes huge amounts of money...
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                      • #12
                        Re: The evils of smoking in society.

                        Originally posted by Mikha’eel View Post
                        More needs to be done to make muslims aware of the fact that smoking is haram and will kill you, and harm those around you and wastes huge amounts of money...
                        true but then they argue that so do so many other things, daily doses of cream cakes, chicken and chips, burgers,red meat, sweets, processed foods, cola, ghee in your cooking, etc etc my family all smoked and lived into their late 80's and 90's and died natural deaths,its hard to ague with that.
                        "O you who believe! Stand out firmly for justice, as witnesses to Allah, even as against yourselves, or your parents, or your kin, and whether it be (against) rich or poor: for Allah can best protect both. Follow not the lusts (of your hearts), lest you swerve, and if you distort (justice) or decline to do justice, verily Allah is well-acquainted with all that you do." [An-Nisa 4:135]

                        The Prophet :saw: said:

                        "Whosoever leaves off obedience and separates from the Jamaa'ah and dies, he dies a death of jaahiliyyah. Whoever fights under the banner of the blind, becoming angry for 'asabiyyah (nationalism/tribalism/partisanship) or calling to 'asabiyyah, or assisting 'asabiyyah, then dies, he dies a death of jaahiliyyah."

                        muslim

                        Narrated 'Abdullah:

                        The Prophet, said, "Abusing a Muslim is Fusuq (evil doing) and killing him is Kufr (disbelief)." sahih bukhari


                        "Creeping upon you is the diseases of those people before you: envy and hatred. And hatred is the thing that shaves. I do not say it shaves the hair but it shaves the religion!

                        By the One in whose Hand is my soul, you will not enter paradise until you believe, and you will not believe until you love one another. Certainly, let me inform you of that which may establish such things: spread the greetings and peace among yourselves."

                        [Recorded by Imam Ahmad and Al-Tirmidhi]

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                          Re: The evils of smoking in society.

                          (cont..)A smoker also emits his poison in the faces of his companions,
                          wife, children, and the environment. It is a well-
                          established fact that passive smoking 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 inflicted with
                          this poison as well. In addition to the poison
                          normally carried in the smoke, if a smoker has a contagious
                          disease, such as tuberculosis or influenza, his exhaled smoke and
                          coughing will also carry the disease to those around him.
                          Furthermore, a smoker regularly 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 sallallahu alaihe wasallam said: Anyone
                          who believes in Allah and the Last Day should not hurt his neighbour.(Al-Bukhari)
                          Last edited by Jassim Islam; 11-01-14, 09:42 AM.
                          Peace & assalamalaikum wa rahmatullahi wa barakatuh.

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                          • #14
                            Re: The evils of smoking in society.

                            i don't know what to call smoking in public other than selfishness.
                            ho do you feel it's normal to poison those around you too ?

                            will never understand.

                            we really need to educate our community with regards to this terrible way of harming ourselves. it's so so unfortunate.
                            'And when a thing for which you ask is slow to come,
                            Then know that often through delay are gifts received'
                            علي الحبشي

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                            • #15
                              Re: The evils of smoking in society.

                              (cont..)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 odour from him, or he would burn your clothes.(Al-Bukhari and Muslim)
                              Last edited by Jassim Islam; 11-01-14, 09:43 AM.
                              Peace & assalamalaikum wa rahmatullahi wa barakatuh.

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