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safa wrote at 2007-05-25 14:50:57
Are we not forgetting the part of the Quran which advises us to not cause harm to ourselves or cause our own death. Smoking is well documented and proved to accellerate death and cause many diseases.

That is haraam, to contribute to your own death is mentioned in the Quran. The Quran is the only true source for all that is from Allah (swt).

The prophet was given no task from Allah (swt) except to pass on the message of the Quran. So looking to everything in Hadith only, and not use intelligence and logic in applying what we do have - and I think we have a very clear message here.

Smoking kills

Smoking causes cancer

Smoking harms others

You will find many things in the Quran relating to the first and third fact.

As it also says in the Quran, Allah could have given 1000000000000000 surah to Mohammed but the Quran is complete, there is nothing left out... Everything is in there and requires people using their brains and learning the Quran and applying using common sense.

spahmed wrote at 2007-10-02 07:16:32
Ali(RA) once said "Tafsir of an ayah of the Quran can be done by another ayah, a hadeeth and even time.' With time we gain knowledge unknown 1400 years ago, we gain new understanding of ayah hence

umar wrote at 2008-03-25 11:30:31
Smoking is Haram

because it is intoxicant.

science and reports have proven that smoking cause headaches dizzines, even in low dose of ciggerate,ciggerate contains tobacco, and if low dose tobbaco a person will feel dizzy and get headache, when a person feels dizzy that is intoxication, for prophet muhammad (Saw) alcohol is that which disturbs the brain, smoking also disturbs the brain. i may not remember from which i read this from the hadiths or the quran its been said to take care of your body, and smoking ruins the body from inside but some from the outside. intoxication means overpowering exhilaration or excitement of the mind or emotions. thanmk you hope i answer ur question,

thank you

Ally wrote at 2009-09-30 11:00:46
I am not a scholar but according to many scholars smoking is haraam based on the fact that it is a form of slow poisoning which in turn is haraam.

As far as the justification of the other comment that smoking is not specifically mentioned as haraam in the Quran, I would like to ask whether 'Raping a girl name Jane is Haraam?' Of course it is, raping as a whole is haraam but is is specifically mentioned for the rape of Jane? Similarly, some products which are haraam have been classified under things that cause harm to oneself or others. And it is well-known that smoking is bad for health.

Check this video clip about whether smoking is haraam:

Abo Albaraa wrote at 2010-01-03 06:54:55
Praise be to Allah. Smoking is haram in Islam as The Quran and Sunnah have proved. Alrasool peace be upon him said:" There must not be harm, or reciprocating harm. Additionally, Allah described the Prophet (peace and blessings be upon him) as “he allows them as lawful all good and lawful things and prohibits them as unlawful all evil and unlawful things” (Al-A`raf: 157). Then, quiting smoking is not hard for a person who intents to quit it for Allah sake. So, I advise you to make a pure intention from the heart that you will quit it for Allah sake. Also this intention must honestly and support it with "TAWAKOL". Secondly, the smoker must believe that smoking is a sin and must quit it by Tawbah to Allah. Thirdly, the smoker must regrets for this big sin and supplicate Allah for forgiveness. May Allah Guide us to the right path.

ASIF wrote at 2010-03-11 08:09:52
assallam walliqum,,,

 cigarette is haraam bcoz it is injuries to health...and in quran al-baqarah,,mention clearly that all the things is haaram whch slowly or substancly effect our body..if we are harming our health by doing such practise like purya or tobacco or alcohol...we r going against allah (S.W.T)....

Anonimus wrote at 2010-05-08 11:41:23
The person that said it is not haram to have a bad smell but a haiith said that the prophet saw would never let a man come in if he ate raw onions this is because of the smell so you should also follow the prophets teaching and stop smoking you dont need to know if its haram or makruh just stop for allah the almghty

shahidul islam wrote at 2011-10-06 00:54:38
Assalamualikum brother,

from some where i get the following materials but describe this things very nicely.

Islamic scholars have historically had mixed views about tobacco, and until recently, there has not been a clear, unanimous fatwa (legal opinion) to allow or forbid cigarette smoking.

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, saying clearly that "cigarette 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. Islamic scholars use their knowledge and judgment to make new legal rulings (fatwa). 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..." (Qur'an 7:157).

In more recent times, as the 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. Here is a clear example:

"In view of the harm caused by tobacco, growing, trading in and smoking of tobacco are judged to be haram (forbidden). The Prophet, peace be upon him, is reported to have said, 'Do not harm yourselves or others.' Furthermore, tobacco is unwholesome, and God says in the Qur'an that the Prophet, peace be upon him, 'enjoins upon them that which is good and pure, and forbids them that which is unwholesome'" (Permanent Committee of Academic Research and Fatwa, Saudi Arabia).

also, cigar contains more than 2000 toxic substance ... you should termed this as haram .

Naz wrote at 2011-10-09 02:41:47
The question is not whether smoking causes bad breath and therefore is it haraam. The fact is smoking causes cancer and therefore it is haraam. You think Islam would allow you to take anything that is slow poison? Secondly, passive smoke is worse than active smoking. You think Islam is going to allow for you to do something that will hurt others? Smoking and cancer causation is a proven fact. Therefore, think about it and you will know the answer.

Khalid Lakdawala wrote at 2012-11-14 02:36:09
Salam Alaikum,

Brothers its very important for us to first understand what does it mean when we say "Haram Food & Drink", is it something if we eat, Allah (SWT) will come and hit us with a stick, we should be crazy to think that.

Allah (SWT) of of his knowledge (al aleem) he knew what things are good fro health and what are harmful for health, and hence he did prohibited certain type of food and drink based on his that to give a Principle that don't eat or drink things which are harmful for our health or which might be harmful for others.

Similarly if we see today we know scientifically harmful effect of eating PIG both on body and human psyche, also we all know the harmful effect of Alcohol on both an Individual who drinks and on the family and society, hence its Prohibited.

Now coming to the question of Cigarette, Just do your own research of harmful effect of cigarettes on an Individual and those around the smokers and the total financial loss where money is burned in ashes which should have been used for uplifting the society.

Taking this quranic principle Smoking is not only dangerous to an Individual who smoke but also to a society, hence its prohibited ( of Haram in Arabic)

Muslims should use Wisdom and not text

Khalid Lakdawaka  

Albruni wrote at 2012-11-14 15:11:09
1. Smoking is a Killer: It causes diseases like lung cancer, tuberculosis and heart diseases (just to mention a few). And we know that Allah forbids us from killing ourselves. As He says: “And do not kill yourselves. Surely, Allah is Most Merciful to you. And whoever commits that through aggression and injustice, We shall cast him into the Fire and that is easy for Allah” [Surah an-Nisa, Ayah 29]

Allah also says: “And do not throw yourselves into destruction.” [Surah al-Baqarah, Ayah 195]

2. Smoking burns wealth: And Allah says: “But spend not wastefully (your wealth) in the manner of a spendthrift. Verily spendthrifts are brothers of the devils.” [Surah al-Israa, Ayah 26-27]

3. Smoking inflicts harm on non-smokers: The Messenger of Allah said: “”There should be neither harming, nor reciprocating harm.””{Saheeh al-Jaami # 7517}

"One of the principles of Islamic jurisprudence is that all that is harmful and filthy is considered haram (forbidden).

Fear Allah :By smoking one Cigarette ,think how many Quran verse and Hadiths you are Rejecting

Even if someone still refuses to accept that smoking is Haram, at the very least it's still Makruh and disliked by Allah and His Rasul (saw).

Saud Abbasi wrote at 2013-06-20 11:29:27
Allah s.w.t. says in Surah-al-Baqarah, Ayat-195 "And spend in the way of Allah and do not throw yourselves with your own hands into destruction by refraining.And do good;indeed,Allah loves the doers of good".


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BRIEF BIO Shaikh Shafayat was born, in Trinidad, West Indies, where he attended College etc.. Due to his multi-faith and cultural upbringing, he was awarded a scholarship to become a Christian Minister. In 1975 he went to India to study Islam and became the first student from the Caribbean and North America to have enrolled in Darul Uloom Deoband, which is the largest and oldest Islamic Institute in India. In addition to graduating as a Qaari and Islamic Scholar, he also did a course in Journalism and established the Al Hikmat Muslim Magazine, plus he produced many television and radio programs in Trinidad and Florida USA. In 1983 he founded the National Muslim Sports League of Trinidad and Tobago, which established the Islamic Home for Children. He is the Founder/Principal of Darul Uloom Institute in Pembroke Pines Florida and the first Muslim to become President of the Interfaith Council of South Florida in the year 2002. He organized and conducted many Christian / Muslim / Jewish Dialogues in Churches, Synagogues and Islamic Centers in the U.S.A.. Shaikh Shafayat was the first Muslim to represent Islam at a Florida State Faith Summit, held at the Capitol Building with Gov. Jeb Bush in the year 2000. He is a recipient of the Silver Medallion Award from NCCJ (a national interfaith organization) and a recipient of the Peacemaker Award from St. Thomas University in Miami. For many years he lectured on Islam and terrorism to Pembroke Pines Police of South Florida and other Law Enforcement Officers. He lectures throughout the U.S.A. and worldwide on Islam, Interfaith Issues and Cultural Diversity.

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