Monday, 11 February 2013





RULING ON SMOKING CIGRATTES.

This Article describes the forbidden of Smoking in Islam.

CONTENT.
1) PROHIBITION OF SMOKING CIGRATTES FROM QURAN & SUNNAH.
2) THE REASON WHY SMOKING IS HARAAM.
3) CONCLUSION.




1) PROHIBITION OF SMOKING CIGRATTES FROM QURAN & SUNNAH. 

Smoking is one of the things which has caused a lot of problems and harm these days and it has spread like wild fire. Before we discuss this topic in detail, we should know that Allaah the Almighty has divided things in the world into two types, good or permissible (al-tayyibaat, al-halaal) and evil or prohibited (al-khabaa’ith, al-haraam), and there is no third type.

“And He makes good things halaal for them and bad things haraam.”(SURAH AL-ARAAF 7 VERSE 157)


Allah Says,"Make not your own hands cause to your own destruction..."(Surah Baqarah Ayat-195)


Considering this fact, smoking can either be permissible and good or prohibited and evil. Thus, we present some of its characteristics and let the person asking the question see himself in which type lies smoking. There is no disagreement among the physicians and sane people that smoking is harmful for health. It is one of the major causes of lung cancer and other diseases. It is also one of the major causes of death. Since, it is known that the Islamic law prohibits everything that is harmful for a human being.

Allah Says,“Do not kill yourself. Allah is Merciful unto you.”(SURAH AN-NISAA 4 VERSE 29)

ISLAM FORBIDS EVERYTHING THAT IS HARMFUL. 

It was narrated from ‘Ubaadah ibn al-Saamit that the Messenger of Allaah (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) ruled, “There should be no harming nor reciprocating harm.”IBN MAJAH (HADITH 2340)

SOURCE OF IBN MAJAH :-
http://www.islamweb.net/newlibrary/display_book.php?bk_no=54&ID=795&idfrom=4293&idto=4422&bookid=54&startno=32

There is no disagreement among the physicians and sane people that smoking is harmful for the health of others who inhale the polluted breath of the smoker. Medical research has proven the harmful effects of smoking mothers on their children. The offensive smell caused by smoking is a source of pain to the worshippers of Allah among humans.

Allah Says,“Those who cause harm to believing men and women without any reason do a great sin.(SURAH AL-AHZAAB 33 VERSE 58)

The money that is spent on cigarettes is used on buying a harmful thing and is therefore an extravagance.

Allah Says,''Indeed, the wasteful are brothers of the devils, and ever has Satan been to his Lord ungrateful.
(SURAH AL ISRA 17 VERSE 27)

Allah Says,''And waste not by extravagance. Verily, He likes not Al-Musrifun (those who waste by extravagance)(SURAH AN-ANAAM 6 VERSE 141)

Narrated Ash-Shu`bi:The clerk of Al-Mughira bin Shu`ba narrated, “Muawiya wrote to Al-Mughira bin Shu`ba: Write to me something which you have heard from the Prophet (p.b.u.h) .” So Al-Mughira wrote: I heard the Prophet saying, “Allah has hated for you three things: -1. Vain talks, (useless talk) that you talk too much or about others. -2. Wasting of wealth (by extravagance) -3. And asking too many questions (in disputed religious matters) or asking others for something (except in great need).(SAHIH BUKHARI (Vol. 2, Book 24, Hadith 555)

Extravagance (in Islam) means spending on something haraam.Spending money on cigarettes is a waste of resources as well.

2) THE REASON WHY SMOKING IS HARAAM.THE REASON WHY SMOKING IS HARAAM. 

THESE ARE SOME OF THE REASONS WHY SMOKING IS HARAAM.

IS SMOKING ONE OF THE GOOD AND LAWFUL THINGS (AL-TAYYIBAAT) OR ONE OF THE EVIL AND UNLAWFUL THINGS (AL-KHABAA’ITH)?

Perhaps you know that all nations of the world Muslim and kaafir alike have now started to fight smoking, because they know that it is very harmful. 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.Undoubtedly there are foods and drinks which are beneficial and good, and others which are harmful and bad. Allaah described our Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) in the following terms (interpretation of the meaning):

“he allows them as lawful At Tayyibaat (i.e. all good and lawful as regards things, deeds, beliefs, persons and foods), and prohibits them as unlawful Al Khabaa’ith (i.e. all evil and unlawful as regards things, deeds, beliefs, persons and foods)(SURAH AL-ARAAF 7 VERSE 157)

WASTING EXTRAVAGANT MONEY ON SMOKING. 

Extravagance (in Islam) means spending on something haraam.Spending money on cigarettes is a waste of resources as well. The whole world now knows that the money spent on smoking is to be considered as money wasted, from which no benefit is gained; indeed, it is money spent on something harmful.

Allah Says,''Indeed, the wasteful are brothers of the devils, and ever has Satan been to his Lord ungrateful.
(SURAH AL ISRA 17 VERSE 27)

Allah Says,''And waste not by extravagance. Verily, He likes not Al-Musrifun (those who waste by extravagance)(SURAH AN-ANAAM 6 VERSE 141)

Narrated Ash-Shu`bi:The clerk of Al-Mughira bin Shu`ba narrated, “Muawiya wrote to Al-Mughira bin Shu`ba: Write to me something which you have heard from the Prophet (p.b.u.h) .” So Al-Mughira wrote: I heard the Prophet saying, “Allah has hated for you three things: -1. Vain talks, (useless talk) that you talk too much or about others. -2. Wasting of wealth (by extravagance) -3. And asking too many questions (in disputed religious matters) or asking others for something (except in great need).
(SAHIH BUKHARI (Vol. 2, Book 24, Hadith 555)

HOW MANY DISASTERS HAVE BEEN CAUSED BY SMOKING . :-

how many disasters have been caused by smoking, because of cigarette butts which are thrown away and cause fires. Other disasters have been caused in other ways, as when a house was burned down with its occupants inside, when a man lit his cigarette when there was a gas leak.


Sahih Bukhari Book 23 : Volume 2 : Hadith 446 
Narrated Abu Huraira-: The Prophet said, "He who commits suicide by throttling shall keep on throttling himself in the Hell Fire (forever) and he who commits suicide by stabbing himself shall keep on stabbing himself in the Hell-Fire." 

Sahih Bukhari Volume 8 :: Book: 78 :: Hadith 647 
Narrated Thabit bin Ad-Dahhak: The Prophet said, "Whoever swears by a religion other than Islam, is, as he says; and whoever commits suicide with something, will be punished with the same thing in the (Hell) Fire; and cursing a believer is like murdering him; and whoever accuses a believer of disbelief, then it is as if he had killed him." 


HOW MANY PEOPLE ARE OFFENDED BY THE SMELL OF SMOKERS. 

how many people are offended by the smell of smokers, especially when you are unfortunate enough to have one of them standing next to you in the mosque. Probably any nasty smell is easier to bear than the smell of the smoker’s mouth when he has just woken up. It is amazing how many women can put up with the smell of their husbands’ mouths!

Abu Huraira reported:The Messenger of Allah (may peace be upon him) said: He who eats of this plant (garlic) should not approach our mosque and should not harm us with the odour of garlic.(SAHIH MUSLIM (Book 4, Hadith 1144)

COMMENT :-The Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) forbade those who had eaten garlic or onions from coming to the mosque so that they would not offend their fellow-worshippers with their smell. The smell of onions and garlic is easier to bear than the smell of the smoker and his mouth.

3) CONCLUSION.
Considering all that has been presented, it can be clearly seen that smoking is an evil among many others. It is not permissible to indulge in it, or buy and sell it, or even to offer it to others. It is incumbent on a person who is addicted to it that he must make all efforts and get whatever necessary treatment to stop it. If the unbelievers have understood the harm caused by smoking and made laws regarding it, the Muslims should be even more eager to stop it and treat those who are addicted to it. We ask Allah the Almighty to cure everyone indulging in this evil and help him in giving it up. Allah is the Best Guide to the Right Path.