Praise be to Allaah.
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.”
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
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)
smoking one of the good and lawful things (al-tayyibaat) or one of the
evil and unlawful things (al-khabaa’ith)?
it was narrated that the Prophet
(peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) said: “Allaah forbids you
to trade gossip, to ask too many questions and to waste money.” And
Allaah forbade wasteful extravagance when He said (interpretation of
eat and drink but waste not by extravagance, certainly He (Allaah) likes
not Al Musrifoon (those who waste by extravagance) [al-A’raaf
He described the slaves of the Most Merciful as follows (interpretation
of the meaning):
those who, when they spend, are neither extravagant nor niggardly, but
hold a medium (way) between those (extremes)” [al-Furqaan
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. If the money which is spent on smoking worldwide
were to be collected, it could have saved entire populations who have
died of starvation. Is there anyone more foolish that one who holds
a dollar bill and sets fire to it? What is the difference between him
and the one who smokes? Indeed, the smoker is more foolish, because
the folly of the one who burns a dollar bill ends there, whilst the
one who smokes burns his money and also harms his body.
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.
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! 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.
are some of the reasons why smoking is haraam.