Praise be to Allaah.
Smoking tobacco and shisha
(hookah, hubble-bubble) is haraam, because they are harmful and filthy. This
has been discussed in the answer to question no.
If it is haraam to consume
or use a thing, it is not permissible to manufacture or sell it, or to help
Based on that, working in a
company that produces tobacco is haraam work, and the salary that results
from that is also haraam.
What you must do is repent
to Allaah and give up this job, regret what has happened in the past and
resolve not to do it again in the future.
If you did not know that
consuming tobacco is haraam, or you were following a mufti who is lenient on
this issue, then we hope that there will be no blame on you for what is
past, and the wealth that you have is permissible for you.
But if you knew that
consuming tobacco is haraam, then you have to get rid of this wealth by
spending it on charitable causes and in the public interests of the Muslims,
unless you need it, in which case you may take as much as you need. See the
answer to question no. 78289.
If a person wants to do
Hajj, his money must be pure and halaal. There is the fear that if a person
does Hajj with haraam wealth, Allaah may not accept his Hajj, because the
Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) said: “Allaah is
Good and does not accept anything but that which is good.” Narrated by
But if you have already
obtained permission to go for Hajj and tickets that you cannot return, then
we think that you should do Hajj, and regard this money as a loan and pay an
equivalent amount on charitable causes when Allaah blesses you – even if it
is after a while. Thus we hope that your Hajj will be accepted. You must
also repent to Allaah and resolve to give up the haraam work.
It is no secret to you that
provision is in the hand of Allaah, and that He gives to His righteous
slaves and close friends who fear Him. Place your hopes in that which is
with Allaah. We ask Allaah to accept your repentance and your Hajj, and to
grant you more of His bounty and kindness.
And Allaah knows best.