Status of Smoking in Islam:

In the name of Allah, the Most-Merciful, the All-Compassionate
“May the Peace and Blessings of Allah be Upon You”
 
Praise be to Allaah, we seek His help and His forgiveness. We seek refuge with Allaah from the evil of our own souls and from our bad deeds. Whomsoever Allaah guides will never be led astray, and whomsoever Allaah leaves astray, no one can guide. I bear witness that there is no god but Allaah, and I bear witness that Muhammad is His slave and Messenger.
 
Bismillah Walhamdulillah Was Salaatu Was Salaam ‘ala Rasulillah
As-Salaam Alaikum Wa-Rahmatullahi Wa-Barakatuhu
 
 
Status of Smoking in Islam:
Most of the Muslims thinks that Smoking is Makrooh and its not Haraam (Prohibited). Let’s discuss few things of Smoking. Smoking is nothing but a slow Poising. It contains Nicotine and Tar. It’s a clear waring on Cigarette packets that “Smoking is Injurious to Health”.
REFLECTION: If you see cigarette to b HALAAL (PERMITTED) then why don’t you say ‘BISMILLAH’ before smoking it and ‘ALHAMDULILAH’ after smoking ?
If you see cigarette to b Mercy from Allah, why do u turn it off with your shoes?
If you see cigarette normal, then why do you not smoke it in front of your parents/elders ? If you see cigarette so much fun, then why do you not teach your kids how to use it ?
SMOKING Smoking has become familiar in our youths – be it male or female. Our young generations feel proud in smoking and thinks it adds another feather to their style.
But smoking has various side-effects. It not only terminates your body but it also affects your social life too. It is like throwing yourself into destruction and God Almighty prohibits indulging in these kinds of activities in the Glorious Quran, which says:“And do not throw yourself unto destruction” [Surah Baqarah (2):195.]
There are various diseases caused by smoking like: Emphysema, Bronchitis, Chronic, instructive Pulmonary,Coronary artery, Peripheral artery disease, Colo rectal cancer,Liver cancer,Prostate cancer, Erectile dysfunction in men, Stomach cancer, Bladder and kidney cancer, Abdominal aortic aneurysm, Acute myelitis leukemia, Cataracts, Cervical cancer, Kidney cancer, Pancreatic cancer, Periodontists, Pneumonia, Cancers of the larynx and mouth, Lung cancer. Majority of the diseases are irreversible – once affected never comes to the normal condition.
Smoking also contributes to conditions, such as: Hip fractures due to reduced bone density, Complications from diabetes as a result of peripheral vascular disease, higher incidence of post-surgical wound infections, reproductive complications, such as problems conceiving.
Smoking also affects your surroundings – the people around you and the environment. Even there are chances of the diseases for passive smokers (who inhale smoke from the smoker). Some people have developed cancer related to smoking who have never smoked before. These cases can possibly have a relationship to environmental causes and heredity. Because of you smoking others are also suffering. So quitting smoking gives healthy life to your coming generation. At least by thinking of others you should quit smoking. It even hurts the family members because of the diseases and the consequences you face of smoking. Also it Blackens your lips , gums your finger tips, lips, stomach. Sexual power gets suppress. Reduces defense of your body.
Islam does not give permission to Harm Others:
In Islam one cannot Harm your Neighbor and other people, when we expel smoke out it causes more harm to others. Passive smoking is more danger than active smoking. Hence it is also ban to smoke on public places. As per the research Wife of the Chain Smokers have more chances of Lung Cancer.
The smoker doesn’t even realize the smell of smoking around him. There will be smell of smoking around him, on his hair, clothes, bed on which he sleep, his room and other things which he usually use. And the smell last longer even after quitting.

Prevention is better than cure:
The best way to avoid developing these conditions and diseases is to stop smoking. You can enjoy immediate benefits by stopping smoking right now. You can see various developments in your body and hence you will be fit – physical and mental too. Your body begins to go through changes the moment you smoke your last cigarette like: reduction in heart rate, blood pressure, as well as reduced risk of cancer, heart attack, and stroke. These changes continue as long as you don’t smoke.
Other benefits include: increased sense of smell and taste, wounds heal faster than before, eradication of smoking-smell around you, physical and mental fitness, etc.
Smoking is nothing but “Burning of Money” and wastage of money is not allowed in Islam.
Allah says in Glorious Quraan: And do not throw yourself unto destruction” [Surah Baqarah (2):195.] On this verse of the Glorious Quraan there are more than 400 Fatawas including the Scholars of Saudi Arabia that Smoking and All types of Tobacco whether its a Bidi, Hukka etc. is Haraam its Prohibited in Islam.
Also our Beloved Prophet (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) said: A man cannot move his legs on the day of Judgement until he clear 5 Questions out of which is, from where you earn the money ( legally or illegally) and where you have spend the Money. On the day of Judgment we cannot say to our Creator Allah that I smoke out of your given money.
Also smoking is against the purpose of fasting including Taqwaa. Allah says: O you who believe! Observing As-Sawm (the fasting) is prescribed for you as it was prescribed for those before you, that you may become Al-Muttaqoon (pious) [Surah Al-Baqarah 2:183]
If a person is Abstain from Tobacco and other Bad Things from Suhoor till Iftaar it will be very easy for him to leave them.
Smoking breaks the fast, and it cannot be used as an excuse not to fast. How can a sin be taken as an excuse?!
Brothers this is the best time to change our self and to change the world. We are running towards the death, we dont know when we will Die. Lets repent to our Lord and ask him for forgiveness and lets make a Niyat (Intention) that we will leave smoking and other bad things and we will speak against them as it’s against the commandment of our Creator ALLAH.
Allah says: You are the best of peoples, evolved for mankind, enjoining what is right,
forbidding what is wrong and believing in Allah.

 
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