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Sunday, April 15, 2007

Dont Smoke 4 Smoking is like Self Assassination .











Cigarette Smoking - Is Haraam (unlawful) in Islam

Many Muslims regard smoking as disliked by the Sharee'ah but not forbidden. And




whenever advice is given in this regard they choose to ignore it. Though people know




the evil effects of smoking, it seems that Satan wants them to keep on wasting their money and burning their chests

Certainly, Cigarettes were not present during the
lifetime of the Prophet Muhammed (Sallaallahu
alaihe wa-Sallam), however rulings with regards to
similar substances are present in the two
Revelations: the Qur'aan and the authentic
Sunnah.








As a rule, the Qur'aan forbids every thing




that is evil. As Allah says: "He (the Prophet




Muhammed) allows them all that is good and




lawful, and prohibits them as unlawful all that




is evil." {Soorah al-Ar'af (7): 157}








Evil manifests itself in things, deeds, beliefs,




persons, foods, drinks, etc. So, If it is proved that




smoking is among the evil, this is in itself enough




for the Believers to realize that smoking is




forbidden, in the light of the above stated verse of




Soorah al-Ar'af.








1. Smoking is 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"




{Soorah an-Nisaa' (4): 29} Allah also says: "And




do not throw yourselves into destruction."




{Soorah al-Baqarah (2):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." {Soorah al-Israa'




(17) 26-27}




Do we not see the Muslims who smoke? Those who




hold on to every penny, only to burn all of it in




cigarettes! …. Subhaan Allah, along with their




chests, waste on top of waste.








3 Smoking inflicts harm on non-smokers" The




Messenger of Allah said: "There should be




neither harming, nor reciprocating harm." [An




Authentic Hadeeth reported by Sheykh al-Albani in




Saheeh al-Jaami # 7517]




Many people encounter breathing problems when




they accidentally inhale smoke from someone's




pipe or cigarette, especially people suffering from




bronchial asthma. It is also proved medically that




non-smokers are harmed when in the company of




smokers (i.e. passive smoking). The smoking of




parents has been linked to respiratory problems in




children and crib death. It is also the cause of




many devastating fires.




4. Smoking causes the spread of evil: Since




smoking in evil, Muslims who smoke should




remember that they set a bad example on others




and invite to sin and disobedience to Allah, when




they smoke openly and therefore encourage




others.








5. Smoking effects worship: Many smokers




dislike fasting and sitting in Islaamic study circles,




because they constantly crave cigarettes. The




smoker is an addict, both physically and




psychologically.








6 Smoking makes the smoker smell bad:




"Everything that a smoker comes in contact with




smell of cigarettes; His car, clothes, home, etc.




Therefore, when a smoker prays in congregation he




hurts his fellow humans with his smell as well as




the angels, as the Messenger of Allah said:




"Whoever has eaten from such greens as garlic,




onions or leek should keep away from our mosque.




Truly, the angels are harmed by what harms the




offspring of Aadam."Saheeh al-Bukhari




The above points constitute clear evidence that




smoking is evil, and is therefore Haraam




(unlawful). If a Muslim is under any kind of stress,




then he must turn to Allah for help. Even medical




science has rejected outright, the myth that




smoking calms the nerves. What we know for sure,




is that the rememberence of Allah is healing, as




Allah says: "Verily in the remembrance of Allah




do hearts find tranquility." {Soorah ar-Raad




(13):28}




So when the urge for smoking arises, resort to the




Qur'aan and strive to comply with Allah's




commandments. "Those who strive hard in Our




Cause, We will surely guide them to Our




Paths." {Soorah al-Ankabut (29):69}








To Quit Smoking:




One may want to take some of the following




measures while depending upon Allah, seeking His




help and guidance:








1. Minimize contact with smokers (this being the




most important step)




2. Try to minimize drinking the drinks that become




mentally related to smoking like coffee, tea, etc.




3. Whenever there is a urge to smoke, try to make




yourself busy with something else, especially




activities that keep your hands busy.




4. Try not to accept a cigarette from anyone.




5. Try not to finish smoking, the whole cigarette.




6. Drink a lot of water when you quit smoking.




Dehydration is the main cause of the symptoms of


withdrawl.


7. Try to remember that you want to gain the

pleasure of Allah. Throw away all leftover
cigarettes.

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