Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Ruling on smoking and coming to the mosque(Is smooking permitted in islam? And is chewing of tobacco permitted in islam)

Assalumualykum dear readers jazakallahqair for reading the mail...........
It is narrated in a saheeh hadeeth that it is not allowed for a person who has eaten garlic or onions or leeks to come to the mosque. Does this also apply to a person who has an offensive odour which is also haraam, such as smoking? Does that mean that the person who consumes these things is excused for staying away from congregational prayers and is not considered to be a sinner for staying away?

Praise be to Allaah.

It was narrated that the Messenger of Allaah (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) said: "Whoever eats garlic or onions, let him not approach our mosque and let him pray at home."

And it was reported that he (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) said: "The angels are offended by the same things that offend the sons of Adam."

Everything that has an offensive smell is subject to the same ruling as garlic and onions, such as a smoker or a person who has an offensive smell in his armpits or other smells that are offensive to those with whom he sits. It is makrooh for him to pray in congregation and he is not allowed to do that until he uses something to get rid of this smell. He has to do that as much as he can, so that he do what Allaah has enjoined upon him and pray in congregation. As for smoking, it is absolutely haraam and should be given up at all times, because of its many harmful effects on one's religious commitment, physical health and finances.

Samaahat al-Shaykh 'Abd al-'Azeez ibn Baaz (may Allaah have mercy on him)
Is smooking permitted in islam? And is chewing of tobacco permitted in islam.

Praise be to Allaah.

Smoking is haraam, because it is evil and because it causes a great deal of harm. Allaah has permitted to His slaves only good kinds of food and drink, and He has forbidden the bad kinds. Allaah says (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)"[al-A'raaf 7:157]

All forms of smoking are kinds of khabaa'ith (evil and unlawful things), and they include harmful and intoxicating substances. It is haraam to deal with it in any way, whether one inhales it, chews it or deals with it in any of its other forms. It is obligatory upon every Muslim to give up these things and to hasten to repent to Allaah, and to regret having committed this sin, and to resolve never to go back to it. May Allaah help us and you to do all that is good.

Fataawa Islamiyyah, 3/442

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