Does Smoking Invalidate the Fast?
Channel: Zakir Naik
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Some scholars say that smoking is haram. I'd like to know, what's your opinion? And does smoking invalidate the fast as far as money is concerned? Several years before, when science had an advantage that far,
most of the scholars used to say that smoking is macro based and halitosis are seldom mentioned say Buhari more in number one in the book of Arden Hadith number 855. The Prophet said that anyone who eats garlic or onion, they should stay away from us and stay away from the mosque. Prophet said that, you know, don't come to the mosque after having garlic on it because there's bad breath. When you're smoking, the breath is worse than onion or garlic. So based on this hadith, therefore garlic and onions become haram it was my crew. So based on this hadith, scholars give the fatwa that smoking is macro, but now, after science has advanced, we have come to know that smoking is nothing
but it's a slow poisoning tobacco in any form.
But then smoking cigarettes, whether BD whether tobacco and hookah, whether chewing tobacco, all forms of tobacco contain nicotine and tar, and we know is nothing but still poisoning. That is the reason most of
the non Muslims also
they agree that smoking is haram not only the Muslim world, even the non Muslim, that is the reason they put a sedentary warning on the cigarette packs. They put a salutary warning saying cigarette smoking is injurious to health, or in some countries it mentioned, general surgeons warning or Surgeon General's warning. Smoking is injurious to health. And anyone who gives the ad read the newspaper in the magazine or television, it is compulsory that they have to highlight the statement. Smoking is injurious to health. Somebody from the Muslim world, even the non Muslim world agrees that smoking is nothing but stop poisoning.
And today, we're going to step six, the World Health Organization says that every year, more than 4 million people die only because of smoking. And if you count the other forms of tobacco, it will be much more. And today medical science tells us and even I had learned when I'll doing medicine in the medical college that more than 90% of the lung cancer deaths are only due to smoking.
But the secret OBD whatever it is
25% of the cardiovascular deaths only because of smoking
70 to 75% of bronchitis and related deaths are only because of smoking. Smoking is nothing worse to poison. It blackens your lips, like in the gums your fingertips, it damages the lips, you damage their esophagus, it damages your stomach, and it can cause constipation, it can cause loss of appetite. It can cause loss of libido. sexual power gets suppress. It can cause immunity to the drugs you take, and it reduces the defense of your body. And you can only give a talk on why smoking is haram and I've given a talk on dietary laws in Islam and I've covered this topic in detail time doesn't permit me here. But based on all these various research, there are today more than 400
fatwas, the majority of the scholars, they agree that smoking is haram and all form of tobacco is haram. There may be certain scholars certain countries including this country, where they come from India, they say it is Makrooh yet, but most of the scholars otherwise toured the world. Majority of them they agree that smoking is haram. Allah says in the Quran in surah of chapter seven, verse 257, that you follow the Prophet the unlettered prophet was mentioned in your law in scriptures. And further it says, that this Prophet asked you to do things which are good for you to for you,
to take what he gives it to you, what is lawful and good and He prohibits things, which are hobbies, things which are unlawful thing which are bad for you. So what are profit gives? What it gives you which is good, take any private thing which is unlawful, you have to abstain from it. This is and Allah says in the Quran in surah Baqarah Chapter number two was 295 Make not your own hands to call of your own destruction, indicating that did not kill your own self, because moking in a tumor, so poisoning, it comes from this category, something like suicide, flow poisoning, every path you take will reduce your life. So based on this, there are more than 400 fatwas saying that smoking is
haram. And furthermore, these are not the major reason why it's haram. For them, Allah says
In the Quran in surah of chapter number seven,
verse 31, eat and drink, but do not be extravagant.
Allah says in surah surah chapter number 17 Verse number 2627, do not be extravagant Do not be a spendthrift overly a person who's a spendthrift is a brother of the Satan is the brother of the devil. And we know that when we smoke and nothing but extravagance is nothing but taking a pound note or a few pounds or taking $1 Note the green dollar bill or a pound and lighting up with fire, when we smoke, when we let this figure it is nothing but burning money, whether it be rupees, whether it be dollar, whether it be pounds, whether it be ours is nothing but extravagance which is haram in Islam. And you can give a list of reasons why it's haram. But just to get a shot, one more
reason that you cannot harm your own neighbor, you cannot harm your own brother.
And in smoking, when you exit out the smoke, it causes more damage to your neighbor. passive smoking is more dangerous than active smoking. And the person who smokes when he exits out, if the person who's a neighbor in his smoke, it causes more damage to him in the person who smokes. That varies in many countries like Singapore, it said that the banned smoking in public places in your personal house, you can do it in public places in government places smoking has been banned. So based on this, it's haram. So smoking is haram. I felt the second part of the question is concerned that does smoking invalidate the first. Normally when a person smokes, the smoke goes into the lung, but there
are some other particles also that go into the stomach. So when you smoke besides the smoke going in the lungs, it also goes into the stomach and there are some particles there are some vestibular things. So all the scholars unanimously agree that smoking does break the fast, it invalidates the fast. So when you're smoking besides a person breaking the fast, even doing a sin, and that reduces the reward. And many people who are change smokers, they don't smoke during fasting, but the moment the fast ends, after if that direct puffs and the keyboard smoking the full night and acephala this again defeats the purpose of fasting increasing Taqwa. And if a person can abstain from dawn
to dusk, from the beginning of dawn
to sunset, very well you can abstain from smoking from the cradle to the grave. So it may advise the chain smoker from the very good time where they can really stop smoking and that will be a permanent part in the life inshallah for the future.