My father has no children other than me. He usually asks me to bring him cigarettes
and when I refuse, he gets angry with me. I hate to bring him cigarettes because I know that it is Haram (prohibited). Could you kindly advise me in this regard?
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Smoking is one of the evil things which are forbidden. Thus, it is forbidden and taking it is a kind of disobedience to Allah. The person who brings it is considered a means leading to taking it and the means have the same rulings as their ends, so if the end is forbidden, the means is forbidden too. Obeying one's parents is obligatory in things which involve obedience to Allah, but obeying them in things which involve disobedience to Allah is not permissible. The Prophet (peace be upon him) said,
There should be no obedience to someone in matters involving disobedience to Allah. Obedience is obligatory only in what is good (and reasonable).
on the authority of
`Aly (may Allah be pleased with him). He (peace be upon him) said,
There should be no obedience to any person in matters involving disobedience to Allah.
Imam Ahmad in Al-Musnad and
Al-Hakim in Al-Mustadrak on the authority of
Al-Hakam ibn `Amr Al-Ghifary.
Attached is a copy of the Fatwa issued by His Eminence, Shaykh
Muhammad ibn Ibrahim (may Allah be merciful to him)
regarding the ruling on smoking.
May Allah grant us success. May peace and blessings be upon our Prophet Muhammad, his family, and Companions.