Selling tobacco products

Q 1: What is the ruling of Islam on selling tobacco (cigarettes)? If this is an order from a person's father, is this an excuse? If it is Haram (prohibited), what should be done? What is the ruling of Islam on selling corned beef, luncheon meat and imported cheese? Please advise, may Allah reward you.

A: It is Haram to smoke cigarettes or trade in them, even if this is done according to the orders of a father or anyone else, as it was authentically reported that the Prophet (peace be upon him) said, There is no submission to a creature in matters involving disobedience to Allah. He (peace be upon him) also said, Submission is obligatory only in what is good (and reasonable). If the imported foods, such as corned beef, luncheon meat and cheese, are extracted from an animal that was slaughtered in a non-Shar`y (Islamically lawful) way, or it was proven that a prohibited substance was added to it, (Part No. 13; Page No. 57) such as lard or carrion, it will be impermissible to eat, buy or sell it. May Allah grant us success. May peace and blessings be upon our Prophet Muhammad, his family, and Companions.