Smoking? Is it permissible to offer

Q 4: is smoking Haram (prohibited)? What is the evidence?

A: Smoking is Haram as it is one of the evil things that have been prohibited by Allah (Exalted be He) and His Messenger. Allah (Exalted be He) says when describing the Prophet (peace be upon him): ...he allows them as lawful At-Tayyibât (i.e. all good and lawful as regards things, deeds, beliefs, persons, foods), and prohibits them as unlawful Al-Khabâ’ith (i.e. all evil and unlawful as regards things, deeds, beliefs, persons and foods) Smoking is a waste of money, let alone being harmful to health. Islam focuses on the necessity of preserving one's health and wealth. Earlier and later scholars have asserted that taking good care of the human body and wealth is one of the five things that are mandatory for preserving the entity of the Muslim Ummah (nation based on one creed). (Part No. 22; Page No. 180) It was authentically reported that the Prophet has forbidden wasting money. Undoubtedly, smoking is a waste of money in something that is harmful to one's life and society. May Allah grant us success. May peace and blessings be upon our Prophet Muhammad, his family, and Companions.