Smoking

Smoking is a practice in which a substance is burned and the resulting smoke breathed in to be tasted and absorbed into the bloodstream. Most commonly, the substance used is the dried leaves of the tobacco plant, which have been rolled into a small square of rice paper to create a small, round cylinder called a "cigarette". Smoking is primarily practiced as a route of administration for recreational drug use because the combustion of the dried plant leaves vaporizes and delivers active substances into the lungs where they are rapidly absorbed into the bloodstream and reach bodily tissue.

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Sayyed Mohammad Al-Musawi, Sayyed Mohammad al-Musawi is originally from Iraq and heads up the World Ahlul Bayt Islamic League in London. Other than being involved in various humanitarian projects, he frequently responds to... Answered 10 months ago

Islam does not allow considerable harm to self. Little harm like drinking tea with little more sugar, eating food with little more of salt or spices, drinking water or drinks which more cold than usual is not good but not Haraam. Haraam starts when the harm is considerable. Smoking was taken by many scholars in the past as not considerably harmful, but after recent medical findings, it has been considered by many of our scholars as considerably harmful, hence, it is not allowed because of the considerable harm which it causes.

You may seek the verdict of your Marje' of Taqleed on this matter.

Wassalam.

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Sayyed Mohammad Al-Musawi, Sayyed Mohammad al-Musawi is originally from Iraq and heads up the World Ahlul Bayt Islamic League in London. Other than being involved in various humanitarian projects, he frequently responds to... Answered 2 years ago

Many of our leading Ulama say that it is not permissible to smoke cigarette because it is damagingly harmful to the health of the person and people near him. Hookah is more dangerous to health than cigarette.

Wassalam.

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Sayyed Mohammad Al-Musawi, Sayyed Mohammad al-Musawi is originally from Iraq and heads up the World Ahlul Bayt Islamic League in London. Other than being involved in various humanitarian projects, he frequently responds to... Answered 2 years ago

Many of our leading scholars say that smoking is not permissible because of its damaging harm on health.

Wassalam.

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Abbas Di Palma, Shaykh Abbas Di Palma holds a BA and an MA degree in Islamic Studies, and certifications from the Language Institute of Damascus University. He has also studied traditional Islamic sciences in... Answered 2 years ago

as salam alaikum

some scholars have forbidden smoking tobacco, others have allowed it. Certainly it is not a healthy habit and it is better to focus on other things that are not detrimental for our health. Allah gave most of us a voice that should be improved to recite the Qur'an beautifully and invoke Him, and sound health that is amanah and should be preserved to serve Him at the best of our ability.

As far as coming back home at late hours in the night, it is not a good habit also, and it is haram if it causes losing salat al-Fajr.

With prayers for your success.