Smoking - Guidelines to Quit
  • Question:

    My husband wishes to quit smoking but is unable to. Pease give some guidelines (preferably religion based) to quit the habit.

    Assalamu Alaikum wa rahmatullahi wa Barakatuh

    Thank you for your question.

    Smoking is clearly prohibited in Islam as the Prophet (salAllahu alayhi wa salam) prohibited harm and the reciprocation of harm. Some scholars used to consider it disliked but once the nature of its harm and chemicals became clear, they also considered it prohibited. Many scholars even consider that if a person dies as a result of smoking then they would be considered as having committed suicide. So the first step to quitting is understanding the serious implications of smoking. Your body is a trust from Allah.

    With that being said, a person should employ any means necessary to quit as long as they are not haram. Therefore, drug rehab, nicotine patches/gum, and halal alternatives all become necessary. If a person cannot quit on his own, he must seek professional help.

    And Allah knows best.

    Answered by Shaykh Omar Suleiman
    Hadith of the Day Imam
    Director – Islamic Learning Foundation
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