Whether owning and runing a Cigarette factory is Haram and whether smoking itself is Haram
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I wanted to know whether owning and runing a Cigarette factory is Haram and whether smoking itself is Haram. If you could please shed some light on this I would be grateful.
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Your Question: I wanted to know whether owning and runing a Cigarette factory is Haram and whether smoking itself is Haram. If you could please shed some light on this I would be grateful.
Allah Says in the Holy Quran Chapter 157 Surah Aaraaf verse 157:
157 "Those who follow the Messenger, the unlettered Prophet (Mohamed (saws)) whom they find mentioned in their own (Scriptures); in the Torah and the Gospel; for he (saws) commands them what is just and forbids them what is evil: he (saws) allows them as lawful what is good (and pure) and prohibits them from what is bad (and impure); He (saws) releases them from their heavy burdens and from the yokes that are upon them. So it is those who believe in him, honor him, help him, and follow the Light which is sent down with him: it is they who will prosper."
Dear and beloved Brother in Islam, although cigarettes and its evil are not mentioned by name in the Quran and the Sunnah, it is sufficiently proven without a doubt that cigarette smoking is an evil and is severely injurious to human health, and all the good scholars in Islam are unanimous in their opinion that the evil of cigarettes is extremely close to the forbidden in Islam.
It would not befit the character of a believer to be an accomplice in something which works towards the detriment of mankind; and it would be best if a believer who owns or is thinking of making or selling cigarettes sought to employ his talents elsewhere in search of his lawful sustenance.
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