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Volume :36 Issue : 125 2021      Add To Cart                                                                    Download

correct stance in Islamic Jurisprudence towards smoker’s in relation to tahárah (ritual purity) and salát (prayer)

Auther : Prof. Adel Mubarak Al-Mutairat (Main Researcher), Dr. Alaa Adel Al-Obaid (Co- Researcher)

 

All praise is due to Allah, and may peace and blessings be upon the prophet of Allah, and henceforth,
Due to the dangers and malice of smoking, and the immense harm it causes to health and wealth in the midst of its popularity among Muslims, particularly the youth, this study was conducted to clarify the correct stance towards smoking in Islamic Jurisprudence, to respond to those who permit it, and to warn against unconventional views towards smoking that surfaced in modern times, in addition to elaborating the Islamic jurisprudential views towards smoking in relation to tahárah (ritual purity) and salát (prayer).The study commences by defining the concept of smoking and clarifying the ruling towards smoking, the rulings of smoking pertaining to tahárah (ritual purity) and salát (prayer), the validity of the smoker’s ablution and their call to prayer (adhán), the rulings towards attending the congregational prayer and leading the Friday prayers, the Eid prayers, and other prayers. The study concluded that smoking is prohibited because such stands in agreement with the maxims of Islamic law (sharí’ah) that prohibits things which are harmful, and due to the consensus among doctors in modern times that smoking is harmful. Although smoking is among the abhorrent prohibited things it is ritualistically pure (táhir) and any water that is contaminated with it remains ritualistically purifying (tahúr). A smoker’s ablution with such water is valid. The strongest view is that the smoker’s call to prayer (adhán) is valid albeit not encouraged, with preference given to a steadfast person, and that it is permissible for a smoker to attend congregational prayers due to unavoidable circumstances although care should be taken to remove the smell of smoking as much as possible. It is also the strongest view that it is permissible for a smoker to lead the congregational prayers and to pray behind him in Friday prayers, Eid prayers and other congregational prayers, with preference given to a steadfast person as much as possible.
 
Key words: smoking, cigarettes, salát, tahárah, deviated.

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