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Muslims are smoking all kinds of drugs making their own hands the cause of their own destruction. They waste so much money on cigarettes. However if you tell him to spend this money for the sake of Allah (s.w.t) he would not do it, if you burn his Rs.50 note he would start fighting with you and tell the world how crazy you are. On the other hand he would pay Rs.50 to kill himself by buying a pack of cigarettes. He would smoke and stink up the place and harm all the Muslims around him. So cigarettes and smoking becomes something which the youth are obsessed about they think that they look cool while smoking. You only look cool if you have a miswak in your mouth because it purifies your mouth whereas cigarette is leading to mouth cancer (it’s only sluggish manner of dying). Miswak is a Sunnah of the Prophet Muhammad (s.a.w) and Cigarette is an intoxicant.
Some of those who pretend to represent the religion are among the worst addicts to smoking. When they are told that smoking is Haram, they give lame excuse that there is no direct word in Qur’an or Hadith which prohibits smoking. Therefore, they conclude, smoking is not prohibited, but is only makruh (disliked). By doing so they provide a poor excuse for the ignorant, and establish a very bad example for others.
Many Muslims have been influenced by such statements, falling into the snares of addiction to smoking. Instead of being Allah's slave, a smoker becomes slave to his cigarette. He develops a weaker control of his sense and reason.
The whole world now knows that the money spent on smoking is to be considered as money wasted, from which no benefit is gained; indeed, it is money spent on something harmful. If the money which is spent on smoking worldwide were to be collected, it could have saved entire populations who have died of starvation. Is there anyone more foolish than the one who holds a dollar bill and sets fire to it? What is the difference between him and the one who smokes? Indeed, the smoker is more foolish, because the folly of the one who burns a dollar bill ends there, whilst the one who smokes burns his money and also harms his body.
If stress is haunting you down then smoking is surely not the answer to your problems, turn towards your Lord ask for His forgiveness, His mercy and seek help only from Him ,for there is no one else on this planet who can help and there is nothing in this world that can guide you but Qur’an. Read Qur’an and keep praying to Allah and you won’t be stressed anymore instead you will realize that all you actually do care for is The Last Day and that your stay in this world is very short.
If you still cannot decide then just imagine if Satan stands on your left and our Beloved Prophet (s.aw) on the right while you have a cigarette in your hand. What would each of them tell you to do?