Active and passive smoking

Active and passive smoking
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Active and passive smoking

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  • masjidmuhammad
  • Mar 26, 2021

Question:

What is the ruling with regard to smoking while fasting? What is the
ruling with regard to sitting near a smoking person (passive smoking)?

Answer:

A person who smokes generally considers smoking to be beneficial.
Therefore, if he does smoke while he is fasting, qada and kaffarah are
both compulsory on him. If a person sitting nearby inhales the smoke
and takes it down his throat, his fast will break and he will have to
keep qada.

If a person places an incense stick (agar batti) near him, inhales its
smoke and takes it down his throat, his fast will break.

Fatawa Dar al-‛Ul’um:

Smoking a huqqah invalidates the fast and qada is compulsory. In
some instances, kaffarah also becomes compulsory. For example, if the
person considers it beneficial. In such a case qada and kaffarah will be
compulsory. If not, the only qada will be necessary.1

Allah ta‛ala knows best.

REFERENCE:

1 Fatawa Dar al-‛Ul’um Deoband, vol. 6, p. 419.

 

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