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I have studied somewhere that smoking is haram but people who use to smoke say it not haram it makrooh.

I want to know is it haram (like alcohol) or it just makroo?

Can anyone give me proper evidence on this matter?

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The body which we are using isn't our own property, it is what Allah has given us to use and live in the world and Allah will take it back once we will die. Allah has forbidden harming yourself and this is the reason why suicide is haram in Islam because it is self-harm.

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And spend in the way of Allah and do not throw [yourselves] with your [own] hands into destruction [by refraining]. And do good; indeed, Allah loves the doers of good. Surat Al-Baqarah - 195

This ayah tells what I am talking about.

You are talking about smoking so as far as I know, smoking cause mouth cancer and it is same as self-harm so it isn't better for you to smoke.

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Brother I don't smoke but there are two views I agree with you but Is it any hadith which state that smoking is haram like alcohol. –  Hamza Aug 9 at 18:16
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I don't think there would be any ayah or hadith related to smoking but it is common-sense if anything is harmful then it shouldn't be used because we know it can harm and Thanks. –  Murtaza Aug 9 at 18:27
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@hamza I have added the ayah referring to self-harm. –  Murtaza Aug 9 at 18:35
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Of course there would be no ayah on Smoking because smoking was invented well after the coming of the prophet. The above lesson that Murtaza is giving is that any form of self harm is NOT allowed in Islam. Let's take drugs for example, ecstasy was not in the days of the prophet, though it's clear that it is not permissible. Just like smoking. Scholars however have a difference of opinion whether it is haraam or makrooh. At the very least, it is most certainly makrooh. Let's also not forget that it is haraam to displease another person by smoking next to them! –  Subby Aug 10 at 20:56

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