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My mother once asked me if I smoked and she said she had saw me do it once so I told her the truth. Obviously I was terrified when she asked and I began to swear on Allah and Qur'an that I would not do it again but I did it completely from fear. I was scared at that time so I had said it to get her off my back. Furthermore, I began to crave a smoke after a few weeks (I wasn't a chained smoker) and it has become extremely hard to quit. I've tried various methods of doing so.

So my question is, if I break my vow and smoke can I still make up for it by doing what is stated in the Qur'an?

It says u must feed 10 people or give 10 people clothing or free a slave.
If I do all these things will I be forgiven?

  • See also: "Is smoking allowed in Islam?" – servant-of-Wiser Jul 2 '15 at 13:07
  • Salam, so are you saying by doing what it says in the quran I still will not be forgiven? Is there anything else I could do? – Saleem Jul 2 '15 at 16:17
  • Wa alaikum assalak Saleem, I did not answer your question, I just suggested you to see which is something relevant. If you want clarification, comment below the answers and ask them. But, since you've asked me, I guess, if you've performed all that which is told to be done in the Qur'an then probably God might forgive your sins. But still, get closer to God the best you can and do not repeat it again, and try to do righteous good deeds. Verily, Allah is Oft Forgiving – servant-of-Wiser Jul 2 '15 at 17:59
  • You forgot one expiation: fast 3 days! according to the Verse (5:89) – Medi1Saif Aug 31 '15 at 12:01
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Salaamu Alaikum

No matter what your cravings are, you need to try your best to avoid them. You need to try your absolute hardest to keep your word, especially since you swore in the name of Allah, the one who created you. If you truly fear Allah, don't take the risk. As we are only humans, we can't say you will or won't be forgiven, as that knowledge is only with Allah SWT. And everything is judged by your intentions, so if you know what you are doing is wrong and still do it, it is worst than for someone to do something wrong and then realise after that what they did was a sin (and Allah knows best).

"Allah does not impose blame upon you for what is unintentional in your oaths, but He imposes blame upon you for what your hearts have earned. And Allah is Forgiving and Forbearing." 2:225

Besides not smoking because you swore in Allah's name, you would have also lied to your mother, who at her feet lies heaven, and so if she doesn't want you to smoke then you shouldn't, especially not behind her back.

Besides all this, I know there are a lot of controversy regarding the status of smoking, but we all know that it harms our body, and we also know as muslims we have been given our body as an Amanah for Allah. In other words, our physical body isn't actually ours. It's been given to us as a mercy from our lord, and our duty to it is to take care of it as much as we possibly can. If you gave your friend a car to borrow for a while, you would want them to take care of it in the best possible manner: to give it the right fuel, to wash it regularly, to keep it tuned, to keep it away from the possibility of being damaged in any way. You would want them to return that car to you in the exact manner that you gave it to them, because you trusted them with it. Our body is similar. You need to try your best to take care of your body in the best manner possible, and not to damage it when we know we are damaging it.

I know I have made this more of a lecture than an answer to your question, but consider this for the better, InShaAllah

  • So my question is, if I break my vow and smoke can I still make up for it by doing what is stated in the Qur'an? It says u must feed 10 people or give 10 people clothing or free a slave. If I do all these things will I be forgiven? – servant-of-Wiser Jul 2 '15 at 12:18
  • @azam i think i andwered that in my answer. We noone can say who will or wont be forgiven as that knowledge lies only with your Lord. It is not me or anyones right to tell people they will or wont be forgiven. You just do what you feel is right, thats all me or anyone can say. – Tashanna Chamma Jul 3 '15 at 6:14

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