Many people not fast only because they cannot stop them self from smoking.what should be done in such a cases, Should they fast and pay a penalty for it?
First of all, smoking is not a good thing for your health. Medical science tells that it is injurious to health, but on the other hand in the sense of Islamic point of view actually smoking cigarettes are known as narcotics and narcotics are prohibited in Islam and no privileged if you have fast or not simply clear and cut. Islam tells us Narcotics are haraam for Muslim men and women. In Islam, narcotics are against the rules of Eman because Muhammad P.b.u.h very strictly said about any type of narcotics.