Is smoking haram or makrooh in Islam?

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Is smoking haram or makrooh in Islam?


In the Name of Allah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful.

Due to the harmful effects of smoking on one’s health, it is makrooh tahreemi (i.e. prohibited and sinful) to smoke.

And Allah knows best.

Mufti Faizal Riza

This answer was collected from, which is connected to Darul Ifta Australia, based in Melbourne, Australia.
It is operated by Mufti Faizal Riza, a student of Mufti Ebrahim Desai from South Africa.

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