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Is it permissible to work for a tobacco company?

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Answered by Shaykh Faraz Rabbani

Salamu Aleikum!
1) I’m a professional auditor and I receive very lucrative offers from the company’s that are in volved in all kinds of businesses, including unlawful ones. And while it’s clearly dissallowed in case of the alcohol company, I’m not so sure whether it’s permissible to work for a tobacco-producing company like Philip Morris for example. Please advice!

2) Is it permissible for a woman to receive a treatment from a male doctor involving a qualified medical massage of her internal organs if there is no other treatment available for her decease in that area and non-treatment may evolve into a grave illness?


In the Name of Allah, Most Gracious, Most Merciful

In the Name of Allah, with blessings and peace on the Messenger of Allah

Walaikum assalam wa rahmatullah,

(1) It would be more religiously scrupulous to avoid auditing tobacco companies. There are many scholars who hold that smoking is disliked and only haram when it becomes an addiction or used in amounts likely to cause grave harm. However, taqwa (piety) entails avoiding doubtful matters and seeking a livelihood free of anything dubious.

(2) Yes, it is permitted for women to seek treatment from a male doctor when no female doctor is reasonably available. Please search for related answers on SunniPath QA (http://qa.sunnipath.com) for details.

And Allah alone gives success.

Faraz Rabbani

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