Albalagh Logo

Bismillah hir Rahman ir Rahim

Hadith: "He who had three daughters or three sisters, or two daughters or two sisters and he treated them well, and feared Allah in dealing with them, for him is Paradise. (Tirmidhi)

Current Affairs | Food for Thought | Q & A | General Articles | Audio | Children | Letters | Bookstore
Halal | Education | Islamic Economics | Prophethood | Women & Family | Population | Book Review | Links

 
  Albalagh Home Q & A Earning a Living from Tobacco Sales
  

S E A R C H

Text:


A L B A L A G H
N E W S L E T T E R

Email:
Subscribe
Unsubscribe

Please make sure your email address is correct.

The newsletter will inform you of updates to this page, as well as provide other useful information.


Earning a Living from Tobacco Sales

By Mufti Shafiq Jakhura


Q.: What does Islam say about tobacco/cigarette based business/job?

Actually I am Director Sales & Marketing of a world renowned tobacco group and some of my Muslim brothers told me that it is Makroh-e-Tehrimi (close to Haram). They tell me that I am selling cancer stick, and I will be held accountable by Allah because of my role in expanding heart diseases and cancer.

I am very much curious since I am earning a living through this business.  

 


A.

Although your employment at the said company and the income derived there from cannot be deemed as absolutely prohibited and haram, it is not a preferred form of employment for the reasons mentioned in your question. It will be best to gradually phase oneself out from such an employment and seek a more appropriate alternative.

And Allah Ta'ala Knows Best

_________________________________________________


    Albalagh Home Q & A Earning a Living from Tobacco Sales
 
No Copyright Notice. All the material appearing on this web site can be freely distributed for non-commercial purposes. Acknowledgement will be appreciated. The audio files may be copied to tapes, etc. for your listening convenience.