Smoking cigars

Q: Is it permissible to smoke cigar? I read that since cigar smoke is not inhaled into the lungs, it can not be harmful as compared to a cigarette Secondly, what is the stance of Taraweeh prayers in Islam? Is it farz or Nafil? Either way, Is it mandatory on Muslims to offer taraweeh prayers?

A: It is best to refrain from these things that are harmful and a waste of money.

It is very important. Leaving it out amounts to a sin and crime.

And Allah Ta'ala (الله تعالى) knows best.


Answered by:

Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach)