Selling cigarettes

Q: I live with my grandparents and they have a shop which sell mostly biscuits & they also sell cigarattes! (According to some sholars in my country cigrattes are makrooh, while I have heard some Arab scholars say its haraam).

I want to be on the safe side so, as I live in their house my concern is I use electricity/internet to learn as I learn online! Will my online earning be halal if I pay them later on for electricity/internet I use?

A: Smoking is not haraam, but undesirable. Hence, the sale of cigarettes is not haraam and the money acquired through the sale of cigarettes is halaal.

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


Answered by:

Mufti Zakaria Makada

Checked & Approved:

Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach)