Tobacco fatwa

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A tobacco fatwa is a fatwa (Islamic legal pronouncement) that prohibits the usage of tobacco by Muslims.


Indonesia's Muslim organization Muhammadiyah declared smoking haram (forbidden) in 2010;[1] the organization had previously listed smoking as merely Makruh (to be avoided).[1] Tobacco companies sponsored 1,350 youth-oriented events from January to October in 2007, and often gave free cigarettes to youths.[2]


In Malaysia, the tobacco fatwa only applies in Kuala Lumpur, because smoking in Kuala Lumpur is banned by the government, that fatwa is based on the Qur'aanic verse[which?] that says, "Obey Allah, and obey the Messenger, and those charged with authority among you."

The Philippines[edit]

The Supreme Council of Darul Ifta of the Philippines, headed by Grand Mufti Sheikh Omar Pasigan, stated in June 2010 that smoking cigarettes is haram.[3] But that fatwa does not apply in for the Bangsamoro peoples, because it does not apply in Mindanao due to the large tobacco production in Mindanao, not only that, it is also because some of the Bangsamoro are tobacco farmers and poor.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b Abdussalam, Andi (March 16, 2010). ""Fatwa" on smoking facing opposition". Antara News. Retrieved 4 September 2010. 
  2. ^ Osman, Nurfika (March 10, 2010). "Muhammadiyah Targets Cigarette Ads After Issuing Fatwa". Jakarta Globe. Retrieved 4 September 2010. 
  3. ^ "Filipino Muslims forbidden to smoke, trade cigarettes". 2010-06-23. Retrieved 4 September 2010. 

Further reading[edit]

  • Katib Chelebi, The Balance of Truth, Chapter 5

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