Message No : 2Sr.No : 75/724
Question By : Anwar Shah

Assalamu Alaikum
Sheikh I contiue from the donation to one guy who I knew was going to buy a cigeretts to smoke, is haram to give him nay oney so I wouldn't do it again. But what if we don't know that what they going to do with that money?. Some people told me that it is ok to give the money if some beg you for it. This guy was begging to me for one dollar. And I have no idea what to do please advice me on this topic.
Wassalam
Anwar Shah

 

Reply By : Md. Obaidullah Al-Qasmi
Designation : Mufti: ODI, MMERC, Mumbai 

Dear brother in Islam
Wa'laikumus-salam

Smoking is forbidden in Islam, and therefore one must not help any body in this act by any means e.g. encouragement, donation etc.
If you are sure or nearly sure that the person who asks donation will spend this money in smoking or any other forbidden deed, you are not allowed to give him donation. However, for whatever you have given, you repent before Allah and avoid to give donations to such kinds of people now.

Allah knows best. Thanking You

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