Sunday 6 Rabi‘ al-awwal 1444 - 2 October 2022
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Does Smoking Invalidate Wudu?

Question

What is the Islamic ruling on the one who sells various kinds of tobacco? I smoke, and when I hear the adhan, I go to the mosque. Do I have to repeat my wudu, or is it sufficient just to rinse my mouth? I know that smoking causes various diseases.

Summary of answer

Smoking does not invalidate your wudu but you should remove the offensive odour from your mouth.

Answer

Praise be to Allah.

It is forbidden to sell tobacco because of its evil nature and its many harmful effects. The one who does that is considered to be a fasiq (evildoer). 

You do not have to repeat your wudu after smoking , but you should remove the offensive odour from your mouth with something that will take it away. It is also obligatory to hasten to repent to Allah from that.

And Allah knows best.

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Source: From Fataawaa al-Lajnah al-Daa’imah, 13/57