Refuting the Jaahil Atabek Shukurov’s Baatil Fatwa regarding Smoking not invalidating the Fast

By Majlisul Ulama

THE MUDHIL’S BAATIL SMOKING VIEW 

According to the U.K. Zindeeq, Faasiq, deviate Atabek Shukurov, who has  set himself up as an ‘authority’ of the Hanafi Math-hab,  smoking tobacco and using an inhaler do not  invalidate the fast. This jaahil has  disgorged some absolutely spurious and stupid arguments to bolster his corrupt view which is in  diametric conflict with  the Fatwa of all Four Math-habs of the Ahlus Sunnah Wal Jama’ah

The Fuqaha of all Four Math-habs have unanimously  ruled that smoking breaks the fast. According to the Hanafi Math-hab, intentionally smoking  during Ramadhaan necessitates the obligations of Qadha as well as the 60 day Kaffaarah. Seeking to overturn the Ijma’ of the Four Math-habs, this modernist Zindeeq exhibits his jahaalat  which confirms that he is ignorant of the Shar’i concept of  Saum. He does not  know even the  proper meaning of Fasting. 

His article of jahl portraying his  jahl-e-murakkab (compound ignorance), is bereft of even a shred of  Shar’i evidence for his haraam view. He has miserably failed to  cite even a single text from any of  the Fuqaha of any of the Math-habs to bolster his  haraam fallacy structured  on the basis of corrupt personal opinion.  Fasting is an injunction of the Shariah

Fasting  has been ordained for Muslims since the era of Rasulullah (Sallallahu alayhi wasallam).  Its definition  cannot be re-interpreted  on the basis of  the logic of a copro-jaahil whose brains are  operating within the constriction of the straightjacket of  western  modernity. In his article he has presented absolutely no Shar’i daleel for his haraam view. He abortively attempts to  prove his  baseless view in terms of  analogies which are fallacious.  His fallacies shall, Insha-Allah, be dissected and demolished  further on in this article. 

HANAFI MATH-HAB 

He who inhales medicine, then  perceives the taste of the smoke  in his throat, should make qadha of  the fast.” (As-Sulaimaaniyyah) 

If water drawn into the nostrils reaches the brains, then qadha is obligatory.” (Al-Khazaanah, narrating from Imaam Abu Hanifah – Rahmatullah alayh) (The same ruling will apply to smoke inhaled intentionally). 

If he  (intentionally)  causes smoke to enter into his throat, his fast is invalidated, regardless of  the type of smoke it may be. Thus, if he brings  the incense close to him and smells its smoke, hence causing it to enter into his throat whilst he  is aware of his fast, then his fast is broken. Whether   (it be the smoke of) oudh, ambar or anything besides these two because it is possible to  refrain from causing  the muftir from entering the stomach. (Muftir is something which invalidates the fast.) Numerous people are oblivious of this fact.”  (Haashiyatut Tahaawi ala Duraril Hukkaam) 

Or he intentionally  causes smoke to enter his stomach or his brain, then the fast is invalidated  because of the presence  of something which breaks the fast. This applies to the smoke of  substances other than ambar and oudh. And, in these two  Kaffaarah also becoming incumbent is not far-fetched. Likewise  (is the ruling) regarding  the latest type of smoking which has been innovated in this age. (i.e. smoking tobacco and cigarettes)” (Maraaqil Falaah)

On this basis, regarding the bid’ah which has been innovated  presently—when it is smoked, Kaffaarah becomes obligatory. We supplicate to Allah for forgiveness and protection.”  (Maraaqil Falaah Sharh Noorul Eedhaah) 

If he causes smoke to enter his throat, the fast is invalidated regardless of the type of smoke even if it is of oudh or ambar whilst he is aware (that he is fasting), for it is possible to  abstain from it.” (Durrul Mukhtaar) 

From this, the ruling pertaining to smoking (tobacco) is  known. In  a poem Ash-Shurumbulaali said in his Sharah  of Al-Wahbaaniyyah: “Its smoker during  the fast, there is no doubt in the fast  being invalidated.”  (Raddul Muhtaar)  

If he inhales medicine and perceives its taste in his throat, he  has to make qadha of the fast.”   (Binaayah) 

If he causes it to enter into his throat, his fast is invalid. Thus if  he inhales  its smoke and causes it to enter into his throat, his fast breaks.”   (Majma’ul Anhaar) 

MAALIKI MATH-HAB

The reaching of smoke in the throat by burning (something), e.g. oudh, similarly the  smoke from  a boiling pot of food, invalidate the fast just as  the vapour by smoking a pipe.”          (Manhul Jaleel Sharh Mukhtasar Khaleel) 

It is obligatory to abstain from whatever reaches the throat, be it a substance which dissolves or not.”   (Manhul Jaleel) 

“He who inhales smoke or anything besides it whilst fasting, verily the fast is invalidated, for verily, the nose is the upper passage-way reaching the throat. On him is qadha (of the invalidated fast). And if it is during Ramaadhan, then (also) he will be liable for azaab (punishment)  if he  deliberately does so.  …….Al-Lakhmi said: ‘Snuffing is prohibited. The snuffer is able to prevent  it reaching the throat. There is no difference  (of opinion) in the invalidation (of the fast).” 

“What  do you say regarding  a person who smokes during the day of Ramadhaan? Is Kaffaarah obligatory?”  

Answer:  “Yes, Kaffaara is obligatory  if  it reaches in  his stomach………In  Al Mukhtasar  (it  appears):  Regarding  the  smoke  which  (is  acquired)  by  smoking, it  invalidates (the  fast)  because  it  is  a  physical form.  It  reaches  the throat. In  fact sometimes it reaches even the stomach.”

“What  do  you  say  regarding    the  placement  of  smoke  in the  mouth  between  the  lower  lip  and  the  teeth  and  spitting out  the  saliva  tainted  with  it?  Will  the    fasting  person’s fast  be  invalidated,  and  will  Kaffaarah  be  incumbent  if this  was  do ne  intentionally  during  Ramadhaan valid reason?”

Answer:  Placement  of  smoke    in  this  manner  in without the  mouth is  in  conflict  with  the reality  of  fasting  which  is  to withhold  from  the  lusts  of  the  stomach  and  private  organs  from the  rise  of  Fajr  Saadiq  until  the  completion  of  sunset with  an  intention……Its taste  reaches  the  throat,  for  verily, the  brain  derives  enjoyment    from  it  just  as  the  enjoyment of  the  smoke  derived  by  sucking    a  pipe  or  by  snuffing with  it  from  the  nose,  or  (this  described in  the  question)  is  worse.  There  is  no  doubt  in  the  invalidation  of  the  fast and  the   obligation of  the  Greater  Kaffaarah  if  this  is  done intentionally  during  Ramadhaan  without  valid  reason. Fitr  (the  fast  breaking) is  more  confirmed  by it (i.e the smoking)  that  the fitr  resulting  from  oiling  the  head  and the  taste  reaching  the  throat  from  the  pores,  and  (more confirmed)  that  inhaling  the  vapours  from  a  (boiling)  pot (of  food).  This  is  well known  to  the  masses. When  they hear  that someone  saying  that  the  fast  is  not  broken  or that  he  hesitates  in  saying  this  (i.e.  that  the  fast  is  broken), then  they  are    surprised  by  it,  and  they  attribute  such  a statement  and hesitation  to  ignorance  and little  awareness (of  reality).   (Such  as  the  ignorance  of  this  copro-jaahil, Atabek)……… Therefore,  how  is  it  possible  to  aver  that  it does  not  invalidate  the  fast.  Or  to  hesitate  (in  saying it breaks the  fast)?

Abdul  Haqq  has  narrated  in  Tahzeebut  Taalib  from  As Sulamaaniyyah: ‘He  who  inhales medicine  and  perceives its  taste  in  his  throat,  then  most  certainly  his  fast  is broken…….They  (the  Fuqaha)  have  said  that  one  who inhales  vapour  from  a  pot  of  food,  very  his  fast  is  broken, for  verily,  the  vapours  of  food  have  a  physical  form  which strengthens  the  brain.  Thus,  the  resultant  acquisition  is like  that  acquired  by  eating.  It is  not hidden  that  the  mouth is  the  nearer  to  the  throat  than  the  nose  and  the  pores  of the head, and it (the  mouth) is wider than  both………” (Fathul  Ulal  Maalik fil Fataawa  ala  Mathhabil  Imaamil Maalik)

When the vapour of  a  pot of  food reaches  the throat, the fast  is  invalidated  and  qadhaa  is  incumbent.  From  this (i.e. the  same  ruling  applies)  is  the  vapours  of  smoking with a reed (or pipe).

When  the  vapour  of food) reaches bukhoor or  the  vapour  of  a  pot  (of the throat,  then  qadha  become  obligatory because  both  of  them  are  is  physical  body  formed.” (Bulghatis  Saalik li Aqrabal  Masaalik)

Vapours arising from lighting a pipe, and similarly the vapour of a pot—when it reaches the throat, qadha is compulsory. And from this is also with a pipe, etc., for verily, it reaches the throat. In fact (it reaches) the stomach.” (Haashiyah Ad-Dusooqi ala Sharhil Kabeer)  

SHAAFI’ MATH-HAB 

In Baijurmi: The smoking which has now developed, which is called At-tatun,-May Allah curse the one who has initiated it – verily it is of the evil innovations. Our Shaikh Az-Ziyaadi used to  issue fatwa in the beginning that the fast does not break because at that time he was not aware of its reality. However, when he saw its effect from the pipe with which it is smoked, then he retracted (his earlier view) and issued fatwa that it breaks the fast.”     (I’aanatut Taalibeen) 

And from it (i.e. the things which invalidate the fast) is the popular kind of smoking.”   (Nihaayatuz Zain) 

But, smoking tobacco is excluded (from the things which do not break the fast), for verily, from it physical form is acquired.”   (Bushral Kareem) 

The popular smoking invalidates the fast just as the smoke of a wick.” (Tuhfatul Habeeb ala Sharhil Khateeb)

If the vapour is from the popular smoking of this time, then it breaks the fast.”       (Futuhaarul Wahhaab)  

HAMBALI MATH-HAB 

He who swallows smoke intentionally, his fast is  invalid.”  (Mataalib Ulun Nuha fi Sharhi Ghaayatil Muntaha) 

He who swallows smoke intentionally, his fast is invalid.”         (Kashful Qinaa’ ala Matnil Iqnaa’) 

In the Kitaab, Al-Mausooatil Fiqhiyyah, the following is mentioned:  “The Fuqaha are unanimous that the popular smoking during fasting breaks the fast because it is among the mufttariyaat (the things which break the fast).” 

As his basis for his fallacy, Atabek citing from Hanafi texts, says:     

The red box states that dust particles, smoke, the taste of remedies/medicines and the smell of perfume do not break the fast. This evidence can also be found in the other  authoritative  works  of  the  Hanafis  such  as  Bahe ur Taiq, An Nahr, Fath al Qadir and Wilayah.

It  is  also  to  be  found  in  a large  number  of  Hanafi  texts that  using  a  steam  room  whilst  fasting  does  not  break your  fast.  In  a  steam  room  you  are  breathing  in  water vapour  which also potentially  enters  your oesophagus (food),  with  a  much  larger  volume  or  ‘dose’  of  water  than is given by  an inhaler  (albeit not  pressurized).

The  abovementioned  trash  is  the  only  ‘daleel’  which Atabek  has managed  to  hallucinate  for  his fallacious  view that smoking does  not  break the fast.

Either  he  has  deliberately  and  conveniently  ignored  the explicit  texts  stating  the  breaking  of  the  fast  with intentional  smoke  inhalation  to  be  found  in  the  large number  of  Hanafi  texts,  or  he  is  unable  to  understand what  is  written  in  these  authoritative  kutub  of  the  Ahnaaf and  of  the  other  Math-habs.  The  very  same  kutub  from which  he  has  cited  the  above,  clearly  state  that  intentional smoke  inhalation  breaks  the  fast.  Refer  to  the  references from  the Hanafi texts quoted above.

There  is  absolutely  nothing  in  the  “red  box”  to  bolster  the trash  disgorged  by  Atabek.  Since  he  is  not  all  that  stupid to  have  understood  the  reality  in  the  “red  box”,  he conveniently  refrains from  presenting  the  translation  of the text from Al-Muheetul Burhaani. The  text  states:

When dust, smoke, the taste of medicine and the fragrance of perfume is perceived in the throat, it does not invalidate his fast because abstention from it is not possible.” 

This refers to the taste, dust, etc. entering the throat involuntarily and of its own accord, not by an act of the Saa-im (Fasting person). This distinguishing factor shall be explained further on. 

Explaining the issue which appears to be an unfathomable conundrum for the deviate Atabek, the Kutub of the Ahnaaf state: 

“It is said in  Al-Burhaan: His fast does not break if dust enters his throat or the effect of the taste of medicine, because it is not possible to abstain from it as is mentioned in Al-Fath. I say that from this stems that when it is  possible to abstain from dust which enters the throat, then the fast will be invalidated if he does so (i.e. if he intentionally  casues it to enter into his throat). Az-Zaylai said: ‘When dust or a fly enters his throat (i.e. of its own accord) whilst he is aware of his fast, his fast does not break because he is unable to prevent this. Thus it resembles smoke (which enters of its own accord, not intentionally inhaled). This (ruling) is according to Istihsaan (application of discretion). However, according to Qiyaas the fast breaks because of a muftir reaching the stomach.  …The reason for (adopting) Istihsaan is the inability to prevent it, hence  it  is  like  the  moisture  which  remains  in  the  mouth after rinsing (the  mouth).

In Fathul  Qadeer it  is  mentioned:  “When  vapour  and  dust enter  the  throat  (of  their  own  accord),  the  fast  does  not break,  for  verily,  abstention  from  their  entry  is  not possible from  the nose  when the  mouth is closed.”  I say: On  this  basis  when  he  causes  smoke  to  enter  into  his throat  regardless  of  the  type  of  smoke  whilst  he  is  aware  of  his  fast,  then  his fast  breaks. Whether  it  be  (the  smoke) of  oudh or  ambar  or  anything  else  because  of  the possibility  of  abstention from  causing a muftir to enter in the stomach. Numerous people are  oblivious  of  this.”

The  deviate  Atabek  conveniently  or  ignorantly  overlooks this  categorical  statement  in Haashiyah  Shurumbulaalui as well  as in all other Hanafi texts.

In Maraaqil  Falaah,  it  is  mentioned:  “…Or  if  he  causes smoke  to  enter  into  his  stomach  or  brain  by  his  intentional action  (then  the  fast  will  break)  because  of  the  presence of fitr………The  same  (ruling  applies) to  the  smoking  (i.e. of  tobacco) which has  been innovated in this  era.”

In Raddul  Muhtaar it  appears  as  follows:  “(The  fast  does not  break  if)  dust  or  a  fly  or  smoke  enters  the  stomach whilst he is  aware of  his fast because of the impossibility to  abstain  from  it.  This  is  in  terms  of Istihsaan. The benefit  (i.e. the  logical  conclusion)  of  this  is  that  if  he causes  smoke  to  enter  his  throat  whilst  he  is  aware  of  his fast,  the  fast  will  break  regardless  of  the whether  it  is  oudh or ambar type  of  smoke   because  of  the  possibility  of abstaining from  it.  Therefore be aware (and ponder) over this as Ash-Shrumbulaali has elaborated.”

Elaborating  on  the  entry  of  dust  or  a  fly  or  smoke  which does not invalidate the fast, it is said in Raddul  Muhtaar:i.e.  It  (the  dust,  fly  or  smoke) with the entered  of  its  own  accord action of the fasting person.

From all the  Hanafi  texts,  it  is  abundantly  clear  that  the Fuqaha  have  made  a  clear  and  categorical  distinction between   involuntary and voluntary inhalation  of  smoke. All  the  Hanafi  kutub  explicitly  mention  that  while involuntary inhalation  of  smoke  does  not  invalidate  the fast,  voluntary  and  intentional inhalation  does  invalidate the  fast.  The  deviate  has  utilized  the  ruling  applicable  to involuntary  inhalation  to  cigarette-smoking voluntary  and  intentional  inhalation  of  smoke   which  is  laden  with harmful  substances  such  as  tar,  nicotine,  etc.  which  end up as solid   formations inside the  body.

In  having  ignored  the  ruling  of  the  Fuqaha  pertaining  to voluntary  and  intentional  inhalation  of  smoke,  and  deceptively  and  stupidly  utilizing  the  ruling  of  involuntary  inhalation  for  extravasating  his  copro-fatwa of  baatil,  Atabek  has  committed  chicanery  and skulduggery.

All  the  Fuqaha  are  unanimous  in  proclaiming  the invalidation of  the Fast  if  the fasting person intentionally inhales smoke.

In  his  three-page  trash  article,  in  more  than  two  pages  he abortively  attempts  to  logically  ‘prove’  that  an  asthma inhaler  does  not  invalidate  the  fast.  His  stupid  ‘proofs’ towards  this  end  have  already  been  refuted  an demolished  in  the  aforegoing discussion.  Towards  the end  of  his  article  of ghutha he  arbitrarily,  without  making even  an  attempt  to  present  any  Shar’i  daleel,  claims  that smoking  cigarettes,  tobacco,  pipe  and  the  like does  not  break  the  fast.  Since  he  is  totally  bereft  of  Shar’i  dalaa’il for  his  haraam  excretion,  he  has  miserably  failed  in  his attempt.  It  is  difficult  to  believe  that  he  is  unaware  of  the Consensus  of  the  Fuqaha  on  this  issue,  namely,  mal’oon smoking  invalidates  the  fast.  Smoking  tobacco  is  not  an act  which  has  been  innovated  yesterday.  Muslims  have been  smoking  the  accursed  substances  for  several centuries,  having acquired the accursed practice from  the western kuffaar

As  explained  above,  the  Fuqaha  make  a  clear  distinction between  involuntary  inhalation  o f  smoke  and  intentional inhaling.  Whilst  the  former  does  not  break  the  fast,  the latter  does  invalidate  the  fast.  It  is  indeed  mind-boggling to  believe  that  the  intentional  inhalation  and  consumption of  a  physical  substance  with  all  its  poisonous,  harmful and  haraam  effects  does  not  render  the  fast  invalid.  The deviate jaahil treats  this  serious  issue  with  extreme insignificance.  Lacking  in  fear  for  Allah  Ta’ala  he  is prepared to destroy  the  Ramadhaan  Fasts of  innumerable stupid  Muslims  who  are  addicted  to the  shaitaani  practice of  smoking  in  the  style  of  the  inmates  of  Hell.  He  appears to  have  no  Imaani  idea  of  accountability  and  the assumption  of  the  burdens  of  the  sins  of  others  whom  he is satanically  misguiding.

Indeed  it  is  only  a  brain    deranged  and  destroyed  by the affliction  of RIJS  divinely  inflicted  on  the  followers  of shaitaan  that  fails  to  understand  that  the  intentional inhalation  of  clouds  of  poisonous  smoke  filled  with poisonous  tar,  nicotine,  etc.,  which  gather  and  block  the lungs,  arteries and  the  other    organs  of  the  body  do  not invalidate  the  Fast.  The  inhalation  of  tobacco  smoke which  travels  from  the  mouth  and  nose  down  the  throat into  the  lungs  and  other  organs,  including  the  stomach, causes  all  these  organs  to  rot  with  cancer.  The  throat  rots, the  lungs  rot,  the  heart  rots  the  liver  rots,  the  pancreas rots,  the  kidneys  rot  and  the  rest  of  the  body putrefies.  The smoke enters the brain  and causes it to also rot.

All  substances,  be  it inedible , which  are  intentionally ingested  and  which  reach  the  throat  or  the  brain  or  the stomach, nullify  the Fast. Only zindeeq juhala deny  this Shar’i  reality.  The  Fuqaha  state  that  even  ignoramuses wonder at  the jahl of the one who holds the  view that the intentional  ingestion  of  smoke  via  the  mouth break the fast.

The Fatwa of the Fuqaha, viz., smoking invalidates the Fast,  has not been designed  for deterring people from  this haraam poison as the deviate seeks to convey. The objective of the Fatwa is to save the  Ramadhaan Fasts of  people – stupid people – who may be misled by  moron Haatibil Lail Zindeeq so-called ‘scholars’ who are bereft of  valid Ilm of the Deen.

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