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|Smoking and Caffeine?|
|09/29/01 at 21:43:58|
|What does it say in Islam about smoking? How about caffeine?|
|Re: Smoking and Caffeine?|
|09/30/01 at 00:35:26|
|as salaamu alaykum,|
[quote]What does it say in Islam about smoking?[/quote]
Modern scholars differ; the majority say it is not permissible.
The majority of scholars back in the day said it was makruh; but from what I'm told, if they *then* had the information that we have *now* (about its detrimental effects) they would have labelled it as haram; as that was the illah [operative cause] for it being labelled makruh.
[quote]How about caffeine?[/quote]
Good question :) I don't know. I heard a speaker once mention a hadeeth that says, if any believer dies while addicted to something, they die in sin. :-/
But yesterday I came across the [url=http://www.ifanca.org/]Islamic Food & Nutrition Council of America[/url] website, and in one of their newsletters they said:
[i]"There have been many studies concerning caffeine. In 1958, The US FDA classified caffeine as Generally Recognized As Safe. The American Medical Association holds a similar view, with the qualification that consumption of caffeinated beverages be moderate and other lifestyle habits be moderate or appropriate. Of course, moderation is a somewhat personal issue, since people react differently to the effects of caffeine. Caffeine is a stimulant and may increase alertness. It is not uncommon for students pulling an "all nighter" or people working late to indulge in a few caffeinated beverages..
To date, studies have not shown caffeine consumption to have any adverse effects on conception or pregnant women. Nor have studies shown any connection to cancer. Of course, moderation is always advised..
..While abruptly reducing the intake of caffeine may cause headaches and restlessness, there is no evidence that caffeine is addicting..
..In summary, the popularity of caffeinated beverages has led to many studies bout the effects of caffeine on the body. This includes studies related to pregnancy, miscarriages, osteoporosis, cancer, breast cancer, breast disease, fertility, blood pressure, heart disease and addiction. None of the studies show any significant adverse effects of caffeine consumption in moderation. Alhamdulillah for Islam, which teaches moderation in food and drink and enjoins what is pure and wholesome and prohibits what is harmful."[/i]
Hmm..I may just be using this to justify my bebzi habit though ;)
|Re: Smoking and Caffeine?|
|09/30/01 at 01:06:46|
the article emphasizes on *moderation* ...
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