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Does Smoking Breaks Wudu (Ablution)? | Smoking Halal & Haram?

By November 11, 2022No Comments
Does Smoking Breaks Wudu

Is smoking haram? Should you avoid smoking while performing Wudu? In this article, we will discuss the rules of wudu before prayer. While we can say that smoking is injurious to health, it is still a makruh act. As such, we should feel guilty for doing it during Wudhu.

Does Smoking Breaks Wudu?

It is forbidden for a Muslim to smoke or take narcotics. They seriously harm our health, and they also represent a waste of resources that might be put to better use.

Therefore, you must abandon this habit in order to protect your health and use your hard-earned money for other things.

When it comes to the question of washing or performing wudu after smoking, smoking has an undesirable odor to other people.

We learn to protect others from danger in Islam. This includes refraining from making people uncomfortable with the unpleasant scent of our lips, our body, our clothing, etc.

Smoking is similar to the Prophet’s (peace and blessings be upon him) remark that “anyone consumes (raw garlic) should not come to the mosque” (Al-Bukhari).

Smoking is forbidden in Islam, however, if someone does, they should wash their mouths to remove the stench before entering the mosque to worship.

Does Smoking Breaks Wudu? No, Smoking does not break the wudhu. It is common knowledge what might lead to a breach in wudhu. One of them does not indulge in tobacco use.

However, despite the fact that the smell of cigarette smoke irritates humans, it is also quite harmful to the angels who live among us.

Because of this, one should do wudhu before departing for salah and avoid smoking while driving; if they do so, their sawab of salah will be significantly reduced.

One should make an attempt to eliminate the smell before entering the masjid (a religious building). When entering a mosque, it is banned even to consume raw onions or garlic because of the offensive odor they produce. The Prophet Hazrat Muhammad (PBUH) gave this commandment.

“Jazākumullāhu Khayran.

Smoking is generally considered reprehensibly disliked and prohibited in Islam. One should try their best to let go of this habit.

In response to your concern, note that the wudhū (ablution) will not break due to smoking. This is because none of the below-mentioned nullifiers of wudhū occur through such an action.

Nullifiers of Wudhu

Anything which exits from the front and back passage of the private parts

The flowing of impurity from anywhere else other than the front and back passage of the private parts, such as blood and puss

Vomiting a mouthful of food, water, blood clots or bile

To sleep lying down, reclining, on one’s side

Losing consciousness

Losing one’s sanity

Becoming drunk

Laughing aloud during ṣalāh excluding the funeral prayer

Abū Hurayrah (may Allāh be pleased with him) reported, “The Prophet (peace and blessings upon him) said, “The prayer of one who breaks his wudhu is not accepted until he performs the wudhū.”

A man from Ḥadramaut asked, “What breaks the wudhū O Abū Hurayrah?”. He said, “All forms of wind and matter excreted from the private parts.” (Bukhārī & Muslim)

The Prophet (peace and blessings upon him) said, “Wudhū is necessary due to flowing blood.” (Dār al Quṭnī)

‘Ᾱysha (may Allāh be pleased with her) narrates that the Prophet (peace and blessings upon him) stated, “Whoever experiences vomit, nose bleeding or discharge, he should turn away (from the prayer) and perform wudhū.” (Ibn Mājah)

Abū Hurayrah (may Allāh be pleased with him) reported, “The Prophet (peace and blessings upon him) said, “When a person reclines and sleeps, he should perform wudhū” (Bayhaqī)

Abū Musa (may Allāh be pleased with him) said, “The Prophet (peace and blessings upon him) led people in prayer…some people laughed during the ṣalah. The Prophet (peace and blessings upon him) instructed, “Whoever laughed must repeat his wudhū and prayer.” (Ṭabrānī)

“Or if you have been intimate with women” (Qur’ān 5:6)

(See: Nūr al Idāḥ, I’ilā al Sunan & Ᾱthār al Sunan)

And Allāh Knows Best”

 It is not Halal to Smoke Before Salat.

There are several reasons why it is not halal to smoke before salat.

 First of all, smoking is bad for your health. Furthermore, it harms those who are around you. Therefore, you must avoid smoking before salah and clean your mouth before entering the mosque.

Second, you should not perform your prayer in a laziness or tumultuous environment. Also, you must avoid standing before scenic views that can ruin your spiritual vision.

 It is also important to wear clean clothes and brush your teeth. When you perform your prayer, you should remember to think about the wudu.


Smoking does not break wudu in haram. However, if you smoke in the mosque, you should make sure that you clean your mouth well after.

Smoking is not suitable for your health nor that of other Muslims in the vicinity. It should also be avoided during the prayer because of the bad smell it emits.

While it may seem that smoking breaks wudu, it is important to remember that this act is prohibited. According to the Qur’an, smoking is haram. It is a deliberate act that breaks wudu. Furthermore, it is considered Markuh.

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