SHAFAQNA – The Grand Ayatollah Sistani answered questions about smoking while fasting.
Question: Does smoking make fasting Batel (null and void) in the month of Ramadhan?
The Grand Ayatollah Sistani: Wajib precaution is that the fasting person does not allow the smoke from cigarette and tobacco and similar to these reach the throat.
Question: When a person is addicted to cigarette and opium and in Ramadhan can only fast if is allowed to smoke cigarette or opium; can such a person fast or not?
The Grand Ayatollah Sistani: According to Wajib precaution must do Imsak (avoid anything which make fasting null and void).
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