Egypt’s Fatwa House says work­ing in cig­a­rettes com­pa­nies haram

Daily Trust - - ISLAMIC FORUM -

Work­ing in cig­a­rette fac­to­ries is pro­hib­ited in Is­lam ac­cord­ing to a re­cent Fatwa is­sued by Dar Al-Ifta Al-Mis­riya (the Egyp­tian Re­li­gious Edict House), the in­sti­tu­tion’s sec­re­tary Mo­hamed Ab­delSamia as­serted in video.

He noted that work­ing in cig­a­rette fac­to­ries is a sin be­cause smok­ing causes phys­i­cal dam­age.

“We say to those who ask about the rule of the work­ing in cig­a­rette com­pa­nies: leave the com­pany, but if you do not have other job than with cig­a­rette com­pany, stay un­til you find an­other job,” Ab­delSamia said in the video.

Ac­cord­ing to pop­u­la­tion es­ti­mates for 2016, 20.2 per­cent of over 15s in Egypt are smok­ers, which is equal to 12.6 mil­lion, the Cen­tral Agency for Public Mo­bi­liza­tion and Sta­tis­tics an­nounced.

The rate of cig­a­rette smok­ing dif­fers greatly be­tween men and women, with 38.5 per­cent of men be­ing smok­ers com­pared to just 1.5 per­cent of women, CAPMAS added in a state­ment on the oc­ca­sion of the World Health Or­ga­ni­za­tion’s No To­bacco Day for May 31, 2017.

(Egypt In­de­pen­dent) (CAPMAS)

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