Pearl of Wisdom

al-Fadl b. Abi Qurra: 'We walked into the presence of Abu 'Abdillah [al-Sadiq] (AS) and he was working at fixing his wall, so we said, may Allah sacrifice us for you, let us work for you, or let the servants do it.' He said, 'No, let me be, for I desire for Allah to see me working with my hands and earning a lawful livelihood through tiring my own seIf.'

Imam Ja'far ibn Muhammad al-Sadiq [as]
Kitab man la yahdurahi al-Faqih, v. 3, p. 163 no. 3595

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Question : #447 Category: Women's Issues
Subject: smoking while pregant
Question: Is it allowed for a pregnant woman to smoke while the doctors say that the foetus is affected by the smoking of its mother?
Answer: If smoking causes substantial harm to a male or female smoker or to the foetus, then it is prohibited, whether he/she is a beginner or is addicted, assuming that he/she would not suffer substantial harm by quitting.

As for the one who would suffer harm by quitting, he/she should consider which one is less harmful: to continue smoking or to quit, and act accordingly.

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