Unpack the Islamic perspective on tattoos, interfaith marriages, and smoking cigarettes. Understand the reasons behind these rulings as per the teachings of the Quran and Hadith.
Are Muslims allowed to have tattoo?
Sunni Islamic scholars justify the prohibition of inked tattoos by arguing that tattooing the body mutilates it and changes God’s creation, inflicts unnecessary pain, and introduces the possibility of infection.
Does Islam say anything about tattoos?
As per Islam’s teachings, all body altering and transforming acts are forbidden in the religion. Tattooing is also a form of changing physical appearance, which is why inking bodies with tattoos is considered to be haram in Islam.
Can Muslims marry non Muslims?
There is a general consensus among Sunni and Shia fiqh experts that Surah Al-Baqarah 221 and Surat Al‑Mumtahanah 10 ban Muslim women from marrying non-Muslim men. This consensus is still standing strong. On the other hand, the Quran allows Muslim men to marry non-Muslim women (“People of the Book”).
Can Muslims smoke cigarettes?
The Islamic views on tobacco vary by region. Though tobacco or smoking in general is not explicitly mentioned in the Quran or hadith, contemporary scholars have condemned it as potentially harmful, and have at times prohibited smoking outright (declared it haram) as a result of the severe health damage that it causes.