Is it permissible for me to use (as a beekeeper) the smoker to open the hive etc.?

As-salaamu Alaikum,

Q:I am a beekeeper and I would like to know if it is permissible to use my smoker which is made up of mostly ignited cardboard during the time of fasting .will this break my fast by inhaling the smoke emitted from it  jazakallah
Wa Alaikum Assalaam,

A: You can use your ‘smoker’ in this case. However, do not intentionally inhale the smoke. If the smoke goes through the mouth or nose on its own without your intentional action, your fast will not be broken. If however, you intentionally inhale the smoke, then your fast will be broken.

(Ad Darrul Mukhtar Vol 3, Pg 366 – Kitabul Fatawa Vol 3, Pg 380 Zam Zam Publishers Karachi 2008).


And Allah Knows Best,

Mufti Waseem Khan.