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Ban smoking during Ramadan

Hasan, Md. Mahmudul (2019) Ban smoking during Ramadan. New Straits Times. p. 16.

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REMEMBER once, as I was about to enter a mosque in Penang, I saw the imam smoking hurriedly before he walked in to lead the Zohor prayer. At a masjid in Kuala Lumpur, as I stood in a saf (prayer row) to perform the solat, a smoker stood beside me. I suspected that, like the imam in Penang, this man also had a few puffs before entering the masjid as I could detect the strong cigarette odour. I was irritated and distracted by the smell permeating from him. It was difficult to concentrate. I encounter this often at other masjid. Once, I saw a man in uniform on a motorbike having a puff before riding away. Another incident was when I was at a clinic and could smell smoke from the counter employee. Don’t get me started on public toilets because some smell strongly of smoke despite no smoking signs. I have seen fathers smoking in family cars, exposing family members to secondhand smoke. I have seen teens smoking secretly at school compounds or toilets.

Item Type: Article (Newspaper)
Additional Information: 6409/71347
Uncontrolled Keywords: ban soking, Ramadan, healthy life
Subjects: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General) > H65 Schools. Institutes of social sciences
J Political Science > JS Local government Municipal government
R Medicine > RA Public aspects of medicine > RA0421 Public health. Hygiene. Preventive Medicine
R Medicine > RM Therapeutics. Pharmacology > RM216 Diet Therapy. Clinical Nutrition
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes (Can select more than one option. Press CONTROL button): Kulliyyah of Islamic Revealed Knowledge and Human Sciences > Department of English Language & Literature
Kulliyyah of Islamic Revealed Knowledge and Human Sciences
Depositing User: Dr. Md. Mahmudul Hasan
Date Deposited: 26 Mar 2019 15:06
Last Modified: 26 Mar 2019 15:06
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/71347

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