Making dua; commiting one sin to abstain from another

Question ID: 25795

ASalaam U Alaikum Mufti

I have been told by several people that i should not smoke as it is both bad for my health and haraam . i am on my road to quiting but it seems every time i make dua for Allah to help me stay pure i will end up smoking that same day. this also happens for masturbation I am able to abstain for long periods of time but the day i make Dua i have a sudden urge to start again . I do not understand this , i read the durood and think often of death this deters me sometimes but is not always helpfull, should i simply not make Dua for Allah to help me ?

I would also like to know if i perform one sin to abstain from another is this correct ? A friend of mine drinks alcohol he now listens to music whenever the thought of drinking comes to mind is this correct?

JazAllah As Salaam u Alaikum

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Asked on December 18, 2009 12:00 am
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1) Never stop making Duaa. Put upon yourself a self penalty of monetary nature. Double it as the act occurs. This will be deterant.
2) This is not correct. One sin cannot be followed by another. This is satanic deception.
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Answered on December 18, 2009 12:00 am