A lot of brothers and sisters who don’t smoke cigarettes end up going to hookah bars for fun. They will order there exotic strawberry, double apple hookah or sheesha whatever you want to call it and then breathe in and out. Ahhhh!
Alhumduillah in another breath that was given to that person they in return thanked Allah by destroying their inner physical self. Good Job! Our beloved Prophet said “your body has rights on you”, we should really take that advice.
Any way I’m not here to support the use of hookah or cigarettes, being an asthma patient I have experienced just how important your lungs can be. For those brothers and sisters still smoking, I think you should cut down and then eventually try to stop inshallah.
You don’t want to be doing tawaf around the kabah and suddenly run out of breath. People ask all the time, is smoking haram? Is hookah permissible? I personally feel like this is all the nafsi nafsi kicking in. For those that don’t know, smoking is haram. Please accept it. I know 9 out of 10 scholars accept this and for that one scholar saying its ok, if you’re reading this please change your opinion.
Often times I hear brothers saying oh yea the scholars say its impermissible but “that one scholar said its ok” so it’s all good. Sorry but that’s called blind following, we all know that the haram overpowers itself in cigarettes, so you can’t justify it. Stop trying to, you’re just looking for an escape route to make yourself feel good but trust me its not good. I can’t stand a smoker who is addicted to cigarettes, mad haram yo! Salat should relieve stress not tobacco. Wake up!
So if you’re a smoker thinking about if hookah is permissible, think again. Yea it might have less carcinogens than a cigarette and a low percent of tobacco but study s indicate that the biggest hazard for hookah users is hookah produces greater levels of carbon monoxide and other dangerous substances than all-natural, non-additive charcoal. The quick-lighting charcoal is produced by mixing powdered-charcoal with various chemicals that allow it to be quickly and easily ignited. Ignition of a quick light coal normally results in the emission of sparks.
I have heard of family’s who do hookah as a tradition just like the Rastafarians who smoke weed for their tradition because mister bob marley did also, but you know that doesn’t make it acceptable. At the end of it all smoking is haram and hookah seems to be a practice which seems doubtful.
So what do the believers in issues that are doubtful? They leave it alone to be on the safe side.
It is based on the Hadith: What is Halal is clear and what is Haram is clear. Midway between them are things which people do not know whether they are Halal or Haram. He who keeps away from them will protect his religion and will be saved. He who aproaches them is very near to Haram, like a shepherd wandering his flock near Hima (protected grazing land), who could soon enter the forbidden area, and Allah’s protected area is what He has declared forbidden.”
At the end of it all smoking hookah or cigarettes doesn’t help you become a better person physically or spiritually as a servant of God. Allah says in the Qur’an “Do not kill yourself. Allah is Merciful unto you.” (Surat al-Nisaa’ 4:29)
So next time a person offers you a hookah pipe or a cigarette be like “Chill Yo Islam Yo”
Inshallah stop smoking….start reading the quran. Yes I just stepped on a cigarette.