Smoking Cigarettes and Hookah, is it The Same Thing?

Salam Yo,

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.

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67 Responses to Smoking Cigarettes and Hookah, is it The Same Thing?

  1. Naela November 28, 2007 at 6:24 am #

    Great posttt…..

    it has become a very "hip" things amongst youngsters and college students. "we're done with finals lets go to a hookah bar". well ive done it myself and its not all much fun and i have not done it again and InshAllah won't. It's like taking fresh air diliberately away from yourself and making yourselff sick! my dad's has Asthma and its really bad so i know how lucky we all are to breathe and take in a full air of breath so dont abuse your air, breathe in the freshness leave the mango, melon, cherry air for good…..

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  2. Hooria November 28, 2007 at 3:11 pm #

    lovee the post!!!

    yeaa man its true… i hate it how people are like its not like cigarettes.. its actuallie better for u. its liek cummon now…

    i find it kind of funnie cause majority of the muslims i kno.. they doo it..

  3. H. AHmed November 28, 2007 at 3:31 pm #

    Check out this great article:

    http://www.hahmed.com/blog/2006/05/23/hookahshees

  4. Saad November 28, 2007 at 7:24 pm #

    Jazakullah Sister Naela and Hooria for the beneficial feedback….

    Inshallah all those suffering from the dependence on Tobacco and Hookah stop! Also Jazakullah brother H ahmed for the link….

    Lets all check it out Inshallah..

  5. rehan November 30, 2007 at 2:44 pm #

    nice article, and yea that stuff is true, but i know alot of muslims who are way farther than that. Like getting drunk.

  6. Me! (inshallah) X) November 30, 2007 at 6:53 pm #

    Mashallah, great post.

    It's high time people get a reality check and stop overlooking this harmful fad.

    It seems that the "hookah" trend appeals more to girls since it gives them a way to smoke without really smoking and still be "cool".

    Upsets me, but what can ya' do but tell them it's not right?!

    Inshallah more people will make an effort to speak with their brothers/sisters in order to help them snap back to reality. It's our responsibility, (isn't it?), to make the least effort to begin with when we see something haram.

    Thanks again for a chill post.

  7. Saad November 30, 2007 at 8:13 pm #

    Hey Jazakullah everyone for the comments…

    And i agree with rehan about brothers and sisters drinking also, thats also pretty scary, i guess we just have to purify ourselves and that can be a reflection for others to change inshallah. Because Islam put into practice is the best dawah….

  8. Azeem December 3, 2007 at 11:06 am #

    How would a Muslim who does all these things feel when reading this entry? Would they feel bad? defensive? apathetic?

  9. zubair December 3, 2007 at 7:51 pm #

    word

  10. hashim December 5, 2007 at 9:31 pm #

    im sure the SCHOLAR that says smoking is makrooh has evidence to support his claim

  11. east london brother December 8, 2007 at 9:13 am #

    well i smoke hookah and i dunno how u can gt addicted to it,well ive heard it is halaal nuffin rong wif it if its pure y dt i mean lyk it ent gt weed or god noes wt else in der-and da person dt told me well i trust him innit i have also heard a gr8 allahs swt frend used to do shisha

  12. ..... December 18, 2007 at 3:44 pm #

    that article was sik, made me fink twice bout smokin it. now im gonna think twice b4 i smoke it. bless

  13. Stop Smoking Program January 1, 2008 at 1:15 am #

    Really nice post – thanx for sharing

  14. Muslim.One February 15, 2008 at 7:41 am #

    i think hookah is a modern day scapegoat for young kids to still be moderately accepted, its an alternative for many who dont drink, do ciggs, or ganja. For some this is the only way out, but at the end of the day they are all haram, people are just holding on to it because it is there 'saviour' to be able to do something that there friends do also if you know what i mean.

    Great article though, i know allllotttt of brothers taht smoke hookah as they do nothing else as they believe it is halal, alot of hearts will be broken haha.

  15. On the way June 3, 2008 at 7:55 am #

    Salams…

    Ok. Hookah and shisha are the same thing rite? Well, I do shisha and am on the way to stopping it totally, Insya Allah.

    What made me reduce and hopefully eventually stop, Insya Allah is that I have seen girls in hijab smoking cigs and thus since I wear the hijab, then I'm not much different from them if i smoke shisha especially when I'm in public.

    What do you guys think?

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  16. On the way June 3, 2008 at 7:55 am #

    Salams…

    Ok. Hookah and shisha are the same thing rite? Well, I do shisha and am on the way to stopping it totally, Insya Allah.

    What made me reduce and hopefully eventually stop, Insya Allah is that I have seen girls in hijab smoking cigs and thus since I wear the hijab, then I'm not much different from them if i smoke shisha especially when I'm in public.

    What do you people think?

    Neways, just my humble opinion. =)

  17. afifa June 15, 2008 at 10:48 am #

    Ya hookah n sheesha r da same thing. Thanks for da heads up br Saad. The part about doing tawaf and finding ourselves out of breath really makes you think twice about having hookah.

  18. Sarah August 7, 2008 at 9:15 pm #

    i agree 100%. there is no benefit from smoking and hookah. sum people have told me that it "relieves stress." well, i think that there are other way of relieving stress other than smoking. allah (swt)has made things haraam for us for a reason. because there is hikmah behind it all. and even tho we may not understand what exactly is the hikmah, we shud trust and follow what allah says to prevent harm to ourselves or anyone. allah (swt) has given us commands for a reason. so that we may follow them and become a muslim and as a better human being overall. i hope that everyone realizes the wrongs that we do each day, and try our hardest to become better muslims. including me. because im am no better than anyone. make dua for me to become stronger in what i have faith in and become a better muslim. ameen ws

  19. Noorjahaan August 9, 2008 at 4:53 pm #

    salam

    great site

    great article

    as of right now .. 8:52PM EST … i am 13 hours smoke free (alhumdillah!)

    keep up the inspiring and thought provoking blogs

    was-salam

  20. Saad August 12, 2008 at 6:51 pm #

    Jazakullah sister, appreciate it, and mashallah it's good to know your smoke free. keep it up inshallah….you will feel the difference.

  21. Raeesah September 22, 2008 at 12:18 pm #

    FINALLYY..

    all these kids who think its ok cuz apparently 'the Prophet (SAW) did it'..whats happening to our world man

    Craaazyy postt bro..Alhamdullilah

  22. Anonymous September 22, 2008 at 12:41 pm #

    Do you mind if I forward this article to a few friends?

  23. Saad September 23, 2008 at 6:08 am #

    Jazakullah for the Comments Sister Raeesah, and Anonymous Person, Your more than Welcomed to Share my Articles with my Name and Website, Spread the knowledge Inshallah.

  24. Hana December 31, 2008 at 3:46 pm #

    Thank you very much for addressing this issue, it's really a huge problem for a lot of Muslims these days, they think that just because something isn't outright said as being haraam, it's halaal, and they choose ignorance over trying to actually look into it.

  25. bint Mohammed A January 1, 2009 at 1:13 am #

    Bismillah

    AlHamdulillah – great post! May Allah reward your efforts inshaAllah.

    Brother Saad, I was addressing this whole 'smoking' issue with a group of youths,

    One responded with: Well, even most of the substances in a crisp packet for example are harmful to the human body too..

    I didn't really know what to reply with, so what would be the best response to this? How and where do you draw the line??

    Waiting on a reply b'Ithnillah..

  26. My opinion is better February 26, 2009 at 2:35 pm #

    You shouldn't avoid smoking because it's "haram", not because your religion says you shouldn't.

    You should simply avoid smoking anything because it is unhealthy and bod for your physical body. That's reason enough. You don't need a prophet to tell you it's "haram".

  27. The MV February 26, 2009 at 4:44 pm #

    Nope its Haraam, its Haraam. Stop Smoking your religion is important yo! Chill with the none Prophet thing. Get a life.

  28. My opinion is better February 27, 2009 at 10:31 am #

    "Get a life" says the religious muslim.

    Hah. Whatever.

    How about YOU get a life, instead of living a useless one just because you're scared of what god will do to you when you die.

    Normal people do good things in their life because it is RIGHT, not because they expect a reward after death.

    • WhatTheJahanam? June 20, 2010 at 7:46 pm #

      So your saying, do stuff that pleases you just cause it feels good? So you think we should all just go and do bad stuff just for the pleasure/satisfaction of it? This life is simply a test. The after-life will be the REAL 'life'. Go ahead and enjoy your life the way you want to right now, but don't complain when you find out what happens to you for the REST OF ETERNITY.

  29. The MV March 3, 2009 at 1:06 pm #

    I do good things because I know its right and thats the reason I follow Islam, because its right. How about you here instead of insulting other religions get a life, like a normal person instead of wasting your time. You know none, of us would ever leave our religion, because of idiots like you. In fact listening to idiots to you makes me get closer to my religion as I can see your faults and your idiocy.

  30. My opinion is better March 4, 2009 at 2:31 pm #

    You talk of faults and idiocy and yet you spell like a retard.

    I'm not trying to change what you think, because I know all of you are jihad joes and would kill for allah at heart. I'm just pointing out how fucking stupid you and your religion are.

    AMERICA. FUCK YEAH.

    • WhatTheJahanam? June 20, 2010 at 7:52 pm #

      Alright if you think that, then why are you wasting your time here? Don't you have anything else to do instead of commenting on people with hate and idiotic jokes just because they don't agree with what ever you think? Go ahead and waste your time cursing and doing what-not. Cause life's too short. For you anyway.

  31. The MV March 4, 2009 at 7:13 pm #

    And im pointing out how retarded how stupid you sound to all of us on the site right now. I know you guys would waste all of your time on insulting other religions and lose your life when there is no point.

    America. Awesome. My Religion. Awesome. God. Awesome.

    But you suck.

  32. The MV March 4, 2009 at 7:14 pm #

    btw, your opinion sucks.

  33. My opinion is better March 5, 2009 at 3:41 pm #

    GTFO America and go back to palestine

    • WhatTheJahanam? August 8, 2010 at 6:17 pm #

      YOU get out of America because you probably originated from Europeans who invaded and killed Native Americans. This is not your homeland, Europe is.

  34. The MV March 6, 2009 at 4:43 pm #

    I live in America, and I was born here?

  35. The MV March 6, 2009 at 4:46 pm #

    So what does that comment have anything to do with mine? Is it that you can't come up with a reply so your getting angry and telling me to leave the country that I was born in? First of all, you have no right to tell me to leave MY country as well as I don't have any right to tell you to leave your country. Second, what makes you think I was from Palestine or live in America? Or is it that you can't come up with anything so you just make up crap and tell me. Nice impression for you nazis.

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  36. My opinion is better March 8, 2009 at 2:50 pm #

    I'm not angry at all. You might have been born in America, but all of your kind should give up your religion and go back to the middle east.

    • WhatTheJahanam? June 20, 2010 at 7:57 pm #

      Dude, do you hear how you sound? Are you actually reading what your typing? Now im not being a phycologist or anything, but listen to your self? WHAT ARE YOU TRYING TO ACCOMPLISH HERE? GIVE THIS UP.

  37. The MV March 9, 2009 at 6:10 pm #

    Yeah, and all of your kind should go back to Europe where you belong or to Israel to which your other kind live. With no respect for others.

  38. My opinion is better March 12, 2009 at 10:51 am #

    Alas, I live in Europe. My other kind? Are you saying Judaism is a race? You will find being a jew is a religion, not a race. Jews and Israelis are different things.

  39. Kareem April 22, 2009 at 3:49 am #

    Calling cigarette smoking out and out haram is new. I could charge taqleed to people buying the fiqh argument. I don't share the opinion but I hate cigarettes however really enjoy hookah.

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  41. 1wayout July 23, 2009 at 12:50 pm #

    salam walaikum brothers n sisters…i am and have been somewhat confused lately, insha Allah yall might be able to help wit my opinions, wether backin em up, or correctin em if yall see any faults in the logic…i understand this site and specifically the page is already biased against smoking, but insha Allah keep a open mind as ive been tryin to do…i understand the scholars have ruled smoking tabacco to be haram as it hurts the body which Allah has entrusted to us…now my question is as follows…

    Can smoking tabacco be classified as an intoxicant such as alcohol? i have found few to no sheikh who will take the side that marijuana is not a drug, drugs to my knowledge are ruled as intoxicants like alcohol…

    and reading the hadith from The Prophet (SWS) said: "If a large amount of anything causes intoxication, a small amount of it is prohibited." [Sunan Abu Dawood, #3673]

    Messenger of Allah (SWS) said, "Every intoxicant is khamr (wine) and every intoxicant is haraam (unlawful). Whosoever drinks wine in this world and dies whilst consumed in it and does not repent will not drink it in the next world." (Muslim)

    I understand this to mean also, 1 beer may not get you drunk but if 1 whiskey gets you drunk, the beer is haram also…as well as…1 sip may not get you drunk but if drinking the glass will, the sip is harm also…basically to fit the analogy of the intoxication caused by a cigarette to that of a joint of marijuana…in conclusion to say, that the purposeful ingestion or inhalation of a controlled intoxicant is the same wether the effect be small or great…the high produced from tabacco is small(for some much smaller than for others, but none the less a high), and that of marijuana being greater…

    Agreeing that tabacco is a high producing drug like marijuana, entering the alcohol and other such as intoxicant categorization…it would also imply that the user would suffer its accompanying penalties:

    Prophet Muhammad(SWS) said,"If anyone drinks wine Allah will not accept prayer from him for forty days, but if he repents Allah will forgive him. If he repeats the offence Allah will not accept prayer from him for forty days, but if he repents Allah will forgive him. If he again repeats the offence Allah will not accept prayer from him for forty days, but if he repents Allah will forgive him. If he repeats it a fourth time Allah will not accept prayer from him for forty days, and if he repents Allah will not forgive him, but will give him to drink of the river of the fluid flowing from the inhabitants of Hell." – Hadith – Al-Tirmidhi #3643, narrated Abdullah ibn Umar

    Now based on the presented ahadith…i am under the impression that smoking a cigarette of tabacco (hookah, sheesha) is the same as drinking a glass of beer…if so, i feel our Ummah has an enormous problem due to the greatly extended use and acceptance of tabacco in muslim society and thus the invalidation of the Salat of so many brothers and sisters…

    I am wondering why i have been able to find a correlation amongst these things and the Shayukh have not, and thus have not taken the appropriate stance against tabacco in the Ummah as they have with marijuana and other drugs…

    Important Points: The Prophet (SWS) never smoked, and neither have any of the Sahaba

    Hookah, Arguileh, Sheesha, or as youd like to call it, originated in india, passed through iran and became an Ottoman (Turkish) custom, and was introduced in Arab countries in the last 2 centuries…

    Am i Wrong? id appreciate feedback very much, jazzakum Allahu khair to all for reading, and those who respond ahead of time…Assalam Walaikum

    -1wayout

  42. 1wayout July 23, 2009 at 1:08 pm #

    My appologies, i forgot to include this hadith which also has great implications regarding the condition in which one dies if in the discussed state…

    In Saheeh al-Bukhaari (2295) and Saheeh Muslim (86) it is narrated that Abu Hurayrah (may Allaah be pleased with him) said: the Prophet (SWS) said: "No one who commits zina is a believer at the moment when he is committing zina, and no one who drinks wine is a believer at the moment when he is drinking it, and no thief is a believer at the moment when he is stealing, and no robber is a believer at the moment when he is robbing and the people are looking on."

  43. muslimah October 3, 2009 at 5:37 am #

    I invited my friends over one day and one of them brought a shisha thinking we would all enjoy it, but I was totally against it. I told them it didn't make sense, that I don't want to try it because it was just like kat (which is widely used in Yemen) and smoking cigarettes. They were telling me there is nothing wrong because we don't do it all the time just once in a while for fun. But personally to me it's a waste of time and I don't want to try ANYTHING that's no good for my body. I finally tried one puff just because I thought they would really be disappointed if I didn't try and because I was curious. She end up getting mad at me and told me I brought this for us to have fun not for you to lecture us on its not good for us or not to do this and that. She also said she will never bring to my house again and maybe your also going to tell me that dancing is haram too. At the time when she said that I really wanted to move away and said maybe I should just hang around with religious people who are very kind and who really love the quran who can really be very beneficial to me, but deep down I knew moving was not possible at the time and that their really nice friends with just a wrong path of deception of having fun. Please help because one side of me tells me to apologize and the other side tells me I did nothing wrong. Please help how do tell them I don't like it without offending them because she thought I was looking at her as a very bad person when she was smoking it.

    • Anonymous October 3, 2009 at 4:49 pm #

      Bro, just tell them you do not want to have shisha and leave it at that. You don't have to lecture them or stop being friends with them because they do it, just don't do it yourself. Today I was at my best friend's house and everyone was drinking, but I don't drink and simply turned down any drinks offered to me. My friends are great and they respect my decision to not drink, they didn't pester me or pressure me into trying anything, and in turn, I didn't pester them nor lecture them about drinking. Everyone is happy that way, we all had a great time. If they're your REAL friends they wouldn't be pressuring you into trying anything. And if it was your house and they knew you didn't want a shisha pipe then they should have respected that too.

  44. hookah March 5, 2010 at 3:32 am #

    Hookah and cigarettes are definatly not the same. They may both have dangerous ossiciated with them but then so has cross the road or inhaling the smog and polution within are world today. The great thing with shisha and hookah is that it socialable and fun. And from what I have tried I like it!

    • WhatTheJahanam? June 20, 2010 at 8:00 pm #

      Yeah, but the pollution wasn't completely created by us. By the way don't you care about quickening your life span? Plus, does it occur to you that it's still haram? Or you'll just continue doing it for the PLEASURE?

  45. Muslim4Life May 29, 2010 at 8:37 pm #

    i have a question…

    i know of tobacco-free shisha, its essentially grinded sugar canes covered with syrup and then artificially flavoured. i have tried this and it doesnt feel like anything so my question is that if it does not have tobacco in it and can be bought underage legally, then is it haram? i know of a few religious people who say it is and i jus want another opinion

    JazakAllah Khairun

  46. Diahni June 5, 2010 at 6:01 am #

    My daughter is studying Arabic in Syria right now, and says that it's very common to have somebody pass the hookah. Waiters will also offer you one after a meal in a restaurant. Well, here's the deal, folks – if you have any blood relatives with COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease – a family of lung disorders), any kind of lung conditions, PLEASE DON'T SMOKE ANYTHING. The reason some folks suffer from smoking is partly to genetic differences. Some people can smoke their whole lives and get hit by a truck at 95, while some people will get lung cancer in their 50s. Remember that people with a genetic tendency just may get lung cancer from the pollution in the air even if they don't smoke. I don't even know if one can go and get genetically tested, but even if you could, it would cost a bundle. Looking at your older relatives can give you a clue. Btw, same thing with stroke – if a parent or grandparent had a stroke, better not smoke. Smoking causes buildups in the arteries which can break up and go to the brain. If you really must smoke, at least work out like a demon, because causing your blood to pulse through your body helps clean it out, much like turning hose on full force. Okay, enough of my being a mom!

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  47. Mach 1 October 18, 2010 at 7:27 pm #

    Far to many muslims say one thing then do another. I sat at table with

    mosque officials in East Africa. Yes!! They ate pork. And enjoyed it.

    After OH YES!! they sat down and enjoyed hookah. I smoked the hookah with them. Where was their quran?

  48. muslim4marriage October 19, 2010 at 7:22 am #

    Yes,great post just like all other good things which we already know but just close our eyes for some wrong reasons.

  49. Asif May 17, 2011 at 5:48 am #

    I’ve just come back from Palestine/Umrah a few weeks ago and I would like to share my experience which hopefully brothers and sisters will find shocking…..

    In our group we had a brother who didn’t’ smoke cigarettes, a young professional lawyer with children. My impression of him was young, well dressed and great personality.

    When he was in Madinah he injured chest and decided to go to hospital to have it checked out. They did an x-ray of his chest; found nothing was damaged but found his chest in a very bad aged and unhealthy state for a young man. The reason….he is a regular sheesha smoker!

    Now as you can appreciate his guilt of being in our Prophets Muhammad’s (pbuh) city when receiving this distressing news.

    He believes Allah has shown him mercy and he considers himself very fortunate, to find out before it was too late.

    Let this be a warning to our Ummah! You may look healthy and youthful and enjoy the social aspect of sheesha smoking but how old is your chest and how long do you have to live!!

    Palestine was an experience of a life time which I would like to share with others. If you want to read my personal account please go to http://muslimspirit.wordpress.com/2011/05/14/pale

    Jazakallah

  50. Rajon Rondo August 12, 2011 at 2:33 pm #

    Sorry, I dont smoke and do Sheesha very often but from the momment this article began I could tell it was very biased. Im not saying thats the way you mean this out to be but it came out as a hit to all smokers of sheesha and cigarettes. The person who write this article respectfully isnt the fondest person of any kind of smoke and therefore is using this article to send a message. You have the right to do that by all means, but the thing you didnt do in this article was sympathize and put yourself in a smokers shoes. It is very difficult to get off smoking, and usually get addicted by being stressed out and making dumb choices. Clearly very dumb idea to choose smoking but honestly your making it seem like 100% of people who are smoking love it and you making it seem like the same percentage can get off it whenver. In reality approximatly 70% of people who smoke hate their habbit and around 83% want to quit. Around 98% are addicted and cant…..sorry but smoking isnt what your mind wants it to be brother.

  51. Syed November 9, 2011 at 5:24 pm #

    In regards to there being "brands" of Islam.

    There aren't. There is only ONE Allah. ONE Mohammad SAW. And ONE Message.

    As long as you hold on to the Quran and Sunnah, you will NEVER go astray.

    If you follow the Quran and Sunnah, you are a Muslim. If you don't, then you Aren't following Islam. There is NO Sunni, Shia, Sufi, Ahmadi, etc.

    Allah only gave us ONE religion. And that is the religion he bestowed upon ALL of the prophets pbut.

    That is Islam (Submission to Allah). It is people whom created divisions amongst themselves.

    When they were given only ONE message. Our duty is as Muslims is to follow the QURAN and SUNNAH (Hadeeths). NO "Scholar", or "Religious Leader" has authority over Allah or his messengers pbut.

    Surah Al Imran

    103

    "And hold firmly to the rope of Allah all together and do not become divided. And remember the favor of Allah upon you – when you were enemies and He brought your hearts together and you became, by His favor, brothers. And you were on the edge of a pit of the Fire, and He saved you from it. Thus does Allah make clear to you His verses that you may be guided."

    104

    "And let there be [arising] from you a nation inviting to [all that is] good, enjoining what is right and forbidding what is wrong, and those will be the successful."

    105

    "And do not be like the ones who became divided and differed after the clear proofs had come to them. And those will have a great punishment."

    106

    "On the Day [some] faces will turn white and [some] faces will turn black. As for those whose faces turn black, [to them it will be said], "Did you disbelieve after your belief? Then taste the punishment for what you used to reject."

    107

    "But as for those whose faces will turn white, [they will be] within the mercy of Allah . They will abide therein eternally."

    108

    "These are the verses of Allah . We recite them to you, [O Muhammad], in truth; and Allah wants no injustice to the worlds."

    109

    "To Allah belongs whatever is in the heavens and whatever is on the earth. And to Allah will [all] matters be returned."

    110

    "You are the best nation produced [as an example] for mankind. You enjoin what is right and forbid what is wrong and believe in Allah . If only the People of the Scripture had believed, it would have been better for them. Among them are believers, but most of them are defiantly disobedient."

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