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Q647: Smoking shisha in today's term

As shisha has become so common these days with the younger generations, is it haraam. please comment as soon as possible as a young girl is awaiting my reply.

Salams. The way shisha is being smoked in today’s environment, I can’t see any way of classing it halal.

So many cafes are being opened everyday and the stuff they add in there and the smoke that is filled in there is just beyond belief.

Also the intermingling and flirting that goes on inside and this could be leading some to the greater zina as well.

I can’t figure out how to class it halal. This manner of smoking shisha will defiantly be haram.

May Allah guide the community towards the correct way, and save us from all evils of society. Wassalam

1 Response

  1. annymous

    Please also see Mufti Ebrahim Desai fatwa about Hooka:

    Smoking did not exist in the time of Rasulullah (Sallallaahu ?layhi Wasallam), but our magnificent Deen has laid down general principles from which many laws are derived. From these principles, the Ulama (Allah’s mercy be upon them) have come to the conclusion that smoking is Haraam.

    An Aayaat of the Noble Qur’aan states, ‘And do not throw yourself into destruction with your own hands.’ (Baqarah 195). Smoking causes fatal sicknesses, for example, lung cancer, tuberculosis, etc.

    In another Aayat, Allah Ta’ala says, ‘And do not kill yourselves’. (Nisaa 29). Nabi Sallallaahu Alayhi Wasallam said, ‘Whomsoever drinks poison, thereby killing himself, will sip this poison forever and ever in the fire of Jahannum.’

    Cigarettes consist of many poisonous substances and furthermore, the smoker indulges in a slow suicidal act by smoking this poison.

    AR says: Jazakallah for that beautiful addition. May Allah reward you. Wassalam

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