As we all know, Shisha is very popular in the Middle East. Many argue that this smoking method is halal as it is considered much safer than usual.
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So how do Islamic teachings view Shisha? Read the following explanation to find out.
Is Shisha Halal or Haram?
Shisha is Haram.
Many argue that shisha’s water could filter out toxic materials in tobacco, making this smoking method much safer than conventional smoking methods. However, the fact shows that the water in the shisha cannot filter out the toxic ingredients in tobacco.
Live Science, a study in England published in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine in 2019, revealed that shisha produces more smoke than vape or conventional cigarettes. Because shisha is as dangerous as traditional cigarettes, it is also ruled out as haram (forbidden) in Islam.
- Fatwa al-Shaykh Muhammad ibn Ibrahim (12/90)
- Fatwa by the scholars of the Standing Committee who quoted al-A‘raf 7:157.
- Fatwa al-Lajnah al-Daimah, 26/351 by Shaykh ‘Abd al-‘Aziz ibn ‘Abd-Allah Al al-Shaykh; Shaykh ‘Abd-Allah ibn Ghadyan; Shaykh Salih al-Fawzan; Shaykh Bakr Abu Zayd.
- Al Baqarah: 195.
Is It Safe For Muslims To Smoke?
It is neither safe nor permissible for Muslims to smoke Shisha, as it is also forbidden for us to do or use things that are harmful to ourselves. This is as stated by Allah SWT in the verses of the Al-Quran: (Al Baqarah: 195), (Al Maidah: 4), and (Al A’raf: 157).
Based on research by medical experts, it is known that Shisha is as dangerous as conventional cigarettes and can harm human health. Therefore, avoid it, as Islam does not condone behavior that can harm us or others.
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