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 There is a myth that hookah smoking is safer than smoking cigarettes because the hookah smoke is filtered through water before it is inhaled. But recent studies have found that hookah smokers actually inhale more nicotine than do cigarette smokers because of the massivevolume of smoke they inhale. A typical one-hour session of hookah smoking exposes the user to 100 to 200 times the volume of smoke inhaled from a single
cigarette. Even after passing through the water, the tobacco smoke produced still contains high levels of toxic compounds, including carbon monoxide, heavy metals and cancer-causing chemicals (carcinogens).

– [World Health Organization (WHO)] –
 
 Hookah is also called narghile (nar-guh-lee) smoking. It started in Asia and the Middle East and involves burning tobacco that has been mixed with flavors such as honey, molasses, or dried fruit in a water pipe and inhaling the flavored smoke through a long hose. Charcoal is usually used to heat the tobacco mixture, which is known as
shisha. Hookah smoking is usually a social event which allows the smokers to spend time together and talk as they pass the pipe around. It has recently become popular among younger people in Western countries Hookahs are marketed as being a safe alternative to cigarettes. This claim is false. The water does
not filter out many of the toxins. In fact, hookah smoke has been shown to contain concentrations of toxins, such as carbon monoxide, nicotine, “tar,” and heavy metals, that are as high as or higher than are seen with cigarette smoke. Several types of cancer, including lung cancer, have been linked to hookah smoking. Hookah is also linked to other unique risks not associated with cigarette smoking. For example, infectious diseases including tuberculosis (which can infect the lungs or other parts of the body), aspergillus (a fungus that can cause serious lung infections), and helicobacter (which can cause stomach ulcers) may be spread by sharing the pipe or through the way the tobacco is prepared.
– [American Cancer Society] –     
     
 
‘Ban shisha, save the youth’
Even children who are hardly 10 year old are seen smoking shisha at a five-star hotel, said Shazia Marri, the power minister. Doctors had ruled shisha smoking to be extremely injurious to health, the minister added.The information minister, Sharjeel Memon, said as per a recent Fatwa, anything that could be a cause of death was haram according to the Islamic teachings.
– If smoking cigarettes is harmful and haram,
then hookah smoking is only worse –

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Smoking Among Muslims

Don’t fall into this category

Muslims are smoking all kinds of drugs making their own hands the cause of their own destruction.  They waste so much money on cigarettes. However if you tell him to spend this money for the sake of Allah (s.w.t) he would not do it, if you burn his Rs.50 note he would start fighting with you and tell the world how crazy you are. On the other hand he would pay Rs.50 to kill himself by buying a pack of cigarettes. He would smoke and stink up the place and harm all the Muslims around him. So cigarettes and smoking becomes something which the youth are obsessed about they think that they look cool while smoking. You only look cool if you have a miswak in your mouth because it purifies your mouth whereas cigarette is leading to mouth cancer (it’s only sluggish manner of dying). Miswak is a Sunnah of the Prophet Muhammad (s.a.w) and Cigarette is an intoxicant.

Some of those who pretend to represent the religion are among the worst addicts to smoking. When they are told that smoking is Haram, they give lame excuse that there is no direct word in Qur’an or Hadith which prohibits smoking. Therefore, they conclude, smoking is not prohibited, but is only makruh (disliked). By doing so they provide a poor excuse for the ignorant, and establish a very bad example for others.

Many Muslims have been influenced by such statements, falling into the snares of addiction to smoking. Instead of being Allah’s slave, a smoker becomes slave to his cigarette. He develops a weaker control of his sense and reason.

The whole world now knows that the money spent on smoking is to be considered as money wasted, from which no benefit is gained; indeed, it is money spent on something harmful. If the money which is spent on smoking worldwide were to be collected, it could have saved entire populations who have died of starvation. Is there anyone more foolish than the one who holds a dollar bill and sets fire to it? What is the difference between him and the one who smokes? Indeed, the smoker is more foolish, because the folly of the one who burns a dollar bill ends there, whilst the one who smokes burns his money and also harms his body.

If stress is haunting you down then smoking is surely not the answer to your problems, turn towards your Lord  ask for His forgiveness, His mercy and seek help only from Him ,for there is no one else  on this planet who can help and there is nothing in this world that can guide  you but Qur’an. Read Qur’an and keep praying to Allah and you won’t be stressed anymore instead you will realize that all you actually do care for is The Last Day and that your stay in this world is very short.

If you still cannot decide then just imagine if Satan stands on your left and our Beloved Prophet (s.aw) on the right while you have a cigarette in your hand. What would each of them tell you to do?

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(Sahih Al-Bukhari)

“Whoever has eaten from such greens as garlic, onions or leek should keep away from our mosque. Truly, the angels are harmed by what harms the offspring of Aadam.”

(How many people are offended by the smell of smokers, especially when you are unfortunate enough to have one of them standing next to you in the mosque? Think for a second here you are smoking outside the mosque and when you have  finished smoking you just throw the cigarette ,go inside the mosque and  start praying and you  not only smell bad but you create a bad image of all Muslims as well. If the Prophet was here today what you think he would say to this person??)

 

 

 (Sahih Al-Muslim)

“Whoever among you sees an evil he should change it by acting; if he cannot then let him change it by speaking out; if he cannot then let him change it in his heart, which is the minimum faith”

(A smoker should at least not defend his act he should accept that it’s an evil act and he should never encourage others to smoke nor should he offer them any cigarette, and the non smokers should encourage their friends who are involved in this evil act to abstain from committing such a sin, at least give it a try if still people  don’t listen to you then it’s a closed matter from your end and its between that person and Allah only.)

 

 

(Sahih Al-Jami 7517)

The Prophet (s.a.w) said:”There should be neither harming nor reciprocating harm”

(The smoker not only harms himself he inflicts harms upon others around him as well. A smoker emits his poisons in the faces of his companions, wife, children, and the environment. We are all aware of the fact that a passive smoker is exposed to danger as the smoker himself. Thus whether they like it or not, their friends are forced to inhale the smoke as well, and if a friend tells them not to smoke (for he can’t bare the cigarette smoke) they make fun of him and think low of him.)

 

 

(Sahih Al-Tabarani)

“Whoever does not take interest in the affairs of his fellow Muslims may not be considered one of them”

(Instead of offering cigarettes to your friends try to quit smoking and then stop others from doing so as well, never walk away from your friends criticizing them if you are a non smoker or say “Let him smoke I don’t care” you must try to assist him .)

 

 

(Sahih Al-Bukhari & Sahih Al-Muslim)

“A man is a guardian of his household and is accountable for those in his charge; a woman is the guardian of her husband’s children and is accountable for those in her charge”.

(Care must be taken for children at home and at school. It is important at this stage that adults take the lead and set a behavioral example to children. This pattern setting is more effective than any eloquent preaching, and it makes the strongest impression on others.)




(Sahih Al-Trimithi)

“No gift a father can offer his child is better than good manners”.

(Islam attaches great importance to parental care if a child see’s his mother or father smoking all the time at one point he would want to do the same thing and then they won’t be able to stop him. One should not indulge himself in such activities and every parent should try to become a role model for his children.)

 

 

(Sunan Ibn-Majah, Book of Intoxicants, Ch:30 Hadih No.3391)

“Everything that causes intoxication is forbidden, in either large or small quantities.”

(So smoking a single cigarette or smoking the whole pack it doesn’t make any difference. For instance if you take one sip of poison daily you would die in a week but if you drink the whole glass of poison at once you’ll die instantly so what’s the difference?)

 

 

(Sahih Al-Bukhari Vol. 5, Book 59, No. 631)

The Prophet said, “All intoxicants are prohibited.”

(There are hundreds of poisonous and toxic ingredients in the cigarette itself that the smoker inhales straight into the lungs.)

 

(Abu Dawud vol.3 no.3673)

“If something is an intoxicant, even a small amount is forbidden.”

(So stop calming your nerves by telling yourself that you only smoke a  few cigarettes)

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According to Qur’an and Hadith (The saying of Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) all intoxicants are ‘haram’ whereas tobacco is an intoxicating substance.

Intoxicants in the light of Qur’an:

 

 

(Surah Al-Baqarah Ch:2 V:195)

“Dont make your own hands the cause of your own destruction”

(Islam prohibits “tobacco” in any form which makes smoking haram however people still argue over it and will normally start saying that ‘Pan’ and ‘Pepsi’ etc are also not good for health so they are or can be haram as well. hence we should avoid them, but where Islam is concerned IF and only IF PAN contains “Tobacco” then its haram else u may have it (still not having is preferred) it’s NOT HARAM. However by smoking cigarette or sheesha we are making our own hands the cause of our own destruction).

 

 

(Surah Al-Ma’idah Ch:5 V:90)

“O you who have believed, indeed, intoxicants, gambling, [sacrificing on] stone alters [to other than Allah ], and divining arrows are but defilement from the work of Satan, so avoid it that you may be successful.”

(Tobacco causes Physical, Intellectual, and Moral Effects on the Human System “Tobacco, moreover is of itself, an intoxicating substance.”)

 

 

(Surah Al-Balad Ch:90 V:10)

“And pointed out to him the two conspicuous ways”

(Allah (s.w.t) has given us the right to choose our own path, whichever path we chose He makes that path easier for us. So choose the right one which leads to righteousness so you can have Allah’s mercy and countless blessings.)

 

 

(Surah An-Nisa’ Ch:4 V:29)

“And do not kill yourselves”

(“Smoking Kills” it’s even written on every cigarette pack, and  we all know it  still we argue that smoking is not haram According to world health organization (WHO) there are more than a million people who die only because of smoking . 90% of people who die from lung cancer is due to smoking. )

 

 

(Surah Al’-A’raf Ch:7 V:157)

“And makes lawful to them the good things and makes unlawful to them impure things”

(We are all aware of the unlawful things. and  cigarette is impure as it causes several diseases which are mentioned again and again, it contains nicotine which is nothing more but a poison,so it’s time we should all agree to the fact that smoking is unlawful . Fear Allah (s.w.t) and ask for His mercy and guidance surely if you do so with a firm belief He The Lord of the Worlds will help you in every step you take towards him.)

(Surah Al-‘Isra’ Ch:17 V:26-27)

“And do not spend wastefully, Indeed, the wasteful are brothers of the devils, and ever has Satan been to his Lord ungrateful.”

(Smoking is a waste of money, a smoker burns his wealth for no good reason plus it’s harmful to the body and there is no difference between the person who’s smoking and the person who commits suicide.)

 

 

(Surah Al-‘Ankabut Ch:29 V:69)

“Those who strive hard in Our Cause, We will surely guide them to Our Paths.”

(If you have a craving to smoke then you have to seek Allah’s help in order to quit smoking. If you pray to Allah (s.w.t) for His help and then make sincere efforts to give up smoking, then Allah (s.w.t) will help you .but one should have a very strong belief that Allah (s.w.t) will surely help him, and remember nothing is easy, one needs to be strong.)

 

 

(Surah Al-Ma’idah Ch:5 V:2)

“And cooperate in righteousness and piety, but do not cooperate in sin and aggression”

(The prohibition of smoking is not restricted to consuming it, but applies as well to offering it to people, sitting with those who are smoking, or selling it. All of this involves helping people commit sins, which is prohibited)

 

 

(Surah Ar-Ra’d Ch:13 V:28)

“Those who have believed and whose hearts are assured by the remembrance of Allah . Unquestionably, by the remembrance of Allah hearts are assured.”

(Even medical science has rejected outright the myth that smoking calms the nerves. So many people who do believe that cigarettes are good for the removal of the sadness and departure of the worries should know that it’s not true. Now almost all the scientists expunged this idea and concluded to the fact that cigarettes are actually causing a person to get tensed instead of healed. However what we Muslims know for sure is that the remembrance of Allah is the only healing power, for there is no one to guide us better then Allah (s.w.t))

 

 

(Surah ‘Al-Imran Ch:3 V:159)

“And when you have decided, then rely upon Allah. Indeed, Allah loves those who rely [upon Him].”

(Rely on Allah sincerely, with full determination not to return to smoking ever, if one has a strong faith and Trust in Allah (s.w.t) then Allah will surely guide him to the right path and he will be able to give up this evil habit  for good.)

 

 

(Surah Al-Baqarah Ch:2 V:219)

They ask you about wine and gambling. Say, “In them is great sin and [yet, some] benefit for people. But their sin is greater than their benefit.”

(Similarly when we talk about smoking we know that the harm is greater than the benefit as proven by medical science as well.)

 

 

(Surah Al-Baqarah Ch:2 V:224)

“And do not make [your oath by] Allah an excuse against being righteous and fearing Allah and making peace among people.

(We should fear Allah (s.w.t) at all times and do as commanded, however if we are smoking we are disobeying Allah (s.w.t). So do we fear Allah (s.w.t) then? We should be ashamed of ourselves and ask forgiveness and quit smoking as Allah (s.w.t) is ‘The Most Merciful & The Most Beneficent’)

 


(Surah Al-‘A’raf Ch:7 V:179)

“They have hearts with which they do not understand, they have eyes with which they do not see, and they have ears with which they do not hear.”

(Almost all smokers give lame excuses that smoking is not haram it’s very disgraceful that we are well aware of the fact that smoking is haram and still we keep on doing the same thing.)

 

 

(Surah Al-‘Anfal Ch:8 V:22)

 “Indeed, the worst of living creatures in the sight of Allah are the deaf and dumb who do not use reason.”

(If such people hear the Qur’an, they will not understand it. By doing so, they will be like animals, which have no minds, or even worse. So if there is even a tiny chance of something being haram we should simply stay away from it.)

 

 

(Surah An-Nisa’ Ch:4 V:59)

“Obey Allah and obey the Messenger”

(A Muslim can’t deny the Hadith of The Prophet (s.a.w). He has been instructed to do so by Allah (s.w.t) Himself. If we don’t agree with Hadith then we are not Muslims since a Muslim testifies that ‘There is no god but Allah And Muhammad (s.a.w) is His Messenger’ by believing in Qur’an but not the Hadith of the Prophet (s.a.w) we only ‘Testify that there is no god but Allah’ whereas we don’t testify that Muhammed (s.a.w) is His messenger. A Muslim needs to follow the teachings of Allah’s Messenger as commanded.)

 

 

(Surah At-Tawbah Ch:9 V:71)

“The believing men and believing women are allies of one another. They enjoin what is right and forbid what is wrong”

(A faithful friend will only encourage you to do what is right and prevent you from doing any evil act. The one who offer you cigarette is encouraging you to do an evil act clearly he doesn’t care about your health or future.) 

 

 

(Surah Al-Baqarah Ch:2 V:6)

“Indeed, those who disbelieve – it is all the same for them whether you warn them or do not warn them – they will not believe”

(Numerous times when someone tries to warn that ‘smoking kills’ smokers get annoyed and end up making fun of that person. They should fear Allah for their heart is sealed and they have been blinded.) 

 

 

(Surah Al-‘Ankabut Ch:29 V:45)

“Indeed, prayer prohibits immorality and wrongdoing, and the remembrance of Allah is greater”
(Start praying ‘five’ times a day as prescribed by our beloved Prophet (s.a.w) as Prayer keeps you away from all kinds of evil acts.)

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