smoking hookah?

Q: As-salaam-alaikum.  I want to know is smoking permitted in Islam and thereby hookah?
Thank You.
Time: Sunday February 27, 2011 at 6:07 pm

A: وعليكم السلام ورحمة الله وبركاته
*Your question is very leading. Hookah and cigarettes remain separate issues. In this case the answer of prohibition is the same for both, however, your question can be viewed by some as manipulative in nature.
*Its prohibition is based on the research that proves Hookah contains harmful ingredients that calls for its prohibition. The adverse effects of nicotine calls for it hurmiat (prohibition.)
Allah certainly Knows Best.


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