Is Shisha Halal or Haram? – Permanent Committee of Scholars

بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم

Many of the Muslims young and old have fallen into the fitnah of smoking; and in recent times the fitnah of “Shisha” has spread exponentially, so much so we would be hard pressed if we did not know or know of someone who has not been affected by this evil.

And many are deceived by Shaytaan and attempt to make a distinction between smoking of cigarettes and shisha.

May Allah protect us from being deceived by the accursed Shaytaan and following our desires in opposition to the truth.

The Permanent Committee of Scholars said:

Shisha, hookah and smoking are from the khabaa’ith (evil, unlawful things) and they are haraam (prohibited), due to that which they contain of harm to the body and to the wealth.

And Allah the Most High said in description of his Prophet Muhammad (صلى الله عليه و سلم):

وَيُحِلُّ لَهُمُ الطَّيِّبَاتِ وَيُحَرِّمُ عَلَيْهِمُ الْخَبَائِثَ

And He allows them as lawful At-Taiyibat [(i.e. all good and lawful) as regards things, deeds, beliefs, persons, foods, etc.], and prohibits them as unlawful Al-Khaba’ith (i.e. all evil and unlawful as regards things, deeds, beliefs, persons, foods, etc.)

Surah Al-A’raaf Verse 157

And it is affirmed upon the Messenger of Allah (صلى الله عليه و سلم) that he said:

” There should be neither harming not reciprocating harm”

Related by Ibn Mājah, al-Dārqutnī

Therefore it is impermissible to use these things, to sell them or to promote them.

Fatawa Al-Lajnah Ad-daa’imah

Shaykh bin Baz – Shaykh Abdul Aziz aal Shaykh – Shaykh Abdullah Al-Ghudyaan – Shaykh Saalih Al-Fawzaan – Shaykh Bakr Abu Zayd

Please see following links

Smoking of any type is noxious and harmful

I have advised my husband against smoking Shisha

Is smoking makruh (disliked)?

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