Posted by: wasim | 13th Jan, 2007

Religious arguments against smoking (including hookah)

Smoking is haram (prohibited), by Shaikh Ibrahim Desai

He writes:

God says: “And do not kill yourselves.” (An-Nisaa’: 29). The Prophet (peace and blessings be upon him) is reported to have said: “Whomsoever drinks poison, thereby killing himself, will sip this poison forever in jahannam.”

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

Also, Shaikh Nuh Ha Mim Keller holds that smoking is haram in Reliance of the Traveller.  This is referenced here and here on

Finally, Dr. Ibrahim Syed makes some excellent arguments against smoking.


I agree with your completly. Now a days, people have made Hookah a fashion thing. They think you are “Cool” if you smoke hookah.
I am totally against cancer sticks & hookah