May Allah subhan wathallah bless Mawlana Shaykh Hisham, Mawlana Shaykh Nazim, Mawlana Shaykh Adnan and Mawlana Shaykh Mehmet, also a big thank you to all the scholars on eshaykh, may you find success in this life and the next. My question is regarding hookah pipes. In the UK hookah cafes (waterpipe also known as shisha) are rampant. The people who smoke this say that most of it is flavour. It only has 0.5 percent tobacco and tar, it is not haraam etc. Is smoking hookah makruh or haraam and does it harm you the same as cigarettes. Thank you
Hookah or narguile is even more haram than cigarettes and much more harmful. A one hour session is like inhaling the smoke of 10 cigarette packs (200 cigarettes).
Hajj Gibril Haddad