Explore the views of Islamic scholars on smoking, vaping and hookah, their potential harms, and why they may be considered haram. Also, shed light on Catholic Church’s stance on smoking.
What type of smoking is haram?
Though tobacco or smoking in general is not explicitly mentioned in the Quran or hadith, contemporary scholars have condemned it as potentially harmful, and have at times prohibited smoking outright (declared it haram) as a result of the severe health damage that it causes.
Can Muslims smoke nicotine?
The majority of Islamic scholars also say that smoking is generally seen as something which is haram (forbidden) in Islam because of its harmful effect on the body. This also applies to vaping with e-cigarettes because of the inhalation of harmful chemicals.
Are Muslims allowed to vape?
Vaping appears to be considered haram (forbidden by Islamic law) by most Islamic scholars. Even though the UK’s Office for Health Improvements and Disparities (formerly Public Health England) says vaping is ‘at least 95% less harmful than smoking’, it is considered haram because vaping is not entirely risk-free.
Can Muslims smoke hookah?
Any kind of intoxication is haram in Islam and there’s no doubt in the fact that hookah contains tobacco and other chemicals which are toxic even if they have a mild effect. Just because of the slow toxic effects of smoking a cigarette or hookah they can be considered “makrooh” in islam , not completely haram.
Is it a sin to smoke cigarettes?
The Roman Catholic Church does not condemn smoking per se, but considers excessive smoking to be sinful, as described in the Catechism (CCC 2290): The virtue of temperance disposes us to avoid every kind of excess: the abuse of food, alcohol, tobacco, or medicine.
Is shisha worse than smoking?
Many people think that drawing tobacco smoke through water makes shisha less harmful than cigarettes, but that’s not true. In a shisha session (which usually lasts 20-80 minutes), a shisha smoker can inhale the same amount of smoke as a cigarette smoker consuming over 100 cigarettes.