Originally Posted by ghostofdavid
Islam, for the most part, does not view hookah as a sinful pleasure.
I'm going to have to disagree. Ive heard this from a lot of Muslims, Now it maybe be down keyed a lot because of the cultural familiarity of it. but its still viewed as a sin. Please do not spew false facts, it makes us all become more ignorant.
"Recent Opinions of Scholars
In more recent times, as these dangers of tobacco use have come to be proven beyond any doubt, scholars have become more unanimous in pronouncing tobacco use clearly haram (forbidden) to believers. They now use the strongest terms to condemn this habit. For example: "In view of the harm caused by tobacco, growing, trading in and smoking of tobacco are judged to be haram (forbidden). The Prophet, peace be upon him, is reported to have said, 'Do not harm yourselves or others.' Furthermore, tobacco is unwholesome, and God says in the Qur'an that the Prophet, peace be upon him, 'enjoins upon them that which is good and pure, and forbids them that which is unwholesome'" (Permanent Committee of Academic Research and Fatwa, Saudi Arabia)."
Just a 2 second search brings a ton of websites suggesting islam is against smoking. Just because a christian has premarital sex doesnt mean its ok in their beliefs. but maybe they should follow their beliefs more closely if they really do believe in it.