Hookah Injurious to Health
Hookah is a Glass and Water based Smoking Instrument which is very popular in gulf and Asian Countries. This instrument uses flavored Tobacco, water and a Pipe for smoking. Generally this is smoked in a group.
Hookah has been originated in Safavid Dynasty of Persia but the Smoking Pipe has been invented by Irfan Shaikh of Mughal Empire who was a Physician of Akbar.
Different Names of Hookah
In different regions it is known by different names but the working mechanism is same and the disadvantages also.
“Argilah” in Lebanon, Syria, Palestine, Jordan, Azerbaijan, Uzbekistan and Iraq.
“Qalyan” in Persian, Ukraine, Russia, Belarus.
“Lulava” or “Lula” in Albania
“Narghilea” in Romania
“Narguile” in Spain
“Shisha” or “Shisha” or “Sheesha” in Moroccan, Kuwait, Bahrain, Qatar, Omen, UAE, Yemen, Saudi Arabia, Algeria, Tunisia, Somalia, India
“Mada’a” in Yemen
“Chillim” in Uzbekistan, Afghanistan.
“Jajeer” in Kashmir
“Guduguda” in Maldives.
“Hitboo” in Philippines.
“Okka Pipe” in South Africa.
Hookah-How it Works and What it Consists of…
Hookah Consists of: Bowl, Plate, Valve, Gasket, Hose (Smoking Pipe), and Water Jar.
1. Inhaling via smoking pipe, air is pulled down through coal into the bowl, Hot air from the charcoal burns the tobacco produces smoke.
2. The Smoke passes from the bowl to water jar.
3. Then the hookah smoker smokes from that smoking pipe which is connected to the water jar.
Health Effects of Hookah
Causes Cancer: Hookah is really injurious to health as it contain more harmful effects then cigarette. Hookah contains more amount of carbon monoxide and nicotine then cigarette as a single cigarette contains approx. 10 mg of nicotine and it is generally smoked for 5 to 7 minutes and in this it produces 1.2 times of carbon monoxide in its total session. While hookah is used to be smoked for approx. 45 minutes to 1 hour and which is equal to smoking 12-15 cigarettes which is 120-150mg of nicotine you are consuming and this produces 18 times more carbon monoxide. And a whole session of hookah can produce 37 times more tar then cigarette. Major causes of hookah and cigarette are Lungs Cancer, Oral Cancer, and Tuberculosis.
Generally a hookah Smoker use to inhale 100-200 cigarettes smoke in a single session of hookah.
Oral Problems: Hookah smokers use to face oral problems, generally hookah use to smoke in groups and the pipe is shared, and they smoke from the same hookah the water in hookah water jar remains same this make germs spread from one infected person to another. Common oral Problems which are spread are Bleeding gums, Dry Mouth and Salivary Gland Problems.
Spread of Infections: Hookah causes many health problems as it is not disposable after single use like cigarette it is used again and again. So there are higher chances of getting spread of virus and bacteria. As we know oral problems are common with hookah, there is a risk of spreading of germs like cold virus, tuberculosis bacteria, etc. this can be easily spread with this hookah.
Smoke from Tobacco and Charcoal: Hookah is double dangerous then cigarette as the hookah smokers use to smoke the tobacco and the also smoking the harmful gases coming from the charcoal. Charcoal produces carbon monoxide at high level continuous smoking may lead to cancer and very serious health condition.
Nicotine: Nicotine is a chemical presents in Tobacco products this is a toxic continuous usage of nicotine causes irritation and burning sensation in the mouth and throat, vomiting, insomnia, abdominal pain, increase in blood pressure and Headaches at regular intervals. And Nicotine is addictive agent so those who use nicotine in any form they cannot get rid it from quickly. Nicotine is also responsible for cancer.
No Filter: Hookah has no filter so the impure particles from tobacco and charcoal were inhaled directly to the lungs and a high amount of tar is get collected in lungs through hookah smoking.
Artificial Flavor and Color: Generally companies use to mix artificial color and flavors to tobacco which is the combination of some chemicals and when you inhale that tobacco in hookahs those harmful chemical were inhaled in your lungs and that is also make you unhealthy.
Less Oxygen to Lungs: Our Body need fresh Oxygen to work properly, Oxygen is needed to burn the food and produce energy, when we breathe oxygen is inhaled to the lungs and lungs transport the oxygen to the whole body by red blood cells and by this we work properly and most effectively, and when we smoke hookah in a single session of 1 hour we use to inhale almost 50 liters of smoke and 100 to 150 mg of Nicotine then just imagine what we are doing with our body!
Fashion for Few days Punishment For whole Life
The Quran prohibits intoxicants, intoxicants are both alcohol, drugs and Hookah, and the Quran makes it clear to us that any form of intoxicating substance is prohibited.
Is Hookah Makrooh or Haram?
Smoking Hookah cause harmful materials to collect in the body over time, resulting in a gradual killing of the organs and tissues. Smoking person is most likely to suffer from some of diseases, and his suffering increases as he grows older.
And anything that cause harm to one’s body or to others is haram in Islam.
Allah says: “Do not kill yourself. Allah is Merciful unto you.” (Surat al-Nisa :29)
“…make not your own hands contribute to your destruction. ..” (Surah al-Baqarah:195)
Hookah is a slow poison from which a person killing himself gradually as he smokes it
“Whomsoever consumes poison, thereby killing himself, then he will be consuming his poison forever in the fire of Hell and he will abide in it permanently and eternally.” (Bukhaari, Muslim)
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“… and do not be extravagant wasters. Those who are extravagant are kinsmen of Satan.” (Surat al-Israil 17:26-27)
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“Allaah wants to let you into His Mercy, whereas those who follow the desires want you to drift far away (from the right path).” (Surah an-Nisaa:27)
Allah warns us;
“And it has already been revealed to you in the Book (this Quran) that when you hear the Verses of Allah being denied and mocked at, then sit not with them, until they engage in a talk other than that; (but if you stayed with them) certainly in that case you would be one of them. Surely, Allah will collect the hypocrites and disbelievers all together in Hell” [al-Nisaa 4:140]
May Allah guide us and enable us to stay on the right path and do only those acts that are pleasing to Him. Ameen.