Is it haram to own a shisha business?

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Fatwa ID: 03083

Answered by: Maulana Mustafa Umar


Assalamu Alaikum Wa Rahmatullah

Is it haram to own a shisha business



بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم

In the name of Allah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful.

Assalamualaikum Wa Rahmatullahi Wa Barakaatuh

Muslim scholars have differed on the issue of whether smoking cigarettes or shisha [hooka] is forbidden [haram] or prohibitively disliked [makruh tahrimi].

“And do not put yourselves into destruction.” (Surah Al Baqarah V.195)

To be on the safe side it is best that one avoids consuming or selling cigarettes or shisha. The Prophet said: “The halal is clear and the haram is clear.” (Forty Hadith Nawawi, Hadith 6)

For more details and references see this fatwa by Mufti Muhammad ibn Adam:


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Written by Maulana Mustafa Umar

Checked and approved by Mufti Mohammed Tosir Miah

Dārul Iftā Birmingham


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