Sheesha establishments – Halal or Haram?

Sheesha establishments like Pasha’s have rapidly become known as the new “halal hangouts”.

They are often crammed with brothers and sisters who deem them to be the halal way of socialising. These establishments trick the youth into thinking that such places are Islamically permitted, with ploys such as putting prayer rooms in the buildings. When in fact, the sheesha places cause many situations that we as Muslims should be trying to avoid. The sheesha bar in the picture on the left with the Arabic writing is called Jahannam, which is Arabic for “hellfire “. What is the Ummah coming to where we will show pride in such things? Sheesha places promote music, free mixing between brothers and sisters, all in all a breeding ground for fitnah. Not to mention the fact that one session of sheesha has been scientifically proven to be 200 times more harmful than a cigarette. In the Noble Qur’an Allsh SWT says “Make not your own hands contribute to your destruction ” (2.195). Abu Sa`eed Al-Khudri reported: The Messenger of Allaah said, “Whoever amongst you sees an evil, he must change it with his hand; if he is unable to do so, then with his tongue; and if he is yet unable to do so, then with his heart; and that is the weakest form of Faith”. (Muslim) I urge you brothers and sisters to stay away from such places. May Allah guide us all

By Shaykh Asif of Halal or Haram Team

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