Is it permissible to smoke hookah?

Answered according to Hanafi Fiqh by

Can we smoke hookah?


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

As-salāmu ‘alaykum wa-rahmatullāhi wa-barakātuh.


In principle, it is makrooh to smoke hookah. However, if the hookah intoxicates, smoking it will be impermissible.[1]


And Allah Ta’āla Knows Best

Muhammad Haris Siddiqui

Student Darul Iftaa
Melbourne, Australia 

Checked and Approved by,
Mufti Ebrahim Desai.






[1]  فتاوی محموديہ 18392 – دار الافتاء جامعہ فاروقيہ کراچی