As vaping becomes more popular, more people are asking, “Is vaping haram?” Over the years, various Islamic organizations and philosophers have expressed varying views.
In this post, will look at some of opinions weather non nicotine vaping is haram or selling vapes are Haram and many other things regarding vaping in Islam.
Is Vaping Haram In Islam?
Yes, vaping is haram in Islam. Vaping which refers to electronic cigarettes, electronic shisha, or shisha pens is haram because the reason for which smoking by traditional means is haram is also applicable in all these cases.
Muhammadiyah, the second biggest Muslim organisation in Indonesia, stated that e-cigarettes are any type of vaping is haram, stating that “Smoking electronic cigarettes is haram, just like smoking conventional cigarettes, because it is categorized as a form of consumption that can damage or endanger [the user’s health],”.
They added that Like conventional cigarettes, electronic cigarettes contain addictive substances and toxic chemicals, and emphasized that e-cigarettes were as dangerous as tobacco cigarettes.
Why Vaping Is Haram In Islam?
Firstly, vaping is unhealthy. Nicotine and THC-based vaping is haram because it is harmful to one’s health. According to Hadith reported by Abu Sa’eed al-Khudree (may Allah be pleased with him), the Messenger of Allah (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) said:
“There should be neither harming (darar) nor reciprocating harm (dirar)”.
This means that anything harmful to Muslims is considered Haram. This is true for nicotine and other harmful substances found in smoking vapes. It also means you should not cause harm to yourself or others.
The US Food and Drug Administration has stated that in the case of vaping that are claimed to be nicotine-free, laboratory tests have proven that nicotine, as well as nitrosamines, which are medically known to be carcinogenic, are present. They also contain glycol, a toxic substance found in antifreeze for automobiles.
According to a recent study conducted at St Michael’s Hospital in Toronto, cigarettes flavored with mint may be more dangerous in terms of causing strokes than other types of cigarettes, particularly in women and people with fair skin.
Researchers discovered that those who smoked mint-flavored cigarettes had a twofold increased risk of stroke compared to those who smoked regular cigarettes.
Although reflexive vaping is safe, the smoke and odor of some e-cigarette liquids can be irritating to those around the consumer. That is considered a sin, albeit a minor sin. Being a Muslim necessitates following public manners as prescribed by Islamic law.
Is Vaping Without Nicotine Haram?
No, vaping without nicotine or any harmful substances is not Haram. If you use a nicotine-free vape and the e-liquid does not contain other harmful chemicals, this can be considered halal.
However, if you are religiously strict, scholars recommend that you avoid it. Nicotine is regarded as a harmful substance within vapes, so removing it makes the vape safer.
Is CBD Vaping Haram?
CBD vaping is considered halal if you only vape CBD oil with no trace of THC (0% THC). CBD (Cannabidiol) is a naturally occurring chemical found in the Cannabis sativa plant. Although CBD is present in marijuana, it is not intoxicating.
THC is the chemical responsible for intoxication and the feeling of being high in marijuana. As a result, because CBD is not intoxicating and does not cover the brain, it is legal to use.
It is important to note, however, that some marijuana strains contain a combination of THC and CBD. Because vaping hybrid weed is intoxicating if the smoker inhales enough of it, these strains of weed are forbidden to vape.
However, CBD-based strains containing a trace of THC are prohibited and should be avoided by vapers. If, on the other hand, the CBD is completely THC-free, smoking it is not prohibited.
Does Vaping Break Wudu?
Vaping does not break wudu. Smoking or vaping does not invalidate your wudu but you should remove the offensive odour from your mouth.
This is because the factors that break wudu are known. For instance, the following things nullify the ablution:
- Impurities or gas that come out from our body, either from the front or from the back.
- Blood, pus, or yellow fluid that flows out from any part of the body.
- Deep sleep
Is Vaping Haram In Ramadan?
Vaping is Haram in Ramadan because it invalidates the fasting. This is because the vapour goes into your stomach when you inhale it through your mouth.
They also break the fast due to the ingestion of nicotine as well as the manner of its ingestion, identical to the rulings applied to normal cigarettes.
Is It Haram To Sell Vapes?
Yes, it is Haram to sell vapes in Islam. It is forbidden to sell vapes and tobacco because of their evil nature and their many harmful effects. The one who does that is considered to be a fasiq (evildoer).
Vaping with nicotine is haraam and it is not permissible to vape them or sell them or help with them in any way whatsoever.
With regard to the prohibition on vaping them, that is because of the real harm that they cause, in addition to other reasons such as wastefulness and extravagance.
With regard to the prohibition on selling them, that is because when Allaah forbids a thing He also forbids its price, so if it is haraam to vape it is also haraam to sell them, because selling them helps the vaper in this sin.
The Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) said:
“May Allaah curse the Jews. Fat was forbidden to them so they sold it and consumed its price, but when Allaah forbids a thing He also forbids its price.”
Narrated by Ahmad and Abu Dawood (3026); classed as saheeh by al-Albaani in Saheeh al-Jaami’ no. 5107.
With regard to the prohibition on helping with that, that is because of the verse in which Allaah says (Interpretation of the meaning):
“Help you one another in Al‑Birr and At‑Taqwa (virtue, righteousness and piety); but do not help one another in sin and transgression”Surah al-Maa’idah verse 2
And because of the evidence which shows that it is obligatory to denounce evil, and criticizes those who remain silent about it or approve it, so how about the one who helps with it!
It is not permissible for you to sell vapes whether you are the owner of the store or a worker. You should advise the owner of the store and explain to him that you will never sell these vapes so as to be free of sin.
We ask Allaah to guide us and you.
Is Vaping Halal?
Yes, vaping might be Halal if there are types that are proven, by means of examinations and laboratory tests carried out by trustworthy scientists, to contain natural flavourings only, and they do not contain any haram substances and are not harmful to the users or others, then in that case it is not haram to use these safe kinds.
Is vaping Haram? What is required of the Muslim in these cases is to leave that which makes him doubt for that which does not make him doubt, and to avoid dubious matters, so as to protect his religious commitment and his honour.
In that which Allah has permitted to him of good and halal things there is sufficient so that he has no need of that which is haram or that concerning which people are uncertain about the ruling.
And Allaah knows best.