Is Vaping Haram?

is vaping haram

Vaping is considered haram because it is similar to smoking cigarettes and contains smoke and other harmful substances.

Vaping is an alternative to cigarettes these days. Many Muslims wonder if vaping is halal in Islam, so I covered all the vaping-related information in this article and the ruling of Islam. In short, you can watch this video:

Is Vaping Haram

Is Vaping Haram In Islam?

Compared to smoking cigarettes, vaping is 90% less harmful to the human body. However, it is still harmful to some extent. In Islam, anything that harms our bodies is prohibited.

Just like smoking cigarettes vaping also includes smoke which is generally not good for our lungs. It affects them slowly but it harms them to the extent that the smoker needs medical help.

Apart from the smoke, there is nicotine involved as well in most vaping. The fluid generally used in vaping consists of nicotine, which is quite addictive. Any addiction which also is harmful to our bodies is haram in Islam.

Islam orders us Muslims to take care of our bodies and not to harm it as it is something given to us by Allah.

The World Health Organization and the US Food and Drug Administration have both spoken out against vaping. Electronic cigarettes are not a healthy substitute for tobacco cigarettes.

The US Food and Drug Administration has stated that even in the case of vaping that is claimed to be nicotine-free, laboratory tests have revealed that nicotine, as well as nitrosamines, which are medically known to be carcinogenic, are present.

As vaping is new we don’t have enough scientific data to have all the harmful effects vaping causes to our bodies still we know that it’s still harmful and in the future, if the science proves that vaping is 100% safe for our bodies till then it will be considered haram.

Undoubtedly there are foods and drinks which are beneficial and good, and others that are harmful and bad.

Allah says:

“He commands them to do good and forbids them from evil, permits for them what is lawful and forbids to them what is impure, and relieves them from their burdens and the shackles that bound them.”

[Quran 7:157]

Allah also asked us not to spend money in ways that are not good for us and spending any amount on vaping will also be prohibited in Islam.

“O Children of Adam! Dress properly whenever you are at worship. Eat and drink, but do not waste. Surely He does not like the wasteful.”

[Quran 7:31]

If vaping is solely for the vaper’s pleasure, it would be considered wasteful.

To put it simply, if you follow Islam strictly, vaping is prohibited.

Although a small percentage of Muslim scholars allow vaping if it is only to stop smoking cigarettes, they should stop vaping once their addiction is gone.

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Is Vaping Without Nicotine Haram?

Nicotine is generally haram in Islam as it’s addictive and somewhat harmful to human bodies. If the vape’s fluid doesn’t consist of nicotine and scientists prove that the nicotine-free fluid and the vape are no more harmful or addictive then vaping will be halal for Muslims.

At this time there are no scientific discoveries that point to non-harmful vapes so until then it’s haram.

Is Vaping Haram During Ramadan?

 Vaping is generally considered haram and while fasting a Muslim can’t vape as the smoke will enter his or her body and that will break the fast. Breaking the fast is a major sin in Islam.

The suggestion is not to vape during Ramadan or at least when one is fasting.

Does Vaping Break Wudu?

Anything that is haram and harmful to our bodies will break the wudu as well as you have done something that is prohibited by Allah and Islamic rules. If a Muslim does something that is against the rulings of Islam scholars state that they need to freshen up the wudu.

If you vaped and you want to pray it’s better to freshen up the wudu. There is nothing stated in the Quran about vaping as it wasn’t at the time of the Prophet (peace be upon him).

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Final Thoughts

Almost the same rules apply to vaping as they do to smoking cigarettes. Islam declares vaping haram because it contains nicotine and smoke, and is addictive.

Although some scholars have said that if a Muslim uses vaping to quit smoking, it’s halal for a while. Then he or she must stop vaping as well.

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