Sheikh Mohamed El-Moctar El-Shinqiti, Director of the Islamic Center of South Plains,Lubbock, Texas, states: Shisha is worse than smoking cigarettes because the amount is more and the duration is longer. Therefore, it is more in effect and deeper in harming. As the majority of scholars nowadays say smoking is forbidden, therefore we should put shisha under the same category. The basis for this prohibition is the absolute harm on one’s body and others, which goes against the hadith of the Prophet (peace and blessings be upon him): “Harm cannot be inflicted or tolerated.” Another reason for the prohibition is the waste of money, which is forbidden in Islam. Therefore, smoking, whether it in the form of cigarettes and shisha, can be put under the category of abominations.