• May 29, 2020

E-cigarettes forbidden by Malaysia fatwa council

Malaysia’s National Fatwa Council, which delivers religious rulings, has declared the use of electronic cigarettes as haram (forbidden) for Muslims, according to a story in The Star.

Council chairman, Tan Sri Dr Abdul Shukor Husin, was quoted as saying that, ‘based on scientific studies and findings the council had found that the vaping trend would not bring benefit to users’.

“The council finds that consuming something that is harmful, whether direct[ly] or indirectly, purposely or not, could lead to harm or death; so this will not be allowed,” he told a press conference.

Abdul Shukor, who chaired the meeting, was quoted as saying that vaping could be considered as something that was distasteful (khabiith) in Islam and could be harmful to users.