Ottomans initiated the West to the pleasures of opium, coffee and tulips. For their reward, they got literally smoked by Europeans, who started exporting tobacco to Turkey in the early 1600.
This book is the first English language translation of the original Arabic critical edition, presented in a scholarly edition, with arguments drawn on the Quran, hadith, medicine and distrust towards the West.
How smoking was viewed from an Islamic perspective in the 11th/17th century. you will discover that Initially most jurists likened tobacco to wine in sinfulness and harmfulness and accordingly considered it haram, for example the Hanafi Scholars such as al-Shurubuli, al-Musayyari, al-Haskafi (author of Durr al Mukhtar) and many scholars from other schools of thought subscribed to this view.
Publisher: Kube Publishing Ltd
Author: Ahmad al-Aqhisari; Yahya Michot (translator)