Hookah 101

IMG_1159A hookah is an instrument used for smoking flavored tobacco called Mu‘assel in which the smoke is passed through a water basin before inhalation. The hookah originated in India and Persia. Here in Arizona, there are hookah lounges all over the place. Now I have had my dabbles with cigarettes and marijuana in college, but I have never tried a hookah. A fellow student friend of mine at ASU took me out to ‘educate’ me on how to use a hookah. We tried the blueberry flavor. I’ve always pictured myself in a Muslim country sharing the love of Christ with a Muslim brother over a hookah. But tonight it was at a dive on campus. I enjoyed the culture part of it, but found myself coughing up a storm the next day.

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