Many of us use the hookah, but few of us are aware of the history of the hookah and the extent of its penetration into history, and today we will shed light on it a little.
The history of the hookah (the hookah)
For those who do not know, hookah is a word found in Al-Wasat’s dictionary and it means (a device with which tobacco is smoked, and its base was originally made of coconut, then it was made of glass and the like).
The invention of the hookah:
The invention of the hookah is attributed to the Mughal Sultan. With the arrival of tobacco to India with the Jesuit monks around the year 1600, it quickly began to spread among the upper classes and the rulers, and this coincided with the last years of the Mughal Sultan “Akbar” who ruled India for fifty years (1556-1605), and was In his court, the famous doctor and sage “Abdul-Fath Al-Jilani”, who feared for his health from smoking, wanted to mitigate its harm by inventing the idea of passing smoke in water; Thinking that water would purify smoke from harmful substances, thus being the first to invent the hookah.
The poet Boutros Karama (1851 AD) mentioned in the origin of the hookah:
“The hookah is called a nargila, and a hookah is like a nargile, which is a coconut emptied of its milk and pulp, and then taken as a smoking device, with a hole having two holes, one of which is in its head. A chimney is prepared for it, on which there is a tobacco, i.e. Persian tobacco, and a ember of fire. And the other hole in its side saves a reed to absorb the smoke. And put water in the acorn so that the smoke passes through it, so that it becomes hydrated before it reaches the mouth of the smoker. And you hear the water gurgling to permeate the air in the acorn when the smoker is sucked in the smoke.”