Hookah (also known as shisha, narghile or نارگیله) involves adults smoking flavored tobacco from a water pipe in which they pass a hose and take a puff among family or friends.The water pipe and the tobacco we know today have not been invented overnight. The shisha has been around for a long period of about five hundred years.
The shisha originates originally from the north of India , more precisely from the regions of Rajasthan and Gujarat, which are close to the Pakistani border. As the Persian name نارگیله implies , the hookah was originally made partly from coconuts.
Today, in the United States and around the world, hookah has hardly broken from tradition as it is still revered as a way to show respect and provide good hospitality as it was 100s of years ago. Family members, close friends, and new acquaintances come together and deepen ties over a hookah in the same way it has been done for generations. Hookah is a part of an extensive community that brings people together despite social class, religion, or political beliefs. While there have been advancements in hookah over the years, the practice remains deeply rooted in tradition. And for many people spanning numerous nationalities, hookah is a cultural expression.