Dancing ;some people say its okay to dance as long as the gathering is segregated?

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Dancing ;some people say its okay to dance as long as the gathering is segregated?

Dancing will not be allowed even in those gatherings that are segregated as the moves in most dances are copied from professional dancers and non Muslims. The dances that are common and widespread effects a persons emotions, creates passion and excitement. In the Hadith related by Imam Abu Dawud in his Sunan, the Messenger of Allah  said: “Whoever imitates a nation will be amongst them.” (Sunan Abu Dawud, no. 4031).

Even if the above factors are not present, dancing is such an act which diverts a person from the remembrance of Allah. It has been narrated by Uqbah that Allah’s Messenger  said, “… Everything with which a man amuses himself is vain, except his shooting with his bow, his training of his horse, and his playing with his wife, for they pertain to what is right.” (Tirmidhi, no 1078)

Allah knows best

Sayeedur Rahman

Darul Ifta Birmingham

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