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Is falun gong or falun dafa permissible in Islam?

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Is falun gong or falun dafa permisseable in Islam?

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In the Name of Allah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful.

As-salāmu ‘alaykum wa-rahmatullāhi wa-barakātuh

Tawhid (Oneness of Allah) is one of the fundamental elements of Islam. As Muslims, we protect and guard ourselves from all concepts, ideologies and fundamentals that oppose our core belief of Tawheed.

 

“Falun Gong or Falun Dafa (literally, “Dharma Wheel Practice” or “Law Wheel Practice”) is a Chinese spiritual practice that combines meditation and qigong exercises with a moral philosophy centred on the tenets of Truthfulness, Compassion, and Forbearance (Chinese: 真、善、忍). The practice emphasizes morality and the cultivation of virtue, and identifies as a qigong practice of the Buddhist school, though its teachings also incorporate elements drawn from Taoist traditions.  The teachings of Falun Gong draw from Buddhism, Daoism, Confucianism, and Chinese folklore.

 

Falun Gong or Falun Dafa is impermissible due to the close association to Buddhism and other religions. 

 

And Allah Ta’āla Knows Best

Ismail Desai,

Darul Iftaa

Checked and Approved,

Mufti Ebrahim Desai.

 

 

 

 

 https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Falun_Gong, last accessed on 30/11/2015.

 http://global.britannica.com/topic/Falun-Gong, last accessed on 30/11/2015.

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