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Ruling Of Dancing As An Occupation And Using Earnings From Such For Islamic Duties

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Question:

As-Salamu Alaykum.

I am a boy and i dance only on instrumental music only and my form of dancing is waving,popping and stunts,etc and it does not contain any vulgar and obscene dance moves and it is just simple movement of hands and legs and i am a solo dancer so there is no mingling of sexes involved in it.my question is
(1)if i earn through dancing, will ALL of my earning be considered haram?
(2)if i give zakah and go hajj with that earning, will my zakah and hajj be accepted by allah?
please answer me

.jazakallah khair


Answer:

Wa Alaikum As Salaam

Dancing is totally haram in Islam, hence, the earnings will also be deemed unlawful.

Since this is considered to be haram earnings, you must not give this in zakah, nor should you use it to go for Hajj. Allah does not accept things that are unlawful.

In the case of Zakah, you cannot give it on haram earnings or from haram earnings. All monies earned from a haram income must be given to the poor and needy.

If you use this money to go for Hajj, the Ahadith have clearly stated that ‘Allah does not accept a hajj which is done with haram monies’. Based upon this, some scholars have stated that in this case, one’s hajj will not be accepted and he will have to do it over with halal monies. Some scholars have also stated that one’s hajj will not be accepted In the sense that one will get no rewards for this hajj, but the obligation of hajj may be lifted.

And Allah Knows Best

Mufti Waseem Khan

25/3/2014

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