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Muay thai

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Q: I am interested in taking part in Muay thai as I wish to learn how to defend myself, I understand participants are asked to bow and to undertake exercises which are derived from religious rituals of Buddhism but I would not take part in either of these. Muay thai allow blows to the head however participants can wear gloves and pads which can offer protection from strikes and the face would not be hit. Is it halaal for me to take part in Muay thai?

Bismillaah

A: Any art that has religious connotations, it is best to be avoided.

And Allah Ta’ala (الله تعالى) knows best.

 

Answered by:

Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach)

This answer was collected from MuftiOnline.co.za, where the questions have been answered by Mufti Zakaria Makada (Hafizahullah), who is currently a senior lecturer in the science of Hadith and Fiqh at Madrasah Ta’leemuddeen, Isipingo Beach, South Africa.

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