Going to the gym

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Q: I am a 14 year old boy. I want to know if it is permissible for me to go to the gym at times where there is like nobody and trying the best I can to avoid people if there was any, and most people who go are men. For example, on Wednesdays, I go to the gym directly after school at 15:00 and finish my traing before 16:30 (It’s when most people start going to the gym). I know that it is impermissible to go to places where there is fitnah. But is this permissible for me?


A: On account of the abundant wrong that is associated with the environment of a gym, we discourage you from going there. We advise you to exercise and train at home.

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


Answered by:

Mufti Zakaria Makada

Checked & Approved:

Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach)

This answer was collected from, 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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