Sharing videos of people dancing

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Q: Is it permissible to share or to show a video of a group of people (men and women; women are unveiled) all together singing and dancing for a country leader who is not following Islamic laws? I was told that it is okay to share this type of video to others, because it is to show that there are people who are like this.


A: Dancing itself is impermissible and haraam, and to video it is haraam and to show it to others is another haraam.

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


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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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