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Males going to the gym

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Q: Is it permissible for a male to go to the gym to build his muscles? Not to show off but just to be strong.


A: Generally, the environment of a gym is in contrast to Islamic teachings. There is music, intermingling of sexes, scantily dressed women, etc. Hence, a Muslim should refrain from such areas.

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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