Pursuing a career in wrestling

Q: My brother is 17 years old. He wants to pursue his career in wrestling world entertainment (wwe). Is it halaal and acceptable in Islam? He has been watching it from the last 4-5 years and is very intrested.


A: A Mu’min has been created for higher objectives and greater goals. His endeavour should constantly be aimed towards earning the pleasure of Allah Ta’ala and the rewards of the hereafter. He should not while away his time in amusement and vain activity emulating the ways of the kuffaar. Generally in these types of pursuits the laws of Shari’ah are violated and one’s Deen is compromised. Some of the impermissible things associated with this type of sport is that the clothing one is required to wear is impermissible as part of the satar is exposed. The sport is televised and the laws of hijaab are violated as there is intermingling between men and women. Apart from this there is a host of other impermissible things associated with it. On account of the abundant wrongs associated with this type of sport we do not advise that one pursue this as this will only be a means of earning the displeasure of Allah Ta’ala and the punishment of the hereafter.

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

أَفَحَسِبْتُمْ أَنَّمَا خَلَقْنَاكُمْ عَبَثًا وَأَنَّكُمْ إِلَيْنَا لَا تُرْجَعُونَ ﴿المؤمنون: ١١٥﴾

Answered by:

Mufti Zakaria Makada

Checked & Approved:

Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach)