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I was wondering if it is permissible to do chi related martial arts. Chi related practices stem from doaist or buddist practices from what I know but I also heard that there are energy principles in Islam in which I am not familiar with.

Q: I was wondering if it is permissible to do chi related martial arts. Chi related practices stem from doaist or buddist practices from what I know but I also heard that there are energy principles in Islam in which I am not familiar with.

Bismillaah

A: Any art that has got some type of religious connotation should be avoided. Perhaps there may be an element of shirk or disbelief therein and unwittingly a Muslim may fall into it.

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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