Going to the gym

Q: I am currently very over weight and I really want to get fit. I used to go jogging before but could not keep up and eventually dropped. I didn’t have the will power. Now I am really interested in joining a gym, which is open for 24 hours. Is it permissible to join this gym and attend it at the times when it is very quite?


A: On account of the abundant wrong that goes on in a gym we discourage it.

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


Answered by:

Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach)