Why Is It Impermissible To Go to Nightclubs?

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What are the dangers of night clubs? Is going to a night club haram, and why?


Wa ‘alaykum assalam wa rahmatullah wa barakatuh.

I pray you are well.

A Hub for Haram Activities

The harm of frequenting nightclubs is immense. It is an environment teeming with the worst of deeds, and its entire purpose is to attract and entice people into engaging with them.

Where to start with what makes it haram? Allah has forbidden us from committing zina, ”Do not even approach fornication – it has always been a vile act. What a terrible way it is!” [Qur’an, 17:32] Suffice it to say that such places promote zina and the acts that lead to it. This is not a secret; everyone knows about this.

Along with this is an environment where wine and alcohol are consumed openly. Drugs a peddled to enhance people’s enjoyment of their time there. Music with lewd content is played. Dancing and impermissible contact, indecent dress, and many more haram activities are all the attractions that call people to such places.

Nightclubs Erode One’s Deen

So, no; merely going to such an environment is not good for one’s deen. It is haram, and it is likely to lure someone to commit a whole host of other bad actions. We ask Allah’s protection from such places and temptations.

In my teens, I had a colleague in one of my jobs who came from a good, religious family. He fell into this clubbing lifestyle, and unfortunately, his deen slipped significantly. The drinking became normal for him, as did eating the unslaughtered haram meat sold at such places.

It took a long time and, I presume, a lot of trials from Allah, to make him repent and change. Do not allow that to become your road. Save yourself a lot of harm. It may be tempting, but ask Allah to change that temptation into dislike. Find some good company. Someone who will nourish your soul.

May Allah protect us from what displeases Him.

[Shaykh] Abdul-Rahim Reasat

Checked and Approved by Shaykh Faraz Rabbani

Shaykh Abdul-Rahim Reasat began his studies in Arabic Grammar and Morphology in 2005. After graduating with a degree in English and History he moved to Damascus in 2007 where, for 18 months, he studied with many erudite scholars. In late 2008 he moved to Amman, Jordan, where he continued his studies for the next six years in Sacred Law (fiqh), legal theory (Usul al-fiqh), theology, hadith methodology, hadith commentary, and Logic. He was also given licenses of mastery in the science of Quranic recital and he was able to study an extensive curriculum of Quranic sciences, tafsir, Arabic grammar, and Arabic eloquence.

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