Does Dancing Break Wudu? Read This!

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Hi all readers! Are you looking for an explanation of “does dancing break wudu?”? If your answer is “Yes”, congratulations! Now you are reading the right article. Why? Because that is what I will explain in this article. As Muslims, we must understand that. That’s why I wrote this article. So, you should read it to the end!

Specifically, there are some important things about “does dancing break wudu?” which I will explain in this article. Some of the important things I mean are as follows:

  1. Is Dancing Allowed in Islam?
  2. Is Singing Allowed in Islam?
  3. Does Dancing Break Wudu?
    *Six Things That Can Break Wudu.

Is Dancing Allowed in Islam?

The first important thing about “does dancing break wudu?” what I will explain now is “is dancing allowed in Islam?”. I want you to understand that first before you read any further explanations in this article because that is one of the important questions in this discussion that should be well understood.

In general, if we read some Islamic legal literature on dancing (الرَّقْصُ), we will find differences of opinion about it. The difference of opinion I mean is as follows:

One: some Islamic jurists say that dancing is haram. This means that Muslims are prohibited from dancing. The basis of their opinion is the Quran and the hadith below:

وَلَا تَمْشِ فِى الْاَرْضِ مَرَحًاۚ اِنَّكَ لَنْ تَخْرِقَ الْاَرْضَ وَلَنْ تَبْلُغَ الْجِبَالَ طُوْلًا

And do not walk upon the earth exultantly. Indeed, you will never tear the earth [apart], and you will never reach the mountains in height. (Al-Isra [17]; 37).

عَنْ عَائِشَةَ قَالَتْ جَاءَ حَبَشٌ يَزْفِنُونَ فِي يَوْمِ عِيدٍ فِي الْمَسْجِدِ فَدَعَانِي النَّبِيُّ صَلَّى اللَّهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ فَوَضَعْتُ رَأْسِي عَلَى مَنْكِبِهِ فَجَعَلْتُ أَنْظُرُ إِلَى لَعِبِهِمْ حَتَّى كُنْتُ أَنَا الَّتِي أَنْصَرِفُ عَنْ النَّظَرِ إِلَيْهِمْ

From Aisha, she said, “There are Ethiopians (Habasyah) moving around (dancing) on the day of Eid in the mosque. Allah’s Messenger (Prophet Muhammad) sallallaahu ‘alaihi wa sallam called me. I put my head on his shoulder. I also witnessed the Habasyah people until I myself decided not to see them again.”

عَنْ عَائِشَةَ، قَالَتْ كَانَ الْحَبَشُ يَلْعَبُونَ بِحِرَابِهِمْ، فَسَتَرَنِي رَسُولُ اللَّهِ صَلَّى اللَّهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ وَأَنَا أَنْظُرُ، فَمَا زِلْتُ أَنْظُرُ حَتَّى كُنْتُ أَنَا أَنْصَرِفُ فَاقْدُرُوا قَدْرَ الْجَارِيَةِ الْحَدِيثَةِ السِّنِّ تَسْمَعُ اللَّهْوَ‏

From Aisha, she said, “While the Ethiopians were playing with their small spears, Allah’s Apostle screened me behind him and I watched (that display) and kept on watching till I left on my own.” So, you may estimate of what age a little girl may listen to amusement.”

Two: some Islamic jurists say that dancing is halal. This means that Muslims are allowed to dance. The basis of their opinion is the hadith below:

رُوِيَ فِيْ الْحَدِيْثِ أَنَّ جَعْفَرَ بْنَ أَبِىْ طَالِبٍ رَضِيَ اللهُ عَنْهُ رَقَصَ بَيْنَ يَدَيْ النَّبِيِّ صَلَّى اللهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ لَمَّا قَالَ لَهُ : أَشْبَهْتَ خَلْقِيْ وَخُلُقِيْ

It has been narrated in a hadith that Jakfar bin Abi Talib radiyallahu anhu danced before the Messenger of Allah (Prophet Muhammad) sallallahu alaihi wa sallam when he said to him, “Your appearance and behavior (your character) is similar to mine.”

Now, personally, I want to say that I personally prefer the opinion that dancing is halal in Islam as long as the dance does not make the dancing person commit immorality. If the person commits a sin by dancing, the dance is haram.

That’s a brief explanation of “is dancing allowed in Islam?”. As Muslims, we must understand that.

Is Singing Allowed in Islam?

The second important thing about “does dancing break wudu?” what I will explain now is “is singing allowed in Islam?”. I want you to understand that now because it is one of the important questions in this discussion that must be well understood.

In general, if we read some of the Islamic legal literature on singing, we will find two differences of opinion:

One: some Islamic jurists say that singing is haram. In general, they use the following verses of the Quran and hadith as the basis for their opinion:

وَمِنَ النَّاسِ مَنْ يَّشْتَرِيْ لَهْوَ الْحَدِيْثِ لِيُضِلَّ عَنْ سَبِيْلِ اللّٰهِ بِغَيْرِ عِلْمٍۖ وَّيَتَّخِذَهَا هُزُوًاۗ اُولٰۤىِٕكَ لَهُمْ عَذَابٌ مُّهِيْنٌ

And of the people is he who buys the amusement of speech to mislead [others] from the way of Allah without knowledge and who takes it in ridicule. Those will have a humiliating punishment. (Luqman [31]: 6).

The hadith I mean is as follows:

لَيَكُوْنَنَّ مِنْ أُمَّتِيْ أَقْوَامٌ ، يَسْتَحِلُّوْنَ الْحِرَ وَالْحَرِيْرَ، وَالْخَمْرَ وَالْمَعَازِفَ

Indeed, there will be some of my Ummah who will justify zina, silk, liquor (al-Khamr), and musical instruments.

Two: some Islamic jurists say that (singing) music is halal. One of the bases of their opinion is the hadith below:

عَنْ أَبِيْ هُرَيْرَةَ رَضِيَ اللهُ عَنْهُ أَنَّ عُمَرَ رَضِيَ اللهُ عَنْهُ مَرَّ بِحَسَّانٍ يُنْشِدُ فِيْ الْمَسْجِدِ فَلَحَظَ إِلَيْهِ ، فَقَالَ ؛ قَدْ كُنْتُ أُنْشِدُ فِيْهِ ، وَفِيْهِ مَنْ هُوَ خَيْرٌ مِنْكَ . مُتَّفَقٌ عَلَيْهِ

From Abu Hurairah radliyallaahu anhu, that Umar radliyallahu anhu met Hassan who was developing (poetry) in the mosque. He then looked at Hassan with a denying view. Hassan then said, “I have developed (poetry) in it (mosque). In it there is someone who is better than you. “The hadith is narrated by al-Bukhari and Muslim.

Now, I want to say that there is a difference of opinion about the legality of singing in Islam. You can choose one of them as the basis for your opinion, but you can’t blame other people who have different opinions with you.

Personally, I prefer the opinion that singing is allowed in Islam.

That’s a brief explanation of “is singing allowed in Islam?”. As Muslims, we must understand that.

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