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Shaikh Maahir al Qahtaani on Bowing in Martial Arts

April 8, 2012

Translated from:

http://www.al-sunan.com/vb/archive/index.php/t-1412.html

http://www.al-sunan.org/vb/showthread.php?p=2976

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فضيلة الشيخ ماحكم التحيه التى يفعلونها الدين يلعبن الكراتى اوالتكواندو وهي ان يحنى اللاعب رأسه الىالمدرب انحناء بسيط

Q: Noble Shaikh, what is the ruling of the greeting which is used by those who do Karate or Tae Kwon Do which is when the participant leans his head towards the instructor giving a slight bow?

لاتجوز مثل هذا التحية والخضوع إلا لله سبحانه الذي أعطى كل شيء خلقه فهدى

فليست تحيتنا أهل الإسلام بالرأس أصلا بل بالسلام وقد قال رسول لله من تشبه بقوم فهو منهم

A: (Shaikh Maahir Qahtaani) This type of greeting is not permissible. And submission/humility is only to Allah – free is He from all imperfections – Who gave everything its nature and guided it. So this is not our – the People of Islam – greeting – with the head. Rather, our greeting is with the salaam. And indeed the Messenger of Allah (sallallahu alayhe wa sallam) said: ‘Whoever resembles a people then he is one of them.’

 

وقد نها عن ذلك علمائنا في السؤال الموجه للجنة الدائمة

 

And indeed the Scholars have prohibited us from that in this question posed to the Permanent Committee (this fatwa)

 

: (السؤال الثالث من الفتوى رقم ( 5313

س 3: انخرطنا في نادي من نوادي الكاراتيه بأمريكا، وقال المدرب: إنه يجب أن تنحني عندما ينحني لك هو،

فرفضنا وشرحنا له ذلك في ديننا فوافق ولكن قال: على أن نحني فقط الرأس؛ لأنه هو يبدؤك بالانحناء فلا بد

أن ترد تحيته فما رأي فضيلتكم في ذلك؟

ج 3: لا يجوز الانحناء تحية للمسلم ولا للكافر لا بالجزء الأعلى من البدن ولا بالرأس؛ لأن الانحناء تحية عبادة،

.والعبادة لا تكون إلا لله وحده

.وبالله التوفيق، وصلى لله على نبينا محمد, وآله وصحبه وسلم

اللجنة الدائمة للبحوث العلمية والإفتاء

عضو، عضو، نائب رئيس اللجنة، الرئيس

عبد لله بن قعود، عبد لله بن غديان، عبد الرزاق عفيفي، عبد العزيز بن عبد لله بن باز

The third question from the fatawa numbered 5313:

Q3: We joined one of the Karate clubs in America and the instructor said: ‘You must bow when someone bows to you.’ So we refused and explained to him that (not bowing to other than Allah) is from our religion. He agreed but said, ‘That we must only bow our heads, because he is starting with the bow, so you must return his greeting. So what do you think about that?

A3: It is not permissible to bow as a greeting to a Muslim or a Non-Muslim, not with the upper part of the body, nor with the head. Because bowing is a greeting of worship. And worship is only for Allah Alone.

And with Allah is the success

(Board members of the Permanent Committee: Abdullah bin Qu’ood, Abdullah bin Ghudyaan, Abdur Razzaaq ‘Afeefee,  Abdul Azeez bin Abdullah bin Baz )

 

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The Ruling on Practicing Martial Arts and the Ruling on Deadening the Nerves

April 7, 2012

Bismillah

Questions and Answers have been edited to only include the questions and answers themselves.

Translated from: http://www.al-sunan.com/vb/archive/index.php/t-1153.html

هل يجوز للرجل تعلم فنون القتال كالكراتي والكونج فو ..إلخ , وهل يجوز له أن يميت حواس اليدين والرجلين بحيث لا يشعر بيديه ورجليه عندما يضرب خصمه , فتكون بذلك قوية ؟ مثال : كوضع الرجل يده في الجمر ..إلى غير ذلك؟

(In the third question, the questioner asks): Is it permissible for a man to learn martial arts like Karate, Kung Fu, etc. And is it permissible for him to deaden the nerves in his hands and feet so that he doesn’t feel anything in his hands and feet when he strikes his opponent, so that he becomes stronger through that (deadening the nerves)? For example: a man putting his hand on hot coals and other than that?

لابأس أن يتعلم مثل هذه الفنون للدفاع عن نفسه

وليس كل مافعله الكفار حرم مشابهتهم فيه بغير قصد فإن تعلم مثل ذلك لمصلحة الدفاع عن النفس كما استعمل النبي صلى لله عليه وسلم المنجنيق وقد كان الروم أو غيرهم من الكفار يستعملونه لمصلحة القتال وقد نصب النبي صلى لله عليه وسلم على أهل الطائف المنجنيق 17 يوما قال بن كثير في إرشاد الفقيه سنده جيد

و الله أعلم

(Answer by Shaikh Maahir bin Thaafir al Qahtaanee)

There is no problem with him learning the likes of these martial arts for defending himself. Not everything the kuffaar do is unlawful. Resembling them is not intended by this. So if he learns something like this for the benefit of defending himself (this is okay), like the Prophet (sallallahu alayhe wa sallam) used a catapult – and the Romans or other than them from the kuffaar were using it to benefit them in fighting. And Ibn Katheer said in his Irshaad al Faqeeh – with a good chain- that the Prophet (sallallahu alayhe wa sallam) used the catapult against the people of Taa’if for 17 days. And Allah knows best.

ولاينبغي له أن يعذب نفسه بالجمر ليميت إحساسه فنفسه ليس ملكا له ومايدريه عن مآل هذه المقامرة بالبدن فلعله لن يتعرض لقتال فيحتاج دفاعا عن النفس فتكون تلك المشقة والتعذيب الذي تعرض له عديم الفائدة بل قد يضره لأن لله ماخلق الإحساس إلا لحكمة فقد تكسر يده وتتهشم عظامه وتجرح جرحا بالغا يضره جدا وهو لايدري وليس في ذلك قربة وقد روى البخاري في صحيحه عَنْ أَنَسٍ رَضِيَ اللهُ عَنْهُ أَنَّ النَّبِيَّ صَلَّى اللهُ عَلَيْهِ وسَلَّمَ رَأَى شَيْخًا يُهَادَى بَيْنَ ابْنَيْهِ قَالَ مَا بَالُ هَذَا قَالُوا نَذَرَ أَنْ يَمْشِيَ قال إِنَّ اللهَ عَنْ تَعْذِيبِ هذا نَفْسَهُ لَغَنِيٌّ وأَمَرَهُ أَنْ يَرْكَبَ

And it is not appropriate for him that he harms himself with hot coals to deaden his nerves, for his body doesn’t belong to him. And he doesn’t know the results of this gambling with his body. Perhaps he will never have to fight. He needs to know how to defend himself, but this punishment and breaking down (of his body) that he is exposing himself to has no benefit. Rather, it will harm him. Because Allah did not create the nerves except for a wisdom. So he breaks his hand, destroys his bones, and harms

(himself) with a far-reaching harm and he doesn’t know. And you don’t get closer to Allah by doing that. Bukhari narrated in his Saheeh from Anas (Allah be pleased with him) that the Prophet (sallallahu alayhe wa sallam) saw an old man being held up between his two sons, so he said, ‘What is his affair?’ They said, ‘He vowed that he would walk.’ He said, ‘Verily Allah is indeed free from needing him to punish himself.’ And he commanded him to ride.

The Ruling on Bowing in Martial Arts

April 7, 2012

Taken from www.alifta.com   (also found here: http://fatwaislam.com/fis/index.cfm?scn=fd&ID=1260 )

Third question from Fatwa no. 5313

Q 3: We joined a karate club in America. The coach said: “You should bow when your opponent bows to you”. We refused and explained that this is against our religion. He agreed but said: “You should only gesture by your heads, for an opponent initiates a greeting by bowing and you should greet him back”. What is your opinion on this?

A: It’s not permissible to bow to greet a Muslim or a non-Muslim whether by the upper part of the body or with the head, because bowing is a religious act of `Ibadah (worship) and `Ibadah

(Part No. 1; Page No. 234)

should be devoted to Allah Alone.

May Allah grant us success. May peace and blessings be upon our Prophet Muhammad, his family, and Companions.

The Permanent Committee for Scholarly Research and Ifta’

Member Member Deputy Chairman Chairman
`Abdullah ibn Qa`ud `Abdullah ibn Ghudayyan `Abdul-Razzaq `Afify `Abdul-`Aziz ibn `Abdullah ibn Baz