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Fatwa - Is skydiving, etc acceptable

February 2009

Q: Are the following activities acceptable in Islam -  skydiving , parachuting , mountain climbing ?

A:

1) These activities are permissible in Islam provided:
a) they are undertaken with the right intention. e.g having the intention of learning an art that maybe useful to Islam and the Muslims at some stage, keeping fit etc.
 
b) whilst engaging in these activities none of the laws of Sharia such as the laws of hijaab, intermingling of the sexes, covering of the aura, the times of Salaah etc. are violated.
 
c) the necessary safety precautions are strictly adhered to.
 
Mufti Shafiq Jakhura
Iftaa Department, Darul Ihsan Islamic Services Centre
 
I concur with the answer:
Mufti Zubair Bayat
Ameer, Darul Ihsan Islamic Services Centre
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