WHY DABBING IS HARAM (FORBIDDEN) 2 OF 2.
Standing up, sitting, bowing and prostrating (which are actions done in the prayer) are due only to the One who is truly deserving of worship, the Creator of the heavens & the earth. Whatever is due exclusively for Allah cannot be directed to anyone or anything else in any way, as in the case of “dabbing” to show off to people or signing out of an action. In al-Musnad and elsewhere it is narrated that when Mu‘aadh ibn Jabal (radiallahuanihu) may Allah be pleased with him) returned from Syria, he prostrated to the Prophet (sallAllaahu ‘alayhiwasallam), and he said: “What is this, O Mu‘aadh?” He said: O Messenger of Allah, I saw them in Syria prostrating to their bishops and patriarchs, and they attributed that to the teachings of their Prophets. He said: “They are lying, O Mu‘aadh. If I were to instruct anyone to prostrate to anyone, I would have instructed women to prostrate to their husbands, and because of the rights that Allah has given them over them. O Mu‘aadh, do you think that if you pass by my grave, you would prostrate?” He said: No. He said: “Then do not do this”. Further proofs on bowing for other than Allah https://islamqa.info/en/164865.
The basic principle with regard to customs is that they are permissible and none of them are forbidden except that which Allah & His prophet has forbidden “Tell me, what provision Allah has sent down to you! And you have made of it lawful and unlawful” [10:59]. Imitating others especially in outward appearance is something that happens to humans. It is indicative of great love & loyalty towards them, because a person does not imitate anyone except those whom he loves, but in many cases it is an unhealthy phenomenon. It is also a sense of inferiority & psychological defeatism, but Islam does not accept for the Muslims to declare such defeat. If a Muslim imitates the disbelievers, it indicates that he prefers the way the disbeliever looks to the way he himself looks, and this may be an implicit objection to the law and will of Allah, may He be exalted. However, the Muslims are commanded to disavow the disbelievers of all types. Islam pays a great deal of attention to this issue (Muslims imitating disbelievers), and the Messenger (sallAllaahu ‘alayhiwasallam) definitively prohibited it and said: “Whoever imitates a people is one of them.” Abu Dawood. Allah says : “You (O Muhammad will not find any people who believe in Allah and the Last Day, making friendship with those who oppose Allah and His Messenger (Muhammad), even though they were their fathers, or their sons, or their brothers, or their kindred (people).”[58:22]. Examples include imitation of the festivals of shirk & bid’ah e.g. xmas, new year, birthday, country’s national or independence day, Mother’s Day, hygiene week etc. Imitating the hip hop culture is also haram. There is no such anomaly or self- contradiction as Halal hip-hop or Music or whatever name it is called; “NATIVE DEEN” OR “DEEN SQUAD”. It is haram. See proof https://islamqa.info/en/5000. Imitating or resembling the non-Muslims with regard to worldly matters is permissible only when the following conditions are met: See proofs https://islamqa.info/en/21694
“The Prophet (sallAllaahu ‘alayhiwasallam):“That which is lawful is clear, and that which is unlawful is also quite clear. Between these two is that which is ambiguous, which most people do not know. One who avoids the doubtful safeguards his faith and his honor.”
(Riyadh-us-Salaheen, Hadith 588).True Muslims must avoid all forms of doubtful secret signs & symbols irrespective of how they have been camouflaged e.g. as customs, music, dance (Nae Nae or dabbing), art, cartoons, fashion, culture etc. Dabbing has in common 3 important symbols of Satanism which are secrecy, symbolism & show off; the more reason many people including ignorant & copycat Muslims are doing it. “DON’T Dab on them folks, Make sujud to ALLAH”. DABBING IS HARAAM.
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