Category: Jurisprudence and Rulings (Fiqh)
Fatwa#: 39860
Asked Country: United Kingdom

Answered Date: Feb 24,2018

Title: Barelwi- Electric shock



I came across this videa of an allenged Sufi gathering. I saw this video many years ago, and it has always confused me.

Could you please clarify whether such dancing is allowed?



Muhammad Ali Shah


In the Name of Allah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful.

As-salāmu ‘alaykum wa-rahmatullāhi wa-barakātuh.

The practice of shaking/ jumping resembling the effect of an electric shock etc when greeting is baseless and incorrect.


And Allah Ta’āla Knows Best

Muhammad IV Patel

Student Darul Iftaa
Lusaka, Zambia 

Checked and Approved by,
Mufti Ebrahim Desai.

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