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The following question was kindly provided by Sheikh Muhawesh.

Was-salaam,

Zahir Panju
Acting moderator abdg-a

> > Selamun'aleykum
> > My question is about bowing. You see besides being a student I also study
> > martial arts. We are required to bow when entering in & out of 
> > the hall where the training is held and I occasionally have to bow to my
> > instructor (please note: only bowing somewhat and certainly not head
> > to floor). But when bowing I certainly do not do with the intention of
> > tawheed or shirk ( or any partnership of any kind) only just for respect
> > and to learn the art which by the way is Iyaido 'The way of the sword'.
> > 
> > Q.Please shed me some light and guidance concerning this issue. It will
> > be much appreciated for my intention is always to put INSHA'ALLAH 
> > my lord subhanuwate'ala before all things. 
> > 
> > Thankyou for your time and ELHAMDULILLEH for the time.
> > Selamun'aleykum


ANSWER:

It happened that I and my children studied karate of different displines.
We informed our Sensi' that we only bow to God, and we would not bow in
class. Our sensi respected our wishes and people of displine are more 
accepting of ones faith.
 
I would recommend to you my brother to do the same. Only Allah SWT is worthy
of bowing to.
 
Allah knows best
 
Khuda Hafiz 




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