Sports

Sport includes all forms of competitive physical activity or games which, through casual or organised participation, aim to use, maintain or improve physical ability and skills while providing enjoyment to participants, and in some cases, entertainment for spectators. Hundreds of sports exist, from those between single contestants, through to those with hundreds of simultaneous participants, either in teams or competing as individuals. In certain sports such as racing, many contestants may compete, simultaneously or consecutively, with one winner; in others, the contest (a match) is between two sides, each attempting to exceed the other.

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Sayyed Mohammad Al-Musawi, Sayyed Mohammad al-Musawi is originally from Iraq and heads up the World Ahlul Bayt Islamic League in London. Other than being involved in various humanitarian projects, he frequently responds to... Answered 1 month ago

The best role model for all women is Lady Fatima (SA). She was asked by her father, The Prophet Muhammad (SAWA): What is the best for the woman? She replied: The best for woman is not to see (Non Mahram) man, and to remain unseen by (Non Mahram) man.

Sporting activities which keep this condition and be practiced totally away from Non Mahram men is allowed, but any activities which expose the woman to be seen by Non Mahram men is not permissible.

WAssalam.

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Zaid Alsalami, Shaykh Dr Zaid Alsalami is an Iraqi born scholar, raised in Australia. He obtained a BA from Al-Mustafa University, Qom, and an MA from the Islamic College in London. He also obtained a PhD from... Answered 1 month ago

Bismihi ta'aa

I would say we cannot give a yes, or no answer to this question, as there are many issues to take in mind. 

Yes, from a Fiqhi perspective, there is no problem in itself with women watching men "playing sports." There would be a problem if the men were topless, for example. There is also no shar'i requirement that every woman who attends, Muslim or not, must observe Hijab. Unless of course it is an Islamic country where Islamic dresscode is applied to all in public. 

An issue that we need to look into is whether the atmosphere is appropriate for young boys, or girls, or even women. Will there be excessive swearing and offensive language thrown around. Is the mixing between genders so much that it would be an inappropriate environment for a mu'min/mu'minah to be in. 

Is it culturally accepted, for women to go to such a tournament, or will it be taken as something bad, or she will be criticised, or spoken ill about. 

It is clear that we are influenced and dragged into today's sports culture, and we might have an interest in following some sports group, or be serious fans. At the same time, we have religious and moral principles that we must never abandon.

This applies to both genders as well. Our level of modesty, evaluating where we should go and where we should not go, looking into the shar'i, social and cultural aspects of what we participate in, and other important factors. 

More can be said about this, but in general the mukallaf must try to look at this from different angles, and like everything else be as cautious as possible, choosing what would bring him/her closer to Allah ta'ala.

With prayers for your success.

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Sayyed Mohammad Al-Musawi, Sayyed Mohammad al-Musawi is originally from Iraq and heads up the World Ahlul Bayt Islamic League in London. Other than being involved in various humanitarian projects, he frequently responds to... Answered 3 months ago

No, it is not allowed to play or encourage such movies and games.
It can mislead lay people, and goes against the main fact of the existence which is Tawheed.

Wassalam.

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Sayyed Mohammad Al-Musawi, Sayyed Mohammad al-Musawi is originally from Iraq and heads up the World Ahlul Bayt Islamic League in London. Other than being involved in various humanitarian projects, he frequently responds to... Answered 3 months ago

Muslim female is required as part of religious obligation to keep her dignity by observing full Hijab in front of Non Mahram men. Outdoor games in front of non Mahram men should not violate full Hijab otherwise it will not be permissible.

Wassalam.

Abbas Di Palma, Shaykh Abbas Di Palma holds a BA and an MA degree in Islamic Studies, and certifications from the Language Institute of Damascus University. He has also studied traditional Islamic sciences in... Answer updated 9 months ago

If there is no non-mahram man around and women do not attract men's attention by doing so, there is no problem; otherwise it should be avoided.

With prayers for your success.