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Certified fitness trainer

Fatwaa ID: 1915

I’m going to be a certified fitness trainer . I have some queries related to it . 1)Being a fitness trainer can i complete on bodybuilding stage while covering my aurah (I.e naval to knee). 2)Can I train people so that they compete on stage they may cover their aurah or may not. 3)Can I train film actors , which they gonna flaunt their body on screen , may be im contributing in that sin.? 4)Can I become a judge of bodybuilding show , where I’ll have to look closely to each muscle of individuals , which may include thighs and even glutes of men .

Please guide in the light of Islam what is permissible and what is not.

Jazakallahu khair

In the Name of Allaah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful.
As-salaamu ‘alaykum wa-rahmatullaahi wa-barakaatuh.

  1. It is permissible, albeit unadvisable in many cases, to compete in bodybuilding competitions and stages even if one’s ‘awrah is covered. Many such competitions may not be at spiritually conducive environments. Furthermore, they may lead to ostentation and pride. Nonetheless, one should always keep his intentions and goals true and pure. A stronger believer is better than a weaker believer.
  2. You may train others. You are not responsible for how they use that training afterwards.
  3. You may train film actors. You are not responsible for how they display or use their trainings afterwards.
  4. You may become a judge for bodybuilding shows. However, we advise against this considering the possibility of haraam and/or non-conducive environment.

And Allaah Ta’aala knows best.
Mufti Muajul I. Chowdhury
Darul Iftaa New York

05/02/1445 AH – 11/16/2023 CE | 667

وصل اللهم وسلم وبارك على سيدنا محمد وعلى ءاله وصحبه أجمعين


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