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Women using dumbbells

Fatwaa ID: 2052

Question:
can women use dumbbells?not in the sense of bodybuilding,but just for exercise…if not, what’s the alternative?

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

It is permissible for women to exercise using dumbbells. This is provided that they do not go to the extent that their body starts to look muscular. That would not be appropriate and may even fall within the ambit of prohibition.

And Allaah Ta’aala knows best.
Mufti Muajul I. Chowdhury
Darul Iftaa New York
https://askthemufti.us/

07/13/1445 AH – 01/25/2024 CE | AML3-3878

وصل اللهم وسلم وبارك على سيدنا محمد وعلى ءاله وصحبه أجمعين


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