Yes. The Koran teaches us that everyone has a right to act, whether it be in a religious context or the everyday world. The reason for this is to prevent injustice. And if someone tries to take the act of acting and turn it into something more than something we need to be ashamed of, it is considered a form of theft. Also, anyone who acts in a way different from what his religious community wants is considered apostasy.
But is this true in the street? Well according to a survey of young Muslims in London, 75% said Islam is not at all harmful to young people, even though only 35% of British Muslims do.
And if they weren’t actually dancing, then why were they being filmed?
Well first of all, why are young people getting involved with dance? It seems that those who dance the most do so when there is none for them at home to do, meaning that it is often the youngest and most impressionable members of society who are the most vocal on matters related to Islam.
So what does the Koran say?
The most direct answer is that we should not ask Allah what we should do, but we should ask Him according to His will and the path to his will, for the most important is that He is the One who will lead us to the right and the correct.
I have read the Koran! What do I believe?
The answers are not easy to come by. In fact, the more that we read the Koran and the Quran, the more we hear from other Muslims that they have other ways to explain the meaning of the Koran, and they will also quote verses and chapters with different meanings that we don’t understand. They explain how an evil soul can enter an innocent person’s heart to get what it wants, and how the Koran, the Quran, and Allah make for our personal salvation.
Do I have to do my homework?
Yes, it is absolutely necessary. And it is not just because of what has already been said elsewhere. We need to go back to the root of it, and find out what we are trying to understand the Quran as, and the meaning of the verses and Hadiths that surround it. This does not only apply to theology, but also physics, literature, music, dance, etc. Because many parts of the Quran require interpretation, and these are difficult words with long complex meanings.
Does the Koran ever say anything negative about dancing?
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