Is dancing Haram?

Q:

Assalaamu Alyikum Worahmatullahi Wobarakatuhu.
I ask my self this question evertime. Scientists say that dancing is good for our health. But, I thought it may be haram to dance. So, Is dancing harama?
Thank you!
Assalamu Alayikum.

A:

Wa `alaykum As-Salamu waRahmatullahi wa Barakatuh.

There is nothing wrong if you dance alone or with members of your sex. The Prophet (peace be upon him) allowed the Abyssinians who visited his mosque to dance in the mosque.

Dance with the members of the opposite sex is forbidden because of the simple reason it may arouse lustful thoughts.

Almighty Allah Knows best.

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