The Mannequin Challenge is a viral internet video trend where people remain frozen in action like mannequins while a video is recorded usually with a certain music song.
Let us get to the bottom of the issue…
Firstly, taking of videos or pictures in any way or form is Haraam (prohibited) and is strongly prohibited in Shariah. [For more, read here – https://missmuslimah9.wordpress.com/2016/03/30/photography-selfies/ ]
Taking videos is one thing but posting it and broadcasting it is another thing.
Hadhrat Abu Hurairah radhiyAllahu anhu narrates that he heard Rasulullah ﷺ saying: “All my followers are safe except those who announce their sins. It is from announcing sins that a man does something by night; and, in the morning, after Allāh had concealed his misdeed, he announces it by saying, ‘Oh so and so, last night i did such and such’. Allah had concealed his misseed in the night, but he made it public in the morning.” [Bukhari & Muslim]
It has become quite viral. The saddest part of it all is that Muslims, people who believe in Allah, who are from the Ummah of that Nabi ( ﷺ ) who cried Ummati, who spent nights crying to Allah praying for his Ummah, engage in such a useless act – The Mannequin Challenge.
Secondly, Music is also prohibited in Islam. Nabi ﷺ said that music creates hypocrisy in the heart. What are these silly mannequins waiting for? Are they waiting for the hypocrisy to continue to grow until their hearts are blackened with hypocrisy?
And here again, they are openly breaking Allah’s command and broadcasting it.
Thirdly, what benefit is there in this anyways?
I am mentioning all of this because there are Muslims participating in it…
And then there’s this thing called the Islamic Mannequin Challenge. There’s nothing Islamic about it. Tell me what part of Islam is found in it? As it is, this is following the ways of the Jews and Christians. An Nasheed is played in the background… Stop trying to make the haram things halaal!
Why are Muslims trying so hard to blend in with society? This world is not for us. Stop trying to follow the ways of others. Follow Islam. Follow True Islam.
May Allah guide the Ummah…
May Allah give hidayat to the man and jinn…
May Allah grant us complete forgivness before our death..