Can We Learn and Practice Wrestling Inside a Masjid?

Answered by Shaykh Abdul-Rahim Reasat


I have a question regarding wrestling/grappling. My question is whether it is permissible to wrestle inside a masjid, not only limited as a sport but in general too.


Yes, wrestling for learning, developing skills, physical training, etc., within a masjid is permissible. It should not be done at a time or in a manner that would disrupt the worship of those praying, reciting the Quran, learning and teaching, or remembering Allah in general.

The Prophet (Allah bless him and give him peace) permitted some Abyssinians to train in the mosque, and scholars deduced the permissibility of this from such narrations. [Ibn Hajar, Fath al-Bari]

May Allah grant you the best of both worlds.

[Shaykh] Abdul-Rahim Reasat
Checked and Approved by Shaykh Faraz Rabbani

Shaykh Abdul-Rahim Reasat began studying Arabic Grammar and Morphology whilst studying for a degree in English and History. After graduating, He traveled to Damascus and studied Arabic, Hanafi Fiqh, Usul al-Fiqh, Theology, and Logic with Shaykh Adnan Darwish, Shaykh ‘Abd al-Rahman Arjan al-Binsawi, Shaykh Husayn Darwish, Shaykh Muhammad Darwish, the late Shaykh Rashad Shams, and others. He then moved to Amman to continue his studies in those fields, as well as in Tafsir, Quranic Sciences, Hadith Methodology and Commentary, Prophetic Biography, Prophetic Perfections and Traits, Rhetoric, Arabic Literature, and Tajwid. His teachers include Shaykh Ali Hani, Dr. Hamza al-Bakri, Dr Salah Abu al-Hajj, Dr Mansur Abu Zina, Shaykh Ahmad Hasanat, Shaykh Ahmad Jammal, and others.