Mawlana Shaykh Nazim Adil Al-Haqqani Sultanul Awliya
Sohba/Discourse - Lefke Cyprus
Date : 1/18/2013
credits : Saltanat tv
Just one of many reasons to validate the actions provided in the video:
Imam Ahmad reports the following narration in his Musnad :
حَدَّثَنَا عَبْدُ الصَّمَدِ قَالَ حَدَّثَنَا حَمَّادٌ عَنْ ثَابِتٍ عَنْ أَنَسٍ قَالَ كَانَتْ الْحَبَشَةُ يَزْفِنُونَ بَيْنَ يَدَيْ رَسُولِ اللَّهِ صَلَّى اللَّهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ وَيَرْقُصُونَ وَيَقُولُونَ مُحَمَّدٌ عَبْدٌ صَالِحٌ فَقَالَ رَسُولُ اللَّهِ صَلَّى اللَّهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ مَا يَقُولُونَ قَالُوا يَقُولُونَ مُحَمَّدٌ عَبْدٌ صَالِحٌ
Anas ibn Maalik (radhiya Allahu 'anhu) said that the Abyssinians danced in front of Rasulullah (sallalllahu 'Alayhi wa Sallam) while saying "Muhammad is a Righteous Slave" (in ethiopian) upon which Rasulullah (sallallahu 'Alayhi wa Sallam asked, "What are they saying?" And they responded in Arabic, "Muhummadun 'Abdun Saalihun".
Shaykh Shu'ayb Al Arna'ut states in his ta'liq of the Musnad Ahmad, "It is authentic, and all of the men are the two Sahihs except for Hammad ibn Salamah, and he is from the men of Imam Muslim."
This narration is also reported from our mother 'Aa'ishah (radhiya Allahu 'anhaa) as follows,
قَالَ حَدَّثَنَا سُلَيْمَانُ بْنُ دَاوُدَ قَالَ حَدَّثَنَا عَبْدُ الرَّحْمَنِ يَعْنِي ابْنَ أَبِي الزِّنَادِ عَنْ هِشَامِ بْنِ عُرْوَةَ عَنْ أَبِيهِ عَنْ عَائِشَةَ قَالَتْ وَضَعَ رَسُولُ اللَّهِ صَلَّى اللَّهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ ذَقْنِي عَلَى مَنْكِبَيْهِ لِأَنْظُرَ إِلَى زَفْنِ الْحَبَشَةِ حَتَّى كُنْتُ الَّتِي مَلِلْتُ فَانْصَرَفْتُ عَنْهُم
"'Aa'ishah stated that Rasulullah put her cheek on his shoulder while looking at the Abyssinians dance..." ((Also found in the Musnad and Sahih Muslim. It is number 23709 in the online publication on hadith.al-islam.com
of the Musnad and number 1483 of the Sahih of Imam Muslim ))
The narration of Imam Muslim, however, has the words, "...on the day of 'Eid in the Masjid...". These narrations are proof that the Prophet Muhammad allowed dancing in his presence. It further proves that one can dance while performing worship with the tongue and heart, as the Abyssinians were chanting "Muhammad is a Righteous Slave", which is affirmation of the Prophethood, as well as the testimony of faith, but please note there is no association to worship to the dancing, NEVER! There glorification of the lord by itself, hold reward accordingly, but it is absent from any other action.
Furthermore, there is consensus, that it is disliked (Makrooh) to do such actions (like the video), and even haram (in any other condition that results to break the Shari'a).