Is belly dancing allowed in Islam?

A: When you pray, in most mosques there is an imam or imam-in-chief (the leader of the congregation, the head of the congregation, or one of the religious leaders) that gives the sermon after the congregation. Imam-in-chief is usually a woman. She is the one who takes the sermon from her students, who often come with their wives and who pray inside the mosque in the same room which this imam sits in. Imam-in-chief usually has her own prayer rug. The imam often holds a Qur’an and the prayer paper with her. If there isn’t any, she usually holds one. During a female imam-in-chief’s sermon, she sometimes sings from the Qur’an. If she sings from the Koran it is called a nurul ul-had’a [singing the Koran aloud from memory]. The verse on this page tells the whole story. The verses on this page are from the Qur’an.

Qur’an, Chapter 3, Verse 18

Narrated Safiyah: The Prophet added: “Verily, all mankind will have Paradise for themselves while I have been ordered (by the Almighty) that it will be in the house of the believer (or one of his relatives) and they will stay therein (for an appointed period of time) for an appointed time. The angels will have to ask for you, when Allah’s command will have been accomplished.”

Qur’an, Chapter 4, Verse 3
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Narrated Anas: The Prophet said, “If two of you, one from Allah and the other from Satan, get married and then have children, then, for the child of the Satan, Allah will raise it up and give him the like of a person’s parents.”

Qur’an, Chapter 5, Verse 2

Narrated Abu Huraira: Allah’s Apostle said, “Ibn Qudama was asked about a person who divorced his wife and he replied: I divorce her and remarry her and then take her away again and I want to kill myself with my own hand. He repeated this thrice till the Questioner said: How can you divorce her? He replied: I divorce her and then remarry her and then take her away again. He repeated this thrice to the Questioner. Then the Prophet said, ‘O Abu-l-Qasim! Do you have any objection to the person who divorces