Exercising for Increasing One’s Height Is Not Changing the Creation of Allah
Fatwa No: 450538

  • Fatwa Date:18-11-2021 - Rabee' Al-Aakhir 13, 1443
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Question

Assalamu Allaikum according to science people can still grow some inches after puberty doing natural exercises and taking good nutrition so can i do it or is it altering the creation of ALLAH SWT im a girl with the height around 4 feet 10 inch tall plz reply im confused about the hadith talking about plucking eyebrows and making gaps between teeth, and if i the answer is yes because my height is too short then how about people with nomarl height can they try natural exercises and taking good nutrition to increase height plz reply in detail if i can,plz reply may ALLAH SWT reward you for helping me,

Answer

All perfect praise be to Allah, The Lord of the Worlds. I testify that there is none worthy of worship except Allah, and that Muhammad  sallallaahu  `alayhi  wa  sallam ( may  Allaah exalt his mention ) is His slave and Messenger.

There is nothing wrong with exercising for the purpose of increasing one’s height, if we assume that this is possible. Exercise (sport) is a reason for strengthening the muscles and making them bigger, and decreases the weight: neither this nor that is considered as changing the creation of Allah.

If one exercises and practices sport and his height increased, then this is not changing the creation of Allah that is dispraised in the Sharee’ah.

It is Allah who increased his height because of a permissible reason, which is exercise; it is like treating one’s slimness with lawful food; this is not the changing of Allah’s creation because of the intervention of a human being and his surgical intervention, for example.

The greatest concern of a Muslim should be improving his conduct and perfecting his acts of worship.

Ibn Mas’ood  may  Allaah  be  pleased  with  him narrated that the Prophet  sallallaahu  `alayhi  wa  sallam ( may  Allaah exalt his mention ) used to say: “O Allah! You have made my creation perfect, so make my moral characteristics also be the best.” [Ahmad] [Its chain of transmission is classified by Al Arna'oot as Hasan]

Allah knows best.

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