There are two type of dances which are held at the time of marriage or other ceremonies or for mere pleasure without any occasion. One type is in which professional singing and dancing girls are engaged and they dance usually in gatherings of males only. The other type is in which a women of house-hold or professional dancer dances among the females with movements of different parts of the body. Now-a-days another type has developed due to cinema and TV in which boys and girls dance together on the tunes of film songs. All such dances are irreligious and forbidden.
Adultery is of different kinds-actual, of eyes, ears, tounge, heart, hand etc and in such dances men are prone to commit and they do commit one or other type of adultery. The evils and sins of dances are self-evident. Men look and gaze at naked or semi-naked parts of an alien women, it is an adultery of the eyes. They listen to her voice, it is an adultery of the ears. They talk and make jokes with her, it is an adultery of the tongue. Their hearts are attracted towards her, it is an adultery of the heart. Some are so shameless who even touch her, this is an adultery of the hand. They sometimes advance towards her and even dance with her, this is an adultery of the feet. Some even indulge in sexual intercourse with her, which is actual adultery and fornication.
Same is the case of dancing by family girls and boys. It is not permitted even without instruments and drums. Such dances are also accompanied by all the evils already mentioned. Household women and girls memorise film and love songs and they sing and dance on their tunes. Their voice is heard by na-mehram and sometimes they are also seen by men. Such young girls and women are often lead astray and they become corrupt. Hence dances are sinful and irreligious.
It has been clearly stated in the Holy Traditions that just as adultery is a major sin, in the same way the actions of gazing and hearing, touching etc are all sins. The committing of a sin publicly is a major and worst sin according to religion code.
It has been reported in a Tradition that when obscenity, immodesty and shamelessness become so common in any community that people begin to commit them publicly, then be sure that epidemics will spread in that community to such an extent as would have not occured before. Now imagine, when it is such an evil then how great sinners are those, who arrange or take part in such things. (Reason why I don’t go to any Pakistani weddings anymore because many try to follow what others are doing in Newcastle or UK in general)
The sin also becomes an epidemic, if one arranged such a function and some others followed his/her example. So long as the sinful activity started by one continues, its sins also will be continued to be recorded against him/her even after his death. The use of musical instruments is also a sin in itself.
The Holy Prophet Sallam has said that Allah has ordered him to break all these musical instruments. Then judge the greatness of the sin of the person spreads this evil for which the Holy Prophet Sallam has been ordered by Allah to break and abolish them.
Some people regard it as a mark of respect and dignity. Boasting on sin and to think its avoidence as insulting, strikes at the very root of faith and losing of faith is a major sin. So it is the duty of every Muslim to refrain from things forbidden by Shariat just as they hate anything offensive to their nature. May Allah protect us all from evil. Aameen