Question: Is dancing illegal in Iran?

According to Irans Islamic penal code, singing and dancing are not illegal but a person can be prosecuted if authorities deem their acts indecent or immoral.

Although dancing has been considered as an inseparable element of Persian history and tradition, Islamic law has announced public dancing illegal in Iran.

Is music forbidden in Iran?

Since the Iranian revolution in 1979, music on TV and the radio has been banned in the Islamic republic. Former Ayatollah Khomeini compared music with opium and said it made the mind idle and senseless.

Do Iranians listen to music?

Because as far as the Iranian censors are concerned, there are only three genres of music acceptable in the Islamic republic: Iranian folk music; Iranian classical or traditional music; and Iranian pop music. They face fines of up to $15,000 (£9,700) and possible bans on producing and even writing music.

What religions do not allow dancing?

In Islam, Salafists and Wahhabis consider dancing in general to be haram (forbidden). Conservative Islamic and Orthodox Jewish traditions prohibit contact between men and women in public (especially those not married to each other), and thus in these societies men and women either dance separately or not at all.

What type of music does Iran listen to?

The music of Iran encompasses music that is produced by Iranian artists. In addition to the traditional folk and classical genres, it also includes pop and internationally celebrated styles such as jazz, rock, and hip hop.

Can you sing in Iran?

A singer must be trained for years and have continuous practice to reach a level where they can perform on stage. After years of hard work, if a professional female singer, who is a master at singing, wants to perform in Iran, in order to get a permit, other male and female singers must be invited to accompany her.

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