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Clapping One's Hands and Whistling

What is the ruling on people whistling and clapping their hands in parties?

This practice appears to be taken from non-Muslims; therefore, it is not an appropriate thing for a Muslim to do. When a Muslim is joyful about something, he says Allahuakbar (Allah is the greatest); or 'Subhanallah (How perfect Allah is!). Furthermore, it is incorrect to say' Allahuakbar' in unison with a group, as some people do. A person should say this by himself; there is no basis to saying so in unison with others.

Shaykh Muhammad bin Saalih al-`Uthaymeen
Fatawa Islamiyah Darussalam Vol 8 page no. 125
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