Please tell me whether it is allowed or not to celebrate Chilla and Chatti the functions performed after the birth of a child after 40 and 21 days as per Islamic Shariah.

Please tell me whether it is allowed or not to celebrate Chilla and Chatti the functions performed after the birth of a child after 40 and 21 days as per Islamic Shariah.

Answer

(Fatwa: 521/512/N=1434)

Such types of customs and traditions do not exist in Islam. Hence if these rituals are performed as a part of religion then it shall be unlawful and innovation (bid’ah). But if they are not considered a part of religion but they include non-Shariah things then too they shall be unlawful. These ongoing Chilla and Chatti etc contain non-Shariah elements; hence it should be avoided.

Allah (Subhana Wa Ta’ala) knows Best

Darul Ifta,
Darul Uloom Deoband