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Does Islam permit to celebrate the birthday?

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Assalamualiakum, My question is do islam permit to celebarate the birthday.or what do shariyat says about celebrating birthday. Jazak Allah

Answer

(Fatwa: 516/439/B=1431)

 

This practice is not proved by the holy Quran, Hadith, the companions of the holy Prophet Muhammad (صلى الله عليه وسلم), tabein, (successors to the companions of the holy Prophet Muhammad (صلى الله عليه وسلم) and the four Imams. The tradition of birthday celebration has been invented by the Jews and Christians. This is a nonsense practice according to Islam.

من حسن إسلام المرء تركه مالا يعنيه (ترمذي)

Allah (Subhana Wa Ta’ala) knows Best

Darul Ifta,
Darul Uloom Deoband

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