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In Islam, is it allowed to celebrate birthdays. If anybody (Muslim or non muslim) invites a muslim to attend a birth day party, whether one should go to attend it or not?

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In Islam, is it allowed to celebrate birthdays. If anybody (Muslim or non muslim) invites a muslim to attend a birth day party, whether one should go to attend it or not?

Answer

(Fatwa: 34/34=M)

 

It is unlawful to celebrate birthday, it is a tradition of the West and it has no importance in Islam. It is wrong to attend such nonsense celebrations whether the invitatory is a Muslim or a non-Muslim.

Allah (Subhana Wa Ta’ala) knows Best

Darul Ifta,
Darul Uloom Deoband

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