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Can I visit family/friends who celebrate Divali?

Answered according to Hanafi Fiqh by DarulUloomTT.net
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Asalamu alaykum.

Is it permissible for someone to visit a friend on divali day even though they are not partaking in the events of that day? And if it is not permissible can I ask why?

 

Wa Alaikum Assalaam,

الجواب و بالله التوفيق

The entire Divali Celebration and all that is connected to it is Shirk which is out rightly condemned in Islam. As, Muslims, we must not be part of, or visit such festivities and religious celebrations that are connected to Shirk.

And Allah Knows Best.

Mufti Waseem Khan.

10/11/15.

This answer was collected from DarulUloomTT.net, which is operated under the supervision of Mufti Waseem Khan from Darul Uloom Trinidad and Tobago.

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