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Celebrations in Islam

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Q: In Islam there are only two celebrations, namely Eid al-Fitr and Eid al-Adha; anything other than these two celebrations is an innovated festival or occasion and it is not permissible to celebrate it or to help others to do so. Is this ruling correct? I got this from website.

Also is celebrating birthday not allowed due to this if so?

Bismillaah

A: If you are referring to christmas, new years etc. then you are right. All these alien celebrations have nothing to do with Islam.

Birthdays have got no basis in Islam.

And Allah Ta’ala (الله تعالى) knows best.

 

Answered by:

Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach)

This answer was collected from MuftiOnline.co.za, where the questions have been answered by Mufti Zakaria Makada (Hafizahullah), who is currently a senior lecturer in the science of Hadith and Fiqh at Madrasah Ta’leemuddeen, Isipingo Beach, South Africa.

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