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Q: Is it permissible for businesses to keep holiday sales, not related to black friday or christmas, but just a holiday sale?

Bismillaah

A: Yes, it is permissible. However, as a precaution, abstain from having a sale during the kuffaar festive season so that you do not resemble the kuffaar in any way and you do not come under the purview of the following Hadith.

عن عمرو بن الحارث ، أن رجلا دعا عبد الله بن مسعود إلى وليمة ، فلما جاء ليدخل سمع لهوا ، فلم يدخل ، فقال : ما لك رجعت ؟ قال : إني سمعت رسول الله صلى الله عليه وسلم يقول : من كثر سواد قوم فهو منهم ، ومن رضي عمل قوم كان شريكا في عملهم. (إتحاف الخيرة المهرة رقم 3297)

Rasulullah (Sallallahu Alayhi Wasallam) has said, “The one who adds to the numbers of a certain group (engaged in wrong), will be counted among them in the sight of Allah Ta’ala, and the one who is pleased with the actions of a certain group will be regarded as equal and part of them in their actions.”

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

 

Answered by:

Mufti Zakaria Makada

Checked & Approved:

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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