Eating a chocolate with Christmas wrapping

Answered according to Hanafi Fiqh by

Q: Mufti Saheb had said to avoid Easter eggs because of their relation to Easter. At the moment, quite a lot of sweets/chocolates and other things come in a Christmasish wrapping. Sometimes the thing itself is in a Christmas related shape. I have some chocolate that came in a firecracker wrapping which was given to me. It does not come in this wrapping during other times of the year. May I eat it?


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A: Discard the wrapping, don’t keep it, throw it away.

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

Answered by:

Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach)