Q: I know that nikaah is not prohibited in any month of year. But my question is that, other ceremonies like birthdays, engagements, and any other celebration is permissible in Muharam and Safar month?
A: There is no basis for a birthday in Islam, and an engagement is not supposed to be a celebration at any time of the year. It is just a confirmation of the nikaah.
And Allah Ta’ala (الله تعالى) knows best.
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.