Q: What is the ruling for purchasing Easter chocolate eggs solely to eat them and not celebrate Easter? Would it be haraam as it symbolises new life, or khilafe awla as intention is to eat the chocolate?
A: It is essential to refrain from eating Easter eggs throughout the year since it has resemblance with kufr beliefs and customs. For further details refer to http://muftionline.co.za/node/282
And Allah Ta’ala (الله تعالى) knows best.
Mufti Zakaria Makada
Checked & Approved:
Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach)