Purchasing Easter chocolate eggs solely to eat them

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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

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Answered by:

Mufti Zakaria Makada

Checked & Approved:

Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach)

This answer was collected from, 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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