Q. MY PARENTS WHO ARE NOW LATE USE TO PUT NISHAN ANNUALLY AT OUR FAMILY HOME. WE THE CHILDREN ARE CONTINUING WITH THIS TRADITION AS OUR PARENTS DID IT FOR SIXTY YEARS. THE COLOURS ARE WHITE, GREEN, RED, YELLOW AND PINK. OUR RELATIVES ARE TELLING US TO STOP AS THEY SAY THIS IS WRONG. PLEASE ADVISE. NISHAN AS IN FLAG HOISTING.
A. There is no significance to flag hoisting in Islam. These are un-Islamic practices and should not be done.
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Mufti Ismaeel Bassa
This answer was collected from TheMufti.com, which is a fatwa portal managed by Mufti Ismaeel Bassa from South Africa.