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Purchasing and Selling Fireworks

What is the ruling of Sharia on buying and selling fireworks and using them in weddings and other joyful events?


Praise be to Allah the Lord of the Worlds. May His peace and blessings be upon our Prophet Mohammad and upon all his family and companions.

Fireworks shouldn`t be bought or sold for the following reasons:

1-Disturbing the sick, the learners, and the sleeping, be they young or old.

2-Spending money for nothing. According to Sharia, it is prohibited to squander or be prodigal. Allah the Almighty says {What means}: " Lo! the squanderers were ever brothers of the devils, and the devil was ever an ingrate to his Lord." {Al-Isra`, 27}. Allah also says {What means}: " Eat ye of the fruit thereof when it fruiteth, and pay the due thereof upon the harvest day, and be not prodigal. Lo! Allah loveth not the prodigals." {Al-An`am, 141}.

Squandering refers to spending wastefully or extravagantly while being prodigal refers to spending a lot of money carelessly without thinking what will happen when there is none left.

3-The smoke from the fireworks could be harmful to health.

4-Fireworks could cause injuries and start fires, if not used properly. And Allah the Almighty knows best.

This answer was collected from the official government Iftaa Department of Jordan.

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