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Naats and meelaad

Q: Are naats allowed? Is meelad justified? If meelad is allowed then under what circumstances? A: If it is not accompanied with any type of musical instrument, a woman, or a youngster with girlish features, and it is done occasionally then it is permissible, provided...

Income of an events manager

Q: Is it haram or halal to do events managing business. Event management activities on the request of the customer includes providing fancy decoration, catering, decorating stage, arranging DJ for music. Please also clarify which activity is permissible and which is...

Selling items for bridal and baby showers or birthdays

Q: Is it permissible to sell stuff (favour boxes, name tags, cake toppers, place cards, etc.) that doesn't contain any pictures of any human/animal for bridal showers, baby showers and birthday events? A: Yes.And Allah Ta'ala (الله تعالى) knows best. Answered by:Mufti...

Celebrations in Islam

Q: In Islam there are only two celebrations, namely Eid al-Fitr and Eid al-Adha; anything other than these two celebrations is an innovated festival or occasion and it is not permissible to celebrate it or to help others to do so. Is this ruling correct? I got this...

Celebrating moulood

Q: What if I do not celebrate the mawlid but my mother and father celebrate the mawlid. Also my father is a sufi but I only follow Allah and his Prophet Muhammad (sallallahu alaihi wasallam). People from the sufi masjid label me as a wahabi or a salafi. What should I...

Birthday parties

Q: What do we do if my brother in law invited us for his wife's birthday. We already told them that we do not celebrate birthdays. His wife even asked us for a birthday gift. We asked if we could just do dinner and not call it a birthday party. I told my husband that...