celebration Archives - IslamQA

Find answers to your Islamic questions 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.

Naats and meelaad

Answered by Muftionline.co.za

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 it is not sung in a musical tone. This practice had… read more »

Hot cross buns

Answered by Muftionline.co.za

Q: Is it permissible to make, sell and eat hot cross buns ? A: Easter is a celebration of the Christians. The Christians believe that it was on this day that Jesus rose from the dead after his crucifixion. As Muslims, we are commanded to refrain from imitating the Kuffaar and adopting their ways. Hence,… read more »

Receiving food from a gyaarwi shareef celebration

Answered by Muftionline.co.za

Q: In our neighborhood there is Gyarvi Barvi Shareef celebration. We got food from them. Is it permissible to take food from them? A: I suggest that you give it to some poor person, perhaps your worker. And Allah Ta’ala (الله تعالى) knows best.   Answered by: Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach) Source

Sighting of the moon

Answered by Muftionline.co.za

Q: Why different scholars of India are of the opinion that the moon is not sighted in our country (India) when Saudia and many Islamic countries declare that the moon has been sighted for the celebration of eid. Moreover, some scholars of India celebrate eid upon announcement from Saudia? Is it a good practice? A: We are… read more »

Buying and selling Valentine’s items

Answered by Askimam.org

Please advise me with regards to the buying and selling of valentines items, and what will be the status of the money earned from such trade? Answer In the Name of Allah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful. As-salāmu ‘alaykum wa-rahmatullāhi wa-barakātuh. The inception and history of Valentine’s Day… read more »