Is it permissible to celebrate birthdays in Islam?

Question:

I am a new Muslim.I live in America.I have three children form my Muslim husband .He wants to follow strict Islamic lifestyle .I want to
know if I can celebrate their today of my children who are minors and of ages between 2–7.

Is it haram to celebrate birthday of my children?


 

Answer:

In the Name of Allah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful.

As-salāmu ‘alaykum wa-rahmatullāhi wa-barakātuh.
Sister in Islam,

We are very pleased to hear that you have accepted the beautiful and complete Deen of Islam. May Allah Taala protect your Imaan and keep you and your family steadfast on Deen. Ameen.

We understand that you live in America and that modern societies create various challenges that may require one to do certain things in order to blend with the rest. However, if this   may contradict the teachings of Islam, then it will not be permissible to do so.

You should understand that as Muslims our salvation lies in the adherence of each and every aspect of Deen and by gaining the pleasure of Allah Taala. It is praise worthy to note that your husband wants you to completely adhere to the teachings of Deen, protect your Imaan and gain the pleasure of Allah Taala in which you may feel restricted, but in doing so lies the safety and protection of your Imaan.

We advise you to practice upon the laws of Shariah with an open and positive mind. You will understand the beauty of Islam and feel content with all aspects of Islam.

For more details on why it is impermissible to celebrate birthdays in Islam you may proceed to the following link:

http://www.askimam.org/public/question_detail/19924

http://askimam.org/public/question_detail/15057

 

And Allah Ta’āla Knows Best

 

Checked and Approved by,
Mufti Ebrahim Desai.

www.daruliftaa.net

 

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