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As Kashmir is a valley of saints so here people celebrate their days with great religious fervour..is it allowed in Islam?


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بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم

We begin with Allah’s blessed name, we praise him and we glorify him, seek his forgiveness and ask him to guide us. Whoever Allah guides, None can lead astray and whoever he misguides, None can guide. There is no power and no strength except from Allah, The most high, the Most great, the most powerful. We bear witness that there is no one worthy of worship but Allah Alone, and we bear witness that Prophet Muhammad (pbuh) is His slave-servant and the seal of His Messengers. We pray for peace and blessings on all the noble messengers and in particular on the last of them all “the blessed prophet Mohammad (pbuh)”

There is absolutely no evidence in the authentic and established Sunnah that prophet Mohammad (pbuh) or his noble companions ever celebrated or commemorated the birth or death anniversaries of any individual.

Therefore if someone starts the ritual of celebrating or commemorating the birth or death anniversary of any individual will be inventing a thing in the pure deen of Islam which is not from the deen! And that is exactly what prophet Mohammad (pbuh) termed as bidah or innovation; and every single innovation in the pure and perfect deen of Islam is an error, a sin, and every error leads to hell fire.

Narrated by Ali ibn AbuTalib That the Prophet of Allah (saws) said: "If anyone introduces an innovation (in religion), he will be responsible for it. If anyone introduces an innovation or gives shelter to a man who introduces an innovation (in religion), he is cursed by Allah, by His Angels, and by all the people." Sunan of Abu-Dawood [Hadith 4515]

Narrated by Jabir ibn Abdullah That the Prophet of Allah (saws) said in a sermon: "The best speech is that which is embodied in the Book of Allah, the Al Quran; and the best guidance is the guidance given by me, Mohamed (saws). The most evil affairs are the innovations, and every innovation is an error." Sahih Muslim [ 1885]

Thus the believers should fear Allah and absolutely abstain from this and all other innovations which have unfortunately crept into the pure and perfect deen of Islam. And Allah alone knows the best.

I ask Allah to make this a sincere effort, seeking his pleasure, and I ask him to grant us refuge in him from the evils within ourselves, and that in our deeds. I ask him to grant us success in achieving whatever pleases him; And May Allah Shower His blessings and mercy upon our beloved Prophet Muhammad (pbuh), his family and his Companions and on all those who follow him until the final hour.

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