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Is birthday parties allowed in islam?


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)”

Dear sister, Neither the blessed prophet (pbuh) nor his companions had ever celebrated the birthday of any one, and the celebration of ones birthday was never the culture of Islam, but with out an iota of doubt this celebration is the culture of non-believers who celebrate these birthday parties with zeal and zest, make cakes, invite others to this event, give presents etc.

Narrated by Nafi Ibn Umar reported that the Prophet (saws) said, "Do the opposite of what the pagans do!” Sahih Al-Bukhari [Volume: 7 , Book: 72 , Hadith 780]

Narrated by Abdullah ibn Umar The Prophet (saws) said: ‘He who copies any people is one of them.’ Abu-Dawood [Book 32 : Hadith 4020]

So a believer should fear Allah and should abstain from celebrating these pagan celebrations.

Narrated by An-Nawwas ibn Sam'an Allah's Messenger (saws) said, "A creature is not to be obeyed when it involves disobedience to the Creator." Al-Tirmidhi [Hadith 3696 ] 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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