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Are there any Hadith/Quran citations that refer to celebrating an individual's birthday?

Is birthday celebration allowed? If yes, what is and is not appropriate? What other basic rulings are relevant for planning one?

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Similar question islam.stackexchange.com/questions/2547/… –  Mujahid مجاهد Sep 18 '12 at 17:30

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There's a difference between scholars; many scholars say that celebrating birthday is haram. Here's the fatwa in Arabic.

But there are many trusted scholars who disagree and says it's halal and you can celebrate birthday unless it involves haram acts, like drinking beer or so, in which case it's haram.

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Any reference to the second fatwa? You might also want add the relevant part of the fatwa in the answer even if it's in Arabic. Someone with Arabic knowledge might translate it. –  Bleeding Fingers Feb 5 '14 at 19:17

“Then We have put you (O Muhammad) on a plain way of (Our) commandment. So follow that, and follow not the desires of those who know not. Verily, they can avail you nothing against Allaah (if He wants to puish you). Verily, the zaalimoon (wrongdoers) are awliyaa’ (protectors, helpers, etc.) to one another, but Allaah is the Wali (Protector, Helper) of the muttaqoon (pious).” [al-Jaathiyah 45:18-19]

Full fatwa here: http://islamqa.info/en/ref/1027

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islam may not allow birthdays to be celebrated if it goes against the sharia (law) for example music, dancing , alcohol and anything else prohibited. The best way to celebrate your birthday is to say alhamdulilah and praise Allah for allowing you to live for another year. :)

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Welcome to Islam. That's an incomplete answer and below the standards we are seeking here. Please reread the question being asked and elaborate your answer. And also go through How to Answer. –  Bleeding Fingers Feb 4 '14 at 22:10

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