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Is using a microphone speaker system an innovation for Adhaan?

These types of arguments come up when discussing the Mawlid with a Muslim who believes it is not an innovation. However, likewise we use taps and showers for wudhu and ghusl but 1400 years ago they ...
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Is celebrating the birth of the Prophet (SAW) a sinful bidah? [duplicate]

I'm a convert, but follow mostly Sunni teachings from Hanafi or Maliki. I'm wondering if celebrating the birth of the Prophet (SAW) is bidah, and thus a sin. My husband thinks so, but he tends to lean ...
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Is celebrating majoos nawrooz a obligatory action for Twelver Shia?

As per below reference, Shia scholar Majlisi points out importance of nawrooz for Twelver Shia. -العلامة بهاء الدين علي بن عبدالحميد النسابة دامت فضائله رواه باسناده إلى المعلى بن خنيس عن الصادق (...
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Can Muslims celebrate Valentine's Day?

Can Muslims celebrate Valentine's Day? I'm not asking if it is shirk (as in Is it shirk for a Muslim to celebrate Valentine's Day?). Instead, I am asking if it is permissible to celebrate ...
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What should a convert do with their old Christmas photos?

Many converts will have Christmas photos, in which they will not be observing hijab, be drinking alcohol, celebrating Christmas, eating Christmas ham, etc., none of which is particularly Islamic. ...
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Is that permissible to participate in the Stackexchange Winter Bash?

Is that ok to celebrate with Winter Bash on Stack Exchange? Stack Exchange invites you to celebrate the end of a great year …with HATS! As you use your site, you'll discover hats and other items ...
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In an interfaith marriage, would the non-Muslim partner be prohibited from celebrating e.g. Easter, Christmas?

As Muslims we do not celebrate holidays like Easter or Christmas. However if you were involved in an interfaith marriage (with someone from the "people of the book"), would the other person be ...
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If a body part is colored by Hindus in Holi, will it be struck off on judgement day?

Some people says if your body part is colored by Hindus in Holi (festival of colours), it will be struck off on judgement day. Is it correct? I live in India and at my work place our Hindu colleagues ...
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Is the celebration of the birthday (mawlid) of our Prophet (Saw) halal? [duplicate]

Is the celebration of the birthday (Mawlid) of our Prophet (Saw) halal?
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Is it shirk for a Muslim to celebrate Valentine's Day?

Is it shirk for a Muslim to celebrate Valentine's Day, according to the Sunna? Wikipedia writes: Valentine's Day, also called Saint Valentine's Day or the Feast of Saint Valentine, is an annual ...
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How to respond to “Merry Christmas”?

I know that congratulating non-muslims in their celebrations is not permissible. However, since i'm in a country where many people celebrate it, some people tell me "merry christmas" or whatever they ...
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If 12th Rabi' al-awwal is the birthday of Prophet (s.a.w) then why Sunni brothers do madh e sahaba?

In India on this date many groups(anjumans) come on street with green flag doing madh-e-sahaba. As this is a birthday of prophet(s.a.w) why doing madh-e-sahaba? I want to know why they do this. What ...
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Can I celebrate Halloween by dressing up at school the theme is harry potter?

I would like to know, because I've done it in the past.
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Is celebrating death day allowed?

Birthdays are not allowed in Islam, likewise I would like to know is it allowed to celebrate death days. This question may seem little bit strange though, as by celebrate I means, calling people on ...
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Is it permissible to celebrate birthdays when the celebration is done arbitrarily?

I haven't celebrated anyone's birthday in years, someone has decided that they want to have a surprise birthday celebration for a family member. I have read that birthday celebrations that are ...
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Which festival is mentioned in Quran 20:59 as appointment of Pharaoh and Moses?

You will see in chapter=20 verse=59 a day called یوم الزینة mentioned in Qur'an: قَالَ مَوْعِدُكُمْ يَوْمُ الزِّينَةِ وَأَن يُحْشَرَ النَّاسُ ضُحًى [Moses] said, "Your appointment is on the ...
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Ruling on celebration of birth; Is the term 'Bidah' applicable here?

There is a word Bid'ah in Islam and it means innovation in religious matters. Some Islamic scholars says that birthday is Bid'ah as it was not celebrated by any of the prophets, apostles and their ...
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How should I acknowledge a new baby under Islam in western society?

My parent's neighbors are Muslim. We are not. The neighbors' daughter in law just gave birth to their first grandchild, a little girl who is named Fatima. In the US, one gives a gift for a new baby. ...
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Is congratulating non-Muslims on their festivals permissible?

Is it allowed for us as Muslims to congratulate Christians in their eids? (I.e. Merry Christmas, etc.) {This day, I have perfected your religion for you, completed My favor upon you, and have ...
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Is it halaal to eat birthday cake?

Is it halaal to eat birthday cake? When I ask this question, I do know that celebrating birthdays is a practice of non-Muslims and so we aren't allowed to celebrate it. However, that is not the ...
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Is “Christmas” were seen as secular (rather than religious), would it be acceptable to celebrate it?

I understand that many (most?) Muslims prefer not to really celebrate Christmas, due to conflicting religious views. However, in truth Christmas is a composite event, of secular (arguably: ...
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Are birthday celebrations allowed?

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 ...
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Is celebrating the birth of the Prophet a form of innovation?

Is celebrating Mawalid (birth of the Prophet) bidat (innovation)? Please note this question is different of "if Mawalid is Halal or Haram" because one action can be bidat but still halal. Or it might ...
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Is it permissible for a Muslim to praise another God as a courtesy during a Christian wedding?

I know some Muslims who have been invited to one of their evangelical Christian friend's weddings, and there will surely be a lot of singing and worshipping of Jesus Christ as lord and savior. Is it ...