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Talking from a Shia perspective, if it is a tradition of our society then there is no problem to celebrate it as long as no Haram action is performed during the celebration. We have a similar celebration called Nowruz which is not Islamic and celebrates the beginning of spring. [Actually there are some Ahadeeth which demonstrates the religious importance of ...


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It is forbidden for Muslims to imitate non-Muslims. The Prophet (May Allah's blessings and peace be upon Him) said: You will follow the wrong ways, of your predecessors so completely and literally that if they should go into the hole of a mastigure, you too will go there." We said, "O Allah's Messenger (sallallahu 'alaihi wa sallam) ! Do you mean ...


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Breaking down the question First of all, if we break down the question of yours we will find out that it isn't completely a question. It also holds the statement: "I know that congratulating non-muslims in their celebrations is not permissible.". This is not a question, rather it's a belief or opinion. A better question would be: I follow the ...


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Islam does have some restrictions on imagery. Those are mostly in terms of depicting religious figures ( Muhammad, Jesus, Mary, Moses [pbuh] ). However some cultures apply those restrictions to personal lives too based on their interpretation of Islam. The way you described your friends, they would not be offended by some one who doesn't know much about ...


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There's two different opinion on congratulating non Muslims on their holidays. some says it's Haram and the other said it's Halal but with conditions. According to Yousuf Al Qaradawi's fatwa, you can congratulating them if you living together in peace specially if there was a relation between you and the one you want to congrats. like work or friendship ...


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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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I don't have a complete "yes or no"-answer but several points to consider (the following is more based on Sunni views as I don't have much knowledge about Shia): Muslims have the Hijri calendar which differs from the christian calendar - so new year is not even the same (Muslim versus non-Muslim). Even the Hijri "new year" is not considered a reason for ...


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Bid'ah - If you add something new to the belief of Islam without having a proof from Quran or Sunnah then this is considered Bidah. (as seen in What is Bidah) So, in the past when there were no Mercedes cars people didn't have the opportunity to drive them, but today we all drive Mercedes ryt? Is it either Bidah or an act of copying the disbelievers? No. ...


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Giving gifts is a big part of Islamic cultures. I'm sure your neighbors will appreciate whatever thoughtful gift you choose to get them. Even things like playing with dolls are permissible for little children (Hadith `Aisha), and so your idea of stuffed animals would be completely appropriate.


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This is an issue where you need to speak to a local scholar, really and truly. Let me attempt to summarize my notes. I took a class called "fiqh of food and clothing," and we discussed this issue under the "food" section. I assume you know already that eating/drinking haram, free mixing, etc. are all prohibited in any kind of event, and also here. First of ...


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All perfect praise be to Allah I will talk with Sunni point of view. Alright, this topic is a huge and old topic and there are full books on this topic from the time it started it is one of the most often debated topics. Now i think we should analyze the sum or the base of all this difference of opinion. Now, First come those who say it is good to do so, ...


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Shia view According to history available it is not proved prophet celebrated Mawalid. But this does not mean Mawalid is Bidat. Prophet did not use cell phone and computer. So it is Haram? No but it is Mubah because we do not have any evidence prophet made it Haram. While we do not have an evidence prophet made something Haram we are not allowed to make ...


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Interesting Question. Where do these people get their fatwas from? First thing to analyze is that the pagan Arabs didn't have any festival that resembled Holi. Nor did the Romans, Jews, Christians or Persians who travelled or lived in Makkah or Madina. Hence, it's not mentioned any where in Quran or in any Sahih Hadith . But I have heard why it is 'not ...


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If it is in the public domain and one has control over it then it should be taken down because it is haram to display oneselves, or any other hijab observing woman, in public. In case, it is not in one's control they should at least try (Allah does look at your intentions). I cannot say for sure if one should get rid of them, but it is neccessary that one ...


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There is no objection in Islamic Sharia for a Muslim to accept the invitation of a Christian to attend a wedding ceremony in the church provided there are no Munkarat (all evil acts and things) such as: drinking alcohol, singing, statues and performing forms of worship that are not for Allah. If such evil acts or things are present in the church then, it ...


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Source: islamqa.info The title of the question from the source is: It is not permissible to eat foods that are prepared by the kuffaar for their festivals The question asked in the source is: Is it permissible for a Muslim to eat the foods that the people of the Book or the mushrikoon prepare for their festivals or accept such foods if they are given on ...


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Salaam Brother, Seriously you can eat the cake, the only prohibition in the Quran is swine(apart from Ghamr) brother. If there is no swine or anything in the cake which will intoxicate you then you can eat from it. Please note only ALLAH alone prohibit's (make Haraam) no one not even the Nabi of ALLAH could prohibit. Surah 66:1 Sahih International: O ...


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Well so far i can't give you an exact date etc. But according to tafsir ibn Kathir یوم الزینة was the day of festival: That was the day of their celebration and their New Year's festivity. It was a holiday for them when they took vacation from their work and came together for a large gathering. This day was selected so that all of the people could ...


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A Muslim may not celebrate or participate in a non-Muslim festival. Celebration or participation may indicate an endorsement of such an occasion and its principle. Celebrations are characteristic of groups and, as Muslims, we have our own celebrations and festivals. Also, imitating a group may render one to be a member of such a group. Hence, as Muslims, we ...


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All Praise to Allah Subhan o Taala and blessings on Prophet Muhammad peace be upon him His family and companions Wa'lekumussalam warahmatullah References from Quran In Surah Younis (10:58) Allah Swt says قُلْ بِفَضْلِ اللَّـهِ وَبِرَحْمَتِهِ فَبِذَٰلِكَ فَلْيَفْرَحُوا هُوَ خَيْرٌ مِّمَّا يَجْمَعُونَ Say: "In the bounty of Allah. And in His Mercy,-...


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It is not permitted for Muslim's to celebrate Saint Valentine's Day (see question 37908). However, there is no scholarly opinion that celebrating Saint Valentine's Day is shirk or kufr at large. Doing so may lead one, though, down that path to shirk or kufr. Ibn Taymiyyah said: فلا فرق بين مشاركتهم في العيد وبين مشاركتهم في سائر المناهج، فإن الموافقة في ...


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There's an English saying : It's the thought that counts There's also an Arabic narration: انمال الاعمال بالنیات deeds are ranked by the intention. You said: However, these photos will also including their loved ones as they grew up, and will be irreplaceable memories We have all sinned. We have to repent, We can't put in a nail in our brain to destroy ...


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This is a personal thought which may help you with the problem. In keeping with an ideal Islamic spirit, other than the sweet memories, those photos must probably also remind you of a sinful past life! So this thought may help you feel less attached to them and makes it easier to discard. Moreover depending on how deeply you feel about Islam, those photos ...


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Wearing a fictive hat for celebrating the end of a productive year has nothing to do with isa or with any pagan feast. It is not very different from the score and badges that appear, the only difference being that they won't appear anymore in a few week. Unless your relation to the hats, or the site SE becomes such that it can be considered shirk, as the ...


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Madh-e-sahaba is an urdu word, meaning praising sahaba, as of its translation suggests, their is nothing wrong in this, until or unless things are not being exaggerated, but at-least in pakistan these types of conferences are done on days other than maulud-ul-nabi, i.e:12 rabiul awal, so if someone is celebrating birthday of prophet or anyone, than it is ...


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Islam concern about being on track on your life. What is your purpose being there? If this events means worshiping to an other God then Allah, or practicing some pray for an other religion, yes, Islam forbids. But people in there just having fun and not doing stuff which Islam forbids(i.e. sins) it's not forbidden to attend. Islam suggests not to go to near ...


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In the name of Allah, the most compassionate, the most merciful As much as I searched, there couldn’t seem to be such days like 3th, 40th (from the view of Shia Islam). But as you mentioned, it is seen that some people do it as if it is a ritual item (based on Islam order!). There couldn’t be any related days as I made research. But it could be Okay and ...


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A birthday is a secular celebration and a social occasion. That is the 'dedication' of the birthday cake is not the same as invoking the name of Allah before a meal. It is not said in the same spirit.


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