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 ...
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.
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.
First come those who say it is good to do so, ...
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 ...
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 ...
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?
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.
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
The conditions of an innovation in the religion are:
An act that is intended to get one closer to Allah (Arabic: عمل أريد به التقرب إلى الله),
which the Prophet ﷺ and his rightly-guided caliphs did not do (Arabic: لم يفعله الرسول ولا الخلفاء الراشدين المهديين),
while requirements existed (Arabic: مع وجود المقتضى), and
there were no obstacles (Arabic: وعدم ...
It's not obligatory but there are hadiths that attach a very high Islamic significance to it and the fact that Zoroastrians celebrated it doesn’t discredit its sound religious basis. We know this owing to the perennial wisdom possessed by the Shia Imams (who are in fact the inheritors of the Prophetic wisdom) who revealed to us the metaphysical and religious ...
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.
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
All Praise to Allah Subhan o Taala and blessings on Prophet Muhammad peace be upon him His family and companions
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
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
You can survey the birthday celebration from two different angles.
You can survey and look at this (birthday celebration) as just a celebration which is not relevant to the islam as an islamic celebration, thus in that case it doesn't appear to be haram. But you can survey the matter of birthday celebration somehow as if it is relevant to islam, hence in ...