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How to respond to "Merry Christmas"?

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

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 ...
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How should I acknowledge a new baby under Islam in western society?

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 ...
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Ruling on celebration of birth; Is the term 'Bidah' applicable here?

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 ...
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How should I acknowledge a new baby under Islam in western society?

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 ...
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If a body part is colored by Hindus in Holi, will it be struck off on judgement day?

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 ...
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What should a convert do with their old Christmas photos?

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 ...
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Which festival is mentioned in Quran 20:59 as appointment of Pharaoh and Moses?

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 ...
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Can Muslims celebrate Valentine's Day?

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 ...
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Is using a microphone speaker system an innovation for Adhaan?

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 ...
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Is celebrating majoos nawrooz a obligatory action for Twelver Shia?

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 ...
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What should a convert do with their old Christmas photos?

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 ...
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What should a convert do with their old Christmas photos?

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 ...
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Is that permissible to participate in the Stackexchange Winter Bash?

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 ...
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Is the celebration of the birthday (mawlid) of our Prophet (Saw) halal?

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 ...
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Is it shirk for a Muslim to celebrate Valentine's Day?

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 ...
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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?

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 ...
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Can I celebrate Halloween by dressing up at school the theme is harry potter?

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 ...
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Is celebrating death day allowed?

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 ...
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Are birthday celebrations allowed?

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 ...
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