Should Muslims Celebrate Mother's/Father's Day

Question:

As salaamu ’alaykum,

Is it appropriate for Muslims to celebrate Mother’s Day or Father’s Day?

 

Answer:

بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم

الجواب حامدا ومصليا ومسلما

Wa ‘alaykum as salaam wa rahmatullahi wa barakaatuh,

As Muslims, we should not get caught up in holidays that hold no significance in Islam. These particular holidays have nothing to do with religion as they were created in the 18-1900’s. Parents are held in high esteem in Islam. The honor of ones parents is not such that it should be recognized once a year. Rather, they should be honored and respected at every moment in a person’s life.

والله اعلم

And Allah subhanahu wa ta'ala knows best.

Waqas Memon

 

Approved by Mufti Husain Ahmad Madani