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Is it permissible to wish others a happy birthday? Featured

 

Question:

As salaamu ’alaykum,

Is it permissible to wish others a happy birthday?

 

Answer:

بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم

الجواب حامدا ومصليا ومسلما

Wa ‘alaykum as salaam wa rahmatullahi wa barakaatuh,

Celebrating birthdays is not from amongst Islamic teachings. It has been taken from the traditions of others and we, as Muslims, are not allowed to resemble them in this regard. Just as we must refrain from resembling others in celebrating birthdays, we must also refrain from wishing others a happy birthday. In this manner, we can instill pure Islamic teachings in the hearts of our children.

والله اعلم

And Allah subhanahu wa ta'ala knows best. 

Ilyas Husain

Approved by Mufti Husain Ahmad Madani

 

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