Wishing someone “happy birthday” ?

The criteria of acceptance in the court of Allah is the adherence to the sunnat not the feelings of people.

Celebrating birthdays is a custom of the kuffaar.

As Muslims, we are commanded to refrain from emulating the kuffaar as well as adopting their ways. Nabi Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam said من تشبه بقوم فهو منهم (the one who emulates a people will be counted from amongst them (in the court of Allah Ta’aala)).

Hence, it is reprehensible to share in the happiness of someone celebrating his birthday by saying “happy birthday” to him.

We should remember that if we make the feelings of people the benchmark, then just as some people become happy by telling them ‘happy birthday’ others take exception to this.

Thus, the criteria of acceptance in the court of Allah is the adherence to the sunnat of Rasulullah Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam not the feelings of people.

عن ابن عمر قال قال رسول الله -صلى الله عليه وسلم من تشبه بقوم فهو منهم (سنن أبي داود 2/559)

Answered by:

Mufti Zakaria Makada

islamqa.org

About `La illaha illa Allah

Pray your Salah and be good to others too, When you remember Allah, He remembers you. Do you know when you hear or recite the Qur'an, Allah is telling you that He is the One.

Posted on August 19, 2015, in Gems and Jewels and tagged . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

footprints in arabia

بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم

|-| Fajr |-|

A bright dawn follows every dark night...

Faith786

"May Allah steal from you all that steals you away from Him." -Rabia Al-Adawiyah

❁ طالبة الجنان ❁

لله در الصابرين

Dawah - For The Sake of Allaah

“And verily for everything that a slave loses there is a substitute,but the one who loses Allaah will never find anything to replace Him.”

Fa firroo ila-llaah

"So flee unto Allah..." [51:50]

Blog theCall

Let there rise from amongst you group(s) who invite others to the khair (Islam), command the good, and forbid the evil, and they are the ones who are successful, [3:104]

The WordPress.com Blog

The latest news on WordPress.com and the WordPress community.

%d bloggers like this: