It is not wrong for a Muslim to celebrate a birthday – scholar

A former member of the Saudi Council of Scholars, Dr. Qais Bin Muhammad Al-Sheikh Mubarak, said there is nothing wrong with Muslim organizing festivals such as celebrating his birthday or his family.

According to the Saudi Gazette, a scholar says that this is the case when one celebrates something like one’s success, one’s children, or a university degree.

According to him, the only thing that should be noted is that it is halal but there is no prohibition on it in Islam, saying that the festivals are customary and have nothing to do with what the religion forbids.

Al-Mubarak says these issues are not part of religious practice that Muslims are forbidden to add or subtract from. It is not like the saying of Prophet Mohammad (SAS): “Whoever invents something in this matter of ours (Islam) that is not in it, it will not be accepted,” he said.

Maulud – The scholar emphasized that it was not wrong to take advantage of any of the Prophet’s (Hijrah) migration times or other times to remind Muslims of their direction and guidance in their daily lives.

Source: Saudi Gazette

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