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Is Birthday allowed in Islam?
Assalam Alaikum,

Can someone please educate me if celebrating birthday allowed in Islam or not? Did Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) ever celebrated his birthday in his lifetime? Nowadays, celebrating birthday (big or small parties) is so prominent in my culture (Pakistani) that I find myself in a predicament every time I am invited for a birthday celebration by friends or relatives.

I will appreciate if someone can guide me in light of Quran, Sunnah or Shariah.

Thanks in advance,

Yasir
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Commented By: Alia On: 02-04-2012

Salaam...
reading all the comments... specially the ones that say that's what's to celebrate as u r getting a year near to ur death...
brothers n sisters do u know till what age u r going to live? that u think u are getting near to it?
u cud drop dead any time any where without any prior notice!!! only Allah knows how long u r going live! so saying the u hate ur birthday u r scared of ur birthday n u r nearing ur death wud b just very very wrong!!
u can die as a baby, a lil child, a teenager, an adult or an old person... u have no fixed Years to live!!!

n there is no proper Hadith or mention in the Holy Quran if b'days shud b celebrated or not!
Allah has given us life and I believe v shud celebrate it
by being thankful to him by following his Quran

don't celebrate ur b'day with haram things
and as long as u aren't doing anything haram it's fine
pray shukrana nafal to thank Allah for the life he ha given to u
give sadqa to the poor
have a family n friend gathering

don't blow n wish on candles... don't have loud music n dancing...

have a mellow n pleasant get-together

get-together n dawats r always encouraged by the prophet SAW n the sahabas
Commented By: umair On: 04-01-2012

it is allowed look it up somewhre!!!!!!! :D 
Commented By: Muhammad Zain Viqar On: 06-02-2014

First think about talkin something about ISlam
Quran and the hadith do state that birthdays are not allowed.IF Birthday is a religious practiced(which it obviously is not) then it will be an innovation "Bidah" and if it not a part of Islam, then it is an occasion adopted by people of another religion which is also wrong
As the verse and the hadith states:


Or have they other deities who have ordained for them a religion to which Allah has not consented? But if not for the decisive word, it would have been concluded between them. And indeed, the wrongdoers will have a painful punishment.[Al-Quran 42:21]


Aishah narrated that:

The Messenger of Allah (?) said: "Whoever innovates something in this matter of ours (i.e. Islam) that is not part of it, will have it rejected."


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Grade : Sahih (Darussalam)

Arabic/English book reference : Vol. 1, Book 1, Hadith 14
[Sunan ibn Majah]
Commented By: Rashid Jamshed On: 06-07-2012

It is terrible to go out of your way to resist even meaningless things just because they reflect a culture that you think is of infidels. Even by stretching and manipulating the truth. Actually it makes you worse than them. You use Hadith Quran falsely to further you agenda. This reference to Quran and Sunnah about Biddah is about inventing a new thing in religion and everything in life. We play cricket, we play football. I do not remember any Ayah in  Quran telling us how to play pool! It was not invented by Muslims. Kuffar introduced it to us. So there it is. Call it Biddah too. Stop watching TV too. For God sake keep your life simple. Do not complicate it more that you have to. Stop twisting Hadith and Quran. It is an unforgivable sin.

Commented By: Rashid Jamshed On: 06-07-2012

It is terrible to go out of your way to resist even meaningless things just because they reflect a culture that you think is of infidels. Even by stretching and manipulating the truth. Actually it makes you worse than them. You use Hadith Quran falsely to further you agenda. This reference to Quran and Sunnah about Biddah is about inventing a new thing in religion and everything in life. We play cricket, we play football. I do not remember any Ayah in  Quran telling us how to play pool! It was not invented by Muslims. Kuffar introduced it to us. So there it is. Call it Biddah too. Stop watching TV too. For God sake keep your life simple. Do not complicate it more that you have to. Stop twisting Hadith and Quran. It is an unforgivable sin.

Commented By: manahil On: 06-11-2012

I think the upper one is perfect 


Commented By: manahil On: 06-11-2012

I think the upper one is perfect 


Commented By: Humza On: 07-05-2012

first off, if any of you have traveled the world or out of your country, you would know their are many Christians and Jews who are just like us Muslims. They are not all the same mind you and neither are us Muslims... I just hate the hypocracy of this all, we should not do as the non believers do ( jews and christians ) We are all one, i know many Muslims who work at gas stations selling alcohol, or other haram things, so it's not right to point fingers like your better than anyone else. Yes many Christians bow down to Jesus and praise him and this is wrong, and both eat pork when it is clearly stated not too. But not all of them are the same so nobody should have the power to write (jews and christians & the west) as non believers, thats like Americans saying if your muslim your a terrorist, open your minds and hearts and don't stereotype others, that's Haram !

Now Birthdays on the other hand... Our prophet never celebrated his nor should we celebrate it. but if its just a family get together i don't see any harm. Your not celebrating it with alcohol, or pork, or giving a reason to do Haram things. And also we should look into the Quran being written in Aramaic and not Arabic :)

Commented By: SaleeM mahmood Malik On: 07-09-2012

The evidence in the Qur’aan and Sunnah indicates that
celebrating birthdays is a kind of bid’ah or innovation in religion, which has no
basis in the pure sharee’ah. It is not permitted to accept invitations to birthday
celebrations, because this involves supporting and encouraging bid’ah. Allaah, may He
be glorified and exalted, says (interpretation of the meaning):


“Or have they partners with Allaah (false gods) who have
instituted for them a religion which Allaah has not allowed…?” [al-Shoora 42:21]


“Then We have put you (O Muhammad) on a plain way of (Our)
commandment. So follow that, and follow not the desires of those who know not. Verily,
they can avail you nothing against Allaah (if He wants to puish you). Verily, the
zaalimoon (wrongdoers) are awliyaa’ (protectors, helpers, etc.) to one another, but
Allaah is the Wali (Protector, Helper) of the muttaqoon (pious).” [al-Jaathiyah
45:18-19]


“Follow what has been sent down unto you from your Lord, and follow
not any awliyaa’ (protectors, helpers, etc.) besides Him. Little do you
remember!” [al-A’raaf 7:3]


According to saheeh reports, the Prophet
(peace and blessings of
Allaah be upon him) said: “Whoever does something that is a not part
of this matter
of ours (i.e., Islam) will have it rejected” (reported by Muslim in
his Saheeh); and “The best of speech is the Book of Allaah and the best
of guidance is
the guidance of Muhammad
(peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him). The most evil
of things are those which have been newly invented (in religion),
and every innovation is
a going astray.” There are many other ahaadeeth that convey the same
meaning.


Besides being bid’ah and having no basis in sharee’ah, these
birthday celebrations also involve imitation of the Jews and Christians in their birthday
celebrations. The Prophet
(peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) said, warning
us against following their ways and traditions: “You would follow the ways of those
who came before you step by step, to such an extent that if they were to enter a
lizard’s hole, you would enter it too.” They said, “O Messenger of Allaah,
(do you mean) the Jews and Christians?” He said, “Who else?” (Reported
by al-Bukhaari and Muslim). The Prophet
(peace and blessings of Allaah
be upon him) also said: “Whoever imitates a people is one of them.”(/font>





Commented By: SaleeM mahmood Malik On: 07-09-2012

The evidence in the Qur’aan and Sunnah indicates that
celebrating birthdays is a kind of bid’ah or innovation in religion, which has no
basis in the pure sharee’ah. It is not permitted to accept invitations to birthday
celebrations, because this involves supporting and encouraging bid’ah. Allaah, may He
be glorified and exalted, says (interpretation of the meaning):


“Or have they partners with Allaah (false gods) who have
instituted for them a religion which Allaah has not allowed…?” [al-Shoora 42:21]


“Then We have put you (O Muhammad) on a plain way of (Our)
commandment. So follow that, and follow not the desires of those who know not. Verily,
they can avail you nothing against Allaah (if He wants to puish you). Verily, the
zaalimoon (wrongdoers) are awliyaa’ (protectors, helpers, etc.) to one another, but
Allaah is the Wali (Protector, Helper) of the muttaqoon (pious).” [al-Jaathiyah
45:18-19]


“Follow what has been sent down unto you from your Lord, and follow
not any awliyaa’ (protectors, helpers, etc.) besides Him. Little do you
remember!” [al-A’raaf 7:3]


According to saheeh reports, the Prophet
(peace and blessings of
Allaah be upon him) said: “Whoever does something that is a not part
of this matter
of ours (i.e., Islam) will have it rejected” (reported by Muslim in
his Saheeh); and “The best of speech is the Book of Allaah and the best
of guidance is
the guidance of Muhammad
(peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him). The most evil
of things are those which have been newly invented (in religion),
and every innovation is
a going astray.” There are many other ahaadeeth that convey the same
meaning.


Besides being bid’ah and having no basis in sharee’ah, these
birthday celebrations also involve imitation of the Jews and Christians in their birthday
celebrations. The Prophet
(peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) said, warning
us against following their ways and traditions: “You would follow the ways of those
who came before you step by step, to such an extent that if they were to enter a
lizard’s hole, you would enter it too.” They said, “O Messenger of Allaah,
(do you mean) the Jews and Christians?” He said, “Who else?” (Reported
by al-Bukhaari and Muslim). The Prophet
(peace and blessings of Allaah
be upon him) also said: “Whoever imitates a people is one of them.”(/font>






Commented By: aymen On: 08-07-2012

in my personal opinion, if ALLAH has given us another year of life than we must thank Him for that.Instead of spending money on cake candles etc we can charity or help needy people or give our sadqa for another healthy n safe year
by doing this we will feel better and even more happy
if u are parents i highly suggest you to groom your children on islamic principals
in very small age educate them to give sadqa and help needy people.give them a sense that when its bday time its not a time for cake or candles its time for helping others giving gifts to poors etc
children will start relating his bday with doing good deeds
thats my idea

Commented By: sania On: 09-01-2010

It is upto individual how he celebrates. If he celebrates any events as shown by the Prophet, then I don't think there is anything wrong in it. This is just my opinion.
Commented By: atul On: 09-01-2010

whats wrong in it?
Commented By: Mujeeb Syed On: 09-08-2012

One question i got and i want ask u all. can we wish to Birthday's holder (Birthday Boy or Girl)?


Pls anyone give me my answer...


Thank You! 


Commented By: Mujeeb Syed On: 09-08-2012

One question i got and i want ask u all. can we wish to Birthday's holder (Birthday Boy or Girl)?


Pls anyone give me my answer...


Thank You! 


Commented By: Mujeeb Syed On: 09-08-2012

One question i got and i want ask u all. can we wish to Birthday's holder (Birthday Boy or Girl)?


Pls anyone give me my answer...


Thank You! 


Commented By: jamus On: 09-09-2012

What is thy beliefs that people persecute others?  To be kind is the way.  Animals just fighting other animals.  Study them intensely, otherwise you will lost among them.   It is the blessing of mind/ spirit.  Dominace is the way of the beast.

jamus


Commented By: esmail On: 10-01-2010

valaykum assalam brother yasin you may visit the markaz of tablig jamat in rivan in pakistan, there are some ulema-e-kiram can help on this topic as well can explain you very well about any of your question about islam and its system, if you could meet moulana tariq jameel saab, they would be explain you in easy language, also you can contact ulema-e-kiram of devband in india, ( one thing you must be remember that if u will get any answer of your question just checked it with ulema-e-kiram u can trust, because there are many yahudis and other nonemuslims are spreading false information about islam. so just be careful for those things) Allah Hafeez )
Commented By: hibah tufail On: 10-01-2012

There is no benefit to Islam nor poor
Commented By: fariha On: 11-06-2011

The evidence in the Qur’aan and Sunnah indicates thatcelebrating birthdays is a kind of bid’ah or innovation in religion, which has no basis in the pure sharee’ah. It is not permitted to accept invitations to birthday celebrations, because this involves supporting and encouraging bid’ah. Allaah, may He be glorified and exalted, says (interpretation of the meaning):
Commented By: realms On: 11-06-2013

Celebration of Birthdays should not be allowed for Islam because your birth has brought a huge trouble for the world. No Islam, no terrorist..
Commented By: Fatma On: 12-02-2012

Birthday is a kind of bid'dah and a cultural practice of other religion. Bid'dah is forbidden in Islam. The prophet did not celebrate his birthday, so why should we?  Sometimes its very sad how other muslim justify some occasion to make it right when its wrong.  This really confuses other muslims who knows little about islam other than "Just because my parents are muslim I am muslim as well but not much knowledge of the religion" and we are so vulnerable of any temptation around us.  Satan is trying very hard to get us astray.  If you dont have enough knowledge of the religion then surely we are just one the losers.  This could be the reason why some muslims misrepresent themselves from others as they dont have enough knowledge and they still practicing what their forefather's doing which does not have any Islamic basis. 
ALLAH knows the best and may Allah grant me more knowledge as I am a new convert.

Commented By: brother in islam On: 12-12-2012

salaam to everyone. not a qualified sheikh or anything but i believe if your an educated individual, which islam encourages us to be, you should be able to use your common
 sense and logic to keep your life hence islam as simple but accurate as possible. reading from above quotes, matters of daily life i.e. driving, eating, walking, talking, working, tv, internet etc our prophet saw did not do it but we do, our times are different availability has changed. the point to note is, we do these activities daily NOT once a year and make that day special. this is what iv understood celebrating an occassion specifically on a certain date religiously every year becomes innovation biddah. our prophet saw fasted on mondays and thursdays coincidentally his birthday fell on the monday doesnt mean he celebrated his birth date does it. furthermore, what we are allowed to celebrate once a year religiously is eid ul fitr and eid ul udha since it marks the end of fasting for us as a sort of reward and end of hajj, respectively and we are permitted. the battles won and achievements of our beloved prophet saw are definately the most outstanding and happiest days of muslim history but were not instructed to 





Commented By: brother in islam On: 12-12-2012

salaam to everyone. not a qualified sheikh or anything but i believe if your an educated individual, which islam encourages us to be, you should be able to use your common
 sense and logic to keep your life hence islam as simple but accurate as possible. reading from above quotes, matters of daily life i.e. driving, eating, walking, talking, working, tv, internet etc our prophet saw did not do it but we do, our times are different availability has changed. the point to note is, we do these activities daily NOT once a year and make that day special. this is what iv understood celebrating an occassion specifically on a certain date religiously every year becomes innovation biddah. our prophet saw fasted on mondays and thursdays coincidentally his birthday fell on the monday doesnt mean he celebrated his birth date does it. furthermore, what we are allowed to celebrate once a year religiously is eid ul fitr and eid ul udha since it marks the end of fasting for us as a sort of reward and end of hajj, respectively and we are permitted. the battles won and achievements of our beloved prophet saw are definately the most outstanding and happiest days of muslim history but were not instructed to 





Commented By: brother in islam On: 12-12-2012

WITH REGARDS TO WORDLY AFFAIRS AND DEALINGS, IF THE QURAN FORBIDS ANYTHING THEN DONT DO IT , EVERYTHING ELSE IS ALLOWED. HOWEVER, IN REGARDS TO CELEBRATIONS AND RELIGIOUS DATES ETC, IF ITS PERMISSABLE THEN DO IT, EVERYTHING ELSE DONT DO IT BECAUSE YOU DONT KNOW IF ITS PERMISSABLE. 
Commented By: brother in islam On: 12-12-2012

WE CANT gamble with our akhirah (hereafer)by trying to make certain things permissable just because our forefathers did it or our society friends family do it etc and its NOT forbidden if it was it would have been mentioned thats wrong thinking. our thinking shud be.....do what quran and authentic hadith tells you and dont do the things that are not mentioned but with regards to wordly affairs do everything as long as its not degrading, wrong or against the shariah. celebrations especially once a year shud be avoided unless told to do so. its simple. islam is a simple peaceful religion. i mean the word, SALGIRA meaning lost 1 year isnt that a day to feel down  reflect on past year of sins and make intention to do good following year or time to celebrate and be happy.? the prior makes more sense. remember the shaitaans (devil) main challenge to allah swt was (hope im correct ) that he will.divert his peoples attention away from allah swt and his job will be done as soon as we start believing in someone or something else (that it would protect us do good for us.) apart from allah swt. thats what we are doing.....we believe certain saints, charms, rings, colours, name changings, festivals, innovations, biddahs, will protect us make us more holy but its all the devils infiltration (illuminati are good at this) to divide us and rule so we go away from allahs authentic sayings and commands and believe what the others want us to. keep it simple, do what your told and dont do what your not sure of. you want to practice something?find the proof, get a bunch of authentic scholars get a majority vote check the hadith then do it.....lets not play with our hereafter like this its far too risky...may allah swt guide us all on the true path and inshallah we follow on one of the 73 sects of islam which will go.to jannah ( heaven) ameen. please forgive me if iv said anything incorrect or inappropriate. inshallah this literature will help us all see the truth and help us achieve heaven. ameen. 
Commented By: brother in islam On: 12-12-2012

salaam to everyone. not a qualified sheikh or anything but i believe if your an educated individual, which islam encourages us to be, you should be able to use your common
 sense and logic to keep your life hence islam as simple but accurate as possible. reading from above quotes, matters of daily life i.e. driving, eating, walking, talking, working, tv, internet etc our prophet saw did not do it but we do, our times are different availability has changed. the point to note is, we do these activities daily NOT once a year and make that day special. this is what iv understood celebrating an occassion specifically on a certain date religiously every year becomes innovation biddah. our prophet saw fasted on mondays and thursdays coincidentally his birthday fell on the monday doesnt mean he celebrated his birth date does it. furthermore, what we are allowed to celebrate once a year religiously is eid ul fitr and eid ul udha since it marks the end of fasting for us as a sort of reward and end of hajj, respectively and we are permitted. the battles won and achievements of our beloved prophet saw are definately the most outstanding and happiest days of muslim history but were not instructed to 





Commented By: Ahlam On: 13-01-2014

Is it haram to give someone a birthday present?
Commented By: shazia On: 13-04-2011

Nothing can be more dangerous then following western cultures by the muslims. Birthday celebration was never part of prophet's life and hence we should keep away from it.

Allah will definently reward us in life hereafter for this.
Commented By: ayesha On: 13-06-2012

i got a question to ask you. why cant muslim celebrate birthday party?


Commented By: Rahmart On: 15-04-2013

Asalamun alaykum waramotulahi wabarakatu. my question is dis. can we give and collect gifts on birthday. despite not celebrating it. jzk
Commented By: Rahmart On: 15-04-2013

Asalamun Alaykum Waramotulahi Wabarakatu. My question is dat, can we give or receive gift on birthday despite not celebrating it. jzk
Commented By: masood On: 16-02-2010

If Prophet celebrated his birthday by fasting on that day, then what better ways to celebrate.

Islam is just not a mere religion, it is way of life. From the day the child is born to his last day everything is covered in it.
Commented By: werdah On: 17-01-2012

aoa. We all know that birthday is known as SALGIRA in urdu which means aik sal gir gaya (we have lost one year of our life).
Commented By: raheem a salaam On: 19-02-2012

it is not  the prophet birth day we celebrate it the birth of god belove /allah and his angels send blessing on  him why don't you send blessing on his birth he who do not send blessing  on him forgotten the way to heaven
Commented By: kunanjiri sakina On: 22-05-2013

assalamualaykum 
we should celebrate birthday with not doing any type of haram things. we may prefer food to beggers n hungry people and keep a family get together.
alla hafeez   

Commented By: kunanjiri sakina On: 22-05-2013

assalamualaykum 
we should celebrate birthday with not doing any type of haram things. we may prefer food to beggers n hungry people and keep a family get together.
alla hafeez   

Commented By: kunanjiri sakina On: 22-05-2013

assalamualaykum 
we should celebrate birthday with not doing any type of haram things. we may prefer food to beggers n hungry people and keep a family get together.
alla hafeez   

Commented By: kunanjiri sakina On: 22-05-2013

assalamualaykum 
we should celebrate birthday with not doing any type of haram things. we may prefer food to beggers n hungry people and keep a family get together.
alla hafeez   

Commented By: kunanjiri sakina On: 22-05-2013

assalamualaykum 
we should celebrate birthday with not doing any type of haram things. we may prefer food to beggers n hungry people and keep a family get together.
alla hafeez   

Commented By: joebilalx On: 22-10-2011

History of BIRTHDAY.
In pagan culture it was believed evil spirits visited people on their birthdays. To protect the person having birthday from the evil effect, people used to surround him and make merry. A lot of noise used to be created in such parties to scare away the evil spirits. In those times there was no tradition of bringing gifts and guests attending the birthday party would bring good wishes for the birthday person.

Commented By: Anon777 On: 24-08-2011

Who made birthdays as a part of religion? It's just an event where you celebrate the growth o another human. The prophet SAW didn't have any computers so he didn't use them, so if we use them does that mean we're doing something bid'ah? No, because it's unrelated, and same goes for birthdays. 
And yes it does bring you closer to your death, but you you don't even know when your death will be, so what difference does it make to know your one year closer? It's like a maze, take a step in any direction and you're one step closer to the finish, or you've take one step to a path you don't want to take. Regardless, when you don't know where the finish, being one step closer is completely meaningless.
Also in what way does it waste money or time? It uses it to bring families closer to one another just like Eid. 

Commented By: Omar On: 25-06-2010

Every passing minutes, death's angel is closing on me. It makes me terrified. How can anyone celebrate their approach to death? It makes me sad all the time as my time on this earth gets shortens every year and time to face the Almighty getting closer and closer.

By Him in Whose hand my soul is, to me it is the sadest day of the year.
Commented By: shawna ames On: 26-04-2013

Hello I have some Muslim friends and I was wondering if you can say happy birthday to them on there birthdays. And if you know something please let me know thank you
Commented By: K.P.Akbar On: 26-12-2010

As far as our merry making is concerned,,I am told and have read in many places that Only the two Eids are a source of merrymaking,,,besides these,,there are no other occasions for merry making,,hence birthday celebrations have no place in Islam,,if at all one wants to celebrate,one must think of the lesser have nots and distribute the wealth with and for them for a just cause.
Allah knows best
Commented By: K.P.Akbar On: 26-12-2010

EVEN THE NEW YEAR CELEBRATION????? MANY MUSLIMS DONT EVEN KNOW THAT WE MUSLIMS HAVE OUR OWN NEW YEAR AND MANY MORE..INSTEAD,,,THEY FEEL THAT THEIR LIFE'S MOST IMPORTANT DAY HAS COME WHEN THE CHRISTIAN NEW YEAR COMES,,[ SO SAD]
Commented By: Cheryl On: 27-01-2010

I have many muslims friends who do not celebrate their birthdays like we do. But thats fine with me though I never bothered to ask them why? Nice questions, maybe next time when I meet them I will ask them.
Commented By: Munawar On: 27-09-2012

what is the evidence on celebrating birthdays,is it allowed in islam?

The evidence in the Qur’aan and Sunnah indicates that celebrating birthdays is a kind of bid’ah or innovation in religion, which has no basis in the pure sharee’ah. It is not permitted to accept invitations to birthday celebrations, because this involves supporting and encouraging bid’ah. Allaah, may He be glorified and exalted, says (interpretation of the meaning):

“Or have they partners with Allaah (false gods) who have instituted for them a religion which Allaah has not allowed…?” [al-Shoora 42:21]

“Then We have put you (O Muhammad) on a plain way of (Our) commandment. So follow that, and follow not the desires of those who know not. Verily, they can avail you nothing against Allaah (if He wants to puish you). Verily, the zaalimoon (wrongdoers) are awliyaa’ (protectors, helpers, etc.) to one another, but Allaah is the Wali (Protector, Helper) of the muttaqoon (pious).” [al-Jaathiyah 45:18-19]

“Follow what has been sent down unto you from your Lord, and follow not any awliyaa’ (protectors, helpers, etc.) besides Him. Little do you remember!” [al-A’raaf 7:3]

According to saheeh reports, the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) said: “Whoever does something that is a not part of this matter of ours (i.e., Islam) will have it rejected” (reported by Muslim in his Saheeh); and “The best of speech is the Book of Allaah and the best of guidance is the guidance of Muhammad (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him). The most evil of things are those which have been newly invented (in religion), and every innovation is a going astray.” There are many other ahaadeeth that convey the same meaning.

Besides being bid’ah and having no basis in sharee’ah, these birthday celebrations also involve imitation of the Jews and Christians in their birthday celebrations. The Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) said, warning us against following their ways and traditions: “You would follow the ways of those who came before you step by step, to such an extent that if they were to enter a lizard’s hole, you would enter it too.” They said, “O Messenger of Allaah, (do you mean) the Jews and Christians?” He said, “Who else?” (Reported by al-Bukhaari and Muslim). The Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) also said: “Whoever imitates a people is one of them.”(/font>

Fataawa Islamiyyah, 1/115

Commented By: wajatullah On: 28-05-2010

+1 with Jeelan.

More then a happy occasion, it makes me sad that a year has pass by and I could not carry on my responsibilities for which Allah gave me this life.

Obligation to worship him, in any kind of situation. Express gratitude to him for all the good and bad things in life. Ask for forgiveness for time and life wasted thus far.
Commented By: saq On: 28-08-2011

ya esmail bro.. U r right. Thanks for writing detail about this.
Commented By: Luqman On: 28-10-2010

Birthday celebration is waste of money and time. As rightly said by bro Ali, it is Wetern Tradition and we all know the kind of activities a birthday clebrations has among the youth.

Allah knows best.
Commented By: bro twayb On: 29-03-2012

What about gifts on this day, can you give ? Help me with an answer.
Commented By: alkaizar tiannok On: 29-10-2011

salam...for me, we muslims should not celebrate birthdays coz it has nothing to do with our religion.if we muslim celebrate birthday, we commit the biggest mistake as far as religion is concern because its shrik.why?because you are wishing to a candle.am i right?if you make a wish,not to a candle but to God(ALLAH).you are just wasting your money and time.you better feed the poor or give it to the needy for your safety in the hereafter instead of celebrating birthdays.simple reason....PEACE..
Commented By: ali On: 31-01-2010

Read somewhere that “Celebrating birthday is a tradition that was started by West (British) and the birthday event party you have described is a combination of many inappropriate activities”.

Rest is your choice.
Commented By: noor On: 31-01-2010

If I am not wrong we can celebrate birthday in the way it should be. I know that our beloved Prophet use to fast on the day he was born (Monday).

Correct me if I am wrong. Allah knows best.
Commented By: Jeelan On: 31-01-2010

Some questions to myself(thinking loudly):
- Did the sahaba celebrate(annually) the victory at Badr, or victory at mecca? These are definitely more joyous occasions to me than my own birthdays(more than happy occasions, its more terrifying, every year this reminds me of my approaching closer to death. How could this be a happy occasion to me?).
Commented By: waqar ali On: 31-12-2011

This is not allowed in islam to celebrate the birth day. You can Search in Quran,Sahi Hadith,Islamic History. This is not in our culture. This is culture of christians. Thanks
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