Attending big birthday parties

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Assalamu Alaikum Mufti Saab

Close relatives are celebrating a daughters 21st birthday party, everybody in the family has been invited for a big birthday bash, I informed my wife that we cannot attend because it is an unislamic practice, requesting reference from Quran & Ahadiths condemning these practices and that Allah SWT cause is upon such people celebrating birthday parties the one giving the function and the one attending it please advise, I intend giving Mufti saabs fatwa to them.

Wasalam

Salim

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Asked on March 17, 2014 7:28 pm
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If it was permissible to celebrate a Birthday, we should have been commanded to celebrate the Birthday of Nabi (S.A.W), the Ambiyaa (A.S), the Sahabah (R.A) and the Saints. None of this is commanded. This 'celebration' is a clear imitation of the Kuffaar. It is Haraam. Moreover, many more Haraam activities take place at such events such as: playing of music, photography, intermingling of the sexes, extravagance, wastage of time, wastage of money, and wastage of energy. Practicing it further obligates a futile activity. Desist immediately.
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Answered on March 17, 2014 7:28 pm