CELEBRATING BIRTHDAY

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    asalam alaikum brothers and sisters

    Is that celebrating birthday is haram ??

    one can celebrate birthday in lawful i mean nothing so expensive just getting wish and giving sweets getting advice from parents

    parties or treats or not allowed if im correct
    is that one can spend time in orphanage by providing them sweets or dresses ?

    please help me out


    thanks in advance
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    Celebrating birthdays is not allowed
    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.”
    Fataawa Islamiyyah, 1/115


    Link :- http://islamqa.com/en/ref/1027/
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    Being charitable to the poor and destitute is from the teachings of Islam.

    However, one should not single out one's birthday as the day for this deed as it has no evidence from the Quran and Sunnah regarding it.

    I hope I am making sense.

    Wasalaamalaykum waa rahmatullahi
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    BrotherInIslam7 has provided an excellent resource to know the ruling. Apart from that I say why single out birthday only as Muslims we should know every night we sleep the next morning is a new life for us and vice versa so we should celebrate that also then. Every second is our birthday because we are getting a chance to live who knows the next second might be death so if we really want to celebrate then pick what you want to celebrate.
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    you are right brother
    now im clarified with my doubt
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    very clear explanation provided
    jazakhallahu khairen

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