Category Archives: Fatawaa

Christmas Festive and the likes [Related Fatawaa]

What is the ruling regarding eating the food prepared for these specific occasions?

Al-Lajnah al-Daa’imah in Saudi Arabia was asked the same question and they said, “It is not permissible for a Muslim to eat the food of Jews, Christians, and the Mushrikoon  prepared on their feasts. It is also not permissible for Muslims to accept their gifts on their feasts, for this includes honoring them and cooperating with them in observing their rituals, promoting their Bid`ahs (innovations in religion), and sharing their happiness on the occasion of their feasts. This may lead to adopting their feasts or at least to exchanging invitations for food and exchanging presents during each other’s feasts. This could lead to Fitnah (temptation) and Bid`ahs. It was authentically reported that the Prophet (Salla-Allaahu alaihi wa sallam) said “Whoever introduces anything into this matter of ours that is not part of it, will have it rejected.[Sahih Al-Bukhari,2697] It is also not permissible to give them presents on their feasts. (Source: Al-Lajnah al-Daa’imah, 22/398.) Read the rest of this entry

Ruling on fasting on Days of Tashriq

Q1: What are the Days of Tashriq on which we were prohibited by the Prophet (Sallallaahu ‘alayhi wasallam) to fast?

A:  Days of Tashriq on which we were prohibited by the Prophet (Sallallaahu ‘alayhi wasallam) to fast are: 11th, 12th and 13th of Dhul-Hijjah.

May Allah grant us success. May peace and blessings be upon our Prophet Muhammad, his family, and Companions.

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Q2 : Brother `A. `A. H. From Buraydah says, “My mother, may Allah grant her success, usually fasts on the three White Days (the thirteenth, fourteenth and fifteenth days of every lunar month). As usual, the thirteenth day of Dhul-Hijjah is the third day of Days of Tashriq (11th, 12th and 13th of Dhul-Hijjah). Should she fast on this day or be satisfied with the fourteenth and fifteenth only of the month of Dhul-Hijjah?

A: It is not permissible to fast on the thirteenth of Dhul Hijjah, because the Prophet (Sallallaahu ‘alayhi wasallam) forbade fasting on the days of Tashriq saying: These days are days of eating, drinking, and remembrance of Allah (Glorified and Exalted be He). Fasting on the Days of Tashriq is only permissible for those who are unable to offer Hady (sacrificial animal offered by pilgrims) if they are observing Tamattu` Hajj (`Umrah during the months of Hajj followed by Hajj in the same year with a break in between) or Qiran Hajj (combining Hajj and `Umrah without a break in between) according to what Al-Bukhari (may Allah confer mercy upon him) related on the authority of `A’ishah and Ibn `Umar (may Allah be pleased with them) that they said, No one is permitted to fast on the days of Tashriq except a person who cannot find (or afford) Hady. However, it is permissible for her to fast on the fourteenth and fifteenth if she can. It is better to fast on the sixteenth or any other day of Dhul-Hijjah in order to complete the three days. This is because the Prophet (Sallallaahu ‘alayhi wasallam) advised a group of his companions (may Allah be pleased with them) to fast on three days of every month and this was not restricted to the white days but it is better to fast them.  May Allah grant us success.

Fatwas of Ibn Baz


Q3: If a person was obliged to fast for expiation, owing to his inability to offer Hady (sacrificial animal offered by pilgrims); may he fast during the three days of Tashriq?

A: You should fast these three days, if you are a pilgrim for this is a license for pilgrims, who did not fast and those who were unable to offer Hady in particular. Otherwise, the Days of Tashriq (11th, 12th and 13th of Dhul-Hijjah) are intended for eating and drinking and it is not permissible to fast during these days except for the people mentioned above who were unable to offer Hady during Hajj as it is allowable for them to fast these three days in particular and after returning home they should fast seven days in addition.

Fatwas of Ibn Baz


Celebrating Valentine’s Day

Q: Some people celebrate Valentine’s Day on February 14 by exchanging red roses, dressing in red, and congratulating one another on that day. Some cake shops make heart-shaped cakes in red and draw hearts on them and other shops advertise special items on sale for this day. What is your opinion on:

First: Celebrating this day?
Second: Buying from these stores on this day?
Third: Shop owners who do not celebrate this day but sell gifts to those who do celebrate it? Read the rest of this entry

Ruling on Celebrating the Birthday of the Prophet ﷺ

By the Shaykh – the noble Scholar – ‘Abdul-Azeez bin Baaz [1]

 Al-Istiqaamah Issue No.3 – Rabî’ul-Awwal 1417H / August 1996

All praise is for Allaah and the blessing of Allaah and His peace be upon the Messenger, and upon his Family, his Companions and all those who follow his guidance. After that:

It is not permissible to celebrate Milaadun-Nabee (the birthday of the Prophet sallallaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam), nor the birthday of anyone else, since this is from the acts of bid’ah (innovations) that have been newly-invented into the religion. 2 Neither did Allaah’s Messenger sallallaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam, nor the Rightly-Guided Khaleefahs (Successors), nor the Companions, may Allaah be please with them all, nor any of their followers from the first three excellent generations, celebrate this day – and they were the most knowledgeable of people concerning the Sunnah (the Prophetic guidance), and had the greatest love for Allaah’s Messengersallallaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam and were the foremost in following his Sharee’ah (Prescribed Laws). Read the rest of this entry