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The Sayings of the Scholars Regarding Celebrating Birthdays

[Q]: My son currently resides with his mother who throws him a birthday party annually. This consists of food and [cake with] candles whose number matches his age where each candle represents a year. The child blows them out and the party begins. What is the ruling of this from a legislative standpoint? [A]: It is impermissible to throw a birthday party for anyone. As it has been confirmed that the Messenger (صلى الله عليه وسلم) said: “Whoever innovates in this affair [religion] that which is not from it shall have it rejected.”1 Also, it represents a means of imitating the disbelievers in their...

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