Celebration, enjoyment, festivity and happiness are the feelings that are liked by every man. Everyone wants to celebrate and enjoy his/her life. You come across people celebrating and enjoying themselves and you also want to celebrate. But wait a minute it comes in your mind that I am a Muslim and these feelings are not for me. Being a Muslim I can’t celebrate and enjoy. Why??? Why you think like that. Dear Brothers and sisters Islam is not a religion of blank faced people.it is not for non smiling nations, rather it is a religion that gives you full liberty to enjoy and celebrate. But thing is you should celebrate in the halal way.
Fun With Family
Yes!!! 😀 It is your off day tomorrow. You have a holiday. Why not to enjoy it with your family and friends.
Our Prophet (SAW) has encouraged spending time with family and spouses. Our Prophet (SAW) himself played, joked and enjoyed with His wives. Rather spending quality times with family is the major cause of keeping families united.
Our Prophet (SAW was very kind and happy going person with his family. It is reported by Hazrat Ayesha (R.A) that while
“she was on a journey with the His Husband Prophet (SAW) , she had a race with the Prophet (SAW) and won. Later, after she had gained some weight, she again had a race with him, and he won. He said, “This is for that.”
This saying of the Great women Hazrat Aisha (R.A) have exposed this point as well that jokes are not forbidden in Islam, unless they are to look down or making fun of someone. So we should have fun with others rather than making fun of others.
Islam is a religion that has us the days of festivity. As we have holidays and national day celebrations so is the celebration of our religious festivals.
Eid ul Fitr, Eid ul Adha and the day of Jumah are the special days prescribed by our Almighty Allah to celebrate and enjoy ourselves with our community and family. We can dress up and join the Eid prayer or Jummah prayer in our community and wish our fellows. Make special dishes and visit each other.
Celebration In Haram Manner
Islam has no space of innovations. A Muslim is required to do all chores according to the sayins of AlQuran and Sunnah. So celebrating in haram ways is also prohibited in Islam. Similarly celebrating self made days or in other words innovative days like Valentine Day are also not considered good. In Islam everyday is to love your fellows. No day is specified to love your fellows, your mum your father.
Halas And Harams In Celebration
For a Muslim festivity and celebration should be according to the rules and regulations od Islam. There are certain halals and harams of enjoyment in Islam.
1. It is not permissible to celebrate and enjoy with music in Islam. Listening and playing music is Haram in Islam. Our beloved Prophet (SAW ) said:
“There will be people of my Ummah who will seek to make lawful; fornication, wine-drinking and the use of ma`aazif ( musical instruments )“
2. It is also not permissible for Muslims to wish on the festivals of non Muslims. It is clearly stated in Surah Al Zumar that
“If you disbelieve, then verily, Allah is not in need of you, He likes not disbelief for His slaves. And if you are grateful (by being believers), He is pleased therewith for you…”
Wishing the Non believers on their festivals in surely the verification of their beliefs and rituals to be true, so it will become a kufr.
3. Our Prophet (SAW) said that
“Whoever imitates a people is one of them.”
So dressing and eating the food as the non believers on their occasions is also not halal In Islam.
1. Celebrations on the marriage ceremonies prescribed in sharee’ah, as it is a great blessing from Allah, Who has enabled the couple to find a means of happiness and a way to achieve modesty and chastity. It should also be kept in mind that Islamic marriage ceremony have no rituals.
2. Celebrations of Eids and jumma are also halal celebrations.