Birthdays in Islam....
But the general question will be ... Are Birthdays allowed in Islam exactly what makes them Haraam? It is just simple fun and celebration... We only invite family and friends and have a meal... Aren't we even allowed to celebrate anything? We only exchange presents and gifts! Are giving and receiving gifts haraam? Why this and why that????
The True Facts On Birthdays..
2. Again, giving of gifts on this particular day..... Everybody tries to out-do the other in giving or preparing the best gift to his capacity ... but the people who cannot afford either hide away from the invitation, do not attend, or go beyond their means in getting this present.
3. You might spend a couple of pounds on this festivity, which will not in any way bring you closer to Allah. This money could have been spent in a better ways to win the pleasure of Allah.
4. And why do we celebrate birthdays anyway!!! And therein lies the real issue... BECAUSE it has now become a custom or rasam, and everybody is doing it, so we feel obliged to do it. And what do we do, bake a cake, put on candles for every year of the child's age, and blow the candle and make a wish!!!! Now ask yourself, is any of these acts Islamic?? We are just following the culture of the People of the Book!
5. And by the way, why are we celebrating the birthdays anyway.... it only reminds us that we now have lost one more year from our time to death!!! In my personal opinion, we should actually be feeling sorry, as we now have one year less to worship Allah and win His pleasure!
Birthdays CAN Be Everyday...
Have a meal and invite your family and friends every day if you can afford it... give as many presents as you like to your family and the people you love for the pleasure of Allah!! Why do we have to make one child or person special on one day and focus all the attention on him when we can do this everyday... and win the pleasure of Allah... now you tell me which one is better ... celebrating one day or celebrating every day!
And if you want an occasion, Allah has blessed and recommended us to celebrate the two Eids! And the Prophet (saws) said that every Friday is an Eid day!! Celebrate these... and win the pleasure of Allah.
Thus in conclusion, if you want to follow Allah and His Messenger (pbuh), do not celebrate what he (saws) did not celebrate!!! And if you want to follow the ignorant people who do not care about Allah and Last Day, follow their jaahiliya traditions and celebrate whatever they celebrate!!
May Allah (swt) Guide us all. Jazaak'allah for reading .