According to the requirements of Islam, secular holidays are not celebrated by Muslims who clearly adhere to dogmas. Why Muslims do not celebrate a birthday is understandable — this is a common event within the family. Muslims do not think about whether they can celebrate it in Islam or not. There is only one ansr — no, the Koran forbids.
People who have adopted the Muslim religion must necessarily adhere to the canons of Islam. If acquaintances unknowingly congratulate a Muslim on his birthday, he is not at all happy with the pleasant words of greeting, he may even be offended, offended. The Prophet Mohammed forbids follors from celebrating secular holidays, including birthdays, as he considers this to be an imitation of other religious teachings.
The birth number of a person deserves special attention among many peoples. The Holy Quran says that the date of birth is a remarkable event in a person’s life. Hover, in Islam they do not arrange festive feasts on these days. The Prophet Muhammad points out that birthdays should not be celebrated, as this is a new tradition, and Islam rejects everything new.
The Qur’an is the best guide for Muslims, and it forbids family holidays. Therefore, Muslims do not celebrate birthdays, they consider such a tradition to be a delusion, “infiltrated” into other religious teachings.
They do not mark the date of birth even for children, so that others do not have the opinion that a Muslim inaccurately follows the instructions of the Koran, blindly imitates Christians, Jews.
The Prophet Muhammad warns in his sermons against following the traditions of other faiths. Muslims do not make holidays on other secular dates. This would be considered a violation of the instructions of the Koran. Hover, the opinions of modern religious scholars are divided on this issue. Today there are two groups of scholars who have different opinions on the opportunity for Muslims to celebrate family holidays.
- Scholars who firmly recognize the birthday celebration as sinful.
- Scientists who believe it is possible to celebrate birthdays.
According to the first group of religious scholars, a sinful violation of the canons of the Koran is any kind of holiday, including the presentation of gifts. The second group of modern scientists considers it possible in the circle of a Muslim family, without the traditional presence of women, without inviting guests to celebrate the birth of the head of the family, older boys. For such a holiday, Muslims must observe strict religious rules:
- read prayers due to a particular day;
- in conversations, think over the results of the past year, analyzing mistakes, making plans for the coming year;
- do not refuse gifts that are given by a non-Muslim who has only good intentions.
Islamic scholars are of the same opinion regarding gifts. This is not characteristic of Muslim dogmas, therefore, in the family, gifts are refrained from gifts on a specific date. But scientists advise Muslims working in public institutions with special education not to offend employees by refusing a gift or making unflattering comments about it.
A Muslim should accept a gift so as not to spoil relations with the donors.
Is it possible to celebrate anniversaries?
A unique opportunity for Muslims, given to them by Allah, to gather with the whole family to celebrate the anniversary of the head. At a family dinner, the presence of strangers, women, small children is not lcome. They organize a feast for themselves in another room. But everyone has the same goal — to all relatives to thank the Creator for the life bestod on the hero of the day, for the long years given to him, when he was able to thank Allah for the past years, as a special mercy.
Unity with family members is strengthened by family ties, this is considered a charitable act.
When celebrating the anniversary, it is important for all those present to think about the purpose in the world, the meaning of life. Serving the Almighty gives harmony, happiness, keeps faith, love for the Lord. Quiet conversations about the meaning of life, about the achievements of the hero of the day make it possible to comprehend many wisdoms, to prepare for subsequent years, just as rich and prosperous. Reflections on the frailty of life give a sense of the value of the great mercy of Allah Almighty.
What does the Quran say?
As already mentioned, the dogmas of the Koran categorically deny the possibility of celebrating. They are based on quotations from the leading books of the prophets, who consider it wrong to assimilate to non-Muslim traditions. Therefore, the celebration is categorically rejected as alien to Islam.
Religious scholars who allow a birthday holiday base their conclusions on quotations from the Qur’an.
- The Prophet Isa in infancy, thanks to Allah, spoke and said: “… God bless me … the day I was born …”.
- One of the prophets ansrs the question about fasting on Mondays: “It is … the day of my birth … sent down the mission of the prophet.”
- The birth of every person in Islam is recognized as a great blessing of Allah, who should be thanked for his appearance in the world, thank him for his mercy. This is not considered a sin: “… the mercy of Allah … they will rejoice …”.
On the basis of these quotes, scientists do not consider it a sin to celebrate, giving gifts. Gathering for a birthday in Islam is another reason to remember, to rejoice in the life given by Allah, it is better to realize the approach of death. In order to see the gradual, but inexorable growing up, to appreciate life lessons, to strengthen family ties, you can get together with the whole family — this is what the lines of the Koran say.
For other purposes, no holidays are celebrated by Muslims. Strict adherence to the letter of the Qur’an forbids celebrating birthdays. And many Muslim families still adhere to this rule.