Can We Celebrate Birthdays or Attend Birthday Parties?

Can we celebrate birthdays or attend birthday parties? This issue has divided scholars.

Some say we should only stick to our religious holidays, ‘Eid al-Fitr and ‘Eid al-Adha.

However, some scholars say birthdays are not religious so we should be more flexible when it comes to celebrating non-religious occasions.

It is better to avoid where you can but if you feel pressure then it is permissible. Allah knows best.

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