Are Muslims allowed to celebrate birthdays?

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Last Updated on 15th January 2022

The nazim of Dar-ul-Qaza Qadian wrote a letter to Hazrat Amirul Momineen, Khalifatul Masih Vaa and asked about […] celebrating the birthdays of young children and congratulating each other on social media. 

Huzooraa, in his letter dated 20 October 2020, granted the following reply: 

“[…] There is nothing wrong with celebrating children’s birthdays and cutting cakes within one’s home with the family members in a way that does not involve any kind of innovation [bid‘ah], or extravagance, or any un-Islamic acts. However, at the same time, one should also give some charity in the way of Allah and the children should be instructed to especially offer nawafil on this day to give thanks to Allah the Exalted for giving them a healthy life and to beseech His grace [fazl] for the next life.”

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