Is it permissible for a muslim to celebrate his birthday?

Shaykh Gibril Fouad Haddad

Q. Is it permissible for a muslim to celebrate his birthday?

A. A Muslim is ordered to struggle against his ego while the birthday celebrates one’s ego, and it is an imitation of the non-Muslims. It is better to celebrate the anniversaries that Allah and His Prophet highlighted. One of them is the birthday of the Prophet, blessings and peace upon him, and Allah knows best.

Peace and Blessings upon the Prophet, his Family, and his Companions


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