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.

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