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Why Muslims Don't Celebrate Birthdays?

Is it cultural or not part of your religion (Please provide Quo'ran verse or valid hadith)

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I repeat Islam is about evidence and not i think it's right. Did the prophet's companions do it? I know the shia don't revere the companions for reasons best known to them. Did Ali do so? Do you understand Islam better than Ali?

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Islamically,the Shia for instance commemorate the birthdays of the Prophet (sa) and the Ahlul-Bayt (as).however,that is not to be taken as "celebration" in the sense birthdays are done partying and noise-making.using a certain date to remember the beloved of Allah doesn't mean we would be singing and dancing,eating and drinking as is done in what we know of birthdays.commemorating or remembering the chosen ones of Allah (swt) involves educating ourselves about their lives and reminding us of how to lead our own lives as they did.

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It's so unfortunate that some Muslims in a bid to propagate their religion say things that are incorrect and rather than guide lost people, misguide them the more. Pls note the following:

1. The prophet (S.A.W.) fasted on Monday which was the day he was born.

2. He was born on the 12th of the 3rd month but there's no record that he fasted on the day. Remember that his birthday could be Monday this year and Tuesday or Wednesday next year.

3. Prophet Muhammad (S.A.W.) was a prophet and an example to mankind not an ordinary man like us.

4. His companions who are the best of people as reported in narrations from the prophet (S.A.W.) did not fast on their own birthdays. They knew the prophet (S.A.W.) and loved him better than we do.

5. Any act we do expecting to get rewarded by Allah must be traceable from Quran and sunnah.

My personal advice is don't do it. Those who claim that you can but shouldn't make it flamboyant should provide their evidence. Islam is about knowledge and not I think that it is correct. Intention only doesn't make an act valid. The deed itself must be valid. (Check An-Nawawi's 40 hadiths). That's what differentiates us from others.

May Allah keep us guided. Allahu 'aalam.

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@folami86

am very suprised you mention pha'ros ,was he man of God,we need name of prophets that celebrate birthday in the bible.

@osis

you are the only serious person on here,kindly give me verse where birthday is celebrate by your prophests?

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at babs787

Here are the bible verses on birthday. Can you answer the original question?

Now on the third day it turned out to be Phar´aoh’s birthday, and he proceeded to make a feast for all his servants and to lift up the head of the chief of the cupbearers and the head of the chief of the bakers in the midst of his servants. Genesis 40:20

But a convenient day came along when Herod spread an evening meal on his birthday for his top-ranking men and the military commanders and the foremost ones of Galilee. Mark 6:21

at Olabowale and Mukina2

According to the teaching of Prophet Muhammad, Muslims should not adopt practices, rituals, customs etc. Would you say birthdays fall into this category? Also, I thought the Prophe(saw)t never did.

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Osisi no go kill me with laughter with her post. Power dey shak Mukina for where?

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You are the MD. You should know about DNA. Why ask lay persons? Answer it if you know.

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terrorist threat?

the thing dey una for DNA?

even you?

na so power dey shak you?

there's nothing I won't hear

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@Todak: The Quran specified two festivals for us: Id Fitr, the end of the fasting Month. And Id Adha, the day after Arafat. Read about them in Baqarah, Surah Hajj,etc.

The birthday of Muhammad (as) was on a Monday in the year of the defeat of the Elephant mounted army of Abraha, fom Yemen. Throughout the life of Muhammad, before his prophethood and during his prophethood, there was no birthday celebration for him. Notice that i only quoted a day of the week and a year, but no date of the month and no month either as I presented an indication of his birth.

Incidentally, Islamic calender started after Islam was already 13 years old in Makka, and at the beginning of the migration to Madina. Finally, Allah says in the Quran that believers should obey Allah and His Messenger (AS). He our Lord, also states in addition that whatever Muhammad gives you take, and whatever he forbids you, son't do it. Further Allah states that Muhammad delivered the message to mankind, in full by surah Nasr where one is to expect the large crowd convertion into Islam and expect forgiveness when asked from Allah by those who are true in their belief, not additing anything to Allah in worship.

When you read the Quran from the face of it, and you don't have to have engage in personal interpretation before you see that it is clear that there is no birthday celebrations. Finally, it is the ahadith and sunnah that make the verses of Quran very clear. They agree with each other. Unlike other books and methodology where the book says this and in another part says completely opposite, with saying that it abrogated the earlier statement and then the action of the people is completely different, still.

You cant be a god and still have to beg another God. If that happens, then you are not a God. And those who believe that you are a God must be gullible. Completely wrong. We call those people "disbelievers." The lack good faith in God, hence they have another god with Him!

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Islam is ONE indeed. . . . .

Tell that to the suicide bombing shittes and sunnis in iraq. . .

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See thread http://www.nairaland.com/nigeria/topic-151049.0.html

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Thank you for noticing that. I sensed that this thread is intended to generate into your usual rhetoric hence my replying that way. Muslims know the stand of Birthday in Islam but noticed that you christian follow civilization when it concerns certain things hence my asking for the stand of that in your bible.

Babs, thanks for that, i notice that you are not only cool now, but you are now abit respectful and modest. hope to continue like this.

Muslims have responded, so what is christians' stand on that with biblical verses?

well, if my question was completely answerd i would have answered too. but what is yet to be answerd is the quranic backup or reference, not hadith. thanks

@ Mukina

whats ur own Huh Huh

Well, my own is to know more about the truth, not falsehood

Islam is one. Faith is belief in Allah and the messengers,The angels and the final day and the holy scriptures, it didnt say worship another human being.

And are you sure Ahmadias do not believe in all you have just said?

The Ahmadis have someone they call a reformer

And does this disqualify them as muslims?

@fellis

I don't even regard Ahmadis as muslims.

And may i ask why?

Islamic scholars have unanimously pronounced them Kuffar, and the Rasul(SAW) said ulamahs/scholars would not be unanimous on an issue except it is the truth.

But they believe in muhammad as the messenger of Allah, after all that is the bases of islam? or any other reasons behind their disqualification?

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I don't even regard Ahmadis as muslims.

Islamic scholars have unanimously pronounced them Kuffar, and the Rasul(SAW) said ulamahs/scholars would not be unanimous on an issue except it is the truth.

That being said, I acknowledge birthdays, pray, thank God, etc. don't turn it into a party or feast.

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hmmmmmmmmmm i have learnt today oooooooo, so islam is not one afterall as they claim, if mukina of all people could down grade such a sect in islam, then, ko so ro mo ooooooo.

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The poster was spot on. I will go further in saying muslims do acknowledge(not neccessary celeberating) their birthdays and they could show gratitiude to God in any permissible way. The prophet (AS) fasted on mondays as he was born on that day as a sign of gratitutude. I do fast on my birthdays as well and i thank God for sparing my lives and i also acknowledge that i am a year closer to my grave as well as a year older on earth. Muslims could also prepare some food and feed the poor, spend in charity and so on in showing gratitutude.

Throwing of extravagant parites is uneccessary, however friends and families could join you in graifying your lord for his mercies of the many previous years and u could have a walima of some sort.

Wallahu a'lam.

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Babs, this is very unlikely of you, why did you just debunk it and wait for the answer from the corrupt bible, it is a shame o,

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I celebrate my birthday not in a loud fashion though!

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Are you telling me that all that street closing Owanbe with correct Yoruba music I saw in Lagos was all done by Christians?

Since when did Christians start bearing names like Falimat and Rashidat?

They celebrate birthdays O jare.

Maybe the Hausa ones don't but I can assure you nothing is coming between a Yoruba Muslim and his Owanbe for his 40th,50th and 70th birthday.

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Who said Muslims do not celebrate? The Prophet (Prayer and Peace from God Upon him) celebrated his birthday by fasting. Of course the Prophet (PPGUH) celebrated as a prophet but what matters here is that he celebrated his birthday (PPGUH)

Actually muslims are directed by the Prophet himself to celebrate and rejoice but in a compatible way with God's Teachings and Directions.

One does not need to disobey God to be happy

The point that real Muslims reject in birthday celebration the sinful and shameless way that some others may commit during the birthday celebration.

There is nothing wrong with a celebration for joy and sharing the good memories with whom may concern. However it is hard nowadays to find a birthday celebration without drinking alcohol and many other prohibited manners. This is what Islam rejects.

Then someone will come with such false allegations just because Muslims do not agree with their own type of celebrations.

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Bas why did you learn to use answer to answer questions thats very unlikely of you. well, it is in the bible , and i will give it to you when you fully answer that question, i am also interested. so hurry

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OP, will you provide biblical verses as to why its celebrated?

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