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Can we light up our homes in hindu festival like Diwali, Chhath etc. No fireworks or special dishes or new clothes just only lightning up the homes with LED bulbs or CFL, even not the dias(soil made utensils used up with kerosene oil to light up as hindus does)??

asked 1.1k11042 Irfan%20Alam's gravatar image
edited Nov 14 '12 at 05:07

Muslims are forbidden to imitate the kuffaar by lightning up homes(I am only mentioning this activity since your question is based on this) etc., because the Prophet MUHAMMAD(pbuh said: "Whoever imitates a people is one of them." Shaykh al-Islaam Ibn Taymiyah said in his book Iqtidaa’ al-siraat al-mustaqeem mukhaalifat ashaab al-jaheem: "Imitating them in some of their festivals implies that one is pleased with their false beliefs and practices, and gives them the hope that they may have the opportunity to humiliate and mislead the weak."

Whoever does anything of this sort is a sinner, whether he does it out of politeness or to be friendly or for whatever other reasons as this is hypocrisy in Islam because it is a kind of compromising the religion of Allah to please others, and it is a means of lifting the spirits of the kuffaar and making them feel proud of their religion..!!

What the Muslim is required to do is not to JOIN or imitate them in any of the things that resembles in pleasing them otherwise it would be equal to joining the kuffaar in their festivals, which is something that is undoubtedly haraam...!!

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answered 1.1k2416 aaliya's gravatar image

Answer is appreciable. Still confirmation needed from my Mufti Naushad Sir. Thanks for your answer.

(Nov 14 '12 at 06:40) Irfan Alam ♦ Irfan%20Alam's gravatar image

dont forget to accept my answer..:)

(Nov 14 '12 at 07:14) aaliya ♦ aaliya's gravatar image

@aaliya: Can we light up our homes in Muharram???

(Nov 14 '12 at 07:15) Irfan Alam ♦ Irfan%20Alam's gravatar image

bro it would be better if you post this as a question rather than asking it in the comment field..and inshAllah I will answer you there..:)

(Nov 14 '12 at 07:21) aaliya ♦ aaliya's gravatar image
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