This posts makes sense.
People these days are looking for any fiqi loophole to halallise that which, in essence, and in reality is haram.
We know from experience that you are a habitual deceiver and you love to twist Text and Fatawa to suit your agenda.
May Allah Ta’ala save this Ummah from your deception (Ameen).
You are an educated Sister so please always quote the primary sources and directly. Some of the "Muftees" being quoted in this thread do not have the capacity to read and understand the text which they quote and others deliberately twist it to suit their agenda (unfortunately).
Q:) Is it permissible to feast (and invite others) due to the happiness of the birthday of a child?
A:) There doesn’t appear to be any objections to feast or invite others to feast for the sake of (showing) gratitude towards Allah Ta’ala on the occasion of birthday or as a reminder of certain age (for children).
Page 267 (113 of pdf)
Q:) Is it necessary to celebrate birthdays for (children)?
A:) The ritual of cutting cakes (on birthdays) which is a custom should be abandoned as it necessitates emulation of others. However, it is not forbidden to show gratitude towards Allah and to show happiness.
How the H-E-C-K do the two Fatawas above, justify this???
Let me tell you a story instead.
I went for Hajj with my Shaykh and I have a habit of praying two Rakaah Nafl before Maghrib and one day I got called into his room in the Hotel.
He was seriously angry about me praying two Rakaat Nafil and he chewed me out big time.
He said, “I know what you are doing and you know what you are doing. The issue here is that people think that you are knowledgeable so they are making your Taqleed and praying two Rakaat by observing you. You need to take your responsibility seriously that sometimes people follow you”.
I didn’t understand for years as why he was so angry about this issue.
But as I have gotten much older and I can see the impact of “digital photography” with Ulama taking selfies in Ihraam and posting the pictures of their children (and their wives) on their WhatsApp profiles.
What do you think a layman would do when he sees the picture of the wife of a Mufti on WhatsApp?
People follow by example and not by text so if we have Muftees posting pictures of a cake, layman would go two steps forward plant a CROSS on it , praise Jesus Christ and then have a Birthday in a church within a decade :-(
I strongly disagree with the actions of “Mufti” who for the sake of a few likes on social media (and to appear cool) sets the wrong precedence. He could have easily quoted the relevant Fatawaa and given guidance to laymen on this issue instead of trying to go after cheap publicity. I am telling you many of these Ulama are not mature enough to actually see through their actions, they have no Tarbiyah.
In professional life, we start at the lowest level and work our way up (learning from seniors). You will see that Ulama who stay connected with their Seniors don’t make these silly errors, it is always done by “celebrity Ulama” and two prime examples are Mufti Ibn Adam (HA) and Mufti Hussain Kamani (HA) amongst some Canadian Ulama.
Mufti Tosir Miah whose Fatwa Sister is quoting has discussed an Academic position, he is a very humble person and well connected with Senior British Ulama, contrast his Fatwa with the celebrity Ulama and their behavior.
There is no need for silliness like this at all!
This cannot be undone and I am sure it will be greatly appreciated.