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Nowruz and family

Last updated: 7th March 2023
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Asalamu alaykom wa rahmatulla wa barakatu, I am a woman of Iranian descent and I have been married for six months now. Every week on the same day we visit my parents and have dinner together. Soon it will be Nowruz where my parents celebrate the start of spring. This day falls on our weekly day with my parents. My husband stated that he does not want to visit my parents that day because of Nowruz. I am torn by this and feel lost. For the love of my parents I would never want them to miss their daughter and son-in-law, who they see as their own, but my husband is stubborn on this matter. Being there on that day does not imply that my husband and I are celebrating too, but rather that we are there for our weekly visit and are there out of respect for my parents, even if it wasn’t the same day as our visits. Our intention is to be there with my parents as their loved ones, and obviously who are my loved ones as well, and not to celebrate the festivities. How is your view on this? I know that it would break their hearts if we would be absent.

بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم

الجواب حامداومصليا

To celebrate or participate in rituals of Noruz is not permissible. However, if that is not the case and for other reasons then it will be permissible. So visiting your parents on that day will be allowed.

ويكفر بخروجه الي نيروز المجوسي والموافقة معهم فيما يفعلونه في ذالك اليوم
(مجمع الأنهر ،كتاب السير ٤/٥١٣)
لا بأس بأن يضيف كافرا لقرابة أو حاجة كذا في التمرتاشي
(الفتاوي العالمكيرية ،كتاب الكراهية ٥/٣٤٧ رشيديه )

And Allah knows best

15 Shabaan 1444/ 08 March 2023

Answer last updated on:
10th March 2023
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Ulamaa ID 04
Location: London