Question ID: #5013
Question: Bidah
Assalamualaikum, I am speaking from Sutrapur, Dhaka, Bangladesh. My question to you.
Plays. In the evening, fireworks explode and lanterns fly. I and many others dislike these. The imam of the mosque forbade these celebrations. In India, Nepal and Sindh in Pakistan this day is also celebrated as Makar Sankranti. What does Islam say about this ?? Is This Bidah??
Answered by: Ulamaa ID 04 (London)
Date: 21/01/2021 22:56pm

بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم

الجواب حامداومصليا

In the Shariah, it will not be permissible to partake in such religious rituals and celebrations. If one shows reverence it will be disbelief.

ولو سلم الذمي تبجيلا يكفر لأن تبجيل الكافر كفر ولوقال لمجوس يا أستاذ تبجيلا كفر كما في الأشباه ....الخ
(فتاوي الشامي،ج٦ ص٤١٣)

And Allah knows best

06 Jumadal Ula Akhar 1442/ 20 January 2021

Mufti Qamruzzaman

London, UK