Is it wrong to celebrate eid by going to the cinemas?
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is it wrong to celebrate eid by going to the cinemas?
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In the name of Allah, We praise Him, seek His help and ask for His forgiveness. Whoever Allah guides none can misguide, and whoever He allows to fall astray, none can guide them aright. We bear witness that there is no one (no idol, no person, no grave, no prophet, no imam, no dai, nobody!) worthy of worship but Allah Alone, and we bear witness that Muhammad (saws) is His slave-servant and the seal of His Messengers.
Allah Subhanah has bestowed and honored the believers with the two occasions of joy and celebrations:
- Eid-ul-Fitr after the holy month of fasting in Ramadan
- Eid-ul-Adha in commemoration of the supreme sacrifice of Prophet Ibraheem (a.s.) and Hajj.
One should spend these two occasions of Eid with the remembrance of their Lord Most Supreme by celebrating His Praise and being grateful to Him for His innumerable bounties, and meeting and greeting and celebrating with ones brethren and loved ones.
It would not behove and befit the character of a believer, who sincerely loves Allah and His Messenger (saws) to waste his time going to popular cinema houses where nothing but falsehood and indecency are portrayed! Such forms of so-called entertainment take one away from the remembrance of Allah and the Last Day, and whatever takes one away from the remembrance of Allah and the Last Day cannot be right or good.
Whatever written of Truth and benefit is only due to Allahs Assistance and Guidance, and whatever of error is of me alone. Allah Alone Knows Best and He is the Only Source of Strength.
Your brother and well wisher in Islam,