Bindi on forehead hindu culture.
Mu' meneen Brothers and Sisters,
As Salaam Aleikum wa Rahmatullahi wa Barakatuh. (May Allah's Peace, Mercy and Blessings be upon all of you)
One of our brothers/sisters has asked this question:
One of a girl I know thinks that there is no harm in putting the Bindi ( Hindu culture to put a Dot in the forehead). She says, its like respecting the other religion.
she loves to put it and spends her time with the hindu girls.
I told her that this is wrong, as a muslim we shouldn`t follow anything other than what Allah has told to do and follow only Sunnah.
Please give me a solid answer , so that I can forward this to her.
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Bindi on forehead hindu culture
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 none worthy of worship but Allah Alone, and we bear witness that Muhammad (saws) is His slave-servant and the seal of His Messengers.
Sunan of Abu-Dawood Hadith 4020 Narrated by Abdullah ibn Umar
The Prophet (saws) said: He who copies any people is one of them.
Al-Tirmidhi Hadith 4649 Narrated by Abdullah ibn Amr ibn al-'As
Allah's Messenger (saws) said, "He does not belong to us who imitates other people.
The bindi or tika applied to the forehead is a symbol specific of the pagan Hindu culture and it would just not befit and behove a believer who sincerely believes in Allah and the Last Day to imitate the pagans or their culture.
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,