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Hand out candies on Halloween

Fatwaa ID: 1881

Question:
As-salāmuʿalykum wa raḥmatullāhi wa barakātuh,

If a person is a revert and their family is requesting them to hand out candies to children for trick or treat on Halloween on their behalf as they won’t be home during that time. Would it be permissible for that person to hand out the candies?

JazākAllāhu Khayrā

Answer:
In the Name of Allaah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful.
As-salaamu ‘alaykum wa-rahmatullaahi wa-barakaatuh.

May Allaah Ta’aala make their journey easy and grant them steadfastness upon the Deen.

As Muslims, we are sensitive to our beliefs and values. We do not take part in pagan and satanic holidays like Halloween in any way or form. To give out candy on Halloween to children that come begging for a trick or treat, whether it be on one’s own capacity or on behalf of someone else, is impermissible. By giving out or assisting, one validates their customs and wrongs. Furthermore, this is irrespective of one’s intention. The intention must match the reality of the matter and the action. No one is obligated to open their doors to anyone.

And Allaah Ta’aala knows best.
Mufti Muajul I. Chowdhury
Darul Iftaa New York
https://askthemufti.us/

04/21/1445 AH – 11/05/2023 CE | AML1-8490

وصل اللهم وسلم وبارك على سيدنا محمد وعلى ءاله وصحبه أجمعين

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