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Is it haram to help parents with putting up decorations?

Fatwaa ID: 2046

Assalamu alaikum! Is it haram to help my parents with putting up decorations or helping set up a christmas tree? They’re lights that go on our bushes and the tree is a fake so we have to assemble it first.

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

As Muslims, we are sensitive to our beliefs and values, especially that of tawheed. We are averse to all practices and matters related to unIslamic holidays. It is not permissible to set up a Christmas tree or put up Christmas decorations and ornaments. Likewise, it is not permissible to assist others with this. One who assists in evil receives equal share of sins as the one who perpetrates it. May Allaah Ta’aala guide your parents. Advise them with wisdom regarding its prohibition.

And Allaah Ta’aala knows best.
Mufti Muajul I. Chowdhury
Darul Iftaa New York

06/22/1445 AH – 01/05/2024 CE | 755

وصل اللهم وسلم وبارك على سيدنا محمد وعلى ءاله وصحبه أجمعين


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