Festivals & Celebrations
Fiqa Handbooks (Part 1) by Muhammad al-Jibaly
Publisher: Al-Kitaab & as-Sunnah Publishing
Festivals and celebrations are occasions of joy and happiness. They have their distinctive spirit in all societies and cultures, and are eagerly awaited and heartily welcomed by everyone. The feeling of excitement associated with these occasions, however, causes people to introduce uncommon; strange, or even bizarre practices during them. Islam regulates the occasions to be celebrated and the methods of celebrating them. It maintains their atmosphere of happiness, While redirecting it to benefit the individuals and the Muslim communities.
This book discusses the two annual Islamic festivals: id ut-Fitr and id ut-Adha as well as the weekly Jumu 'ah It presents the Islamic guidelines for celebration according to the Qur'an and Sunnah, and Warns against innovated occasions and non-Islamic festivals.