Halal & Haram

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Truth about celebrating birthsday is it allowed or forbidden ?

The main reason who makes me  do this post  , is  some of my friends get sad and upset  because   I don’t say  happy birthday  or I go to their parties , people  what is the difference  between  celebrating  one day  in the year  but I celebrate every day because you are  with me .

The true friendship relation is the relation who passed on love  and trust  and care   all the life  not just one day , if I care about you I would celebrate your birthday every day  because its blessing from Allah  yeah that good friends  is blessing from Allah .

Now the time has come to ask if celebrate the birthday in Islam   halal or haram  ? And what is the evidence ? 
 Celebrating  birthdays  in islam  is haram  and its kind of bidah  or innovation in religion ,The evidence in the Qur’aan and Sunnah indicates that celebrating birthdays is a kind of bid’ah or innovation in religion, which has no basis in the pure sharee’ah.

 It is not permitted to accept invitations to birthday celebrations, because this involves supporting and encouraging bid’ah. Allaah, may He be glorified and exalted, says (interpretation of the meaning):

“Or have they partners with Allaah (false gods) who have instituted for them a religion which Allaah has not allowed…?” [al-Shoora 42:21] 
Then We have put you (O Muhammad) on a plain way of (Our) commandment. So follow that, and follow not the desires of those who know not. Verily, they can avail you nothing against Allaah (if He wants to punish you). Verily, the zaalimoon (wrongdoers) are awliyaa’ (protectors, helpers, etc.) to one another, but Allaah is the Wali (Protector, Helper) of the muttaqoon (pious).” [al-Jaathiyah 45:18-19]
 “Follow what has been sent down unto you from your Lord, and follow not any awliyaa’ (protectors, helpers, etc.) besides Him. Little do you remember!” [al-A’raaf 7:3]
Besides being bid’ah and having no basis in sharee’ah, these birthday celebrations also involve imitation of the Jews and Christians in their birthday celebrations. The Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) said, warning us against following their ways and traditions: “You would follow the ways of those who came before you step by step, to such an extent that if they were to enter a lizard’s hole, you would enter it too.” They said, “O Messenger of Allaah, (do you mean) the Jews and Christians?” He said, “Who else?” (Reported by al-Bukhaari and Muslim). The Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) also said: “Whoever imitates a people is one of them.”

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