Category: Beliefs and Practices (Aqeedah)
Fatwa#: 26237
Asked Country: India

Answered Date: Nov 11,2018

Title: Inviting relatives for a feast upon khatm of Qur’aan

Question

Assalaamu alaikum,

My daughter is going to complete reading Quran for the first time.As a matter of expressing joy over Allah's ihsan shall we invite relatives for a feast so that they too get motivated

Answer

In the Name of Allaah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful.

As-salaamu ‘alaykum wa-rahmatullaahi wa-barakaatuh.

It is pleasing to note that your daughter will be completing a recital of the Qur’aan for the first time. We make du’aa that Allaah Ta’aala accepts it from her and takes her from strength to strength. Aameen.

It was a practice of many of the illustrious Sahaabah (Radhiyallaahu ‘anhum) to slaughter an animal and feed the people upon achieving a feat such as memorizing a Surah from the Qur’aan. Consider the following:

تعلم عمر بن الخطاب رضي الله عنه البقرة في اثنتي عشرة سنة، فلما ختمها نحر جزورا[1]

Translation: Sayyiduna Ibn ‘Umar (Radhiyallaahu ‘anhumaa) narrates that Sayyiduna ‘Umar (Radhiyallaahu ‘anh) learnt Surah al-Baqarah in twelve years. Upon completion, he slaughtered a she-camel. (Shu’ab al-Imaan 1805)

Accordingly, one may invite relatives over for a feast to express one’s joy and to motivate others.

 

And Allaah Ta’aala Knows Best.

Muajul I. Chowdhury

Student, Darul Iftaa

Astoria, New York, USA

 

Checked and Approved by,
Mufti Ebrahim Desai.

 

 


[1] شعب الإيمان (3/ 346)

1805 - وأخبرنا أبو الحسين بن الفضل القطان، حدثنا أبو علي محمد بن أحمد بن الحسن الصواف، حدثنا بشر بن موسى أبو بلال الأشعري، حدثنا مالك بن أنس، عن نافع، عن ابن عمر قال: " تعلم عمر بن الخطاب رضي الله عنه البقرة في اثنتي عشرة سنة، فلما ختمها نحر جزورا "

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