Category: Misc. Fiqh
Fatwa#: 33508
Asked Country: Pakistan

Answered Date: Sep 25,2018

Title: Is flying kites permissible in Islam?

Question

Is flying kites permissible in Islam? My 6 year old wants to fly kites but my husband says it depicts Basant. Please guide.

Answer

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

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

Basant Panchami is a Hindu festival in the Punjab region that marks the starting of spring. This is a festival that also honors Saraswati, the Hindu goddess of knowledge, music and art. People dress in yellow and eat foods that are yellow in color. Kites are also flown in this festival and partygoers compete with one another[1].

If you are living in an area wherein Basant Panchami is celebrated, then avoid flying a kite during the festive season[2].

 

And Allaah Ta’aala Knows Best.

Ibn al-Fawz

Student, Darul Iftaa

 

Checked and Approved by,
Mufti Ebrahim Desai.

 



[2]  المبسوط للسرخسي (24/ 77) 

وقد بينا هذا الفصل إلا أنه ذكره هنا بلفظ يستدل به على أنه كان من مذهبه أن الأصل في الأشياء الإباحة، وأن الحرمة بالنهي عنها شرعا

 

البناية شرح الهداية (12/ 70)

والأصل في الأشياء الإباحة. قال الله سبحانه وتعالى: {هُوَ الَّذِي خَلَقَ لَكُمْ مَا فِي الْأَرْضِ جَمِيعًا} [البقرة: 29] وقال سبحانه وتعالى: {قُلْ مَنْ حَرَّمَ زِينَةَ اللَّهِ الَّتِي أَخْرَجَ لِعِبَادِهِ} [الأعراف: 32] .

 

البحر الرائق شرح كنز الدقائق (6/ 135)، مجمع الأنهر في شرح ملتقى الأبحر (2/ 83)

والحل هو الأصل في الأشياء.

 

مجمع الأنهر في شرح ملتقى الأبحر (2/ 568)

واعلم أن الأصل في الأشياء كلها سوى الفروج الإباحة قال الله تعالى {هو الذي خلق لكم ما في الأرض جميعا} [البقرة: 29] وقال {كلوا مما في الأرض حلالا طيبا} [البقرة: 168] وإنما تثبت الحرمة بعارض نص مطلق أو خبر مروي فما لم يوجد شيء من الدلائل المحرمة فهي على الإباحة

 

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