Is It Permissible to Buy Fireworks for Muslim Children to Use at Non-Muslim Celebrations?

We often wonder about the permissibility of buying fireworks for our Muslim children to play with during the Christian new year celebrations. Is it permissible for Muslims to buy these fireworks and play with them during the Muslim festivities? Are we allowed to play with them during the celebrations of the Christian new year? Can we buy and use them before or after new year not to celebrate the occasion but merely because fireworks are most commonly sold during this time of year?

As-Salamu Alaykum wa Rahmatullahi wa Barakatuh.

In The Name of Allah, Most Gracious, Most Merciful.

All Praise and Thanks are due to Allah, and peace and blessings be upon His Messenger.

In response to this question, the European Council for Fatwa and Research (ECFR) issued the following Fatwa:

There is no problem with Muslim children purchasing these fireworks to display their joy and celebration for the occasion during Islamic festivities. However, because Allah (swt) forbids all excess, this must be done with moderation.

It is also illegal for Muslim children to play with these during Christian celebrations because it is considered a form of participation in their religious occasions, but they are permitted to do so at other times of the year.

Allah Almighty knows best.


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