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Ruling on fireworks

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Are fire works haram?I heard from my dad that they are haram because you are worshipping fire and the devil. Please quote from hadith or qur'an if they are I need to know as I told someone they are haraam and they want proof!i also heard that it is wasting your money (i cant remember the name you call it) Thanks


All perfect praise be to Allaah, The Lord of the Worlds. I testify that there is none worthy of worship except Allaah, and that Muhammad is His slave and Messenger. We ask Allaah to exalt his mention as well as that of his family and all his companions.


It is permissible to use, sell and buy fireworks on the condition that this does not cause frightening or harming a Muslim, and would not lead one to neglect his religious obligations. In addition to this, their price should not be very expensive, as in this case they would be forbidden. Fireworks are permissible in principle but it they lead to something forbidden, which is the loss of money and spending money inappropriately, then this is wasting money which is forbidden.

We do not think that using fireworks involves worshipping the fire because not every person who uses the fire worships it. 

Allaah Knows best.

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