Getting married on a Friday because it is one's birthday
Fatwa No: 267217

  • Fatwa Date:24-9-2014 - Thul-Qi'dah 30, 1435
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Question

Is fixing day of marriage on the day of birth is prohibited in Islam ? Ex- If I am born on Friday, Can't I get married on any Friday of the week ?

Answer

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  sallallaahu  `alayhi  wa  sallam ( may  Allaah exalt his mention ) is His slave and Messenger.

Friday is one of the excellent days and it is desirable to conduct the marriage contract on Friday; please refer to Fatwa 91521.

As regards choosing Friday because it is the birthday of a person, then this implies regarding the birthday as an ‘Eed (holiday), and this is not among the ways of the Muslims; rather, it is an innovation that infiltrated the Muslim communities from the non-Muslims, so you should avoid this.

Allaah Knows best.

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