What is the Ruling on Having a Baby Shower?

Answered by Shaykh Faraz Rabbani

Question: What is the ruling concerning having a Baby Shower?

Answer: Walaikum assalam wa rahmatullahi wa barakatuh,

This is a social custom without any intrinsically reprehensible religious or moral connotations. As such, it is permissible if performed in a permissible manner, and without reprehensible meanings–such as wastefulness, extravagance, or undue social insistence (such that people who don’t participate or perform it are made to feel as if they’re doing something religiously-wrong).

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And Allah alone gives success.

Faraz Rabbani