Is Buying an Item During a Christmas and Halloween Sale Permissible?

Hanafi Fiqh

Answered by Mawlana Ilyas Patel


If someone buys a halal item on a Christmas or Halloween sale, is the purchase halal?


In the Name of Allah, the Most Merciful and Compassionate

Purchasing items during religious or non-religious customary sales of any faith is deemed acceptable. The critical determinant is your intention, which should be to acquire what is economically available to you without any underlying objective of supporting or denoting the occasion’s significance.

Actions Are by Their Intentions

It is taken from the well-known hadith in which the Prophet (Allah bless him and give him peace) said, “Verily actions are by their intentions, and one shall only have that which one intended.” [Bukhari; Muslim]

The scholars stated something implicit in this hadith: “Verily actions are rewarded and judged by their intentions, and one shall only have the reward for that which one intended.”

One of the foremost legal maxims is, There is no reward without intention.” This is one of the most repeated and well-known of legal maxims. [Ibn Nujaym, Ashbah wa’l Nadha’ir]

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[Mawlana] Ilyas Patel
Checked and Approved by Shaykh Faraz Rabbani

Mawlana Ilyas Patel has received traditional education in various countries. He started his schooling in the UK and completed his hifz of the Quran in India. After that, he joined an Islamic seminary in the UK, where he studied secular and Aalimiyya sciences. Later, he traveled to Karachi, Pakistan, and other Middle Eastern countries to further his education. Mawlana has served as an Imam in the Republic of Ireland for several years and taught the Quran and other Islamic sciences to both children and adults. He also worked as a teacher and librarian at a local Islamic seminary in the UK for 12 years. Presently, he lives in the UK with his wife and is interested in books and gardening.