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Is it permissible to shop for deals on Black Friday and Cyber Monday?

 

Nasihah (Advice): The best expenditure is on your family

 

Sayyiduna Abu Hurairah Radhiyallahu Anha reports that Nabi Sallallahu Alayhi Wasallam said: “A dinar (penny) you spend in Allah’s way, or to free a slave, or as a charity you give to a needy person, or to support your family, the one yielding the greatest reward is that which you spend on your family.” (Sahih Muslim)

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Question and Answer:

 

  1. Is it permissible to shop for deals on Black Friday and Cyber Monday?

 

  1. Black Friday (29 November 2019) is the Friday following Thanksgiving Day. The term Black Friday was coined to describe crowds and traffic conditions on the Friday following Thanksgiving.

 

Cyber Monday (2 December 2019) refers to the Monday following Thanksgiving Day. It was created by retailers to encourage people to shop online following Thanksgiving.

 

Black Friday and Cyber Monday have no religious connotations to it. It is merely a time that many retailers (both brick-and-mortar and e-commerce) offer their best deals.

 

It is permissible to shop for deals on both Black Friday and Cyber Monday.

 

And Allah Ta’ala Knows Best

(The answer hereby given is specifically based on the question asked and should be read together with the question asked. Islamic rulings on this Q&A newsletter are answered in accordance to the Hanafi Fiqh unless otherwise stated.) 

 

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