Q: IS IT PERMISSIBLE TO ATTEND THE EID SHOPPING FESTIVAL?
A: Eid is a day of Ibaadat. It is not like Easter and Christmas. The way Eid is treated by many Muslims these Days, is the same way how Kuffaar treat their Kaafir festivals of Shirk, Kufr and Buddhism. Everyone knows how un-Islamic shopping festivals are. The Eid Shopping Festival is just as Haraam as the other shopping events. Affixing the word Eid to the Haraam Shopping Festival is disrespectful. It is a sign of deviation to commercialize the auspicious day of Eid – and then too – in Kaafir style! It is Haraam to attend the Eid Shopping Festival. Women must remain at home. The intermingling of the sexes is just too much at these events of Shaitaaniyyat.