I tried to make my children understand that we should not celebrate birthdays. But they oppose saying that there should be a day in which we invite all of our friends and gifts are given to us and also have cake. Is this correct? What can be done to make children happy if we cannot celebrate birthdays?
There is no place for celebrating birthdays in Islam. For this reason, one should not adopt the customs of others to make their children happy. However, if one invites their children’s friends to their home on any other day before or after someone’s birthday, then this will be permissible.