Shaikh Salih al-Fawzan hafidhuhallah was asked:
Is it allowed to go with the family to festivals/carnivals like the Jenadiryah?
Answer: No, By Allah. No By Allah. It is not allowed for the families to go to these celebrations and these forums because they are full of sins, free-mixing and evils. A person is in well being. He remains in his home and praises Allah for that. Yes.
The Permanent Committee said:
“It is unlawful for a Muslim to establish celebrations or festivals/carnivals that includes evil affairs like singing, music, free-mixing of men and women, presence of magicians, and Charlatans due to the legislated evidences that indicate the prohibition of these things. It is from the means of falling into what Allah has made unlawful from fawaahish and evils. Allah has promised whoever loves to publicize fawaahish between the believers and calls to that and aids in that, that he will have a severe punishment. Allah, the Exalted said:
إِنَّ الَّذِينَ يُحِبُّونَ أَنْ تَشِيعَ الْفَاحِشَةُ فِي الَّذِينَ آمَنُوا لَهُمْ عَذَابٌ أَلِيمٌ فِي الدُّنْيَا وَالْآخِرَةِ
Verily, those who like that (the crime of) illegal sexual intercourse should be propagated among those who believe, they will have a painful torment in this world and in the Hereafter. And Allah knows and you know not.
And if it is affirmed that establishing these celebrations and festivals/carnivals is unlawful, then attending them and spending money on it and encouraging it and calling to it, all of that is unlawful as well because it is wasting wealth and time in what Allah is not pleased with and from cooperating in sin and transgression. Allah says:
وَتَعَاوَنُوا عَلَى الْبِرِّ وَالتَّقْوَى وَلَا تَعَاوَنُوا عَلَى الْإِثْمِ وَالْعُدْوَانِ وَاتَّقُوا اللَّهَ إِنَّ اللَّهَ شَدِيدُ الْعِقَابِ
Help you one another in Al-Birr and At-Taqwa (virtue, righteousness and piety); but do not help one another in sin and transgression. And fear Allah. Verily, Allah is Severe in punishment.
And in the Hadith whose authenticity is agreed upon that the Prophet sallahu alayhi wa salam prohibited wasting money. And with Allah is Tawfeeq and may Peace and Blessings be upon our Prophet Muhammad, his family and Companions”
Abdul Aziz ibn Abdullah ala Shaikh
Abdullah ibn Abdurahman al-Ghudyaan
Bakr Abu Zaid
Faisal Ibn Abdul Qaadir Ibn Hassan