Ash-Shaykh Saalih al-Fawzaan, hafidahullah, was asked the following:


“It has become widespread among some of the people that they put up decorations, lights, lanterns, and beautifying their homes by putting up curtains and designs out of joy and happiness for [the arrival of] the month of Ramadan. Also, some [actually] specify a place in their home for [putting up] decorations, (…word unclear), for breaking their fast, and for eating sahoor. Is this something permissible? May Allah safeguard you.”


“This has no basis [in the religion]. The month of Ramadan is like any other month in how a person would maintain his home. Nothing should be made specific for the month of Ramadan. The month of Ramadan shouldn’t be specified for decorating one’s home and for putting up curtains and so on. It shouldn’t be specified for hanging up adornments. The month of Ramadan should be specified for ‘ibadah, tawbah, and for participating with the Muslims in praying at-Taraweeh and at-Tahajjud”


Translated by

AbdulFattaah Bin Uthman
Abu Fajr