Where can I find the following statement of Hafiz Ibn Hajar Al ‘Asqalani (rahimahullah)?
إظهار السرور في الأعياد من شعار الدين
Expressing happiness on ‘Eid, is from the salient features of Islam
Hafiz Ibn Hajar (rahimahullah) has mentioned this in Fathul Bari when deducing lessons from a Hadith in Sahih Bukhari.
(Fathul Bari, Hadith: 949, vol. 2 pg. 443)
And Allah Ta’ala Knows best.
Answered by: Moulana Suhail Motala
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