Accepting an invitation if the celebration includes any prohibitions

Q 2: Weddings nowadays, as you know, are held in places where sins are committed. I dislike this and have forbidden my wives and daughters from attending, although they like to go to these places and attend weddings. Can I continue to forbid them or should I allow them to go, even though I will be sinful for doing so?

A: If a wedding party includes Haram (prohibited) matters, such as free intermixing of men and women, music, and the like, it is not permissible for you to allow your family to attend. If the party includes no Haram matters, there is no problem in you allowing your family to attend such a wedding party. Women beating the Duff (a tambourine-like instrument without bells) in a wedding party is not forbidden music, as long as there are no men with them. May Allah grant us success. May peace and blessings be upon our Prophet Muhammad, his family, and Companions.