Is Kite Flying Haram?

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Fatwa ID: 03854

Answered by: Maulana Muddasser Dhedhy



I enjoy kite flying ever since childhood. Is kite flying haram/shirk as per Islam?



بِسْمِ اللهِ الرَّحْمنِ الرَّحِيْم

In the name of Allah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful



Flying a kite is permissible provided the following:

  • The shape of the kite is not made to resemble a living thing such as a dragon.
  • It is not done to celebrate or commemorate any occasion.
  • It does not harm anyone.
  • It does not lead to neglecting one's religious obligations, like Salaah etc.[1]



Only Allah knows best

Written by Maulana Muddasser Dhedhy

Check and approved by Mufti Mohammed Tosir Miah

Darul Ifta Birmingham



[1] فتاوى محمودية ج 19 ص 538540. دار الإفتاء جامعة فاروقية كراتشي

تكملة فتح الملهم ج 4 ص 380382. دار إحياء التراث العربي


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