Advice of the Ameer of Ahl Al-Sunnah for Children
The disadvantages of flying kites
Maulana Owais Yameen Attari Madani
The Ameer of Ahl Al-Sunnah, Allamah Muhammad Ilyas Qadiri دَامَـتْ بَـرَكَـاتُـهُـمُ الْـعَـالِـيَـهْ states:
There are many disadvantages of flying kites. Countless numbers of people are injured because of its string and some people have their necks cut because of it. (Malfuzaat-e-Ameer-e-Ahl-e-Sunnat, Ep. 215, p. 9)
There are many disadvantages of flying kites. Flying kites is a form of wasting both, time and money, and it is a sin. (Derived from Fatawa Razawiyyah, vol. 24, p. 659) A kite and its string often entangle with electrical wiring which causes the electrical wiring to entwine. This causes household electronics and the transformers of the area etc. to malfunction and become faulty. Sometimes there is a power outage for several hours. Not paying attention whilst flying a kite could result in severe consequences such as falling off a roof; colliding with a car etc. and sustaining damage to the head or breaking the hands or feet. Rather, there is also a risk of losing one’s life. Therefore, we should refrain from flying kites. (To learn more about the disadvantages of kite flying, read the booklet of Maktaba-tul-Madinah titled “Basant Mela”).