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Posted on Wed, Nov 22, 2006 12:48

Question: Is it permissible for Muslims to take part in non-Muslims festivals, such as Christmas, Thanksgiving and so on? Answer: Praise be to Allah. It is not permissible for the Muslim to join the non-Muslims in their festivals and to express joy and happiness on these occasions, or to take the day off work, whether the occasion is religious or secular, because this is a kind of imitating the enemies of Allah, which is forbidden, and a kind of co-operating with them in falsehood. It was proven that the Messenger of Allah (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) said: ?Whoever imitates a people is one of them.? And Allah says (interpretation of the meaning): ?Help you one another in Al Birr and At Taqwa (virtue, righteousness and piety); but do not help one another in sin and transgression. And fear Allah. Verily, Allah is Severe in punishment?[al-Maa'idah 5:2] We advise you to refer to the book Iqtidaa? al-Siraat al-Mustaqeem by Shaykh al-Islam Ibn Taymiyah (may Allah have mercy on him), for it is very useful on this topic. [Translator?s note: This book is available in English under the title ?The Right Way,? published by Darussalam, Riyadh]. And Allah is the source of strength. May Allah bless our Prophet Muhammad and his family and companions, and grant them peace. Standing Committee on Academic Research and Issuing Fatwas


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thepreeciousone
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Posted on Fri, Nov 24, 2006 01:32

Assalam o Alaikum.... Thanks brother for your precious blog...because currently most of us....are passing throug this situation.... Like I am doing my masters in Germany...and here in the institute they are celebrating Christmas parties.... Thanks again brother..... Fee Aman Allah


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