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Is It Permissible to Celebrate the New Gregorian Year?

Is It Permissible to Celebrate the New Gregorian Year?

Wa `alaykum As-Salamu waRahmatullahi wa Barakatuh. In the Name of Allah, Most Gracious, Most Merciful.  All praise and thanks are due to Allah, and peace and blessings be upon His Messenger. In this fatwa: 1- If you are talking about religious rituals associated with the arrival of the new year, this celebration is disallowed. 2- If someone expresses joy …

Celebrating the New Year

Celebrating the New Year: Allowed?

Wa`alaykum As-Salamu wa Rahmatullahi wa Barakatuh. In the Name of Allah, Most Gracious, Most Merciful. All praise and thanks are due to Allah, and peace and blessings be upon His Messenger. In this fatwa: 1- It is difficult to categorize certain feasts like Thanksgiving and New Year as religious feasts. 2– Some scholars permit new converts to attend their families celebrations without participating in anything purely …

Christmas Greetings and Cards

Christmas Greetings and Cards

Wa`alaykum As-Salamu wa Rahmatullahi wa Barakatuh. In the Name of Allah, Most Gracious, Most Merciful. All praise and thanks are due to Allah, and peace and blessings be upon His Messenger. In this fatwa: Muslims are commanded to deal justly and kindly with their non-Muslim acquaintances, neighbors, friends, and families. Therefore, Muslims are allowed to …

Accepting Christmas Gifts From Co-workers

Accepting Christmas Gifts From Co-workers: Permissible?

Wa `alaykum as-salamu wa rahmatullahi wa barakatuh. In the Name of Allah, Most Gracious, Most Merciful. All praise and thanks are due to Allah, and peace and blessings be upon His Messenger. In this fatwa: If the gift is related directly to the rituals they have on Christmas day, then you may decline it. If …

Congratulating Non-Muslims on Their Festive Occasions

Congratulating Non-Muslims on Their Festive Occasions: Allowed?

Wa `alaykum As-Salamu wa Rahmatullahi wa Barakatuh. In the Name of Allah, Most Gracious, Most Merciful. All praise and thanks are due to Allah, and peace and blessings be upon His Messenger. In this fatwa: 1- Muslims are commanded to deal justly and kindly with their non-Muslim neighbors or friends. Therefore, there is nothing wrong in exchanging gifts with them. 2- …

New York Muslims, Christians Unite for a Cause

An interfaith celebration of the holiday took place on Long Island Tuesday, pairing volunteers from a church and a mosque You could call it a blended family – ancient cousins of sorts – celebrating together. LONG ISLAND, New York – Muslims and Christians in Long Island, New York, came together for a common good, sharing …

Can Muslims Celebrate the Holidays of Other Religions

Can Muslims Celebrate the Holidays of Other Religions?

Wa`alaykum As-Salaamu Warahmatullahi Wabarakatuh. In the Name of Allah, Most Gracious, Most Merciful. All praise and thanks are due to Allah, and peace and blessings be upon His Messenger. In this fatwa: 1- Muslims are not allowed to celebrate the holidays of other religions. 2- However, you may wish happy holidays to your Christian friends, …

This is How Detroit Muslims Spent Christmas Eve

CORKTOWN, Detroit – As families gathered in warm homes on Christmas Eve, a group of Muslim residents in Corktown, Detroit, volunteered to give a helping hand to those in need, ClickOnDetroit reported. “We’re alleviating volunteers who would normally like to celebrate the holidays,” said Kayla Botelho, from Mercy-USA for Aid and Development. Botelho and other …

Meet Irish Muslim Women Helping Homeless

BELFAST – Helping homeless and correcting misconceptions about their faith, a group of Irish Muslim women took to the streets on Christmas Eve, to allow charity workers to celebrate the seasons with their families. “We don’t celebrate Christmas,” Lorraine O’Connor explained, Extra.ie reported. “Even though Fr [Peter] McVerry, the Capuchins, they all do dinners on …



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