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Is It Permissible to Celebrate the New Gregorian Year?

Is It Permissible to Celebrate the New Gregorian Year?

Wa `alaykumAs-SalamuwaRahmatullahiwaBarakatuh. 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`alaykumAs-SalamuwaRahmatullahiwaBarakatuh. 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 likeThanksgivingandNew Yearas religious feasts. 2–Some scholarspermit 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`alaykumAs-SalamuwaRahmatullahiwaBarakatuh. 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- …

Happy holiday

For Muslim Families: Happy Holidays!

It is commonly known that as soon as the Halloween buzz ends, the colorful decorations, songs, and merchandises that symbolize the onset of Christmas, begin to appear at the grocery stores, malls, on the public main streets, and even few walking steps from where you and your family reside-your neighborhood. The signs are everywhere, signifying …

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 - About Islam

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 …

British Bishop Invites Muslims to Xmas Tea at Home - About Islam

British Bishop Invites Muslims to Xmas Tea at Home

The participants discussed the theme of hope and particularly what gives hope in the town of Burnley today. “The event has made a significant impact in building relationships between faith communities in Burnley. BURNLEY – The Bishop of Burnley, Rt Rev. Philip North, invited local British Muslim leaders to his home for a special Christmas …



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