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What Is the Meaning of "Messiah" According to Islam?

Short Answer:Muslims accept the Jewish belief that there were prophecies about the coming of the Messiah.They also accept the Christian claim that Jesus of Nazareth, son of Mary, was the expected Messiah.Muslims however deny the Christian belief that Jesus was the Son of God.The word messiah in the Old Testament means “to smear, anoint, or …

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 …

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- …

Can Muslims Celebrate Christmas

Can Muslims Celebrate Christmas?

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- Islam is a complete way of life and it suffices Muslims. At the same time, we should be interactive and proactive. We should not forget our …

May I Celebrate Christmas With My Christian Mother

May I Celebrate Christmas With My Christian Mother?

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- Islam encourages the Muslim to have kind and compassionate relationship with his parents and all his relatives whether they are Muslims or non-Muslims. 2- As a …

As a New Muslim, Can My Kids Celebrate Christmas

As a New Muslim, Can My Kids Celebrate Christmas?

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: Our little children are deeply affected with the festivities and glitter of this holiday. We should try to take them to some Islamic camps and conferences at …

What Is the Status of Jesus in Islam

What Is the Status of Jesus in Islam?

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 may be a surprise to many people in America that we Muslims also believe in Jesus. 2- Although we do not celebrate Christmas, but we …

The Messiah in Judaism, Christianity, and Islam

The Messiah in Judaism, Christianity, and Islam

Short Answer: Both the Muslims and the Christians believe that Jesus was really the Messiah expected by the Jews. But the Jews reject this idea, alleging that Jesus was a false Messiah. The title Messiah stands for anyone who has been chosen by God for a significant mission. In Judaism that mission was crucial to …



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