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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- …

Have You Made Your New Year's Resolution?

Have You Made Your New Year's Resolution?

Nadia has given up making New Year’s resolutions. She says that she makes the same ones year in and year out and never ever keeps them for longer than a week or two. “The whole process is an exercise in futility and a guilty, depressing one at that,” she laments. Research data from countless sources …

As a Page in History Turns, Time to Reflect

As a Page in History Turns, Time to Reflect

As we move on to 2019, we should look back at our 2018, and take account of ourselves. Do we see a steady improvement in our faith, conduct, righteous actions, dealings with others, and contributions to mankind? In private, when we are out of the public…

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 …

The Islamic New Year - A New Start

The Islamic New Year - A New Start

Our Hijrah is yet another chance for Muslims to become better people. In this world we are struggling against personal weakness and struggling against the power of the world itself and striving towards heaven… This Hijrah we are called to leave old ways behind…

How Hijrah Can Inspire Your New Year Resolution

How Hijrah Can Inspire Your New Year Resolutions

A new hijri year is around. As usual I am busying myself with a slew of to dos. Reflecting on the past year I wrote a long list of goals for the year ahead. These include spending more time with the family and managing money more wisely. This also included the continued promise to lose …

Who was the First to Invent the Islamic Calendar?

The Caliph who Invented the Islamic Calendar

The dating of the Islamic calendar was introduced by the second caliph, `Umar ibn Al-Khattab, in 638 CE (16 AH) in an attempt to circumvent all the various conflicting dating systems used during his time. After consulting his companions, he set the Hijrah…

Love Overcomes Hate for Muslim New Year's Baby - About Islam

Love Overcomes Hate for Muslim New Year's Baby

A Muslim couple who received their little baby Asel only a few minutes into 2018 was greeted with a wave of racism, disgust and hate, which was soon countered by love and support messages.



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