Q: Some of the Muslims take part in the holidays of…

In the name of Allaah, the Beneficent, Most Merciful. May peace and blessings be upon our Prophet Muhammad, his family and companions. As for what follows;

Question: Some of the Muslims take part in the holidays of the Christians so what do you advise (them with)?

Sheikh Bin Baaz, may Allaah’s mercy be upon him, answers: “It is impermissible for the muslim, male or female, to assist the Christians, Jews, or other than them from the disbelievers in their holidays. Rather it is a must to abandon this type of affair for certainly whoever resembles a people he is from them. The Messenger, may peace and blessings be upon him, warned us from resembling and acting like them. Therefore it is upon the believing men and women to beware of this. And it isn’t permissible for them to aid them, i.e. disbelievers, in that at all because they are holidays that contradict the legislation of Allaah.

Hence it isn’t permitted to cooperate with them in that (matter) without question nor aid them with any type of assistance, not even serving coffee or arranging the utensils or the like because Allaah says:

“Help you one another in righteousness and piety; but do not help one another in sin and transgression. And fear Allaah. Verily, Allaah is severe in punishment.”[5:2]

And cooperation with the disbelievers during their holidays is a form of cooperation upon sin and transgression.”

Source: http://ar.islamway.net/fatwa/3815?ref=g-rel

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About Abu Fouzaan Qaasim
American student studying in the Islaamic University of Medinah from Chester,PA.

2 Responses to Q: Some of the Muslims take part in the holidays of…

  1. keiy says:

    But what do you do if your Muslim and your parents are not. We are supposed to honor our parents and if they ask you for something do you say No and break their hearts or yes and just take the sin so you dont hurt your patens

  2. Allaah says: “But if they (parents) strive with you to make you join in worship with Me others that of which you have no knowledge, then obey them not…” 31:15

    The interpertors of the Noble Quraan have extracted from this verse that if your parents try hard to make you follow them in their religion (beliefs, actions, etc.) then you do not do so whatsoever but you still should behave kindly to them. As the Prophet, peace be upon him, said that there is no obedience to the creation at the expense of disobedience to the Creator. Nonetheless you should try to explain to them in the best way possible that this is against your religion.

    Please click the following link as there is a beautiful story of how one of the companions was in a similar situation with his mother and how he handled the situation.

    http://www.qtafsir.com/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=1791

    May Allaah make it easy on us! Aameen.

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