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Ruling On Celebrating Non-muslim Holidays And Congratulating Them by Lukgaf(m): 7:20am On Dec 22, 2017
Praise be to Allaah.

Greeting the kuffaar on Christmas and other religious holidays of theirs is haraam, by consensus, as Ibn al-Qayyim, may Allaah have mercy on him, said in Ahkaam Ahl al-Dhimmah: "Congratulating the kuffaar on the rituals that belong only to them is haraam by consensus, as is congratulating them on their festivals and fasts by saying ‘A happy festival to you’ or ‘May you enjoy your festival,’ and so on. If the one who says this has been saved from kufr, it is still forbidden. It is like congratulating someone for prostrating to the cross, or even worse than that. It is as great a sin as congratulating someone for drinking wine, or murdering someone, or having illicit sexual relations, and so on. Many of those who have no respect for their religion fall into this error; they do not realize the offensiveness of their actions. Whoever congratulates a person for his disobedience or bid’ah or kufr exposes himself to the wrath and anger of Allaah."

Congratulating the kuffaar on their religious festivals is haraam to the extent described by Ibn al-Qayyim because it implies that one accepts or approves of their rituals of kufr, even if one would not accept those things for oneself. But the Muslim should not aceept the rituals of kufr or congratulate anyone else for them, because Allaah does not accept any of that at all, as He says (interpretation of the meaning):
"If you disbelieve, then verily, Allaah is not in need of you, He likes not disbelief for His slaves. And if you are grateful (by being believers), He is pleased therewith for you. . ."
[al-Zumar 39:7]

". . . This day, I have perfected your religion for you, completed My favour upon you, and have chosen for you Islaam as your religion . . ."
[al-Maa’idah 5:3]

So congratulating them is forbidden, whether they are one’s colleagues at work or otherwise.

If they greet us on the occasion of their festivals, we should not respond, because these are not our festivals, and because they are not festivals which are acceptable to Allaah. These festivals are innovations in their religions, and even those which may have been prescribed formerly have been abrogated by the religion of Islaam, with which Allaah sent Muhammad (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) to the whole of mankind. Allaah says (interpretation of the meaning):
"Whoever seeks a religion other than Islaam, it will never be accepted of him, and in the Hereafter he will be one of the losers." [Aal ‘Imraan 3:85]

It is haraam for a Muslim to accept invitations on such occasions, because this is worse than congratulating them as it implies taking part in their celebrations.

Similarly, Muslims are forbidden to imitate the kuffaar by having parties on such occasions, or exchanging gifts, or giving out sweets or food, or taking time off work, etc., because the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) said: "Whoever imitates a people is one of them." Shaykh al-Islaam Ibn Taymiyah said in his book Iqtidaa’ al-siraat al-mustaqeem mukhaalifat ashaab al-jaheem: "Imitating them in some of their festivals implies that one is pleased with their false beliefs and practices, and gives them the hope that they may have the opportunity to humiliate and mislead the weak."

Whoever does anything of this sort is a sinner, whether he does it out of politeness or to be friendly, or because he is too shy to refuse, or for whatever other reason, because this is hypocrisy in Islaam, and because it makes the kuffaar feel proud of their religion.

Allaah is the One Whom we ask to make the Muslims feel proud of their religion, to help them adhere steadfastly to it, and to make them victorious over their enemies, for He is the Strong and Omnipotent.

Majmoo’ah Fataawa wa Rasaa’il al-Shaykh Ibn ‘Uthaymeen, 3/369)

https://islamqa.info/en/947

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Re: Ruling On Celebrating Non-muslim Holidays And Congratulating Them by AlBaqir(m): 7:37am On Dec 22, 2017
THERE IS NOTHING WRONG IN CONGRATULATING NON-MUSLIM (CHRISTIANS) ON THEIR FESTIVITY

Summary and English translation of Shaykh Abdullah Bin Bayyah’s fatwa on Muslims congratulating non-Muslims on their holidays:

This issue is without a doubt a very important and sensitive one, especially for Muslims living in the West.

Many questions have been posed to the [European] Council [for Fatwa and Research] from brothers and sisters living in those lands. They coexist with non-Muslims and have established many ties with them as part of life such as being house neighbors, working together in jobs, and studying in school together.

Sometimes a Muslim can feel the favors of the non-Muslim upon them, as in the teacher who assists Muslim students with sincerity, the doctor who treats Muslim patients also with sincerity, etc. As the saying goes, the human being is imprisoned by good treatment, and the poet said:

Do good to people and you will possess their hearts For doing good has always enslaved the human being

What is the position of Muslims in relation to non-Muslims who are peaceful with them, do not sow enmity against them, do not fight them in their religion, and have not driven them out of their homes nor have supported ones who try to do so?

The Quran has established a basis for the relationship between Muslims and non-Muslims in two verses from the Book of God the Exalted, which were revealed in relation to polytheists:
“God does not forbid you to deal kindly and justly with anyone who has not fought you for your faith or driven you out of your homes: God loves the just. But God forbids you to take as allies those who have fought against you for your faith, driven you out of your homes, and helped others to drive you out: any of you who take them as allies will truly be wrongdoers.” [60:8-9]

So the two verses distinguished between those who are peaceful with Muslims and those who are not.

As for the first ones (those who are peaceful), the verse has legislated having kindness and just treatment with them. [But the Arabic words used in the verse imply more than this] because the word “qist” means justice, and the word “birr” means doing good with an extra measure of it, which is higher than justice. [The concept of] justice means you take what is rightfully yours, whereas “birr” means you concede some of your rights. In other words, justice, i.e., "qist", is to give a person their due right without any diminishment, but kind treatment, i.e., "birr", [mentioned in the verse] means you give a person more than their due right as an act of virtue.

As for the others mentioned in the second verse, they are those who have declared enmity with Muslims and fought them, and driven them out of their homes without the right to do so except for having declared:

Our Lord is God! This is what Quraysh and the polytheists in Mecca did with the Messenger (s) and his companions.

[Also, note here] that the Quran used the word for kind treatment, i.e., “birr”, for the relationship with those who are peaceful, which is the same word used for the greatest obligation upon the human being after fulfilling the right of God the Exalted; the right of “birr” towards parents.

Moreover, the permissibility of congratulating non-Muslims on their holidays is more confirmed in the case that they also congratulate Muslims on Islamic
holidays. We have been commanded to return good with good, and to respond to a greeting with one that is better than it, or at least the same as it. The Exalted said:
“But [even in battle] when you [believers] are offered a greeting, respond with a better one, or at least return it.” [4:86]

So it is not befitting for a Muslim to be less generous or have a lower status of good character than others. A Muslim is supposed to be the one who is most kind and having the noblest character as it has been transmitted in the Hadith:

“The most complete in faith among the believers are those ones with the noblest character.”

As well as the other statement of the Messenger (s): “I was only sent to complete noble character traits.”

The Prophet (s) had a noble character and a generous in relationship with the polytheists of Quraysh despite their harm towards him and gathering against him and his companions.

[Lastly] the usual words used to congratulate during these occasions do not entail acceptance or adopting of non-Muslim creed. They are simply words of courtesy that are customary during these occasions. There is also no deterrent from accepting gifts from them and rewarding them with gifts in return, because the Prophet (s) accepted gifts from non-Muslims, with the condition that these gifts are not that which would be impermissible for a Muslim, such as alcohol or swine meat.

[It should be mentioned] that we are not for Muslims celebrating the religious holidays of polytheists or People of the Book. We see some heedless Muslims celebrating Christmas the same way they celebrate Eid al-Fitr and Eid al-Ad’ha, or even more. This is not permissible because we have our religious holidays and they have their religious holidays. But we do not see harm in congratulating people on their religious holidays for those who have social relationships with them.

www.nairaland.com/2061345/fatwa-muslims-congratulating-non-muslims-holidays

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Re: Ruling On Celebrating Non-muslim Holidays And Congratulating Them by AlBaqir(m): 7:39am On Dec 22, 2017
You can read about that Sunni Sheik here:


Abdallah bin Mahfudh ibn Bayyah (born 1935) was born in Mauritania. He teaches at King Abdul Aziz University in Saudi Arabia.

He is a specialist in all four traditional Sunni schools, with an emphasis on the Maliki Madh'hab.
Bin Bayyah is involved in number of scholarly
councils including The Islamic Fiqh Council, a Saudi-
based Institute, he was also the Vice-President of
International Union of Muslim Scholars. from
which he resigned mid 2013. He is also a member of the Dublin-based European Council for Fatwa and Research, a council of Muslim clerics that aims at explaining Islamic law in a way that is sensitive to the realities of European Muslims.

He was ranked amongst the 500 most influential
Muslims from 2009 - 2013.

http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Abdallah_Bin_Bayyah

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Re: Ruling On Celebrating Non-muslim Holidays And Congratulating Them by Rashduct4luv(m): 8:20am On Dec 22, 2017
We dont care about one Sheikh and his ranking. To err is Human.

Why should we greet them? Greeting is part of our deen. We are rewarded if we greet each other with Salam. So greeting can be said to be "an act of worship".

Greeting them on their festival is akin to supporting them. And supporting them is akin to supporting Kufr.

They are celebrating the birth of Jesus christ the son of God. is this not kufr?

And how many birthdays did the Prophet celebrated? how many Kuffars did he greet on their festivals?

We do not hate Christians as such but we hate the Kufr they exhibit.

When you greet them, how will you then reject their food? or the food for Xmas is halal too?

When you refuse to accept evident text i think it will be appropriate to quote a "non-Muslim.

*Pastor Kumuyi General Superintendent of the Deeper Christian Life Ministry said:

“We don’t celebrate Christmas. It actually came from idolatrous background. That is why you don’t hear us sing what they call Christmas carol. Never! ... When you find anybody coming in, or any leader, trying to introduce the idolatry of mystery Babylon that they call Christmas, and you want to bring all the Christmas carol saying that is the day that Jesus was born, and you don’t find that in the Acts of the Apostles or in the early church, then you don’t find that in the church either. If you don’t know that before, now you know.”

http://ugowrite..com.ng/2014/02/pastor-kumuyi-is-right-christmas-is.html

So if among the Christians some don't even celebrate Christmas, who are we Muslims to celebrate Kufr?

O Muslims, Desist from Celebration of Christmas in any way. Do not support the Kuffar in their festivals in any way. Also, no happy new year transistion/Prayer/Celebration.
May Allah guide us all.

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Re: Ruling On Celebrating Non-muslim Holidays And Congratulating Them by AlBaqir(m): 8:53am On Dec 22, 2017
Rashduct4luv:
We dont care about one Sheikh and his ranking. To err is Human.

# You mean, "you the Wahabi"?! For a fact, you are just one voice out of many. You can not impose your interpretation upon other interpretations.

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Re: Ruling On Celebrating Non-muslim Holidays And Congratulating Them by Lukgaf(m): 9:44am On Dec 22, 2017
AlBaqir:


# You mean, "you the Wahabi"?! For a fact, you are just one voice out of many. You can not impose your interpretation upon other interpretations.


We are not Wahhabi AlBaqir take note. We follow the steps of the prophet SoLalahu Alas wosalam. We disregard any error said by anybody irrespective of the status once not inline with wat Rosul said. And even our sheikh understand that. We are not suffi that just take things ignorantly without asking the evidences
Re: Ruling On Celebrating Non-muslim Holidays And Congratulating Them by Rashduct4luv(m): 10:07am On Dec 22, 2017
AlBaqir:


# You mean, "you the Wahabi"?! For a fact, you are just one voice out of many. You can not impose your interpretation upon other interpretations.


You are a confirm Cherry picker just like the Christians!


Cherry picking, suppressing evidence, or the fallacy of incomplete evidence is the act of pointing to individual cases or data that seem to confirm a particular position, while ignoring a significant portion of related cases or data that may contradict that position.


Happy cherry picking!

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Re: Ruling On Celebrating Non-muslim Holidays And Congratulating Them by AlBaqir(m): 11:57am On Dec 22, 2017
Lukgaf:


We are not Wahhabi AlBaqir take note. We follow the steps of the prophet SoLalahu Alas wosalam. We disregard any error said by anybody irrespective of the status once not inline with wat Rosul said. And even our sheikh understand that. We are not suffi that just take things ignorantly without asking the evidences

# Are you ashamed of associating yourself with Muhammad Ibn Abdulwahab al-Najdi? Obviously he was one of the pioneers of wahabism. He took his ideas from Ibn Taymiyyah.


# You need to read the fatwa of sheik Abdallah bin Mahfudh ibn Bayyah again and again with understanding. Then, anywhere you disagree with in his submissions, you are free to counter.
Re: Ruling On Celebrating Non-muslim Holidays And Congratulating Them by Praktikals(m): 12:05pm On Dec 22, 2017
Jesus is the ONLY way to eternal life

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Re: Ruling On Celebrating Non-muslim Holidays And Congratulating Them by AlBaqir(m): 12:14pm On Dec 22, 2017
Praktikals:
Jesus is the ONLY way to eternal life

# You will be disappointed that Jesus will disown you if you do not follow his instructions.


Matthew 5:19-20 King James Version (KJV)

"Whosoever therefore shall break one of these least commandments, and shall teach men so, he shall be called the least in the kingdom of heaven: but whosoever shall do and teach them, the same shall be called great in the kingdom of heaven.

For I say unto you, That except your righteousness shall exceed the righteousness of the scribes and Pharisees, ye shall in no case enter into the kingdom of heaven
."

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Re: Ruling On Celebrating Non-muslim Holidays And Congratulating Them by wellmax(m): 12:20pm On Dec 22, 2017
Abeg make una hold una greetings.

It changes nothing.

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Re: Ruling On Celebrating Non-muslim Holidays And Congratulating Them by Uyi168: 12:25pm On Dec 22, 2017
Who una greetings epp?

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Re: Ruling On Celebrating Non-muslim Holidays And Congratulating Them by Fundamentalist: 12:25pm On Dec 22, 2017
AlBaqir:
THERE IS NOTHING WRONG IN CONGRATULATING NON-MUSLIM (CHRISTIANS) ON THEIR FESTIVITY

Summary and English translation of Shaykh Abdullah Bin Bayyah’s fatwa on Muslims congratulating non-Muslims on their holidays:

This issue is without a doubt a very important and sensitive one, especially for Muslims living in the West.

Many questions have been posed to the [European] Council [for Fatwa and Research] from brothers and sisters living in those lands. They coexist with non-Muslims and have established many ties with them as part of life such as being house neighbors, working together in jobs, and studying in school together.

Sometimes a Muslim can feel the favors of the non-Muslim upon them, as in the teacher who assists Muslim students with sincerity, the doctor who treats Muslim patients also with sincerity, etc. As the saying goes, the human being is imprisoned by good treatment, and the poet said:

Do good to people and you will possess their hearts For doing good has always enslaved the human being

What is the position of Muslims in relation to non-Muslims who are peaceful with them, do not sow enmity against them, do not fight them in their religion, and have not driven them out of their homes nor have supported ones who try to do so?

The Quran has established a basis for the relationship between Muslims and non-Muslims in two verses from the Book of God the Exalted, which were revealed in relation to polytheists:
“God does not forbid you to deal kindly and justly with anyone who has not fought you for your faith or driven you out of your homes: God loves the just. But God forbids you to take as allies those who have fought against you for your faith, driven you out of your homes, and helped others to drive you out: any of you who take them as allies will truly be wrongdoers.” [60:8-9]

So the two verses distinguished between those who are peaceful with Muslims and those who are not.

As for the first ones (those who are peaceful), the verse has legislated having kindness and just treatment with them. [But the Arabic words used in the verse imply more than this] because the word “qist” means justice, and the word “birr” means doing good with an extra measure of it, which is higher than justice. [The concept of] justice means you take what is rightfully yours, whereas “birr” means you concede some of your rights. In other words, justice, i.e., "qist", is to give a person their due right without any diminishment, but kind treatment, i.e., "birr", [mentioned in the verse] means you give a person more than their due right as an act of virtue.

As for the others mentioned in the second verse, they are those who have declared enmity with Muslims and fought them, and driven them out of their homes without the right to do so except for having declared:

Our Lord is God! This is what Quraysh and the polytheists in Mecca did with the Messenger (s) and his companions.

[Also, note here] that the Quran used the word for kind treatment, i.e., “birr”, for the relationship with those who are peaceful, which is the same word used for the greatest obligation upon the human being after fulfilling the right of God the Exalted; the right of “birr” towards parents.

Moreover, the permissibility of congratulating non-Muslims on their holidays is more confirmed in the case that they also congratulate Muslims on Islamic
holidays. We have been commanded to return good with good, and to respond to a greeting with one that is better than it, or at least the same as it. The Exalted said:
“But [even in battle] when you [believers] are offered a greeting, respond with a better one, or at least return it.” [4:86]

So it is not befitting for a Muslim to be less generous or have a lower status of good character than others. A Muslim is supposed to be the one who is most kind and having the noblest character as it has been transmitted in the Hadith:

“The most complete in faith among the believers are those ones with the noblest character.”

As well as the other statement of the Messenger (s): “I was only sent to complete noble character traits.”

The Prophet (s) had a noble character and a generous in relationship with the polytheists of Quraysh despite their harm towards him and gathering against him and his companions.

[Lastly] the usual words used to congratulate during these occasions do not entail acceptance or adopting of non-Muslim creed. They are simply words of courtesy that are customary during these occasions. There is also no deterrent from accepting gifts from them and rewarding them with gifts in return, because the Prophet (s) accepted gifts from non-Muslims, with the condition that these gifts are not that which would be impermissible for a Muslim, such as alcohol or swine meat.

[It should be mentioned] that we are not for Muslims celebrating the religious holidays of polytheists or People of the Book. We see some heedless Muslims celebrating Christmas the same way they celebrate Eid al-Fitr and Eid al-Ad’ha, or even more. This is not permissible because we have our religious holidays and they have their religious holidays. But we do not see harm in congratulating people on their religious holidays for those who have social relationships with them.

www.nairaland.com/2061345/fatwa-muslims-congratulating-non-muslims-holidays

When we say Shiism and Christianity share some features, People should understand it from albaqir perspective.

The rubbish above is just an example of liberal Islam .

No Muslim in his right senses write the above

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Re: Ruling On Celebrating Non-muslim Holidays And Congratulating Them by bolseas(f): 12:31pm On Dec 22, 2017
Are Christians Kufars?
Re: Ruling On Celebrating Non-muslim Holidays And Congratulating Them by Dindondin(m): 12:31pm On Dec 22, 2017
Rashduct4luv:
We dont care about one Sheikh and his ranking. To err is Human.

Why should we greet them? Greeting is part of our deen. We are rewarded if we greet each other with Salam. So greeting can be said to be "an act of worship".

Greeting them on their festival is akin to supporting them. And supporting them is akin to supporting Kufr.

They are celebrating the birth of Jesus christ the son of God. is this not kufr?

And how many birthdays did the Prophet celebrated? how many Kuffars did he greet on their festivals?

We do not hate Christians as such but we hate the Kufr they exhibit.

When you greet them, how will you then reject their food? or the food for Xmas is halal too?

When you refuse to accept evident text i think it will be appropriate to quote a "non-Muslim.

*Pastor Kumuyi General Superintendent of the Deeper Christian Life Ministry said:

“We don’t celebrate Christmas. It actually came from idolatrous background. That is why you don’t hear us sing what they call Christmas carol. Never! ... When you find anybody coming in, or any leader, trying to introduce the idolatry of mystery Babylon that they call Christmas, and you want to bring all the Christmas carol saying that is the day that Jesus was born, and you don’t find that in the Acts of the Apostles or in the early church, then you don’t find that in the church either. If you don’t know that before, now you know.”

http://ugowrite..com.ng/2014/02/pastor-kumuyi-is-right-christmas-is.html

So if among the Christians some don't even celebrate Christmas, who are we Muslims to celebrate Kufr?

O Muslims, Desist from Celebration of Christmas in any way. Do not support the Kuffar in their festivals in any way. Also, no happy new year transistion/Prayer/Celebration.
May Allah guide us all.
losers.
Christians that celebrate Christmas don't care abt contrary beliefs. We won't mind if you don't greet. As for your quote of Pastor Kumuyi of Deeper Life, that's his own personal conviction.
Even though the origin of Christmas is pagan, we v decided to chose a common day to celebrate Jesus. That day is Dec 25th. This doesn't make Christians that celebrate it kufr. And that word kufr is funny. I return it back to extremist Muslims that they are the real kufr.

Among your Muslims, don't we v people with contrary or different practices?

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Re: Ruling On Celebrating Non-muslim Holidays And Congratulating Them by Fundamentalist: 12:32pm On Dec 22, 2017
Praktikals:
Jesus is the ONLY way to eternal life

Don't die a disbeliever

Accept the true religion of the creator

grin grin grin

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Re: Ruling On Celebrating Non-muslim Holidays And Congratulating Them by sino(m): 12:34pm On Dec 22, 2017
Sometimes, I feel topics like this aren't necessary to keep repeating itself on a yearly basis, and sometimes I think they are just non-issues...but again, I realize the need to always remind ourselves on a regular, because "a reminder benefits a believer" and to also seek more understanding as the case may be.

The argument for and against congratulating non-Muslims (especially the people of the book) already presented are supported with evidences which I believe cannot be dismissed with a wave of hand, especially when it deals with kufr and shrikh.

However, i am more inclined with the fatwa from Sheikh Ibn Bayyah, as well as some other reputable scholars with similar bias. I would like to first state that Allah (SWT) granted us the permission to treat non-Muslims who are not hostile with justice and kindness.

Allah (SWT) says: “Allah does not forbid you to deal justly and kindly with those who fought not against you on account of religion and did not drive you out of your homes. Verily, Allah loves those who deal with equity” [al-Mumtahinah 60:8].

This kind of kindness can be found in the following narration:

It was narrated from Mujaahid that a sheep was slaughtered for ‘Abdullah ibn ‘Amr by a member of his family, and when he came, he said: Did you give some to our Jewish neighbour, did you give some to our Jewish neighbour? For I heard the Messenger of Allah (blessings and peace of Allah be upon him) say: “Jibreel kept urging me to treat neighbours kindly until I thought that he would make neighbours heirs.” Narrated by at-Tirmidhi (1943); classed as saheeh by al-Albaani.

Ibn Qudaamah said: "It is permissible to give some of it to a disbeliever, because it is voluntary charity which may be given to non-Muslims living under Muslim rule and prisoners of war, like all other kinds of voluntary charity." (al-Mughni (9/450) )

In Fataawa al-Lajnah ad-Daa’imah (11/424) it says: It is permissible for us to give meat from the udhiyah to non-Muslims who have a treaty with the Muslims and to prisoners of war, and it is permissible to give it to him on the basis that he is poor, or a relative, or a neighbour, or so as to soften his heart towards Islam, because of the general meaning of the verses in which Allah, may He be exalted, says (interpretation of the meaning): (Quran 60:cool (copied from IslamQA).

Allah Almighty also says: (…The food of the People of the Scripture is lawful to you and your is lawful to them, lawful to you in marriage are chaste women from the believers and chaste women from those who were given the scripture before your time…) (Al-Ma’idah 5: 5)

Allah (SWT) knows that these people of the book are kafirs, but yet allowed that we can exchange foods, and we can marry their women, and Allah enjoined us to be kind towards them provided they are living in peace within our environment. So If we can give them our sacrificial meat and food during our own eid celebrations, then why should we reject theirs?! How would you feel if after you accepted a gift from your neighbor and then he refuses yours?! Would rejecting their food be part of being kind to them?!

Of course it is unanimously agreed that it is forbidden to celebrate their eids in terms of participating in their practices, but what would stand as being a person of good manners with courtesy, which Islam preaches cannot be overlooked!

Allah (SWT) says: (When you are greeted with a greeting, greet in return with what is better than it, or at least return it equally…) (An-Nisa’ 4: 86)

This verse is very instructive, it did not state which kind of greeting, but greeting in general, so when someone greets you, you are obliged to respond, with either that which is better, or at least return it equally, so we look into another narration:

"It was reported that when a group of Jews approached the Prophet (peace and blessings be upon him) and greeted him with twisted pronunciation, and thus uttered “Assam`alaykum, O Muhammad!” (meaning “death and destruction come upon you”) instead of “as-salamu`alaykum”, `A’ishah (may Allah be pleased with her) heard them and responded by saying, ‘assamu`alaykum also and the curse and wrath of Allah!” The Prophet (peace and blessings be upon him) rebuked `A’ishah for what she had said. She told him, “Did you not hear what they said?” He said, “I did, and I responded by saying, ‘And upon you,’”(i.e., that death will come upon you as it will come upon me.) He went on to say, “O `A’ishah! Allah loves gentleness in all matters.”(Reported by Al-Bukhari and Muslim)

Sallallahu 'alayhi wa sallaam! When it is said that the Prophet (SAW) is the walking Qur'an, it is so wa llahi! Our mother, Aisha was already on a defensive, ready to "da pada" as it is hot, no nonsense woman, but the Prophet (SAW) who was sent to complete the best of character wouldn't have her do that, but reminded her as well as all of us that Allah (SWT) loves gentleness in all matters.

If your neighbour is a non-Muslim, and you have been showing acts of kindness towards him during your festivals, Islamic etiquette demands you also accept your neighbour's kindness towards you, except you have both established the fact that you do not share such kindness amongst yourselves, but who would be your example?!

Whether you like it or not, holidays had been declared, you may use the opportunity for camping, or you can stay home or go to work if you must, but when you are being greeted, Islam demands that you respond, either with that which is better, or equal to the greeting!

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Re: Ruling On Celebrating Non-muslim Holidays And Congratulating Them by Fundamentalist: 12:35pm On Dec 22, 2017
bolseas:
Are Christians Kufars?

Al-Bayyinah 98:6

إِنَّ ٱلَّذِينَ كَفَرُوا مِنْ أَهْلِ ٱلْكِتَٰبِ وَٱلْمُشْرِكِينَ فِى نَارِ جَهَنَّمَ خَٰلِدِينَ فِيهَآۚ أُولَٰٓئِكَ هُمْ شَرُّ ٱلْبَرِيَّةِ

Indeed, they who disbelieved among the People of the Scripture (jews and christains ) and the polytheists will be in the fire of Hell, abiding eternally therein. Those are the worst of creatures
Re: Ruling On Celebrating Non-muslim Holidays And Congratulating Them by smulti(m): 12:40pm On Dec 22, 2017
with the insight narrated above


this religion is all about divisiveness and envy


the adherents are unconsciously radicalized


ironically, they are the first to shout "peaceful" religion
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Re: Ruling On Celebrating Non-muslim Holidays And Congratulating Them by Fundamentalist: 12:43pm On Dec 22, 2017
sino:


Allah (SWT) says: (When you are greeted with a greeting, greet in return with what is better than it, or at least return it equally…) (An-Nisa’ 4: 86)


So if you bow or postrate to an elderly person like your dad or mum or uncle as a form of greeting how should they respond according to your understanding of this verse

21st century Muslim abi liberal Muslim

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Re: Ruling On Celebrating Non-muslim Holidays And Congratulating Them by Fundamentalist: 12:44pm On Dec 22, 2017
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Re: Ruling On Celebrating Non-muslim Holidays And Congratulating Them by Nobody: 12:46pm On Dec 22, 2017
smulti:

with the insight narrated above


this religion is all about divisiveness and envy


the adherents are unconsciously radicalized


ironically, they are the first to shout "peaceful" religion
.


Which religion isn't?
Re: Ruling On Celebrating Non-muslim Holidays And Congratulating Them by obontami: 12:47pm On Dec 22, 2017
AlBaqir:
THERE IS NOTHING WRONG IN CONGRATULATING NON-MUSLIM (CHRISTIANS) ON THEIR FESTIVITY

Summary and English translation of Shaykh Abdullah Bin Bayyah’s fatwa on Muslims congratulating non-Muslims on their holidays:

This issue is without a doubt a very important and sensitive one, especially for Muslims living in the West.

Many questions have been posed to the [European] Council [for Fatwa and Research] from brothers and sisters living in those lands. They coexist with non-Muslims and have established many ties with them as part of life such as being house neighbors, working together in jobs, and studying in school together.

Sometimes a Muslim can feel the favors of the non-Muslim upon them, as in the teacher who assists Muslim students with sincerity, the doctor who treats Muslim patients also with sincerity, etc. As the saying goes, the human being is imprisoned by good treatment, and the poet said:

Do good to people and you will possess their hearts For doing good has always enslaved the human being

What is the position of Muslims in relation to non-Muslims who are peaceful with them, do not sow enmity against them, do not fight them in their religion, and have not driven them out of their homes nor have supported ones who try to do so?

The Quran has established a basis for the relationship between Muslims and non-Muslims in two verses from the Book of God the Exalted, which were revealed in relation to polytheists:
“God does not forbid you to deal kindly and justly with anyone who has not fought you for your faith or driven you out of your homes: God loves the just. But God forbids you to take as allies those who have fought against you for your faith, driven you out of your homes, and helped others to drive you out: any of you who take them as allies will truly be wrongdoers.” [60:8-9]

So the two verses distinguished between those who are peaceful with Muslims and those who are not.

As for the first ones (those who are peaceful), the verse has legislated having kindness and just treatment with them. [But the Arabic words used in the verse imply more than this] because the word “qist” means justice, and the word “birr” means doing good with an extra measure of it, which is higher than justice. [The concept of] justice means you take what is rightfully yours, whereas “birr” means you concede some of your rights. In other words, justice, i.e., "qist", is to give a person their due right without any diminishment, but kind treatment, i.e., "birr", [mentioned in the verse] means you give a person more than their due right as an act of virtue.

As for the others mentioned in the second verse, they are those who have declared enmity with Muslims and fought them, and driven them out of their homes without the right to do so except for having declared:

Our Lord is God! This is what Quraysh and the polytheists in Mecca did with the Messenger (s) and his companions.

[Also, note here] that the Quran used the word for kind treatment, i.e., “birr”, for the relationship with those who are peaceful, which is the same word used for the greatest obligation upon the human being after fulfilling the right of God the Exalted; the right of “birr” towards parents.

Moreover, the permissibility of congratulating non-Muslims on their holidays is more confirmed in the case that they also congratulate Muslims on Islamic
holidays. We have been commanded to return good with good, and to respond to a greeting with one that is better than it, or at least the same as it. The Exalted said:
“But [even in battle] when you [believers] are offered a greeting, respond with a better one, or at least return it.” [4:86]

So it is not befitting for a Muslim to be less generous or have a lower status of good character than others. A Muslim is supposed to be the one who is most kind and having the noblest character as it has been transmitted in the Hadith:

“The most complete in faith among the believers are those ones with the noblest character.”

As well as the other statement of the Messenger (s): “I was only sent to complete noble character traits.”

The Prophet (s) had a noble character and a generous in relationship with the polytheists of Quraysh despite their harm towards him and gathering against him and his companions.

[Lastly] the usual words used to congratulate during these occasions do not entail acceptance or adopting of non-Muslim creed. They are simply words of courtesy that are customary during these occasions. There is also no deterrent from accepting gifts from them and rewarding them with gifts in return, because the Prophet (s) accepted gifts from non-Muslims, with the condition that these gifts are not that which would be impermissible for a Muslim, such as alcohol or swine meat.

[It should be mentioned] that we are not for Muslims celebrating the religious holidays of polytheists or People of the Book. We see some heedless Muslims celebrating Christmas the same way they celebrate Eid al-Fitr and Eid al-Ad’ha, or even more. This is not permissible because we have our religious holidays and they have their religious holidays. But we do not see harm in congratulating people on their religious holidays for those who have social relationships with them.

www.nairaland.com/2061345/fatwa-muslims-congratulating-non-muslims-holidays
And you expect us to read this long garbage of yours? undecided
Re: Ruling On Celebrating Non-muslim Holidays And Congratulating Them by Evildoer: 12:50pm On Dec 22, 2017
Fundamentalist:


Al-Bayyinah 98:6

إِنَّ ٱلَّذِينَ كَفَرُوا مِنْ أَهْلِ ٱلْكِتَٰبِ وَٱلْمُشْرِكِينَ فِى نَارِ جَهَنَّمَ خَٰلِدِينَ فِيهَآۚ أُولَٰٓئِكَ هُمْ شَرُّ ٱلْبَرِيَّةِ

Indeed, they who disbelieved among the People of the Scripture (jews and christains ) and the polytheists will be in the fire of Hell, abiding eternally therein. Those are the worst of creatures


Terrorist cheesy cheesy

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Re: Ruling On Celebrating Non-muslim Holidays And Congratulating Them by AlBaqir(m): 12:51pm On Dec 22, 2017
Fundamentalist:


When we say Shiism and Christianity share some features, People should understand it from albaqir perspective.

The rubbish above is just an example of liberal Islam .

No Muslim in his right senses write the above

# Obviously you just woke up again from your stupidity. The article is the fatwa of one of your Sunni shuyukh, a renowned Sheik for that matter.

* Get yourself together, it has nothing to do with Shiism or albaqir being a shia. Deal with your problems and stop blaming others.

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Re: Ruling On Celebrating Non-muslim Holidays And Congratulating Them by Evildoer: 12:52pm On Dec 22, 2017
Lukgaf:
Praise be to Allaah.

Greeting the kuffaar on Christmas and other religious holidays of theirs is haraam, by consensus, as Ibn al-Qayyim, may Allaah have mercy on him, said in Ahkaam Ahl al-Dhimmah: "Congratulating the kuffaar on the rituals that belong only to them is haraam by consensus, as is congratulating them on their festivals and fasts by saying ‘A happy festival to you’ or ‘May you enjoy your festival,’ and so on. If the one who says this has been saved from kufr, it is still forbidden. It is like congratulating someone for prostrating to the cross, or even worse than that. It is as great a sin as congratulating someone for drinking wine, or murdering someone, or having illicit sexual relations, and so on. Many of those who have no respect for their religion fall into this error; they do not realize the offensiveness of their actions. Whoever congratulates a person for his disobedience or bid’ah or kufr exposes himself to the wrath and anger of Allaah."

Congratulating the kuffaar on their religious festivals is haraam to the extent described by Ibn al-Qayyim because it implies that one accepts or approves of their rituals of kufr, even if one would not accept those things for oneself. But the Muslim should not aceept the rituals of kufr or congratulate anyone else for them, because Allaah does not accept any of that at all, as He says (interpretation of the meaning):
"If you disbelieve, then verily, Allaah is not in need of you, He likes not disbelief for His slaves. And if you are grateful (by being believers), He is pleased therewith for you. . ."
[al-Zumar 39:7]

". . . This day, I have perfected your religion for you, completed My favour upon you, and have chosen for you Islaam as your religion . . ."
[al-Maa’idah 5:3]

So congratulating them is forbidden, whether they are one’s colleagues at work or otherwise.

If they greet us on the occasion of their festivals, we should not respond, because these are not our festivals, and because they are not festivals which are acceptable to Allaah. These festivals are innovations in their religions, and even those which may have been prescribed formerly have been abrogated by the religion of Islaam, with which Allaah sent Muhammad (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) to the whole of mankind. Allaah says (interpretation of the meaning):
"Whoever seeks a religion other than Islaam, it will never be accepted of him, and in the Hereafter he will be one of the losers." [Aal ‘Imraan 3:85]

It is haraam for a Muslim to accept invitations on such occasions, because this is worse than congratulating them as it implies taking part in their celebrations.

Similarly, Muslims are forbidden to imitate the kuffaar by having parties on such occasions, or exchanging gifts, or giving out sweets or food, or taking time off work, etc., because the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) said: "Whoever imitates a people is one of them." Shaykh al-Islaam Ibn Taymiyah said in his book Iqtidaa’ al-siraat al-mustaqeem mukhaalifat ashaab al-jaheem: "Imitating them in some of their festivals implies that one is pleased with their false beliefs and practices, and gives them the hope that they may have the opportunity to humiliate and mislead the weak."

Whoever does anything of this sort is a sinner, whether he does it out of politeness or to be friendly, or because he is too shy to refuse, or for whatever other reason, because this is hypocrisy in Islaam, and because it makes the kuffaar feel proud of their religion.

Allaah is the One Whom we ask to make the Muslims feel proud of their religion, to help them adhere steadfastly to it, and to make them victorious over their enemies, for He is the Strong and Omnipotent.

Majmoo’ah Fataawa wa Rasaa’il al-Shaykh Ibn ‘Uthaymeen, 3/369)

https://islamqa.info/en/947

So much hate and contraption! !!! grin

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Re: Ruling On Celebrating Non-muslim Holidays And Congratulating Them by AlBaqir(m): 12:52pm On Dec 22, 2017
obontami:
And you expect us to read this long garbage of yours? undecided

# Obviously I don't expect people like you to read it. I only posted it for sensible, right minded people.

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Re: Ruling On Celebrating Non-muslim Holidays And Congratulating Them by Evildoer: 12:54pm On Dec 22, 2017
AlBaqir:


# Obviously you just woke up again from your stupidity. The article is the fatwa of one of your Sunni shuyukh, a renowned Sheik for that matter.

* Get yourself together, it has nothing to do with Shiism or albaqir being a shia. Deal with your problems and stop blaming others.

Why do these your brothers on Nairaland find anything friendly and accommodating towards others of different faith as haram?

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Re: Ruling On Celebrating Non-muslim Holidays And Congratulating Them by emmygzy(m): 12:56pm On Dec 22, 2017
Religion of war has started again

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Re: Ruling On Celebrating Non-muslim Holidays And Congratulating Them by sino(m): 12:56pm On Dec 22, 2017
Fundamentalist:


So if you bow or postrate to an elderly person like your dad or mum or uncle as a form of greeting how should they respond according to your understanding of this verse

21st century Muslim abi liberal Muslim

grin grin grin


I am sure you read the narration presented to explain what the verse meant?! Why not give a better understanding of the verse?!

And, I am a Muslim!
Re: Ruling On Celebrating Non-muslim Holidays And Congratulating Them by obontami: 12:56pm On Dec 22, 2017
AlBaqir:


# Obviously I don't expect people like you to read it. I only posted it for sensible, right minded people.
haha! am I kufr too? cheesy
Re: Ruling On Celebrating Non-muslim Holidays And Congratulating Them by smulti(m): 1:04pm On Dec 22, 2017
ollah1:


Which religion isn't?
allahkubaru

who woke u up from sleep

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