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~ Participating in Christmas with the Kuffaar – Shaykh ‘Abdul-‘Azeez ibn Baaz [Video|Ar-En]

December 17, 2012

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Participating in Christmas with the Kuffaar
Shaykh ‘Abdul-‘Azeez ibn Baaz

Question:

Our brother says: He notices that some of the Muslims participate along with the Christians in the Festival of the Birth, or Christmas as they call it; he hopes for some guidance regarding that. 

Answer:

It is not permissible for the Muslim male or female to participate with the Christians, the Jews, or other than them from the disbelievers in their holidays. Rather, it is obligatory to abandon that. This is because:

مَنْ تَشَبَّهَ بِقَوْمٍ فَهُوَ مِنْهُمْ

“He who imitates a people is from them.”

And the Messenger ﷺ warned us against imitating them and adorning ourselves with their mannerisms. So it is upon the believing male and female to beware of that, and not to aid in the celebration of these holidays with anything. This is because they are holidays which oppose the…

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