Wish merry christmas.
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May Allah Bless you with more deen and peace to last in duniya and akherah As you are helping us to get more close to Islam.
you please tell me if it is allowed for a momin to wish any muslim or non
muslim"happy new year & happy christmas"
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Wish merry christmas
In the name of Allah, We praise Him, seek His
help and ask for His forgiveness. Whoever Allah guides none can misguide,
and whoever He allows to fall astray, none can guide them aright. We bear
witness that there is none worthy of worship but Allah Alone, and we bear
witness that Muhammad (saws) is His slave-servant and the seal of His
May Allah Subhanah reward you with the best of this world
and the Hereafter for your kind comments of encouragement for our humble
efforts in the propagation of the Truth.
If our humble and modest efforts have helped even one brother or sister
get closer to Allah and His Deen of Truth, then we would consider ourselves
indeed fortunate to have been given this opportunity by the Lord Most Merciful
to serve in His Cause. We hope, beg, and
pray the Merciful Lord accepts our humble and weak efforts, forgives us our
shortcomings, and saves you, us, and all the believers from the torment of the
Hell Fire. Ameen.
Question: Can you please tell me if it is allowed for a momin to wish any
muslim or non muslim"happy new year & happy christmas"
Every people have their own civilization, their culture
and days of celebration. Allah and His
Messenger (saws) have appointed the two Eids for celebration in Islam, and have
made every Friday a day of Eid and celebration for the believers. For a true believer, every day that dawns is a Sign from our
Merciful Lord, and every day that Allah
gives us life, can be a day of
celebration for us.
There is absolutely no harm if one celebrates or
congratulates one’s non-muslim friends and brethren in humanity on their
personal accomplishments and happy occasions like their marriage, the birth of
their baby, or their children’s graduation, or a promotion in their job,
etc. But it would neither behove nor
befit a believer who believes in Allah and the Last Day to greet or celebrate
any of their religious occasions with them like Christmas, Easter, Diwali,
Holi, etc……for that then would be to intentionally witness a falsehood.
Allah Says in the Holy Quran Chapter 25 Surah Furqaan
72 (The true slave-servants
of Allah are) Those who witness no falsehood
(intentionally), and if they pass by futility they pass by it with honorable
In light of the guidance of the Quran and the Sunnah, the
jurors in Islam have listed four categories which would make the participation
of any celebration forbidden:
celebration should not be a pagan religious festival.
celebration should not involve any ‘shirk’.
celebration should not involve or encourage ‘fahisha’ or indecency or any
of the things absolutely forbidden in Islam (alcohol, gambling, etc.)
celebration should not indulge in excess spending.
The pagan beliefs and religions and thus their religious
festivals are based on absolute falsehoods, and it does not behove one who
sincerely believes in Allah and the Last Day as Truth to indulge in
celebrations of falsehood. To greet or
celebrate pagans on their pagan and religious days of festivals would be to
justify their false beliefs.
Allah Says in the Holy Quran Chapter 5 Surah
Maidah verse 2 (part):
….Help ye one another
in righteousness and piety, but help ye not one another in sin and rancor: fear
Allah: for Allah is strict in punishment.
Sunan of Abu-Dawood Hadith 4020 Narrated by Abdullah ibn Umar
The Prophet (saws) said: ‘He who copies any
people is one of them.’
Al-Tirmidhi Hadith 4649 Narrated by Abdullah ibn Amr ibn al-'As
Allah's Messenger (saws) said, "He does
not belong to us who imitates other people.’
It would be absolutely forbidden for the believers who
sincerely believe in Allah and the Last Day to greet or participate in any way
whatsoever in the religious festivals of the pagans.
One cannot say with absolute conviction that wishing one
another ‘Happy New Year’ on the 1st of January is based on a pagan
religion….but without an iota of a doubt it would be absolutely forbidden for
the believers to wish one’s Chrisitan brethren ‘Merry Christmas’…..for they
claim and believe (and I seek refuge in Allah from even saying this!) that the
Noble Messenger of Allah (saws) Isa ibn Maryam (a.s.) is the son of God and
claim that he was born on this day!
If one trusts, obeys, and follows the guidance and
commands of Allah and His Messenger (saws),
one can be assured of never ever being misled; but if one believes, obeys and follows any
other guidance, other than that of Allah and His Messenger (saws), one can be
assured of being led astray.
Whatever written of Truth and benefit is only
due to Allah’s Assistance and Guidance, and whatever of error is of me
alone. Allah Alone Knows Best and He is
the Only Source of Strength.
Your brother and
well wisher in Islam,