SHIRKMAS & SHIRK YEAR 2 of 2
The origin of Christmas is paganism shrouded with the divinity of Jesus (alehimsalaam). Celebrating or congratulating on Christmas, means we are accepting Paganism & the divinity of Christ. This is Shirk; the greatest Sin & Oppression against our souls; it’s a transgression against the unique rights of Allah (swt). “Shirk” in Arabic means taking a partner i.e. one as the partner of another or two of equal status. In shari’ah; means ascribing a rival to Allah in Lordship, Worship or in His Names & Attributes. This sin is not forgivable if one died upon it without repenting. Ibn al-Qayyim in his book Ahkaam Ahl al-Dhimmah, says: “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. 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. Our rulers are not allowed to make these (Kufr) days, official holidays. “Verily, whosoever sets up partners with Allah, then Allah has forbidden Paradise for him, & the Fire will be his abode. And for the Zaalimoon (polytheists & wrongdoers) there are no helpers” [5:72] .In addition, holidays such as the New Year, Valentine’s day, Halloween, Xmas, Easter, thanks giving, all saints day etc. all without exceptions are not only filled with Shirk but with other Corruptions & Vices. The Prophet (saw) said: “Whoever dies claiming that Allah has a rival, will enter Hell.”(Bukhari). Prophet (Sal Allaahu Alaiyhi wa Sallam) said: “Whoever imitates a people, he is one of them.” (Abu dawood). “He is not one of us who imitates other than us. Do not imitate the Jews or the Christians.”(Tirmidhi). Anas Bin Malik (radiallahuanihu): When the Prophet (Sal Allaahu Alaiyhi wa Sallam) came to Medina, the people had two holidays from the days of Jahiliyyah. He (saw) said: “When I came to you, you had two days which you used to celebrate in Jahiliyyah. Allah has replaced them for you with better days, the days of slaughter (Adhaa) & the day of Fitr.” (Al Baihaqi). Uqbah bin Amir (radiallahuanihu): Prophet (Sal Allaahu Alaiyhi wa Sallam) : “The day of Fitr & days of Tashriq are our holidays, the people of Islam.”(Ahmad). Imitating the Kuffar in any of their celebrations, symbols, or any matter of belief or gesture that distinguishes them as groups is forbidden (HARAM). Messenger (Sal Allaahu Alaiyhi wa Sallam) said, “You will indeed follow the ways of those before you, hand span by hand span, & cubit by cubit even if they were to enter into a lizards hole, you will follow them.” We asked ‘is it the Jews and the Christians?’ He replied, “Who else!”(Bukhari). Q 9:30. They say, ‘God has begotten a son.’ God forbid! Self-sufficient is He. His is all that the heavens and the earth contain. Surely for this you have no sanction. Would you say of God what you know not? Q10:68. Such was Jesus, the son of Mary. That is the whole truth, which they still doubt. God forbid that He Himself should beget a son! When He decrees a thing He need only say: ‘Be,’ and it is. Q19:35. Those who say: ‘The Lord of Mercy has begotten a son,’ preach a monstrous falsehood, at which the very heavens might crack, the earth break asunder, and the mountains crumble to dust. That they should ascribe a son to the Merciful, when it does not become the Lord of Mercy to beget one! Q19:88. Surely they lie when they declare: “Allah has begotten children”. Q37:151 Say: ‘GOD is One, the Eternal God. He begot none, nor was He begotten. None is equal to Him.’ Q112:1-4.
MUST Watch: THE TRUTH ABOUT HOLIDAYS SH. ABDULLAH HAKIM QUICK https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZsuxpN-ZDPw
It is not permissible for us to gather on New Year’s Eve to remember Allah, offer supplication (du‘aa’) & read Qur’aan?
Accepting a gift from a kaafir on the day of his festival
They were offered food at Christmas & New year – what should they do? http://islamqa.info/en/82860
It is not permissible to congratulate the kuffaar on their festivals in any way whatsoever http://islamqa.info/en/81977
Ruling on celebrating non-Muslim holidays and congratulating them https://islamqa.info/en/947
Ruling on the Muslims celebrating at the time of Christmas & decorating their homes with balloons. https://islamqa.info/en/145950
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