In the name of Allah, the Merciful-to-all, the Mercy Giver:
“(Prophet) We sent you the Book, setting forth the Truth, confirming what is available of earlier revelations and with final authority over them. Judge between them in accordance with what God has sent down. Do not follow their whims, which deviate from the Truth revealed to you. We have assigned to each of you a law and a way of life. If God had wanted, He could have made all of you a single community, but instead He is testing you by means of what He has revealed to you. So compete in doing what is good. You will all return to God, and He will clarify these matters about which you have differed.”
~ Holy Quran 5:48 (Safi Kaskas)
“People, We created you from a male and a female, and made you nations and tribes so that you may know one another. The best among you in the sight of God is the one who is most mindful of God. God is All-Knowing and All-Aware.”
~ Holy Quran 49:13 (Safi Kaskas)
In this week’s sohbet I discuss celebrating Christmas and other similar religious festivals and national holidays. Is this permitted within Islam, and do such festivities in and of themselves compromise our beliefs as Muslims?
Followed by the traditional weekly dhikr/meditation of the Naqshbandi tariqat.
Recorded live on 12th December 2022
Dar al-Iftaa, Egypt: Congratulating Christians on the occasion of Christmas
Dar al-Iftaa, Egypt: Is it permissible to send Christmas greetings to Christian friends
Dar al-Iftaa, Egypt: Permissibility of congratulating non-Muslims on their religious festivals
Dar al-Iftaa, Egypt: Young children celebrating the New Year