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Abu Usamah At-Thahabi

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You're invited to a Christmas party at work. And let's see, it's not necessarily to celebrate Christmas but you may have this thing they call Secret Santa. Where there is participating in the giving of gifts and receiving of gifts now I want to talk about

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are you okay to receive a gift on for Christmas like a Christmas gift?

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First of all, as it relates to Santa hope you can get around to Santa man, we got to talk about Santa Claus with Kris Kringle got to talk about that cat. But as it relates to answering this question receiving gifts from the non Muslims, when they give you a grid gift during their holidays, and because of their holidays, it's permissible to take it. cheval the Slamet Blue Team Mia, talked about this Rama toolani. Now the scholars and they show how some of the self premier personalities from the self used to do this. Ali bin Abi Taalib he accepted gifts from some magic Ian's doing this celebration of nay rules that a celebration. And they gave him a gift on the day and because of

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that, he took it. Our mother I Isha, who was from the scholars of the companions, may Allah be pleased with them. Some wet nurses came to her women who used to breastfeed other people's babies. And they said, Yeah, woman won't mean it a scholar, these non Muslims from the magazines. They give us these gifts and stuff because we wet nurses and they give us gifts to show the appreciation during the holidays. Should we take this fold? She said yes, take the vegetables, but don't take the meat that was slaughtered don't take the meat because they slaughter in for other than Allah. So generally speaking, guys, it's permissible to take gifts from non Muslims. Rather Muhammad himself

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some of the law while he was sending them. He took gifts from the McComas. The McComas was the king of Egypt. And he sent Rasul Allah gift he gave him a slave girl was Maria, the Coptic who his Sunni Brahim came from she was a slave that was given to the Nibi as a gift SallAllahu Sallam that King also gave him along with Madea rub the allow on her, he gave him a bundle across between a horse and a mule, across a horse and a donkey was so lucky. And, and, and, and the the Jewish lady, she cooked a lamb and roasted it and put poison in it. And yeah, Muhammad come he had that it was a gift. He went and he started eating it. And it was a miracle that the rose started speaking to him and

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telling them this poison in here.

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So he took the gift. And the mammal body inside the body has a chapter based on that hadith, the permissibility of taking gifts from Mushrikeen. So generally speaking, we could take gifts from these people, no problem. And on their holidays, if they give you a gift for Christmas, and this and that you could take the gift provided the gift is not meat that was slaughtered for other than Allah is haram provided that the gift is not an expression an example of the holiday for an example of Christmas tree for an example

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increases Christianity they use the pomp the palms, you know, the palms, certain leaves and stuff. Ash Wednesday, they they have symbols and things. They give you a cross, you can't take things like that, provided that it's not stolen provided is not something that is you know, pointed to [???]can Cooper. But if they gave you a cake, they gave you a coat, they bought you a car, what are you going to tell them? The guy comes and say Yo, here's an Audi man, I'm a break you off with this alley. It was Christmas. I'm in a good mood here. Go you can have this. I'm gonna say nah, nah, I don't want the Audi look, I'm Dina konia. Dean. Now I'm gonna say let me have the Audi. And thank you very

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much. And then there's another thing about our relatives.

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And I love the people pay attention to this. How in the world is someone going to come and out of the goodness of their heart? Think about you persons purchase a gift for you and bring that gift to you. And it doesn't compromise your religion in any way. But it's his religion and he's given it to you because of his celebration. He wants to give you that gift. And you say I don't want that. How do you think that's gonna affect him? Hmm. Don't you know what our religion the Prophet said somebody was sending them to hide to to hobble to hide

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To Hibu that's it if you guys should learn to hide due to Hibu exchange gifts Muslims between yourselves and it will force the love it will create love because I appreciate you brought this gift back from you from Lebanon. I appreciate you took the time out to go shopping and then get me this night this Tom for dumb Tom for dumb perfume the brain this time for perfume while we were traveling the brother went bought me some time for perfume mushroom. So the non Muslim gives you that and then when he gives it to you put it on the you throw it on on the ground and it's splatters all over the place and you say call who Allahu Allah Who summit

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they say NA La la la la la man you got to get yourself together. That's not Tao will Allah in Ming como Nephin from you Muslims are those who are experts at running people away from the religion, Shama. So, accepting the gift is okay. hamdulillah accepting the gift, doing their holidays is permissible, outside of the holidays is permissible. And there is a Hadith we have to mention. There's a hadith that the Prophet says some of the law why do you send them to Hina and Zuber then Mushrikeen, we have been prohibited from receiving the gifts of the polytheist that's an authentic hadith No. Hina and Zuber, Dilma shrieking, we been prohibited from taking the gifts of the

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Mushrikeen the meaning of that hadith, as the scholar said, is when the non Muslims give you a gift, but it's like a bribe, they give you a gift, and they want you to turn a blind eye to something, they give you a gift. But they just greasing your hands, you know, like, you know, come on my break you off with this, just let me do this. That's what that hadith is talking about. So don't just take that hadith on what's apparent, and then reject those other incidents that we talked about, where Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam accepted gifts. So you can accept gifts from non Muslims when they give them to you, because of the holidays, as long as they don't go against the religion.

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Mashallah. But you cannot give a gift back? Or can you?

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You can't give them a gift. You cannot give them a gift during the times of the celebrations because you are in essence, saying to them, I agree. This celebration has some truth to it. So here that's not permissible. Allah told us in the Quran with the Iman who either did it with Taqwa Well, I wouldn't. If me what Diwan, cooperate with each other in righteousness, and, and and doing the right thing and don't cooperate and oppression and Senan. The small sort of the karamba is big in its meaning. Well as three nil in Santa Fe hosts in the levena am NY Milla Solly had, what the was so Bill hockey with a was sold the summer. So we have to have this mutual dealing with each other, and

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the truth and with the truth. And we have to be mutually dealing with each other with sobor. So given them a gift and Christmas time,

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a Christmas gift, you can't do that. Because you are making a crowd a crore is like you are saying yes, this thing is cold. You can't do that. Because in order to be a Muslim, you have to make a barrage from them. You have to make borrow from Schick and from the Mushrikeen. So in order to be a Muslim, you have to establish that you have to negate there's no God worthy of worship. No God, who was worthy of worship, and then you establish except Allah. And similar to that you have to free yourself from [???] gets his can't say I'm a Muslim. And that said, you have to free yourself from shirk, and from the Mushrikeen and that means you don't do any of that. rabada there he badda and

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the emojis that we send out when you want to say give me prayers. You don't send the emoji with the hands like this because we don't pray like that. This is how Christians pray. This is how people, Chinese people in the people in the Orient. So if you want to send that emoji, send the emoji like this. This is how the Muslim in his religion frees himself from sugar and the sugar cane. And if you're like me, African American, if you're a person of color, I would advise that you put

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Some melanin in the color. Well, you don't have to Muhammad. But I don't know why somebody like he'll put a white one. It's permissible to do that if you want. But I'm just saying don't do the one like this. So we don't do any of that rabada. We don't do any of the RP da, we don't believe in what they believe in the melodica, the melodical, fallen, fallen angels. This bliss is a fallen angel. We don't believe in that stuff.

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Eve went to the apple tree. We don't believe in that. We don't believe Adam and Eve went to the apple tree, because that's the key there. And the third thing, freeing yourself from the shift in the Mushrikeen is we don't do their aid, any of these celebrations, we don't participate. So a man came in he say goddess hula, I did another an oath. Oh Allah, my wife is sick. If you make a well, I'll give 1000 pounds as sadaqa to the Muslims. If he says that, and he keeps his oath is a good thing. But it's better not to do that. The man say God also I did an oath that I'm going to slaughter for Allah, a camel at a place called bawana

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Rasul Allah not knowing the unseen, he said, This place bawana where you want to do this oath when you did it? Is that a place where the idols of the machinery Kena they're the cross the statues what they believe in, in worship, are the idols they're the man said no, he said this place bawana is that a place with a non Muslim celebrate their celebrations? The man said no, he said even Olfi be another thing go ahead and do your oath. So we understand for that from that have the man say yes, that's where their idols are. The church is their that's where they do their the battle. That's where the temple the see place. No, they don't do it there. Oh, yes, that's what they have there.

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And then no, don't do it. So all of that is proof that we don't give them gifts. We don't give them gifts. But if they give us gifts, we take it now giving them gifts outside of the celebrations. Now that's permissible. They had a baby they got a promotion, they graduated, we give them a gift, no problem.