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My dear brothers and sisters.
Today is the 25th of December.
On this day,
the Christians they celebrate the birth of the ISA Isley he set out
as loosens we have no problem with the birth of the ISA and he his salon.
He was born
but as a prophet and a messenger of ALLAH SubhanA wa Tada.
The problem is not with his birth, because ALLAH SubhanA wa Tada spoke of his birth in the Quran.
A detailed version of what his mother went through Miriam
as she gave him birth.
But the problem is
not his birth, but rather
attributing to him a father
and attributing him as a son to Allah subhana wa.
And so speaking about this in that same Surah Surah Maryam
Allah subhana wa Tada says, we'll talk about Russia and holida refer the Jake to chi and eat da they say they are rushed man. The most compassionate that he has taken us on
what an outrageous claim you have made.
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the heavens are about to burst.
The road is about to split.
The mountain is about to crumble to pieces.
Why? in protest of this claim that Allah subhanahu wa Tada had a son. Why? Because these
creations of Allah subhana wa Tada recognize the Oneness of Allah subhanahu
wa Jung believed a Russian agent told me that it is not befitting
to the Majesty of Allah subhanahu wa Johanna
to take a son.
And so my dear brothers and sisters
ALLAH SubhanA wa Tada says,
in Hadith Quincy
mentioned in Al Bukhari, the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam says, Khan Allah,
Allah subhanho wa Taala says
kill the valley Ibnu Adam wollam your cool language Alec
will shatter many iblue Adam whatever you're cool with
that the son of Adam
this believed in me lied about me.
And he had no right to do so.
And the son of Adam
and he had no right to do so.
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As for him lying about me,
then it was his claim that I am not able to bring him back to life as he was,
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as for him insulting me,
than it was his seeing that I have a son.
So glorify, be me, may Allah be glorified from taking a wife, a partner,
or from taking a son.
And so my dear brothers and sisters,
today is a day
in which Christians remind one another,
Allah subhanahu, WA Tada
having taken her son,
even though the actual date of his birth is unknown,
and to this day, the various Christian sects dispute whether it was a 25th or another day.
And so what we see today in this part of the world is because they have adopted the DEA as being the 25th. But if you go to other Christian countries, they celebrate Christmas in the beginning of January.
All Christian theologians and historians agree
that the date of the birth of Asa having his salaam was only decided upon after the third century,
after the third century.
And so if they were unable to preserve, to preserve their own scripture from becoming altered,
then what you expect about the birth of the ISA Hadees salaam, and the date in which he was born.
if we were to research, the history of the origins
of this celebration of Christmas, we see
that it was something that was adopted by the Christians, when Christianity spread into Europe, and especially into the northern parts of Europe.
And so if we were to research and study, the origins of history, we would find that could be traced back to ritual paganistic celebrations
that are related to the winter season in the northern parts of Europe. And so the pagans had certain ritualistic beliefs about winter, and about how we become so dark. And they would attach themselves to spirits, and to other objects, like the pine tree,
and other objects that they would become attached to, and they would have beliefs in. And then when the Christians came, they adopted these practices, practices and rituals
until it became a part of Christianity.
And this is the case with many other
traditions, traditions and customs and rituals that we find in Christianity today. Its origins can be traced back to what
can be traced back
to paganistic rituals and beliefs that were predominant in Europe. My dear brothers and sisters, once we understand this, we understand that Christmas
is a non Muslim, Christian,
paganistic celebration that has nothing to do with Islam.
And so a Muslim who knows
what his Eman in Allah subhanho wa Taala means
a Muslim who recognizes the meaning of what he attests to, when he says a shadow to Allah either in Allah,
who has a strong Muslim identity, the Muslim who has certain principles that he abides by that he understands that these are my principles, and there are red lines that I will not cross
did he recognizes everything that we mentioned
but the unfortunate reality is that most Muslims today
are not of that category. And so many many misses city
who Islam is not something that they value much
they don't have a strong sense of their Islamic identity
they identify themselves as being Canadian before being Muslim
they're still searching for an identity that can conform between Islam and your western culture.
Such Muslims My dear brothers and sisters are those who want to try to fit in
who claimed that they want
to strike a balance
they want to be accepted by those around them.
They want to have fun
with their non Muslim friends.
So they are the ones who are confused and they are the ones who find no problem
in greeting non Muslims on their days of celebration in wishing them Merry Christmas or participating with them in the deer celebration whether it be directly or indirectly
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Nigeria brothers and sisters.
the Muslim community
used to recognize
in non Muslim celebrations was a red line
participating in non Muslim celebrations whether they are religious or non religious,
that it is haram clear cut.
But what happened over the last few years
as Muslims started to integrate more and more
with non Muslims,
they started to adopt
many teachings and practices that go against the very foundations of our deen
and so that is why you find many Muslims
asking what is the big deal
with wishing non Muslims Merry Christmas or gifting them
something on this day, whether it be food or otherwise, many of them are wondering, why can we not greet them when they greet us on haved? Why can we not let our kids to have fun?
Why do we have to be so strict?
Isn't it intolerance
To see that we can participate in such events.
And so my dear brothers and sisters to answer these questions we say first and foremost
regarding Christmas specifically,
out of all of the other non Muslim
we say specifically that wishing
them happiness on this day
is basically you as a Muslim.
Wishing them happiness
that ALLAH SubhanA wa Tada had a son, when have you ever been?
And so my dear brothers and sisters,
instead of being concerned
about the * that they are involved in, what you are basically seeing is that
Oh Allah, I believe that you are learning.
And I believe when you said the fool who Allah Who ahead that you are running,
Allahu Samad. Let me your lead, what have you learned? What am your Kula who for one ahead, I believe all of that.
But let me on this one day of the year,
to disbelieve in that
and to recognize that you have a son. This is the essence of what we are seeing when we wish them a merry Christmas on this day. Secondly,
the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam.
If we were to study his Syrah,
we would find
that he needed a point.
He made it a point
the non Muslims
in all of their practices, and traditions, but especially on their holidays, and there are celebrations.
And so we have example, after example of how the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam would make it a point to teach the companions that we don't take part in their celebrations. Rather we have our own celebrations.
What was he teaching them?
He was teaching them that a Muslim is unique and different. We have our beliefs, we have our customs, we have our ways and they have theirs.
And by doing so, he was implementing what Allah subhanahu wa taala taught in the Quran. Kalia, you can have your own law Abu Mata Abu Dune, or disbelievers. I do worship what you worship. What I ultimately do, no matter how good and you don't worship, what I worship,
but clear line was made. And the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam put it into practice. And so what he taught the Companions is that the Muslims are unique and different.
And we don't take part in their holidays and their celebrations to send a clear message across
that whoever does so, then he becomes one of them. When Tisha Habib come in, for who I mean whom, Whoever imitates people, that he is one of them. Thirdly,
wishing the kuffaar
on their religious holidays,
is haram by unanimous consensus of the scholars of Islam.
There is an edge now on this,
there is a unanimous consensus, open the books and you find
from the very beginning of Islam
perhaps only a century ago,
there is not one disagreement among the scholars of Assam regarding this and it was only in modern times, that we find fatawa appearing where we have so called scholars per meeting this is blocking him he says
it blocked him Rahim Allah he says,
greeting the disbelievers on religious celebrations of Cofer that are specific to them is haram by unanimous consensus of the scholars, as is greeting them on their festivals and their days of fast, such as saying, Have a blessed festival or greeting to you on your festival.
no different to saying Merry Christmas and so on. He says, if the one who says this has been saved from Cooper,
if the one who says this is saved from Cooper,
then it is still one of them Hydromat it is still one of the forbidding things to do.
And it is no different than congratulating someone when he makes sujood to the cross. Rather, it is even a greater sin with Allah, and more despised than congratulating someone for drinking alcohol, or for murdering someone or for committing Zina. He says many of those who have no value for the deen they fall into this and they do not realize the offensiveness of their action. Whoever congratulate someone for his sin for his video for his cover, he exposes himself
to the anger and the Wrath of Allah subhanahu. What?
Merry Christmas on this day, or participating
in any way,
the Muslim is sending a message across to them.
The I have no problem with your religion. I have no problem with your beliefs. I have no problem with you associating a partner or a son with Allah.
To You is your religion to me is mine. Isn't that what Islam teaches?
And so instead
of giving them Dawa, instead of taking the opportunity to give them Dawa on this day, we Muslims are congratulating them, or wishing our happy sentiments to them, or participating with them. By doing so we're sending a message across, that there's nothing wrong with your beliefs, stay upon your religion.
You don't have to. You don't have to accept Islam.
And that's why
mudita to me, Allah have mercy upon him.
He used to say
that, on the occasion of Christmas, I used to make it a point. And I will take the advantage on this day, to give dower to the Christians. Why because it was an opportunity to show them the reality of who a Saudi Salam was.
And the reality of the corrupt nature of this religion.
That became what it became from the original teachings of Elissa Alia Salaam. Finally, my dear brothers and sisters.
is one who submits.
He is one who submit wholeheartedly to Allah subhanho wa Taala and that is the very meaning of a Muslim. Islam does not translate to peace, yes, but a true translation of Islam, submissiveness and so on Muslim is one who submits he is one who has principles that he stands by, he is one who has red lines, that he recognizes that he cannot cross and His standard of knowing
what is permissible and what is not.
Should I do this? Should I not do this? Should I celebrate this? Should I not celebrate this? Should I participate with them? Should I not? His standard of measuring that is not the people around him.
Many Muslims we look at followers of other religions, non Christians, Hindus, Sikhs, atheists, people who don't ascribe themselves to any religions, and they say look, they are participating in Christmas. They are wishing Merry Christmas. So this shows that it's not something specific to Christians. So why can't we? The answer is that our standard of measuring these things is not the people around us.
But rather, it is what Allah subhanho wa Taala has taught us
And what His Messenger sallallahu alayhi wa sallam has taught us.
And so my dear brothers and sisters, yes.
When we see all of this,
on the one hand
we are disassociating ourselves from the Khufu and the ship of a people. But on the other hand, he does not mean
that we show intolerance and we show hatred and animosity, and we transgress against others. This is not what we are calling to.
So ALLAH SubhanA wa Tada it says, lie on how Kamala who I will lady that love you caught you rock confit dini? When am you free to come mean dare come unterberg Who whom were to proceed to lay them in the law how you hit boom oxy queen, Allah subhanahu wa taala does not forbid you
from being unkind
from acting fairly and with justice with those of the disbelievers who do not fight you because of your deen and who do not drive you out from your homes. In Allah, you have been Moxie clean. Allah loves those who act justly and fairly.
But what this surah what it teaches us, and this shows us the importance of always going back to the context of the ayat of the Quran. Sometimes we find Muslims, cutting and pasting, Aya and saying, Look what Islam teaches. Let us go back to Surah to remove tacky now, look at what the Torah teaches us from the very first area until the very last.
What it teaches us is a lesson in Alborada from Kosovo, and ship
to decide that the Muslim must disassociate himself from Cooper, and from ship
from all ideologies that have gone that go against Islam and the teachings of Islam. And Allah mentions in the sutra
the example of Ibrahim alayhis salam, and how he disassociated himself
from the culture and the shock of his people.
when a Muslim reads these or not,
he wonders, does this then mean that
I should show animosity and aggression against the kuffaar so then this is why Allah subhanaw taala revealed this higher in Allah that Allah subhanahu wa niagen Hakimullah who I need Lydia you caught I need Latina love you cardi Rue confit Dini, whether you agree to come in dare come into our room or toxic to La him in Allah you hymnbooks
and so we ask Allah subhanahu wa taala
to show us the truth as being the truth and to make us to follow it. We ask Allah subhanho wa Taala
to make us from among those who understand their Deen well and to make us from among those who put into practice, what Allah subhanho wa Taala is pleased with and is satisfied with not what the people are pleased with. And what they are satisfied with.
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