Ruling on celebrating Christmas
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regarding celebrating non Muslim holidays
participating in celebrations the ruling on participating
and non Muslim celebrations of functions
the ruling on congratulating
on their holidays
it's a very interesting subject and
the idea here is to remind
the believing hearts
of this Deen
the religion of Islam
for electives for in decorah 10 Mini yaku tion yaku Katia Rahim Allah
Allah kulu mina
remind, because your reminder
insha Allah will benefit they believe in hearts.
There are people who would hear this and
I'm sure and they will just say this guy is just our happy selfie camera. How are you know, just coming from the desert.
But you know, when we speak Alhamdulillah we speak using evidence
then we're in total axon fell out of the loop.
If you obey the majority of people in the face of this earth, they will misguide you.
Even if you go into the origin
of a lot of these non Muslim holidays, you found them actually begun.
That they were introduced by idol worshippers.
Like the other day we're talking about Mousavi salatu salam, the birthday of the Prophet salallahu alaihe salam, we don't even know in which day he was born.
We even have evidence that he was to die or He died on the 12th Fabiola. Yet Muslims still celebrate his death, literally.
They go ahead and throw the celebrations on the 12th of Fabiola.
And you find some Muslims in order to you know, just to navigate just be in the middle, they end up throwing the Sierra conferences on the 12th of robiola.
Dean, the religion is
These mystics practices Muslims are not of that type.
Unfortunately, this is something which the oma got inflected with, the Muslims got inflected with
actually mimicking that and Muslims.
Ignore Khaldoon a famous historian.
He made a very beautiful statement. He said, it is normally the custom that that is that the custom is that defeated nations mimic those who defeat them.
When you are defeated, you feel defeated.
You feel inferior.
Then you go ahead and mimic those whom you think are stronger and are defeating you and this is what is happening with the Muslim world. We're being defeated. In so many fronts. I'm not talking about the military frontier I'm talking about culturally were defeated. Look at the the movies being played in the Muslim world.
They are a production of Hollywood.
Look at the clothes that we wear.
So we're no longer in a leading
place or position. Consequently, we end up mimicking
those who are in the leading once it comes to the material side of civilization of this world, not the religious side. And I want to tell you what Rasul Salalah alayhi wa sallam actually told us this. He said sallallahu alayhi wa sallam can alpheus al Bahar, even Halle phagocyte Adria lavon Let it be your own synonym and Ken aka black sheep ship brondby shiburin whether you're on V there are Walla Walla Hello Joe Robinette, ultimo
you will follow the footsteps
what is meant here by those before you the Jews and the Christians
initially inch by inch
arm by arm, arm length by arm lens, even if one of them would enter into a hole above the Wi Fi
Fox the whole of a fox
you will do like them.
And this is what is happening unfortunately. And it is said
First of all, I want to establish two principles here.
Principle number one
and this is very important.
is not in believes
tolerance is in interacting with one another.
Pay attention to this because that is where these concepts are being mixed. People think that our this shape is not tolerant now. No, there is no such a thing called tolerance and believes if there is tolerance and believe that and why I'm sitting here and why shouldn't why I'm not in a church. Why I'm not a synagogue. Why the priest who is in a church is not in a mosque.
There is no such thing called tolerance and believes at desormeaux Fillmore MLA
while a secular fight.
Yeah, tolerance in dealing with one How are you doing, ma'am? Good morning, ma'am. Good to see you ma'am. How is your cat you know if her snow needs to be shoveled, I will go and shovel her snow. If she's carrying a heavy load shopping bag, I will go on hold her. That is tolerance. Being nice being kind, but nothing believes not to show my love not to show my I'm sorry tolerance to a non Muslim, then I go I believe in what you believe in. Nobody said that.
an Orthodox Christian believes that you're going to hell.
As a Muslim. He believes that in the depths of his heart.
Because you have not accepted Jesus Christ to be your savior.
That's isn't that true? And they believe that.
Likewise, we believe that salvation is in Islam.
My way to earn Nigeria Phil SeolA from my sins because I'm a sinner, you're a sinner, I'm a sinner. We're all sinners. Our way to earn salvation is in monotheism to hate
and believing La Ilaha Illa LA and all the messengers with the seal Muhammad Rasulullah. That's where my salvation is. And I believe in this and I believe that is no other way for salvation.
I don't believe there is no other way for salvation that is why I'm sticking to this Deen I'm sticking to that religion. So this is important I'm not asking you not to be tolerant to Christian to Jews don't that's not what I'm what I'm inviting you know you have to be tolerant, but tolerant way in dealing with one another treating one of them treating one another with respect. Don't commit any injustice against them. Don't take away any of the rights Be careful not because they have different beliefs then you become mean to them. Absolutely not. As long as as long as they are not combat as long as they are not hurting, lay and have common law honey Latina Makati Lu confit Dini,
are you free to come in the area come and about room? What to say to lie him? in Allah Hi, you're a boxer t Allah doesn't ban you from treating those who did not harm you expel you from your homes or fight you to be what to be nice to them to be fair to it to them to be just to them to treat them with beer is with justice. So this is the first principle
The second principle before going into the subject here that I am very happy with Islam.
pleased with Islam
are the two will
will Islami Dina
Wahby Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam and every year
I'm happy with that. And I'm sorry
I'm not gonna lie the Quran and believe the calls of human here.
Allah subhanho wa Taala told me in the Quran wahlen Tanga angelia who dwell and nosara that Debbie amin Neto
you will never be fully accepted by a Jew or a Christian and less you follow them in their ad
that's what lies telling me
I'm so sorry.
I'm not gonna lie Allah and then go on after the schools Come on. Let's just be know their agenda is to take you out of Islam.
What doula una cama
las una de Luna Poom Hata ducommun de nikuman estafa
that's their agenda. their agenda is to take you away from what
And this is just one of the means
making these celebrations to be what? Okay, there is no problem with it. No, there is a big problem with it. And this is what we'll explain in the next 15 minutes in Sharla.
First of all, let's define this. What is the definition of the word aid?
feast? That's the English right feast for eight holidays.
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in English is the name given to something which returns
and is used to describe gatherings which happens repeatedly on a regular basis, whether weekly with a monthly whether what yearly.
So the word eight comes from we're eight you know eight, why why it's called eight because it's it comes back because what
it keeps you upcoming.
The Juma is called the eighth for us. Why because every week we have what we have a Juma aid, which is called aid. Why? Because every year after Ramadan, we have what? We have eight.
So this is the definition of a shoe now Don't tell me what about Thanksgiving. Don't tell me what about Easter. Don't tell me what about the new Eve. You name it. What about Mother's Day, Father's Day.
So anything that
keeps coming back will repeat people gather or practice exercise certain habits or rituals.
You call this work
You call this what I ate
Sir better fubu to jevelin ashim gamma afolu
it was authentically established through evidence in the Quran and in the Sunnah of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam that every nation has its own aids exclusive to them.
So there is no such a thing called work, shared work,
There is no such a thing. So that notion there is a shared holidays between us and people of our faith. It doesn't exist zero tolerance in this area. To the extent that when the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam found out at one stage, that the Jews are observing the 10th of Muharram that they have Ashura. What did he say?
What did he say?
next year? I will fast What? One day before To do what?
To be different.
So the point I'm trying to say is not only we don't have mutual or shared aids, festivities, feasts, rather whenever it coincides with them, we try to work the diff even in rituals
why we're encouraged to wake up at night when we intend to fast to take support that that meal, the early morning meal. So why
first Luciana nausea, Mia Nikita athleta Sahar,
one of the things which distinguish your fasting from the fasting of the feeble of the book is the early morning meal lower so forth.
Why we're encouraged in the proper places to pray with our shoes on as long as the shoes What
are not carrying any impurities. Why?
Because we want to be different to who because they they pray without the shoes on. Look at my thing here. Why are we supposed to do this beside to look younger?
But not black. So that's the ruling, which I adopt.
The point I'm trying to make is
there is no such a thing that this is our both holidays. let's establish some evidence. One liquidly omitting jalna men second hoom natsuko
liquido linjiang minquan shiratama mean hedger. This is in the Quran. For every nation we made rich, exclusive rituals for them. almansa is like the Qibla like how to pray like the slaughtering
a certain day
and the feasts
but the sooner
I'll provide to Hades
I saw the
film referred to Muslim
when the when Abu Bakr Saudi Arabia Oman came to the house of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam and he found Jerry attend Jerry attaining
two young girls singing to Ayesha
for Abu Bakr rebuke them
are you singing in the house of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said to Abu Bakr is so deep that of the 11 year
old babyc let them
licola comin ADA,
every oma has their own word, a celebration feast and this is our feast. This by the way happened on it.
So this incident happened with on the day of aid.
For you the other evidence Hadeeth NSF in America of the Alon, Raja Buddha Buddha from Adana say Allah Shakti Muslim, this hadith by the way meets the requirements of Lima Muslim. When the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam anuses the narrator came to Medina.
He found the people in Medina
Observing certain functions, they play they have fun in two days. He asked, What are those two days? Korea rasulillah they said O Messenger of Allah Khun nella woofie Haemophilia helia during the pre Islam time, the time before Islam we used to have festivities we used to celebrate. We used to have fun on those two days. Rasul sallallahu alayhi wasallam said to them in Allaha Abdullah could be Hema hi urine in Houma. ADAL
Allah subhanho wa Taala has replaced you sub substituted you with better with today's better than those two days it will have ha
we establish now what is the definition of eat? This is number one.
Number two, there is no such a thing that Christmas is our eight under a new year is our either northern and eastern is our either no aid.
Mother there is no no there is no such a thing. Every oma has their own work,
and aid by the way is particular
or exclusive to the religion because it keeps coming back when people observe certain rituals, certain habits. So it is something that is so specific to what they believe in.
To get to the point.
The people who participate Let's begin with that
or celebrate themselves
feasts or holidays.
They fall into one of these four categories.
in Malema genre denwa potty him wamu Jara Tally. Lita Cali de moi, T. Meanwhile, here at the airport, here is the first scenario that you don't believe in what they believe in. But what you're doing, you're just trying to be an American, because the society the overwhelming majority of the people are what are Christians, but they are Americans at the end of the day. So a lot of people they think this is an American thing. Christmas is an American thing. Thanksgiving is an American thing. No, this has nothing to do. America is a land. Where do you have what? A lot of diversity?
Who said that you have to have a Christmas tree and you have to have Christmas lights to be an American. He can be a Muslim American.
He can be a Muslim living in America. What is wrong with that?
The country itself doesn't this allow you to do this?
What is the ruling regarding those?
those brothers or sisters who do this?
Carla's Allahu alayhi wa sallam the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said to them, men shall be happy, I mean, for who among whom had this vision and
whoever resembles or mimics a group of fievel He is one of them.
So that's where the danger is.
And the majority of the righteous breed assessors explained
this verse, towards the end of surah, till four upon
in describing the slaves of a rough man, I've had a rough man,
rough man and lady named soon Allah, Allah and then comes in the verse, one rinella, Yash, una Zoo
and those who do not witness falsehoods, a lot of us, by the way, when we explain that verse, we think, basically, false testimony
that you bear witness falsely
to accuse somebody wrongfully no Mujahid or Ravi have no anus or blue screen. They said he or she has
Luna zoo, they do not attend or participate in the feasts of the mushriks of the polytheists
for Sahaja, Leia Sedona is the machine.
They do not
simply mimic the mushriks
you know, there is
winner Rasul Salallahu alaihe salam coming up soon and as a viewer to the life of your loved one
went and conquered Makkah.
A lot of the people of Mecca who rejected Islam previously finally accepted Islam
and the Rasul Allah Salaam, giving them a lot of incentive.
Then, after a couple of days they had to Mars to a battle or if somewhere neighboring town
for the army of the Muslims, remember now I'm not talking about the companions who were nourished on the heat. No, I'm talking about the newly reverted Muslims, right after the conquest of Mecca.
the Muslims ended up camping at night, and they could see the camp of the disbelievers from a distance.
So let's believers had a tree
which they used to hang their swords on the top of its branches. And they used to go around it yet about rakuen to get a blessing.
So those again, be careful. I'm not talking about
North marinara here. I'm talking about what the people who accepted Islam were.
After Fatima, she came to the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam and they said to him, yeah, that tree by the way, will school there to unwarped
so they came to the Prophet salallahu alaihe salam and they said to him, you're rasulillah messenger of Allah, a Jelena that Anwar camela. Whom dare to Anwar, can we have a tree like them, please?
You can have a Christmas tree, please.
You know, it's exactly it's just exactly the same see.
You know what the professor's LSAT Allahu Akbar. Allahu Akbar.
Pull to come out. Carla Bernal is Surah Isla de Moosa. A Jelena Illa Han camella. Whom Allah
what happened when Benny Israel was saved?
And Allah subhanho wa Taala turn that it see into
walkway for them.
That's a miracle that they saw with their own eyes.
And they saw the Pharaoh and his army drowning. And as soon as they cross the desert and they went into Sinai, they saw some bedwin worshipping idols.
What did they say to Mosul?
Well, there was never any sobre el Bahasa at Avada komiya. Hakuna Allah snam 11 Kalia Moosa, Jelena Illa. hadden, Kamala home.
Can we have an either like him, please?
La, Muslim, Aziz Muslim has his own identity. You don't resemble you don't mimic people. You don't
absolutely have your own character. You have your own beliefs. And this is what Islam builds. For.
Certain certainly we say to these brothers.
If you do this, you're one of them.
The second scenario, or the second case here,
a lot of the Muslims and I'm telling you a lot of the Muslims do this and pay attention to this. A lot of the Muslims they participate in these functions because of the harem effort.
You get invited by your boss to a Christmas party, guess what? You get to get three
And there is the mixing.
So they are really they're not for the beliefs. They are there for what for the haraam.
I'm telling you that are some of the people but because what happened in these big corporations what they do they end up throwing what
a Christmas What? Christmas party there is a Christmas bonus there is a Christmas Can I think everything is structured this way. So you go out there that I missed a lot of Muslims, they go out there just to commit the Haram.
So drinking or having illegal relationship in the sight of Allah subhanho wa Taala or mixing unnecessarily to begin with is haram. But now you're adding to it. It's like a compound Haram. You're adding to it, that you are condoning what they are doing.
So you end up going and what took the machine
you're condoning your habits, your their practices, and meanwhile you're committing Haram. And certainly, this is wrong.
What about the third case scenario?
And this is the weirdest
and I'm telling you, a lot of Muslims unfortunately, fall into this trap.
They actually participate or celebrate Christmas or participate in these functions, with the intention of glorifying and exalting the status of the Messenger of Allah alayhi salaatu wa Salaam
and this is like the
This is like Muslims
we want to show love for who for Prophet Mohammed Salah Salem and they go ahead and do what
So likewise Muslims, you find some Muslims like we shown Okay, a lot of Muslims. That's the news. Oh, last Wednesday we're showing our love for who? For Prophet Muhammad Sallallahu sallam. So will it be Friday is that is it Friday that Christmas or what? That Saturday, Friday, then Friday, we should show our love for who
for profit is and and both are wrong. Nobody told you that. This is how we show love for us. Allah says Allah. Nobody said that.
This is not how to show your love for the Messenger of Allah salam, like we mentioned the other week, the best way to show your love for us who likes to follow Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wasallam add to this I'm killing you know single messenger, no single prophet that you know your birthdays.
Subhana Allah Allah hidden that knowledge from us. There is no single messenger or single prophet where we actually know when they were born.
Do you think Aisha Salam was born on the 25th? You tell me he said it was born on the 25th of December Give me a break. Like the Muslims, we tell them that roll for therapy Allah.
Allah was not born
based and not to go and celebrate robiola when that will Fabiola will
Prophet Isa we don't even know when he was born.
Danny if you read actually the story of his birth in the Quran, it talks about boundaries and dates and write dates and this happens when somewhere in October
we can only speculate we don't even know
fair to begin with.
no such a thing that to show your love for the messengers of Allah you should do what you should follow the footsteps. The days Ali Salaam himself celebrate his birthday.
Do you know when the birth when Christmas initially started? The you know the day
when Christmas initially started to be celebrated. You think Christmas was celebrated the following year when
madonsela human soul on
how it started like also the messenger birthday.
Add to this when you celebrate such celebrations. Don't forget that Christians do not celebrate the birthday of a messenger for profit. They celebrate the birthday fool.
The son of Allah Subhana Allah Subhana Allah
or Allah, Muhammad, he says what
he says Allah for Christians
celebrating the birthday of who? of God, commandments?
Well edible. So you should you go and participate in these celebrations they are celebrating What? The Son of God was born, well edible. does Allah need sons?
The fourth case scenario here and the last one in Sharla some Muslims actually they are into that notion that we're all good
Christians, Jews, Muslims, they worship one god they just everybody has his own one
way to God
Hello up to the lady and the unity of the religions will like the interfaith Can I
believe Aleksey Muslim there is a Muslim believes this.
When Allah kills you in the Quran, Allah patka for Allah Lena Pardo in Allah whole mess you have no money and those who say Allah is the Messiah, disbelievers la patka for alladhina Kaduna, la Tarifa Salah those who say that Allah is one of three are disbelievers.
The Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam tells you that bar is the one whose hand my soul is none of the Jews and the Christians hear about me and don't believe in me he will be at the ruler of his office LMR Muslim the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam formerly mama daddy geralyn Abdullah he gets upset at Omar because he brought to him some of the people from the Torah and he tells him yeah Omar Omar by the one whose hand my soul is if Moosa will come down tomorrow, he will follow me.
And we believe as Muslims one of our believes one of our RT that matters that the ISA will descend towards the end of time and he will pray behind the Imam of the Muslims.
So how in the world do you go out there and say it's all good?
Listen, again, I'm not talking about tolerance. I'm not talking about character. I'm not talking about manners. Timeout here. That's not what I'm talking about. I'm talking about what believes that you hold in your heart, but manners be nice, be cool, be good. Be good to them. Be nice to them. This is another issue again, I repeat the line tolerance is not in believes is not an IT that is not an aqua
tolerance in what interaction with one another.
This is actually takes a Muslim out of the middle of Islam. If somebody believes this, he goes out of the fold of Islam, but remember, this is unrestricted at that feels.
He can point fingers, you can go to a Muslim who does or believes this and you tell him you can do this, be careful. Maybe he's ignorant.
We normally we try to use what a tech film or
whoever believes that the old that there are other ways for salvation, for the time being that a Christian or a Jew who hears the message of Islam and he does not accept it will still go to Paradise yocto he's a disbeliever.
Why? Because he's belying what, why is he this believer? Because he's relying what the Quran and the Sunnah, but again, I'm not pointing finger. I'm saying whoever.
It's a general rule. To apply that rule to a certain individual, you have to do what you have to do with education. Now come on, why do you believe that? Can I show you how Allah so Allah, Allah salallahu alayhi wa sallam he and he tried to furnish the evidence with a person
the bottom line
it is haram. Number one, to participate.
on their holidays. Why? Reason number one because it falls into the area of resembling them. Reason number two, it falls into the area of
condoning. Because, listen, if you really go and tell somebody Merry Christmas, you're really telling him what? I'm okay with the cross. Do you believe in the cross? Do you believe Jesus was crucified?
Brothers? were Muslims. Right? Do you believe Jesus was crucified?
Okay, do you believe Jesus is the son of Allah? Do you believe that Jesus is God? That's when you go and say Merry Christmas. That's what you're telling. I'm okay with that.
You're killing them. I'm okay. I'm condoning it. It's all good.
And it's full
into also an lm hub. I want to close by saying,
if we really care
about our Christian neighbors,
our Christian co workers,
our Christian family members, I'm sure you have a family in them.
I'm sure some of the brothers who reverted they have family members. Tell them the truth.
Tell them what you believe in.
There is no other situation.
No other situation that a Muslim may find himself at. Similar to the situation of Joseph
when the early Muslims migrated from Mecca to Abyssinia
the disbelievers sent amaryllis with a lot of gifts
to pay off the helpers of the nagus indigestion
and to bring back the Muslims
so Subhanallah then it gets deleted. That's the title for the leader of the apocynin King at the time.
So Pamela, he fulfilled the prophecy of the prophets Allah Selim regarding him because he said to his companions, traveled to this land the land of EPA, Sr. There is a king there who will not roam you. He will be here and just you
know, when I'm
presented his case to the nuggets, Natasha,
and the Muslims Jaffer that he bottled his presentation. He said, I'm not going to give you these people. These people are good.
I'm not going to hand them over to you.
Amber is a very tricky person is Mashallah de la sala de Alon. He said, I'm not going to give up.
He went back to the nuggets. And he said, You don't know what they say about Jesus.
They say that he's asleep.
He's a messenger. He's a prophet. He's not God.
Then Then I guess again, reason
recent for the Muslims to come back to
question them regarding the status of Jesus. The Muslims, by the way, found out the issues.
They were told that Listen, I'm Rob the law has got you in that area.
So they had a meeting. What should we say to him?
Imagine your life is threatened here. And our lives are not threatened here in America. Nobody. I mean, I work all the time with my beard and my
if I don't say Merry Christmas, nobody gives me the bad luck. I mean, they know I'm a Muslim.
And I'm not gonna say me I mean, I I go to restaurants and I eat. And you know what? The waitress says Merry Christmas to the table next to me, but she doesn't say Merry Christmas to me.
She knows I'm a Muslim. I don't celebrate. That's exclusive to her religion. There is no hard feelings in this.
That's what I believe in. And I'm not gonna compromise this for nothing.
They had a meeting the night before.
they said what are we gonna say?
If we tell him the truth, he may hand us over to hombre and he's gonna take us back to Mecca where they will be persecuted. You know what Jaffa said? By Allah, we're gonna tell him what Allah said. And the messenger said,
Matthew compromises in our Chi there was never
especially if your life is not threatened.
Actually, in Islam, if your life is threatened, you could go ahead and what?
what makes them comfortable? But are our lives threatened in America if we didn't say Merry Christmas?
If we don't say Happy holidays? No.
People know that you're different people know that you don't believe in this, there is the following revelation that he died, he called upon his Sahaba is an expression as
absent janessa you do this only if there is no body to pray janessa on the people who are diseased in some parts of the world.
What I want to say if you really care for Christians, tell them what you believe in.
You love them or know the I mean, do you like your family members? Do you like them? Do you care for
them. Do you believe that salvation is in what you believe in? Why don't you convey to them? Let them know what Jesus is?
I promise I'll close with this.
What should you say? When somebody tells you Merry Christmas? It happens all the time.
What should you say?
Should you say Merry Christmas back? What should you say?
First of all, I really have to tell you this.
It is not nice.
And this is so important for us to pay attention to
to educate people when they are experiencing joy or sorrow
is not nice
you know when somebody medicals I don't celebrate Christmas
that is terrible. I'm sorry. Come on, let's be fair here. This is awful.
education should be done when ahead of
ahead of time with your co workers Muslim by the way I know Christmas is coming. But I'm sorry I'm not going to participate in this and you know, this is what I believe but I have respect for you and I respect you and I respect what you choose but this is not what I believe so other unexpected gift I'm not going to give you a gift. So education should be done when
not on the spot.
I tried this before you know when you when when people come to you when they are really grieving and especially the brothers they are grieving over the disease then they want to do like hotmail Qur'an or something and then you tell them no, there is no they really get upset at you and they never forget you. They like normally people will never forget people who upset them when they are experiencing extreme joy or extreme soul those two
so education should be done when
at a different time. But again, you know, we we sometimes go through airports go through restaurants and people say Merry Christmas. Just say thank you. Thank you How you doing? You know it happened to me a couple of times, you know that people will tell you Merry Christmas. Hey, how you doing? How's it going? Nice meeting you.
Yeah, just you know, use any other way to greet them back and be nice and move on and move on.
That's the DNA Well, that's the religion. We we happen to have
a claim to Isa Rec Center.
We don't sit here and discuss what Buddhists do.
You know Hindus do with the
man made gods. But why Isa in particular, because we have what
we claim him
and we see him to be a messenger of Allah and a prophet and and and and Kelly matomo Minh
that is why you cannot compromise
because you have believes
in this area, fellas, Allah subhana wa tada and