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  • Worldly Life of Maryam bint ‘Imran and Her Son ‘Eesa

    {And We made her and her son a sign for the worlds.} The worldly life of the Spirit and Word of Allah Almighty and His last Messenger to the children of Israel, ‘Eesa ibn Maryam, and his mother Maryam bint ‘Imran, may Allah exalt their mention, was an ongoing series of afflictions and trials. Their worldly life was an example of asceticism.. More

  • Muslims Honor ‘Eesa (Jesus)

    Allah, The Almighty, Says (what means): {The Messenger has believed in what was revealed to him from his Lord, and [so have] the believers. All of them have believed in Allah and His Angels and His Books and His Messengers, [saying], "We make no distinction between any of His Messengers." And they say, "We hear and we obey. [We seek].. More

  • Celebrating New Year's Eve

    Around this time every year, the audio-visual and print media in many non-Muslim and even Muslim countries actively broadcast and circulate programs on celebrating New Year’s Eve. They invite people to participate in the celebrations that are held in certain places specially assigned for them. Public workplaces, private homes and streets are decorated.. More

  • Our attitude and duties towards New Year's Eve

    · The first day of the Christian year should be regarded as an ordinary day. We should not show any sign of celebration. · Everyone should check his family and children lest they celebrate it due to the influence of a friend or a TV channel, or due to a sense of curiosity or imitation. It was narrated on the authority of Ibn ‘Umar,.. More

  • How to explain the Christmas lights to your kids?

    It is very important that we prepare ourselves for this imminent occasion. As always, at the end of each year, day in and day out – and all through the night, we are constantly pummeled with the lights, decorations and music of the season at every turn. You won’t be able to take a trip to the grocery, the library, or even your front yard.. More

  • Imitating non-Muslims and the celebration of the New Year

    Nowadays, whenever anybody visits some of the Muslim countries, they find that the circumstances within them are quite different to what they would have expected. One only needs to set foot in these countries and begin to wander their streets to witness the tragic behaviour of its inhabitants. When one observes the level of joy and ecstasy as the different.. More

  • Ruling on celebrating Christmas

    Ibn Taymiyyah, may Allah have mercy on him, said in his commentary on the verse (which means): "And [they are] those who do not testify to falsehood…"[Quran 25:72]: As regards the festivals of the polytheists, they combine confusion, physical desires and falsehood. There is nothing in them that is of any religious benefit, and the instant.. More

  • A Muslim perspective on Christmas -I

    To a Muslim living in the West, the Christmas Holiday period is one of the most stressful times because of the differences in our attitudes towards holidays and celebrations of the status quo. Even in Islamic countries, there can be misunderstandings on these issues with our Christian colleagues. The following essay is my personal attempt at bridging.. More

  • A Muslim perspective on Christmas -II

    Of course, there is also the problem of the children. They are bombarded with numerous advertisements for toys and are essentially brainwashed so that they should expect something "under the tree" on Christmas Day. One must admit that the brightly lit, multicolored Christmas tree is an attractive sight, made even more tempting when there are.. More

  • Ruling on celebrating Christian festivals

    It is prohibited for Muslims to celebrate Christmas and other Christian festivals for the following reasons: Celebrating Christmas and other Christian festivals is a religious innovation that has no basis in the Islamic Sharee‘ah. The Prophet, sallallaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam, warned us against introducing something new into the.. More

  • ‘Eed-II

    This is our ‘Eed ‘Aa’ishah, may Allah be pleased with her, recounts: “Abu Bakr came to my home while two small girls from the Ansaar (supporters in Madeenah) were singing beside me some of the poetry [penned by their tribe] on the Day of Bu‘aath [when war broke out between the tribes of Khazraj and Aws, with the latter.. More

  • The forbiddance of celebrating non-Muslims festivals

    Indeed, Allah The Almighty sent upon the Muslims the best of Messengers and revealed to them the finest of religions, the most perfect of laws and the most complete of messages, as confirmed by His Statement The Almighty (that means): {This day I Have perfected for you your religion and completed My favor upon you and Have approved for you Islam as.. More

  • Muslim ‘Eeds in Islam

    Some people might think, falsely, that celebrating the disbelievers’ occasions is a way to entertain children on the one hand, and to facilitate trade on the other hand. However, the first belief indicates ignorance of Sharee‘ah, and the second ignorance of sound creed. When Allah The Almighty forbade the polytheists to approach Al-Masjid.. More

  • ‘Eed-I

    The risk involved in celebrating the holidays of the People of the Book is more severe than those of pre-Islamic times, for the Muslim Ummah (nation) was particularly cautioned against imitating the Jews and Christians, and informed that yet, a group of it would follow their traces [throughout history], whereas paganism would return only near the end.. More

  • Holidays: Rites and Symbols

    {And for all religions, there is an appointed rite} [Quran 22:34] The more you act contrary to the denizens of Hell, the further you are from deeds characteristic of them, and the more distant you are from the punishment of Hellfire. Anas, may Allah be pleased with him, narrated: “The Messenger of Allah, sallallaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam,.. More