Muslims & Christmas

السَّلاَمُ عَلَيْكُمْ وَرَحْمَةُ اللهِ وَبَرَكَاتُهُ

It’s Sunday 18th December 2022 / 24 Jumāda al-Ūlā 1444H.

Muslims & Christmas

Living in the UK, it is very important that we ensure our beliefs are intact and that we also educate our children and grandchildren accordingly. Ḥaḍrat ‘Īsā, عَلَيْهِ ٱلسَّلَامُ, is regarded as a Prophet in Islām, who came into the world before our Prophet Muḥammad, صَلَّىٰ ٱللَّٰهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ‎.

His birth was a miracle, born without a father, and his end was also a miracle, being lifted up to the skies. He will return to the world before the Day of Judgement. The Christmas period can be very challenging for Muslims, especially our children.

With concerts and plays taking place at schools, Christmas trees and decorations adorning many houses and buildings, and of course not forgetting Santa Claus and his reindeer.

Without going into what is allowed and what is not allowed, always remember that we protect our beliefs and the beliefs of our generations to come. If something is not necessary, then avoid it. Imitating the acts of other religions is prohibited in Islām.

It is sad to see that some customs, such as Christmas trees and the Christmas turkey lunch on Christmas Day, have become a tradition in Muslim homes. There is no need for all this. There may be no harm in giving Christmas cards to non-Muslim neighbours and work colleagues but that’s where the line is drawn.

Many programmes, up and down the country, are organised by Masjids during the festive period so that our beliefs are protected and remain intact. Attend those programmes and encourage the youth and children to attend.

May Almighty Allāh protect the Īmān and Islam of every Muslim and safeguard us all from the challenges we face. Please share this message with all your contacts.

جَزَاكَ اللَّهُ خَيْرًا
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وَالسَّلَامُ Hanif Dudhwala