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Christmas…

…has nothing to do with religion.

…is on Dec. 25 which originally was a pagan holiday.

…is not on the day Jesus (peace be upon him) was born.

…is not in the Bible.

…should be re-named Christma$.

…is the best day to get to fajr at the masjid. No traffic!

This post has been inspired by the wonderful Holiday commercials on the TV, radio, Internet and every shopping mall I have been to in the past 2 months.

Is Christmas From Christianity? By Shaykh Abdullah Hakim Quick:


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    1. Mostafa December 25th, 2007 at 2:10 am

      it was called “Saturnalia” before…where greek men fornicated with each other and beat their wives haha

    2. m. a. l. December 25th, 2007 at 2:37 am

      The Prophet, salAllahu alaihi wasallam, never made fun of, mocked or belittled the mistaken beliefs or customs of others.
      He simply felt compassion for them that they were worshipping other than Allah.

      Laughter, hence, is not appropriate. Rather we should feel sad for them that they are so misguided.

    3. Mostafa December 25th, 2007 at 4:02 am

      we are not mocking, we are simply stating the facts so other muslim brothers and sisters know the background and dont blindly notice a holiday…and when the prophet salallahu alyhi wassalum took back Mecca in 630 CE, he destroyed every idol in the Ka’ba….so thats destroying a custom

    4. m. a. l. December 25th, 2007 at 4:22 am

      Na’am Sidi, I was only referring to the “haha”. I’ve no issue with the rest of it.

    5. dontbesad December 25th, 2007 at 5:11 am

      Asalaamu alikum wa rahamatullah,

      You know the masjids are fully today, alhmadulillah because of the holiday. May Allah give us tawfiq to continue this to the rest of the year.

    6. rojan said December 25th, 2007 at 2:08 pm

      I LOVE SAMI ROSE

    7. rojan JEHANBAXSH December 25th, 2007 at 2:11 pm

      FOR MAY DEAR *SAMI YUSUF* AIAM FROM KURDISTAN
      I LOVE YOU SO MUCH IAM KURDISH ………….
      N

    8. Mostafa December 25th, 2007 at 3:36 pm

      m. a. l. on December 25, 2007 at 4:22 am said:

      Na’am Sidi, I was only referring to the “haha”. I’ve no issue with the rest of it.

      Oh, then im sorry brother..forgive me

    9. Abdurhaman zia December 25th, 2007 at 4:06 pm

      Merry Chirsthmas and a happy new year

      Sincerly,
      Abdurahman Zia

    10. Mostafa December 25th, 2007 at 5:27 pm

      Abdurhaman zia on December 25, 2007 at 4:06 pm said:

      Merry Chirsthmas and a happy new year

      Sincerly,
      Abdurahman Zia

      I hope your kidding akhi

    11. Ahmed.A (London) December 26th, 2007 at 6:55 am

      Mostafa on December 25, 2007 at 5:27 pm said:

      I hope your kidding akhi

      I hopse so to , by the way on this topic of christmas has nothing to do with christianty , The Archbishop Canterbury recent comments on christmas would suprise you read below

      The Archbishop of Canterbury said yesterday that the Christmas story of the Three Wise Men was nothing but a ‘legend’.

      Dr Rowan Williams has claimed there was little evidence that the Magi even existed and there was certainly nothing to prove there were three of them or that they were kings.

      He said the only reference to the wise men from the East was in Matthew’s gospel and the details were very vague.

      Dr Williams said: “Matthew’s gospel says they are astrologers, wise men, priests from somewhere outside the Roman Empire, that’s all we’re really told. It works quite well as legend.”

      He argued that Christmas cards which showed the Virgin Mary cradling the baby Jesus, flanked by shepherds and wise men, were misleading. As for the scenes that depicted snow falling in Bethlehem, the Archbishop said the chance of this was “very unlikely”.

      In a final blow to the traditional nativity story, Dr Williams concluded that Jesus was probably not born in December at all. He said: “Christmas was when it was because it fitted well with the winter festival.”

    12. Ahmed.A (London) December 26th, 2007 at 6:57 am

      oh the above text was taken from

      http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/main.jhtml?xml=/news/2007/12/20/nwise120.xml

    13. naasirali December 26th, 2007 at 8:03 pm

      ma’adhallah that you take the arguments of atheists. according to the old calenders, Christmas was placed on the same night as that of the winter solstice, which was a night that many other religions and traditions, including those of the pagans, had holidays. why the solstice? its the longest night of the year, after which the nights get shorter and shorter. aka it is the night wherein mythically, light defeats darkness, a key metaphor in christian symbolism as regards to the meaning of Jesus (upon him be peace) entrance into the world.

      Our Prophet (upon him be peace) not only allowed Christians to conduct mass in the the masjid in Madina, he also forbade people from washing an icon of the virgin mary (upon her be peace) and her blessed son (upon him be peace.) And have we forgotten the deep respect the second khalifa showed to the Church of the Holy Seulchure, the site where Christians believe Christ was buried? Regardless of the fact that we dont agree with Christian passion narrative, look at how he respected without even criticising the religion of the Ahl al-Kitab. That is a true Muslim, for he knows that he must perfect his own way before criticizing others. Those who go about pointing their fingers at others, esp. other religions, do so out of their own compound ignorance as to the reality of things and the state of their own soul. Not only that, they are violating the Qur’an itself, for it forbids us from making fun of the false gods of the kuffar, so out of ignorance, they do not make fun of Allah, glorified is He beyond all our words. And that is the kuffar, what then of the ahl al-kitab whom God has commanded us to respect?

      God awaken us all to this despicable state our entire umma has fallen into. May we learn manners and nobility once more.

      wallahu ‘alam.

    14. naasirali December 26th, 2007 at 8:04 pm

      sorry i meant whitewashing the icon, aka painting over it.

    15. muslim brother December 27th, 2007 at 2:04 pm

      wait wait wait!

      according to your logic (concerning music), celebrating christmas (shirk) is not haram for the non-muslims!

      lets just hope they replace jingle bells with some sufi-u2 beats!

    16. Dave December 27th, 2007 at 7:13 pm

      haha.. if there are Christians who want to take Christmas seriously and go to Church or whatever, then so be it.

    17. ahmed ahmed ( London) December 27th, 2007 at 8:12 pm

      naasirali on December 26, 2007 at 8:03 pm said:

      ma’adhallah that you take the arguments of atheists. according to the old calenders, Christmas was placed on the same night as that of the winter solstice, which was a night that many other religions and traditions, including those of the pagans, had holidays. why the solstice? its the longest night of the year, after which the nights get shorter and shorter. aka it is the night wherein mythically, light defeats darkness, a key metaphor in christian symbolism as regards to the meaning of Jesus (upon him be peace) entrance into the world.

      Our Prophet (upon him be peace) not only allowed Christians to conduct mass in the the masjid in Madina, he also forbade people from washing an icon of the virgin mary (upon her be peace) and her blessed son (upon him be peace.) And have we forgotten the deep respect the second khalifa showed to the Church of the Holy Seulchure, the site where Christians believe Christ was buried? Regardless of the fact that we dont agree with Christian passion narrative, look at how he respected without even criticising the religion of the Ahl al-Kitab. That is a true Muslim, for he knows that he must perfect his own way before criticizing others. Those who go about pointing their fingers at others, esp. other religions, do so out of their own compound ignorance as to the reality of things and the state of their own soul. Not only that, they are violating the Qur’an itself, for it forbids us from making fun of the false gods of the kuffar, so out of ignorance, they do not make fun of Allah, glorified is He beyond all our words. And that is the kuffar, what then of the ahl al-kitab whom God has commanded us to respect?

      God awaken us all to this despicable state our entire umma has fallen into. May we learn manners and nobility once more.

      wallahu ‘alam.

      Your post seems to be indicating that there is some christian bashing going on here? can you show us where we disrespected the christians?

    18. Idiot December 27th, 2007 at 11:21 pm

      muslim brother on December 27, 2007 at 2:04 pm said:

      wait wait wait!

      according to your logic (concerning music), celebrating christmas (shirk) is not haram for the non-muslims!

      lets just hope they replace jingle bells with some sufi-u2 beats!

      Why do you care so much about what the kuffar do?

    19. abu ayat December 28th, 2007 at 2:18 am

      it is true that the prophet muhammad sal allahu alayhi wa salaam, had never disrespected the christians nor their religion. however, we are not to actually respect their religion, or anyone elses for it is nothing but falsehood and lies about Allah subahana wa ta’ala. eventhough it is not the sunnah to belittle the religion of the jews and christians it is not haram. however, this should not be done in their presence because it will be an obstacle in the path of dawah.

    20. abu ayat December 28th, 2007 at 2:31 am

      the jews and christians are kafiroon as well. there are six pillars of iman. one must believe in Allah, the angels, the books (including the quran), the prophets (including muhammad saw),the afterlife (the resurrection, the judgement, paradise and hellfire), and qadr. if anyone rejects any of these pillars they are devoid of iman, which would mean they are kuffar.

      yes there is a verse in the quran that speaks about some of them having their reward with their lord. however this is before the revelation had been completed and there were true believers from amongst the jews and christians before the advent of the prophet muhammad (saw) and who did believe in him during his prophethood but who have passed away before his message was completed. it is stated in the quran in surat al imran…”whoever seeks a religion other than islam, it will never be accepted of him, and in the hereafter he will be one of the losers”. so it is not correct to use the terms kuffar and ahl ul kitab as they are two seperate camps, there are only muslims and non-muslims (kuffar) there is nothing else.

    21. naasir ali December 29th, 2007 at 1:54 am

      thank you for judging in the place of God, saying that God, exalted is He, changes His mind, claiming that deriding a Christian holiday is not bashing christians, and lastly, for contradicting the Qur’an by saying that though the Qur’an bans making fun of the false gods of the kufaar, it is not haraam to make fun of them. wake up a bit, the world isn’t black and white. and if it was, most muslims would be in the non-muslim camp. oh and dont get all righteous on me, father of signs, by being so sure that you are safe from such a fate. may God cure us from the resurgence of the khawarij and their like, under the guise of an ignorant najdi.

    22. abu ayat December 29th, 2007 at 4:17 am

      i dont know if that was meant for me, in any case if it is. firstly dont make baseless assumptions because you didnt fully understand my comment. as for Allah changing His own laws, there is enough evidence in the quran for this. Allah changed the qibla from jerusalem to makkah, Allah changed the consumption of alcoholic beverages from halal to haram, Allah made certain foods lawful to the bani israel that He had prohibited before with the advent of isa (alayhi as salaam), Allah commanded the muslims to fight against their enemies after he ordered them to have practice restraint. so yes Allah does change His laws, Allah can do whatever He wants. Now, Allah states that the reason one should not make fun of theirs gods is because out of their ignorance they will abuse Allah. Allah Himself denounces their religion in the quran, so how can it be prohibited? then that means it would be prohibited to even recite certain verses of the quran. i never said the world is black and white, i never said i was safe, and i did not make takfeer of the muslims. so please, i know when it comes to the deen, people become very emotional but try to excercise patience and think rationally. instead of following our nafs, lets go to the scholars of the religion, the quran and the authentic narrations and see what they have to say. insha allah. may allah guide us all to the straight path.

    23. reclusivemonkey December 31st, 2007 at 12:29 pm

      I believe it was the Romans who decided to make Jesus’ birthday the 25th of December. They were trying to get Christianity accepted by the pagans in Britain so having “Christmas” on the 25th, already a large pagan festival, allowed the pagans to have their normal winter celebrations but integrate Christianity in by the back door. The Romans were quick to drop their own religion for Christianity, so probably weren’t too bothered about the real dates.

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