American Muslims

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    The American Muslims take pleasure in all kinds of National holidays in United State. One of them is thanksgiving holiday. This is observed on the fourth Thursday of November as a modern Christian sacred holiday. Americans celebrate this day by family gatherings, cooking and feasting and being thankful. This holiday has now turned into commercialism and indulgence.

    Islam does not permit Muslims to take part with a non-believer in any of their religious celebrations or holidays. So, People mostly use this day for gatherings and family dinners for the purpose of strengthening family ties and keeping in touch. That’s usually not possible for them because of work obligations and distance.

    But how to avail this holiday in the best way and pay thanks to the One and Only of whom we should be thankful to –Allah ﷻ!

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    You don't really need a special day to be thankful to Allah (other than those designated by Him personally) or to celebrate His Praises. Celebrating Allah's Praises can be and should be done everyday, but to do so mostly on a Christian or State holiday is not something we should encourage.

    There is nothing wrong with remembering Allah on such days as long as it is not specifically only on those days otherwise it will be construed as being a recognition of the legitimacy of those days.

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