Ok heres my opioin on chistmas............ok I know it wrongs the christians if other religions celebrate it..so....... I celebrate it 4 non religious reasons and give it a diffrent name eh.......like give me stuff day ._. and its a reason to be nice to everybody and everyone gets presents and basicly if u just foucus on santa and the elves we could just call it santa day ._. many substitutions 4 the holiday and I don't celebrate it for Allah or jesus (peace be upon him) I celebrate it 4 good ole free stuff yea and I know it sounds selfish.........but i give to my family too basicly everybody wins:lol:
FATWA 13642 IQA
Offering gifts to some women on Christmas
There is a common practice here in the west, that at christmas time some non-muslims, young and old, get together and gather all of their names, put them in a hat and have all of the names mixed up, then each person choses the name of another person who they will give a gift to on christmas day.
This is called chris kringle.
This basic idea was taken on by a group of sisters last year and now they want to take this practise on this year also for the end of eid. All that the practice consists of, is each sister randomly assigned another sister for whom she must buy a gift of a set value ($20 )
Some of the sisters invloved beleive that this practsie is tashabu of the kufar, is this correct?
Praise be to Allaah.
What some sisters have said to you, that this action is something that is not permitted, is correct, because it involves imitating the kuffaar in two ways.
Firstly it involves celebrating this festival, which is something that is haraam according to sharee’ah, including offering gifts on this festival.
Secondly, it involves imitating the kaafirs in these customs on the day of their celebration of that innovated festival.
In Islam we have only Eid al-Fitr and Eid al-Adhaa. Any other festivals that have been innovated besides these two amount to nothing, especially if they are the religious festivals of other religions or groups that are beyond the pale of Islam.
Please see Question no. 947
This matter opens the door to bid’ah, and it comes under the general meaning of the words of the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him), “Whoever innovates anything in this matter of ours that is not part of it will have it rejected.” (Narrated by al-Bukhaari, al-Sulh 2499; Muslim, 1718). And Allaah knows best.
Sheikh Muhammed Salih Al-Munajjid
Well its sorta hard not to my family is roman caltholic and as long as i'm under my mothers roof its her rules I must obey I'm the only convert in my family so i'll be left out and seeing as I have grown up in western society I'm just begining to make my break.....as for ....it'll take awhile
It's not even a holiday even for Christians because the prophet Isa/Jesus never celebrated his birthday or encouraged others to, and nowhere in their bible does it give evidence that he was born on December 25th. The date itself is rooted in a pagan Roman holiday and is not the true date of his birth.Is it wrong to celebrate Christmas with non muslim family?
What is the "concept " of christmas according to Islam?