[img=left]http://www.turntoislam.com/forum/images/tti/misc/christmas_islam.jpg[/img] Celebrating Christmas? Everything You Need To Know!!! What Islam Says about Christmas Here we have a collection of MP3s by Shaykh Muhammad Bin Hadee, who is a Scholar and Professor in Madinah University, Saudi Arabia as well as articles about Christmas and it's Pagan origins. The celebration has nothing to do with the teachings of Isa (Jesus) peace and blessings be upon him AND has nothing to do with God either. Infact, a lot of the symbolism is pagan in nature. “Say: "O People of the Book! Exceed not in your religion the bounds (of what is proper), trespassing beyond the truth, nor follow the vain desires of people who went wrong in times gone by, who misled many, and strayed (themselves) from the even Way." [Al-Maa’idah (5):77] The Islamic Ruling Regarding Christmas by Shaykh Muhammad Bin Hadee (Madinah - Saudi Arabia) ( MP3 Download Arabic-English) The noble Shaykh talks about the history of Christmas and how it all started, how the people went astray from the original teachings of the blessed Prophet Isa (Jesus) on him be peace. Christmas Lessons: Prophet's Birthday- The Pagan Origins of Christmas This is an article about how the Christians corrupted their Religion with Pagan ideas. How Christmas is from the remnants of Roman Pagan rituals. “Say: "O People of the Book! Exceed not in your religion the bounds (of what is proper), trespassing beyond the truth, nor follow the vain desires of people who went wrong in times gone by, who misled many, and strayed (themselves) from the even Way." [Al-Maa’idah (5):77] Both Muslims and serious Christians can learn a lot from Christmas, the annual celebration of the victory of paganism over the message of Prophet Isa (Jesus Christ), (alayhis- salam). No one disputes that the event and all its symbols came from pagan religions; it has nothing to do with the birth or teachings of Jesus Christ. For one thing, no one knows with certainty the date of birth of Jesus Christ. "In fact, dates in almost every month in the year were suggested by reputable scholars at one time or another," notes The American Book of Days. Islam And Christmas by Umm Muhammad Quite a number of Muslims today, especially those living in Christian dominated countries or those influenced to a large degree by western culture, have been led to consider that taking part in the Christmas celebrations of friends and relatives is, at very least, a harmless pastime if not a legitimate source of pleasure for children and adults alike. In many instances, pressure to conform with the practices of society is too great for those of weak resolve to withstand. Parents are often tempted to give in to the pleading of children who have been invited to a party or who are unable to understand why they alone are being prevented from joining the festivities they observe all around them or why they cannot receive gifts on this occasion like the other children.