Decorating ones business with Christmas tress and Santa clause

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Q. Can Muslim businessman decorate their shops with Christmas trees, santa clause for business?

A. By decorating ones shop/business with Christmas features (Christmas trees, Santa clause etc.), one will be adopting the salient features of Christmas which stems from Christianity. In doing so, there is a great fear of one losing his/her Imaam as Islam is averse to the beliefs and salient features of Christianity.

It is not permissible to decorate ones shop/business with Christmas trees, Santa clause etc. even for business purposes.

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Mufti Ismaeel Bassa

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