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Find answers to your Islamic questions by Mufti Zakaria Makada (Hafizahullah), who is currently a senior lecturer in the science of Hadith and Fiqh at Madrasah Ta’leemuddeen, Isipingo Beach, South Africa.

Celebrations in Islam

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Q: In Islam there are only two celebrations, namely Eid al-Fitr and Eid al-Adha; anything other than these two celebrations is an innovated festival or occasion and it is not permissible to celebrate it or to help others to do so. Is this ruling correct? I got this from website. Also is celebrating birthday not… read more »

Wishing someone merry christmas

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Q: If a Muslim wished someone merry christmas will he have become a kafir, because in modern times christmas is just another cultural money making thing and people do not know the reality of christmas that it is the celebrating of jesus birthday and therefore if a muslim said merry christmas at a time without… read more »

Eating turkey on Christmas day

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Q: My question is about Christmas Day. On this day all of my family are off work. My brother comes from London to meet my parents and all the brothers and sisters get together. We usually have a meal at my parents house. This is the time when turkey is available in abundance. So this… read more »

Secret Eid/Sahaba

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Assalamu alaikum wa rahmatullahi wa barakatuhu As you may have heard that there is a ritual/practice that the non Muslims carry out in their festival which is called ‘secret santa’, it is well known that taking part would be detrimental to ones imaan. But if some Muslims at the time of Eid make… read more »

Self-proclaimed grand Mufti of America, Mf Muneer Akhoon

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Assalamu’Alaykum Warahmatullahi Wabarakatuhu, Question: What do the Ulama Kiram, Muftiyan Izam say about such a person who says the following things: 1-    Saying Merry Christmas is permissible because it is mandatory to congratulate during a non-Muslims holiday or else hatred will spread in society. 2-    Machine Slaughter is… read more »

Wishing a colleague “Happy Christmas”

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If someone says Happy Christmas on 25th December to his christian colleague. (Question Shortened) Answer In the Name of Allah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful. As-salāmu ‘alaykum wa-rahmatullāhi wa-barakātuh. As Muslims we are sensitive to our Aqaaid (beliefs) and Tauheed (Oneness of Allah) and abstain from whatever would contaminate our Imaan. It is strictly… read more »