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Celebrating christmas as a muslim……?

As salamu alaykum everyone

Right, so im a muslim, hamd illah. My family are not christians (they don’t follow any religion) but will be celebrating christmas (just a traditional thing i guess) would it be wrong for me to participate in this? We would be exchanging gifts and having a meal cooked by my mother (no pork, no alcohol and meat bought from a halal butchers). There would be me, my hubby (muslim also), my mum and little bro. I cant see anything wrong in it to be honest but what do you think?

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24 Responses to “Celebrating christmas as a muslim……?”

  1. kluelesskidd says:

    you can’t celebrate something without believing in it but the most important thing to bear in mind is your intentions if you go there with the intention of having a "christmas" meal, then your intentions aren’t of the right cause but if you go there, with the intention of a family get-together then your intentions are pure even if your mum says it’s for christmas, its YOUR intentions that are going to count in the end, so remember that Insha allah that will save you from sinning have a nice meal =)

  2. Easter Bunny says:

    Just buy the kids a baby’s first jihad kit

  3. xero says:

    I dont see anything wrong with it. Your spending time with your family. Your not celebrating Christ or anything. I see it more as a family get together.

  4. Alex Payne says:

    If you think Jesus Christ was just a prophet how could it be wrong for you to celebrate his birth? It is a christian holiday though, you can’t for instance celebrate Easter for moohammed because ofcourse he is still dead.

  5. Angela says:

    if we all worshipped one god what a happier and safer place this world would be to live in no i don’t see any harm in it but i suppose you don’t have a choice

  6. Jared Leto and Me says:

    well you cant celebrate it and believe in the christmas thing. but its like a family gathering in my point of veiw.and the fact that food and everything is halal then thats good. so in ur case u arent celebrating , you are kinda just visiting.

  7. sangiorgio2003 says:

    Salamu alaykum, Just enjoy yourself at a family function that happens to be going on at Christmas. It doesn’t seem to be any religious ceremony going on with this gathering.

  8. Mystical Mamba says:

    at the end of the day – Christmas is about family – (the whole idea of christmas is a celebration of the birth of Christ and the hope all babies give us). many of my friends from other religions (sikh, hindus etc) like having the idea of a ‘holiday’ they can share with friends and family, and everyone likes giving presents to show people that you think of them. families from all around the globe celebrate their closeness over a nice cooked dinner, (sadly, not enough if it’s only once a year at christmas!) so no, there wouldn’t be anything wrong with it

  9. Ahmad says:

    of course you can do all that some times even i do a bit of Xmas

  10. ایرونیش says:

    I’m a muslim and so all my family members are. I celebrate Christmas every year and I don’t think everything is wrong with it, I really respect the traditions of the country I live.(UK)

  11. The Bricklayer says:

    It depends where you live. If you live in a Christian country(The West) then you should join in with the majority.

  12. bloggersvilleusa says:

    Wa aleikum as salam wa rahmatullah wa barakatuhu. It is haram and strictly forbidden. http://islam-qa.com/en/search2/christmas/AllWords/t,q,a see especially: http://islam-qa.com/en/ref/11650 Can she attend Christmas celebrations in order to greet her relatives? She says: I want to become Muslim, but my family gather to celebrate Christmas, and I want to go and greet them. This is not with the intention of celebrating or joining in, but simply to make the most of the opportunity of my relatives getting together. Is this allowed? We put this question to Shaykh Muhammad ibn Saalih al-‘Uthaymeen,who answered as follows: No, it is not permitted. If Allaah blesses her with Islam, then the first thing she must do is to distance herself from her former religion and its festivals. And Allaah knows best. Shaykh Muhammad ibn Saalih al-‘Uthaymeen

  13. Crusty says:

    The original English christmas celebration was a pagan festival which was hijacked by christians. Everybody knows that Jesus Christ was born on 6th January not 25th December. However it is up to you and your conscience. Thinking about it though it does seem somewhat hypercritical for muslims to celebrate christmas. The obvious answer is to convert to christianity then you could enjoy pork and alcohol

  14. Rock R says:

    Why would there be something wrong with it…..Us muslims believe in Jesus….ofcourse there’s nothing wrong with it, Merry Xmas to you and all muslims and non-muslims

  15. Nana says:

    actually crismas is being celebrated by christain with the thought that god son was born that day and islam forbid it SURAH IKLAS In the name of God, Most Gracious, Most Merciful Say: He is Allah, the One and Only! Allah, the Eternal, Absolute; He begetteth not nor is He begotten. And there is none like unto Him. if u want to meet ur parent u can meet some other day also if ur meeting on chrismas with the intention of family gathering then go if ur meeting on chrismas with the intention that prophet jesus(P.B.U.H) a very good prophet of Allah(S.W.T)was born that day,but not god or son of god was born. because of that u are having a little family meeting than meet them

  16. Nathan Hippies are cool says:

    I don’t see why not. Many people celebrate Christmas in their own way. Like you said you can still celebrate but without the things that go against your religion, such as alcohol etc.

  17. Hassan says:

    sister being a Muslims celebrating Christmas will be considered as shirk. on that say they say merry Christmas that means that god gave birth to his son. in Islam we say that Allah has got no parents and no children. and if someone says that Allah has a son he is doing shirk.

  18. Zainub says:

    It’s all Ok, I have Christian friends and they always invite me, I think it’s great, there is nothing wrong with celebration, we love Jesus as much as they do

  19. XXeviloliveXX says:

    I don’t really know, but I can tell you the Christmas is based on a PAGAN celebration, NOT Christian. Christians just hijacked it and threw their own name on it. The decorated christmas tree, mistletoe, etc., are all pagan in origin.

  20. Batman says:

    A day ahead a day behind but not on the day they do it, surely not the way they do it. You cannot be Muslim and celebrate Christmas in their said way, but if your going for the sake of the family, there is no pig served and alcohol then I don’t see a problem, but again 1 day before or 1 day after but not on that day or you will be judged with those who committed such shirk against Allah SWT. Christmas is shirk.

  21. Sticky toffee pudding says:

    I had to accept your celebrations when I lived in Bahrain, as I was not living in my Country, why do you make such a big deal over it, that is why our religions will never get along.

  22. rostame_dastan says:

    no there is no problem in it, it looks to be a very warm gathering, why not joining them?

  23. Islam 4 eva! says:

    A "family gathering" is no excuse to celebrate something that says Jesus PBUH is not the messenger of Allah but the son of God. To be honest it is haram in Islam. But it also depends on what intentions you celebrate this with.

  24. M says:

    Mrs_C. 4 important things to remember; 1.Faith is in your heart, not in a text or what other Muslims think, feel or say. 2.Family is important. Unfortunately, some people realise this too late. 3.Why should you not celebrate the birth of Christ? He was your prophet too. 4. As a Muslim lady/gent said above. She/He is in the UK and she/He respects UK customs. You should respect and ENJOY other customs too.