Tis is the Prohibited Reason for Saying Merry Christmas to Muslims, Remember That

Maybe soon, you will hear, there will be a sign that reads "Merry Christmas", or which means Merry Christmas. And usually, this moment is juxtaposed with Happy New Year greetings…

Maybe soon, you will hear, there will be an inscription that reads " Merry Christmas ", or which means Merry Christmas. And usually, this moment is juxtaposed with Happy New Year greetings.

Some people think that such speech is not problematic, especially those who think so are they are infidels. But this becomes a big problem, when a Muslim congratulates the celebration of the infidels.

And there are also some among the Muslims, think differently as the opinion of the infidels. On the grounds of tolerance in religion !? Religious tolerance is not like unlimited patience. However, religious tolerance is upheld by the Shari'ah, since there is no discrepancy in the Shari'ah. A form of tolerance can also be to just let them celebrate the holidays without participating in their events, including no need for congratulations.

Islam teaches nobility and commendable morals. Not only good treatment of fellow Muslims, but also to the unbelievers. Even a Muslim is encouraged to do good to the disbelievers, as long as the disbelievers do not fight against the Muslims.

Allah  Ta'ala  says,

God does not forbid you on behalf of those who did not fight you on account of religion and did not drive you out of your homes, that you treat them kindly and attack them.

“ Allah does not forbid you to do good and be fair to those who do not fight you because of religion and (also) do not expel you from your country. Indeed, Allah loves those who act justly . " (QS. Al Mumtahanah: 8)

However, this is used by some people to generalize the good attitude that must be carried out by a Muslim to unbelievers. Some people think that saying Merry Christmas is a form of good deeds to Christians. However, it is worth distinguishing between doing good (ihsan) to unbelievers and being loyal (wala) to unbelievers.

Reasons For Forbidden Merry Christmas

1-  Not a Muslim celebration

The Prophet  sallallaahu 'alaihi wa sallam  has explained that there are only 2 celebrations for Muslims, namely the day of 'Eid al-Fitr and the day of 'Eid al-Adha.

Anas bin Malik radhiyallahu 'anhu said: “When the Prophet sallallaahu' alaihi wa sallam came to Medina, the people of Medina had two festivals to have fun and play in the time of ignorance. So he said: I came to you and you had two feasts in the time of Jahiliyah which you filled with play. Allah has replaced both with what is better for you, namely the feast of sacrifice ('Idul Adha) and the feast of' Idul Fitri "(Narrated by Ahmad, saheeh).

As a devout Muslim, it is enough for the Prophet's guidance - sallallaahu 'alaihi wa sallam - to be the best of guidance.

2-  Accept the kufr of those who celebrate Christmas

When when we congratulate something, we are essentially giving an appreciation. For example, congratulations to friends who have graduated from college at graduation.

Well, as well as a Muslim wishing a Christian Merry Christmas. It's as if the person who said it, embeds a sentence that agrees with their kufr. Because they think that Christmas is the birthday of their god, the Prophet 'Isa 'alaihis prayer wa sallam. And they think that Prophet 'Isa is their god. Isn't this a very clear and obvious kufr?

Whereas Allah  Ta'ala  has said,

ِِِِِِِِِِِِِِِِِِِِِِ

To you your religion, to me my religion ." (Surat al-Kafirun: 6).

3-  It is a false loyal (wala) attitude

Loyal (wala) is not the same as doing good (ihsan). Wala has the meaning of loyal, helping, or glorifying the person we love, so that when we wala towards someone, will grow a sense

love that person. Therefore, the lovers of Allah are also called the saints of Allah.

When we say Merry Christmas, it can slowly grow our love for them. Maybe some of us deny, what is spoken is just verbally. Whereas a Muslim is commanded to deny the idols of the disbelievers.

Allah  Ta'ala  says,

انَتْ لَكُمْ اهِيمَ الَّذِينَ الُوا لِقَوْمِهِمْ ا اء ا مِن اللَّهِ ا وَبَدَا ا الْعَدَاوَةُ الْبَغْضَاء اً ا اللَّهِ

“ Surely there was a good example for you in Ibrahim and those with him; when they said to their people: "We have turned away from you from what you worship besides Allah,  we disbelieved in you (disbelief)  and it has become clear between us and you enmity and hatred forever until you believe in Allah alone . ” (Qs. Al Mumtahanah: 4)

4- The  Prophet forbade preceding greetings

Nabi  shallallahu 'alaihi wa sallam bersabda,

لا تَبْدَءُوا الْيَهُودَ وَلاَ النَّصَارَى بِالسَّلاَمِ

Do not precede the Jews and Nashara in greetings (congratulations). ”(HR. Muslim no. 2167). Merry Christmas greetings are included in the prohibition of this hadith.

5-  Resembling infidels

It is no longer vague, that some Muslims participate in Christmas celebrations. Just look at the markets, on the streets, and in shopping centers. Some of the Muslims there are dressed in typical Christmas celebration clothes. Whereas the Prophet sallallaahu 'alaihi wa sallam has forbidden the Muslims to imitate the disbelievers.

مَنْ تَشَبَّهَ بِقَوْمٍ فَهُوَ مِنْهُمْ

Whoever imitates a people, then he is one of them ." (Narrated by Ahmad and Abu Dawud)

The Conversation of the Birth of Jesus in the Qur'an

Read the passage below. Allah  Ta'ala  says,

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So Maryam conceived him, then she withdrew with her womb to a distant place. Then the pain of giving birth forced her (to lean) on the base of a palm tree, she said: 'Alas, would that I had died before this, and I had become a meaningless thing, again forgotten.' So Gabriel called to him from a low place: "Do not grieve, indeed your Lord has made a stream beneath you. And shake the base of the date -palm towards you, it will drop ripe dates on you . " (QS. Maryam: 22-25)

The verse above shows that Maryam was pregnant with the Prophet 'Isa 'alahis salam when the dates were bearing fruit. And the season when the dates bear fruit is summer. So all this time, Christmas, which has been identified with winter , is a wrong thing.

Closing

Know, O Muslims, that trivial things can be big things if we do not know it. Congratulations on a celebration that is not from Islam alone is forbidden (such as birthday greetings), how else to congratulate the celebration of infidels? Of course, even more so, it is forbidden.

Although congratulation is only a light greeting, it becomes a serious problem in terms of aqidah. Moreover, if there are among the Muslims who help celebrate Christmas. For example, by helping to spread Christmas greetings, it may be in the form of banners, billboards, or even worse, wearing typical Christmas clothes (Santa Claus, pent.)

Allah  Ta'ala  has said,

وَتَعَاوَنُوا عَلَى الْْبِّرَرَ وَالَّعْوْى وَلَا تَعَاوَنُوا عَلَى الْإِثْمِ وَالْعُدْوَانِ

And help one another in (doing) virtue and piety, and do not help one another in committing sins and transgressions ." (QS. Al-Maidah: 2).

Wallahu waliyyut taufiq.

Source: Muslim.or.id


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