Mosque leader’s fatwa forbids Muslims from wishing Merry Christmas

Allah would rather Muslims congratulate a murderer than wish someone Merry Christmas – or congratulate any non-believer on any non-Muslim occasion. Why is any sane individual opposed to ending Muslim immigration to Western nations? via No merriness here: mosque puts fatwa on Christmas.

THE Lakemba Mosque has issued a fatwa against Christmas, warning followers it is a ”sin” to even wish people a Merry Christmas.

The religious ruling, which followed a similar lecture during Friday prayers at Australia’s biggest mosque, was posted on its Facebook site on Saturday morning.

The head imam at Lakemba, Sheikh Yahya Safi, had told the congregation during prayers that they should not take part in anything to do with Christmas.

Samir Dandan, the president of the Lebanese Muslim Association, which oversees the mosque, could not be reached for comment on Saturday.

The fatwa, which has sparked widespread community debate and condemnation, warns that the “disbelievers are trying to draw Muslims away from the straight path”.

It also says that Christmas Day and associated celebrations are among the “falsehoods that a Muslim should avoid … and therefore, a Muslim is neither allowed to celebrate the Christmas Day nor is he allowed to congratulate them”.

The posting of the fatwa has shocked many Muslim leaders. The Grand Mufti of Australia, Ibrahim Abu Mohammad, said the foundations of Islam were peace, co-operation, respect and holding others in esteem.

“Anyone who says otherwise is speaking irresponsibly,” he said.

“There is difference between showing respect for someone’s belief and sharing those beliefs,” Dr Ibrahim said.

Dr Ibrahim said the views did not represent the majority of Muslims in Australia. “We are required to have good relations with all people, and to congratulate them on their joyous events is very important.”

The fatwa quotes the teacher Imam Ibn Al-Qayyim as saying that congratulating disbelievers for their rituals is forbidden, and if a “Muslim who says this does not become a disbeliever himself, he at least commits a sin as this is the same as congratulating him for his belief in the trinity, which is a greater sin and much more disliked by Almighty Allaah than congratulating him for drinking alcohol or killing a soul or committing fornication or adultery”.

As noted above, a prominent executive of ICNA and the brains behind the Why Islam dawah campaign wrote the same anti-Christmas screed on his personal blog years ago, ICNA Leader in His Own Words:

The foremost thing to realize is that Christmas is a big innovation [bidah] which is leading a big part of humanity to shirk (associating partners with God). Christianity has transgressed the limits set by Allah; therefore showing happiness and joy on Christmas, Halloween, Easter, Good Friday is like shaking hands with Satan and telling him to carry on the good work.

Therefore, a Muslim can’t enjoin in any aspect of Christmas in the disguise that Jesus is our Prophet too, we are just honoring him by celebrating Christmas. We should recognize the bidah of Christmas and the Prophet’s warning that all bidah should be rejected. Therefore, accepting Christmas invitations, attending Christmas parties, buying small plastic Christmas trees to please the kids (some Muslims actually do) should be avoided.

By greeting Christians with ‘merry Christmas’ we are legitimizing Christmas, by driving out on Christmas eve to witness the decoration of houses, we are appreciating bidah with our eyes, by placing our kids on the laps of Santa in the malls we are handing them in the hands of a fiend, by closing our Islamic Schools or shops during Christmas we are giving it our silent approval, by selling Christmas items in our shops, we are strengthening the pillars of Kufr.

Indeed Islam came to tear down the pillars of kufr and replace them with the pillars of Islam.

And just like the imam in Australia, and ICNA/MAS/CAIR and other Islamic groups in the U.S., the goal is the same wherever Muslims go and is iterated clearly in the prior sentence.

Go out of your way this year to wish any Muslim you see a very Merry Christmas!

10 Responses

  1. He needs a necktie party for Christmas!

  2. And these are the people nobody in the US (including our military at war) is allowed to insult, demean, castigate, jeer, be hostil to, etc. by DICTATE of the US Gov’t. Screw them, the US Gov’t and the camels they rode in on – they should all be in the bowels of the earth.

  3. Praise the Lord that we still have something that resembles free-speech. We are still allowed to state the fact that Muhammad married Aisha when she was age 6 and their marriage was consummated when she was either 9 or 10. We are still allowed to state that the Koran says “I will cast terror in to the hearts of those who disbelieve. Therefore, strike off their heads and strike off every fingertip of them.” Koran 8:12. It will be interesting to see what is deemed “offensive” speech…AKA “hate-speech”, in the future.

  4. i have a question: why is it taboo for any of us [christians, jews] to reject, speak against, hinder, ridicule, offend, etc, islam but it’s OK for islamists to do all of those things against other religions? i’m baffled. if they want acceptance, then they must either stay in their home countries or find a place that is compatable w/ their beliefs.

    • I’ll tell you why, retribution.
      No other religious group in the entire world uses murder as a faithful use of its belief system.
      No country wants to upset these barbarians, so instead, to keep peace we are all putting up with the intolerance of these monsters.
      Try to compare them to Al Sharptin or Jesse Jackson, when they claim that anyone who voted against Obama is a racist. The words apartment, Chicago, those people, etc. are all racist terms. Now think of how many years these clowns have gotten away with this kind of crap.
      The problem is that all sane people would like to avoid violence in any form because we have evolved beyond this thuggery behavior. Unfortunately, it looks like the sickos are winning.

      • I agree. I would add it takes LEADERSHIP to defeat this violence. American leadership is right now an oxymoron. Moslem obama and his minions are right on track destroying self confidence. But not MINE! Give ‘em an inch, they’ll take a mile is balanced by payback is a mutherfucker (vets will know this phrase).

    • Am Muslim I like your replay

  5. from your friendly pagan poster, f***k ‘em and the horse they rode in on, and merry christmas to all who celebrate it with a good heart.

  6. In response to Zingara: You said it right..[" if they want acceptance, then they must either stay in their home countries or find a place that is compatable w/ their beliefs."]
    But they have no peace even in their own countries, look at what has happened in all the Middle Eastern countries surrounding Israel and look at Syria today, they are killing their own people. These are Mongrels mentioned in the Book of [Zacharia 9: (6) A mongrel people will occupy Ashdod, and I will put an end to the pride of the Philistines.] Since the time of Alexander the great, this race of mongrels have spread around the whole region. there’s no unity among mongrels and there’s no unity among the devil and his demons. You will find the following read very interesting.
    October 17, 2007 – This was a message to radical Muslims in Australia – (ex) Prime Minister John Howard: “IMMIGRANTS, NOT AUSTRALIANS, MUST ADAPT” – We all need a leader like John Howard!! !!WOW!! He said:
    “This is OUR COUNTRY, OUR LAND, and OUR LIFESTYLE, and we will allow you every opportunity to enjoy all this. But once you are done complaining, whining, and griping about Our Flag, Our Pledge, Our Christian beliefs, or Our Way of Life, I highly encourage you take advantage of one other great Australian freedom,
    ‘THE RIGHT TO LEAVE’.”
    “If you aren’t happy here then LEAVE. We didn’t force you to come here. You asked to be here. So accept the country YOU accepted.” Read the whole article here. http://gloucestercitynews.typepad.com/clearysnotebook/2007/10/prime-minister-.html

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