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  • Using free public transportation as Christmas present in Australia Date: 22-1-2014

    Assalaamu 'Alaykum wa rahmatuLLAAH In Victoria (Australia), all public transports are free on the 25th of December, on behalf of Christmas. What is the ruling on using this free service? Is it forbidden, considering it as a Christmas present? JazaakumuLLAAHU khayran katheeraa .. More

  • She gave her daughter a gift to compensate her for missing Xmas activities at school Date: 17-1-2014

    I removed my 10 year old daughter from taking part in all the Christmas activities, trips etc that were taking part in her school and to encourage her and reward her I bought her a gift so she would not feel anything etc. Was it permissible to buy the gift ? .. More

  • Her Muslim husband refuses to let her take her daughter to Christmas feast Date: 14-1-2014

    Question- I am a christian married to a muslim man- we have a daughter 2years and she follows her father- she is Muslim, we live in country where people are from all over the world- and different celebrations and traditions are practised. Now I have an issue- as I want to attend Christmas tree ceremony- and definitely I want my daughter to be with me... More

  • Attending the festivals of non-Muslims out of respect for their culture Date: 2-1-2014

    I attended a celebration which involves speeches, food for Deepavali in Malaysia. It is not a religious celebration, but a gathering out of respect for the different culture & celebration. During the function, I was asked to light a candle. Some people argue that the act of lighting a candle constitutes an imitation of Hinduism because Deepavali.. More

  • Working in a place where non-Muslim festival related things are made Date: 10-12-2013

    Assalaam alaykum wa rahmatullahi wa barakaatuh. How i have understood in my country there is a place organized by the government where you can work three days in a week only 4 hours on each day. It is a workshop kind of place, i mean a place where you can do different kind of things like wood related things etc. But that place accepts non-muslim festival.. More

  • Using first aid box that has the cross on it Date: 10-5-2013

    As Salaamu Alaykum, Is it correct that the cross on the first aid box is the sign associated with the Christians or is this a misconception? Also if one uses such a thing do they become a disbeliever, for example at work where they most likely wont be allowed to erase it? .. More

  • Participating in non-Muslim festivals for study purpose Date: 5-2-2013

    Assalamu Alikum. We, Bangladeshi Muslims, are surrounded by Hindus and Buddhists. My Question is, can a Muslim participate in Hindus and Buddhists religious festivals? If any one, who is studying religions, join that function to see and know their religious festivals; is he allowed to join their festivals? Please educate me. Jajakaallahu Khira. .. More

  • Imitation of disbelievers is dispraised Date: 8-3-2012

    What is the ruling on shaving the beard? What is the ‘Awrah (parts of the body that must be covered according to Islam) of men and women? What is imitation of disbelievers? What is its ruling? What is the ruling on eating or drinking from silver or gold pots? .. More

  • Joining Christians in celebrating their feasts in church is prohibited Date: 6-3-2012

    1- Is it permissible for a Muslim to go to church to wish Christians a happy feast? 2- If a Muslim did that, would he still be considered a Muslim? .. More

  • Symbol of the Christmas tree for the Christians Date: 15-2-2012

    What is the secret of the Christmas tree for the Christians? What is the kind of this tree?.. More

  • Imitating disbelievers’ celebrations Date: 6-2-2012

    Is it permissible for Muslims to celebrate innovated feasts such as marriage anniversaries, birthdays or any others?.. More

  • When it is not permissible to resemble the non-Muslims Date: 5-9-2011

    In your Fatwas one thing made me confused and that is “imitating non-believer men/women“, it's used again and again. I can't distinguish believers from non believer by their hair color or clothing. But I can definitely distinguish non-believers from believer by their religious labels (Like Cross, Star, short circular hat ,hair just in middle,.. More

  • Accepting gifts from non-Muslims on their festivals Date: 24-7-2011

    As salam wa alaikum We stay in India. during kuffar festivals they give gifts/bonus to the employee. Is it ok to accept them? especially sometimes they give gifts like goldcoins with pictures of theire gods/godeses. what todo about such gifts can we melt these coins to destroy the imeges & use the money or give the money in charity? what about.. More

  • Having a Christmas tree for decoration Date: 22-6-2011

    Is it permissible to have a Christmas tree for decoration purposes outside the time of Christmas?.. More

  • Celebrating a girl's reaching puberty Date: 22-5-2011

    Assalalaikum My brother's daughter has started menstruating and my sister in law wants to celebrate by adorning my niece like a bride, throw a party and receive gifts and all. Her mother's side family have been doing it for every girl coming of age.Is this allowed in Islam or is it a bida'a?.. More