Islamic tolerance for December 25

Dec 25Christmas is definitely not a celebration of the Muslims, and Muslims should not be concerned with it. But obviously nothing to do with Muslims remember most than we are also in touch with our neighbors who celebrate it. Therefore be it is important we discuss how the Islamic view of Christmas and tolerance around him and us in it.
As we know, December 25, is not the birth of Jesus the Messiah (Jesus the Messiah). Although the Catholic Church think so.
Encyclopedia Britannica (1946), explains, “Christmas is not the beginning of the ceremonies of the church. Jesus Christ or his disciples never organize it, and the Bible (Bible) also never advise it. This ceremony was taken by the church of the heathen beliefs. ”

In science, evidenced December 25 is the first time the sun moves to the north and provide warmth after the sun is at its lowest point in the south on 22 to 24 December (winter solstice) which causes the earth is in the coldest point.

That’s why the Greeks in the early days of the birth of the god Mithra celebrated on December 25, and the Latins celebrated the same day as the rebirth of Sol Invictus (the Sun God anyway).

In short, When Jesus was born unexpectedly December 25, then it is a real error

However, not the case. The problem is that Christians have made the 25th not only as a warning, but the celebration of the birth of ‘Jesus’ for them. So the problem is transformed into a problem of aqidah.

That is why in Islam, we are prohibited from joining in celebrating Christmas, because it is a celebration of aqidah. Including help provide a ‘good Christmas’ or simply greeting ‘good’ only. Because we might as well admit that Christmas is the birthday of ‘Jesus’ for them

They have certainly disbelieved who say, ” Allah is the third of three.” And there is no god except one God. And if they do not desist from what they are saying, there will surely afflict the disbelievers among them a painful punishment. (TQS al-Ma’idah [5] : 73)

Often we reasoned, “But it is not good, he’s my boss / friend / etc, I hesitate not even recite, if in the heart deny it was fine, the important intention! This tolerance! ”

Need we say, whatever intentions we have, if we do that, then the same law. And tolerance not follow other people aqidah celebration. Therefore, we should be afraid of God than to man.

Indeed, We sent down the Torah, in which was guidance and light. The prophets who submitted [to Allah ] judged by it for the Jews, as did the rabbis and scholars by that with which they were entrusted of the Scripture of Allah , and they were witnesses thereto. So do not fear the people but fear Me, and do not exchange My verses for a small price. And whoever does not judge by what Allah has revealed – then it is those who are the disbelievers. (TQS al-Ma’idah [5] : 44)

Then how Islamic tolerance towards other religions? Tolerance we just let them do what they believe without us alone. That’s our tolerance.

For you is your religion, and for me is my religion. (TQS al-Kafirun [109] : 6)

Tolerance not joining in with excessive and it stuck in disbelief. As Muslims we should have said that the celebration of this kind is wrong. And if tolerance, does not mean sacrificing our belief, let us remember the message of the Prophet.

“You (Muslims) will follow the ways & traditions of those who came before you step by step and inch by inch, to such an extent that if they were to enter a lizard’s hole, you would enter it too!” The Companions said, “O Messenger of Allah, do you mean the Jews and Christians?” He said, فمن؟ “Who else?” (Saheeh Al-Bukhaari and Muslim).

Consequently once again we are reminded that it is prohibited in Islam following the Christmas celebrations, also includes saying ‘Merry Christmas / Happy’ or a similar one. Hopefully God may guide us and them.

Source : felixsiauw


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