Do Muslims Celebrate Christmas
Billions of people from all over the world celebrate the Christmas holiday on December 25. This day is widely observed as a holiday in various countries. It is primarily celebrated by the Christians. Christians from all over the world illuminate their homes with different colors of lights, put up a beautiful Christmas tree and exchange gifts with one another. Christians believe that the 25th of December is the birth date of Jesus Christ. We, as Muslims, believe that Jesus PBUH is a messenger of Allah almighty, but it is not clear that December 25 is his date of birth. Various scholars give different opinions regarding the birthday of Jesus.
Muslims Celebrate Christmas
Some Muslim families also celebrate Christmas day with their Christian friends and neighbors. They also illuminate their houses with candles and put up Christmas trees as well as share various gifts with their Christians friends and relatives. As a Muslim, one must remember that Christians considered the Prophet Jesus as the son of God, which is considered shirk in our religion of Islam. They celebrate December 25 as a date of birth of God’s son, which is a totally wrong statement according to the teachings of Islam. It is clear from the various verses of the Quran that Allah Almighty is one, he is nor the father nor the son of anyone.
Do Muslims Celebrate Christmas – Islamic Point Of View
Due to these beliefs, Muslims are not allowed to celebrate this occasion. Christmas day is not only an occasion of another religion, but it is also against the teachings of Islam as well as against the Hades of our Holy Prophet Muhammad PBUH. According to the Islamic point of view, it is a great sin to have a belief in God having a son. As Muslims, we must be careful regarding this matter. We must only believe that the Prophet Jesus is a messenger and servant of Allah Almighty.
Various people argue that Christmas day is the day of Prophet Jesus’s birthday, so there will be no harm in celebrating this day. This statement is not logical according to the Islamic point of view. If this is true, then Muslims should celebrate the birthday of various other Prophets who are mentioned in verses of the Holy Quran. Remember that our Holy Prophet Muhammad PBUH is the last messenger of Allah Almighty, which is clear from the various verses as well as from the Hades of Prophet Muhammad. Christians believe that the Prophet Jesus was the last messenger of Allah Almighty, which is against the teachings of Islam.
As true believers, we must avoid all the things and occasions that are against the teachings of Islam. Muslims do not need to participate in the celebrations of Christmas.