The name of the feast at which Christians celebrate the birth of Jesus Christ, the miracle of the incarnation, i.e. God being born as a child and becoming one of us to save us from our sins and reestablish a love relationship between God and man.
In stark contrast to the above, ...
Some Muslim fatwas (legal rulings) regarding Christmas:
In these articles, we find statements like:
It's not permissible for a Muslim to offer congratulations on the occasion of disbelievers' festivals, because this implies a kind of approval of their false beliefs and makes them happy. Ibn al-Qayyim said: "As for congratulating them for the symbols of kufr (disbelief) that belong exclusively to them, this is haram (forbidden) according to scholarly consensus, such as congratulating them for their festivals and fasts, and saying, 'A blessed festival to you' and the like.
Another recent one:
See also the entry on GREETINGS.
For more background on various Christmas traditions, etc., see the entry on Christmas on this page.
The "Christmas story" in Surah 19 ends in a rather baffling statement in verse 37 after Jesus' alleged speech from the cradle. This mysterious verse raises a lot of questions. See these articles:
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