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Decorating One’s Business for Christmas

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Nasihah (Advice): Imitating A Nation

 

Sayyiduna Abdullah ibn Umar Radhiyallahu Anhu reports that Nabi Sallallahu Alayhi wa Sallam said, Whoever imitates a nation is from among them.” (Sunan Abi Dawud)

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Question and Answer:

               

  1. Can Muslim businessmen decorate their shops with christmas trees, santa clause for business?

 

(Question published as received)

 

  1. By decorating ones shop/business with christmas features (christmas trees, santa clause etc.), one will be adopting the salient features of Christianity. In doing so, there is a great fear of one losing his/her Imaan as Islam is averse to the beliefs and salient features of Christianity.

 

It is not permissible to decorate ones shop/business with christmas trees, santa clause etc. even for business purposes.

 

And Allah Ta’ala Knows Best

Mufti Ismaeel Bassa

 

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