Category: Beliefs and Practices (Aqeedah)
Fatwa#: 37366
Asked Country: Norway

Answered Date: Mar 01,2017

Title: Christmas concert


Salam eleikum,
I want to ask if there is permissible for a muslim to attent christmas concert in a church?
there will be no priest or other stuff from the chruch, only a group who wil song soft songs associated with cristmas.
Jazakallauhi khairan for the answar.  


In the Name of Allah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful.

As-salāmu ‘alaykum wa-rahmatullāhi wa-barakātuh.

According to the Shariah, if one respects anything of kufr, he risks losing his Imaan. The very concept of Christmas is against the basic beliefs of Imaan. A concert is an expression of respect and reverence. It is completely Haram to attend a Christmas concert irrespective of the priest or other staff of the church not being there. If one attends such a function, he could lose his Imaan[1]


And Allah Ta’āla Knows Best

Syed Haneef

Student Darul Iftaa
New York, USA  

Checked and Approved by,
Mufti Ebrahim Desai.


[1] البحر الرائق شرح كنز الدقائق ومنحة الخالق وتكملة الطوري (8/ 232)

قال محمد - رحمه الله تعالى -: يكره الأكل والشرب في أواني المشركين قبل الغسل ومع هذا لو أكل أو شرب فيها جاز إذا لم يعلم بنجاسة الأواني وإذا علم حرم ذلك عليه قبل الغسل، والصلاة في ثيابهم على هذا التفصيل ولا بأس بطعام اليهود والنصارى من أهل الحرب ولا فرق بين أن يكونوا من بني إسرائيل أو من نصارى العرب ولا بأس بطعام المجوس كلها إلا الذبيحة وفي التتمة يكره للمسلم دخول البيعة والكنيسة؛ لأنها مجمع الشياطين

\Fatwa Mahmoodiyyah V.2/PG.135

Aap Kay Masaail Aur Unka Hal V.1/PG.81

غیرمسلموں کے مذہبی تہوار

س… اگر کوئی مسلمان، ہندووٴں کے مذہبی تہواروں میں ان سے دوستی یا کاروباری تعلق ہونے کی وجہ سے شرکت کرے تو یہ شرعی لحاظ سے کیسا ہے؟

ج… غیرمسلموں کی مذہبی تقریبات و رسوم میں شرکت جائز نہیں، حدیث میں ہے کہ جس شخص نے کسی قوم کے مجمع کو بڑھایا وہ انہی میں شمار ہوگا۔


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