Category: Business Matters
Fatwa#: 39565
Asked Country: India

Answered Date: Jan 31,2018

Title: Is it permissible to email Christmas invitations if it falls under my job description?

Question

assalamualaikum

i work on IT company(india hyderabad)...

I currently work at map analyst operator level above which is group leader level.

I was wondering to apply for the post of group leader in my company.

 the group leader apart from completing his daily task also generally forwards all emails from HR to group members(map analyst operators) ..sometimes the emails include invitation to new year party (which obviously includes free mixing dancing ...other impermissible things etc),  diwali celebrations ,christmas celebrations , dancing competions etc.

iam i allowed to forward these mails to my group members or simply keep that with myself.

Will i be assisting in sin by forwarding those emails..

Or should i give up aiming at that position..anyways all IT companies do have these practices in them

jazakallah khair

Answer

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

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

Brother in Islam.

Your consciousness of earning Halaal is a sign of your Imaan. May Allah Ta’ala keep you steadfast. Aameen.

It is not permissible as a group leader to forward emails to unlawful celebrations[1]. This will be assisting in sin.

Allah Ta’ala says,

وَلَا تَعَاوَنُوا عَلَى الْإِثْمِ وَالْعُدْوَانِ وَاتَّقُوا اللَّهَ إِنَّ اللَّهَ شَدِيدُ الْعِقَابِ

Translation:

do not assist in sin and aggression. And fear Allah; indeed, Allah is severe in penalty. [Quraan/5:2]

May Allah give you barakah in your sustenance. Aameen.

And Allah Ta’āla Knows Best

Muhammed Al-Ameen Bin Moulana Ismail Akoo

Student Darul Iftaa

Newcastle; KZN, South Africa 

Checked and Approved by,
Mufti Ebrahim Desai.



[1]

البحر الرائق شرح كنز الدقائق\ج8-ص555 (دار الكتاب الإسلامي)

قال - رحمه الله - (والإعطاء باسم النيروز والمهرجان لا يجوز) أي الهدايا باسم هذين اليومين حرام بل كفر وقال أبو حفص الكبير - رحمه الله - لو أن رجلا عبد الله تعالى خمسين سنة ثم جاء يوم النيروز وأهدى إلى بعض المشركين بيضة يريد تعظيم ذلك اليوم فقد كفر وحبط عمله وقال صاحب الجامع الأصغر إذا أهدى يوم النيروز إلى مسلم آخر ولم يرد به تعظيم اليوم ولكن على ما اعتاده بعض الناس لا يكفر ولكن ينبغي له أن لا يفعل ذلك في ذلك اليوم خاصة ويفعله قبله أو بعده لكي لا يكون تشبيها بأولئك القوم، وقد قال - صلى الله عليه وسلم - «من تشبه بقوم فهو منهم» وقال في الجامع الأصغر رجل اشترى يوم النيروز شيئا يشتريه الكفرة منه وهو لم يكن يشتريه قبل ذلك إن أراد به تعظيم ذلك اليوم كما تعظمه المشركون كفر، وإن أراد الأكل والشرب والتنعم لا يكفر.

 

مجمع الأنهر في شرح ملتفى الأبحر\ الخامس في المتفرقات

ج 2\ ص 513 (دار الكتب العلمية)

ويكفر بخروجه إلى نيروز المجوس والموافقة معهم فيما يفعلونه في ذلك اليوم وبشرائه يوم نيروز شيئا لم يكن يشتريه قبل ذلك تعظيما للنيروز

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