Food cake at Christmas pagan festivals.
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According to my understanding, Christmas food or cake or party is strictly Haram in Islam, becuase its other religions festival which is not in Islam. So please could you advise through Quran if, it is Haram and how n why? And what is the Decree of this Haram?(How much..I mean to what level and extent?)
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Food cake at Christmas pagan festivals
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Allah Says in the Holy Quran Chapter 5 Surah Maidah verse 3:
3 Forbidden to you (for food) are: dead (flesh of animals not slaughtered), blood, the flesh of swine, and that (food) on which hath been invoked the name of other than Allah.
Allah Says in the Holy Quran Chatper 2 Surah Baqarah verse 173:
173 He hath only forbidden you dead meat, and blood, and the flesh of swine, and that (food) on which any other name hath been invoked besides that of Allah; but if one is forced by necessity without willful disobedience, nor transgressing due limits, then is he guiltless. For Allah is Oft-Forgiving Most Merciful.
Allah Says in the Holy Quran Chapter 6 Surah Anaam verse 145:
145 Say: "I find not in the Message received by me by inspiration any (food) forbidden to be eaten by one who wishes to eat it unless it be dead meat, or blood poured forth, or the flesh of swine for it is an abomination, or what is impious (food) on which a name has been invoked other than Allah's." But (even so) if a person is forced by necessity without wilful disobedience nor transgressing due limits, thy Lord is Oft-Forgiving Most Merciful.
Any food, regardless of whether it be meat or non-meat, which is dedicated to anyone or anything other than Allah Subhanah, or any food upon which a name of anyone other than Allah Subhanah is invoked would be absolutely unlawful and haraam for the believers to consume.
If the food or cake offered at a Christmas party or any other gathering is dedicated to any being or in the name of any being other than Allah Subhanah, even if that being happens to be one of the mightiest Prophets and Messengers of Allah Subhanah; or even if such food is prepared and served by a muslim..as long as a name of someone other than Allah Subhanah is invoked upon that food, the consumption of such food would be absolutely haraam and unlawful for the believers to consume.
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