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Celebrate eid with non muslims.

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Is it allowed in Islam to celebrate Eid with Non-Muslim, especially sending them food during the Eid Festival ? 

 

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Celebrate eid with non muslims


In the name of Allah, We praise Him, seek His help and ask for His forgiveness. Whoever Allah guides none can misguide, and whoever He allows to fall astray, none can guide them aright. We bear witness that there is none worthy of worship but Allah Alone, and we bear witness that Muhammad (saws) is His slave-servant and the seal of His Messengers.

 

Allah says in the Holy Quran Chapter 60 Surah Mumtahina verses 8-9:

8 Allah forbids you not with regard to those (disbelievers) who fight you not for (your) Faith, nor drive you out of your homes, from dealing kindly and justly with them: for Allah loves those who are just.

9 Allah only forbids you with regard to those, who fight you for (your) Faith, and drive you out of your homes and support (others) in driving you out, from turning to them (for friendship and protection). It is such as turn to them (in these circumstances) that do wrong.

 

There is absolutely no harm if the believers wish to include their non-believing brethren in their celebration and commemoration of their joyous festival of Eid, or wish to send them food or gifts on this auspicious day. If ones intention in doing so is to invite them or bring them closer to understanding the Truth of Al-Islam, they will have their due reward from their Lord.

 

Whatever written of Truth and benefit is only due to Allahs Assistance and Guidance, and whatever of error is of me alone. Allah Alone Knows Best and He is the Only Source of Strength.

 

Your brother and well wisher in Islam,

 

 

Burhan

 

 

 


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