What do you know about christmas?

Among the Ummah of Muhammad (صلى الله عليه وسلم) there will be people who deviated from the truth and went towards falsehood, changing and altering things. Their punishment will be that they will be kept away from the Hawd (Cistern) whilst those who adhered to the Straight Path will come and drink from it.

The Prophet (صلى الله عليه وسلم) said:
أنا فرطكم على الحوض؛
وليُرفعن إليَّ رجال منكم حتى إذا أهويت إليهم لأناولهم اختلجوا دوني
فأقول: أي رب! أصحابي،
فيقال: إنك لا تدري ما أحدثوا بعدك
“I will precede you to the Cistern, and men from among you will be brought to me, and when I stretch forth my hand to them, they will be pulled away. I will say, ‘O Lord! My followers!’ and it will be said: ‘You do not know what they innovated after you were gone.’”

According to another report:
“فأقول: سحقاً لمن بدَّل بعدي
“I will say: ‘May he be doomed, the one who changed (the religion) after I was gone.’”

One of the most obvious manifestations of this altering of Islam and disdainfully treating the religion of Muhammad (صلى الله عليه وسلم) is the way in which people follow the enemies of Allaah – may He be exalted – in everything, major or minor, in the name of development, progress and civilization, under the banners of peaceful coexistence, human brotherhood, new world order, globalization and other dazzling but deceitful slogans.

THE REALITY OF CHRISTMAS!

The festival of the birth of the Messiah (may peace be upon him).
The Europeans call this Christmas, and it is on December 25 for the majority of Christians.
For the Copts it is the day which corresponds to the twenty-ninth of Keehak (the fourth month of the Coptic year).
This celebration is ancient and was mentioned in the books of the historians.
Al-Maqreezi said: The time of Christmas came whilst we were in Cairo, and it is a major event in all the regions of Egypt, when they sell candles in the shape of flowers, which they call lanterns.

For Christians, this festival is an annual reminder of the birth of the Messiah (peace be upon him).
They have many rituals and acts of worship at this time, when they go to the church and hold special prayers and services.
The story of the birth of the Messiah is mentioned in their Gospels – Luke and Matthew.
It was first celebrated in 336 CE.
The festival is influenced by pagan rituals, when the Romans used to celebrate the god of light and the god of the harvest.
When Christianity became the official religion of the Romans, Christmas became the most important festival in Europe.
Saint Nicholas became a symbol of gift-giving at this festival in the European countries, then Father Christmas (Santa Claus) took the place of Saint Nicholas as a symbol of the giving of gifts, especially to children.
Many Muslims in different countries have been influenced by these rituals and customs, and the giving of gifts by Santa Claus has become well known in many Muslim-owned stores and shops.
How many houses have these gifts entered, and how many Muslim children know about Santa Claus and his gifts!

Laa hawla wa laa quwwata illaa Billaa il-‘Aliy il-‘Azeem (there is no strength and no power except with Allaah, the Exalted and Almighty).

The Christians have many rituals on this day.
The Christians of Palestine and neighbouring regions gather on the night of this festival in Bethlehem, the city where the Messiah (peace be upon him) was born, to attend Midnight Mass.
Among their other rituals, they celebrate the nearest Sunday to the date of November 30, which is the feast day of Saint Andrew.
This is the first day of Advent – the advent of the Messiah (peace be upon him).
The festival reaches its peak when they stay up for Midnight Mass, when the churches are decorated and the people sing Christmas carols.
The Christmas season ends on January 6. Some of them burn part of the trunk of the Christmas tree, then they keep the part that is not burned, believing that this burning will bring them good luck.
This belief is widespread in Britain, France and the Scandinavian countries.

Allah declared Himself to be far above having son;

He said about those who invent lies against Him:
{وَقَالُواْ اتَّخَذَ اللّهُ وَلَداً} سورة البقرة: من الآية 116
{And they (Jews, Christians and pagans) say: Allâh has begotten a son (children or offspring)} [Surat Al-Baqarah: 116]

And He answered them by saying:
{سُبْحَانَهُ بَل لَّهُ مَا فِي السَّمَاوَاتِ وَالأَرْضِ كُلٌّ لَّهُ قَانِتُونَ}
سورة البقرة: من الآية 116
{Glory be to Him (Exalted be He above all that they associate with Him). Nay, to Him belongs all that is in the heavens and on earth, and all surrender with obedience (in worship) to Him} [Surat Al-Baqarah: 116],

And He also said:
{قَالُواْ اتَّخَذَ اللّهُ وَلَداً سُبْحَانَهُ هُوَ الْغَنِيُّ لَهُ مَا فِي السَّمَاوَات وَمَا فِي الأَرْضِ
إِنْ عِندَكُم مِّن سُلْطَانٍ بِهَـذَا أَتقُولُونَ عَلَى اللّهِ مَا لاَ تَعْلَمُونَ (68)
قُلْ إِنَّ الَّذِينَ يَفْتَرُونَ عَلَى اللّهِ الْكَذِبَ لاَ يُفْلِحُونَ} سورة يونس: 68-69
{They (Jews, Christians and pagans) say: “Allâh has begotten a son (children).” Glory is to Him! He is Rich (Free of all needs). His is all that is in the heavens and all that is in the earth. No warrant you have for this. Do you say against Allâh what you know not. (68) Say: “Verily, those who invent a lie against Allâh will never be successful”} [Surat Yunus: 68-69].

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