Islam and the Celebration of Halloween

Halloween The Festival Of Disbelievers Not Muslims

Allāh says in Qur’ān: والذين لا يشهدون الزور

“And those who do not witness falsehood..” • [al-Qur’ān 25:72]

Mujāhid and other than him from the Salaf said that falsehood (Zoor) refers to the festivals of disbelievers.

قال رسول الله صلى الله عليه وسلم : من تشبه بقوم فهو منهم.

The Messenger of Allāh ﷺ said: “Whoever imitates a nation then he is from amongst them.”

● [رواه أبو داود]

قال عمر بن الخطاب رضي الله عنه : اجتنبوا أعداء الله في عيدهم.

‘Umar b. al-Khaṭṭāb رضي الله عنه said: “Avoid the enemies of Allāh during their festivals.” and in one narration with addition “.. for the Wrath of Allāh descends upon them during it.”

● [تاريخ الكبير للبخاري]

قال عبدالله بن عمرو رضي الله عنه : من مر ببلاد الاعاجم فصنع نيروزهم و مهرجانهم و تشبه بهم حتى يموت و هو كذلك حشر معهم يوم القيامة.

‘Abdullāh b. ‘Amr رضي الله عنه said: “Whoever settles in the land of the non-Arabs and celebrates their new year and festival and imitates them until he dies while he is in that state, will be gathered with them on the Day of Resurrection.”

● [أخرجه البيهقي في الكبرى]

Ibn Taymīyyāh said: “Muslims should not celebrate any festival of the disbelievers.”

‎● [مختصر اقتضها أسصراط المستقيم ١٧-١٨]

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