Al-Azhar Scholar Dismisses Ban on Wishing Christians Merry Christmas  

9:23 - January 05, 2022
News ID: 3477234
TEHRAN (IQNA) – A member of Fatwa Council at Egypt’s Al-Azhar Islamic Center described Fatwas (religious edicts) that ban wishing Christians a merry Christmas as unfounded.

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Speaking at a program broadcast on Egypt’s Sadi el-Balad TV channel, Ahmed Omar Hashem said exchange of good feelings between Muslims and non-Muslims is necessary, m.akhbarelyom website reported.

He added that God has not forbidden Muslims to do good deeds to non-Muslims.

The scholar noted that the Holy Prophet’s (PBUH) Seerah shows the need for fraternity between Muslims and non-Muslims.

The Holy Prophet (PBUH) did not close the door of righteousness and charity to non-Muslims, he underlined.

Anyone who issues a Fatwa that bans congratulating non-Muslims is not a scholar, Hashem went on to say.

It came after some Fatwas issued in Egypt saying it is not permissible to wish non-Muslims Merry Christmas.




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