Eating food prepared for a Christian festival

What is the ruling on eating food prepared for a Christian festival? What is the ruling on accepting their invitation to their celebrations of the birth of the Messiah (peace be upon him) [i.e., Christmas celebrations]?

 

Praise be to Allaah.

It is not permissible to celebrate innovated festivals such as the Christmas of the Christians, or Nowrooz (Persian New Year) or Mahrajaan (Persian festival), or festivals that have been innovated by Muslims such as the Prophet’s birthday in Rabee’ al-Awwal or the Israa’ in Rajab and so on.

It is not permissible to eat from that food which the Christians or Mushrikeen prepare on the occasion of their festivals.

It is also not permissible to accept their invitations to join them in their celebrations of those festivals, because this encourages them and is tantamount to approving of their bid’ah, which gives the wrong idea to ignorant people and makes them think that there is nothing wrong with that. And Allah knows best.

From Al-Lu’lu’ al-Makeen min Fataawaa Ibn Jibreen, p. 27.
Taken from Islamqa
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  1. December 27, 2013 at 2:53 pm

    ALLAH Most Merciful…JazakaALLAH for good reminder…May ALLAH reward for the reminders and knowledge sharing.

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  2. December 27, 2013 at 3:07 pm

    However please stop sending regarding devil….just send informational knowledge…JazakaALLAH……

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    • December 27, 2013 at 3:40 pm

      Knowledge about Devil is knowledge from Islam as Allah says: I have not created Jinn and Human except that they should worship me alone.

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