May a Muslim go to an Easter event?

This also applies to Christmas events, by the way. But please do invite your Muslim friends anyway. Some of them are quite curious about what goes on in churches because they have heard all sorts of wild tales. This is from the gift that keeps on giving, Islam Q&A:

Question:
I would like to no if it is haram to go to the sydney royal easter show. although it is called the easter show it really has nothing to d with easter. i like to go for the craft, fruit, animal shows, they all hav nothing to do with easter.

Answer:
Praise be to Allaah.

It is not permissible for a Muslim to take part in the festivals and innovated celebrations of the kuffaar, such as Easter, Christmas and so on, because taking part and attending is helping in this evil, and increasing their numbers, and imitating them, all of which is not allowed.

Comments

Don said…
I invited an imam to our church's Easter production many years ago. He and his wife came.
Abu Daoud said…
Good for him.

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