Is It Idolatry to Celebrate Christmas?

Answered by Mawlana Ilyas Patel


If you celebrate holidays such as Christmas, you have committed idolatry sin because the Romans created Christmas to celebrate the moon because the Romans believed in the moon, Venus, and other celestial bodies.


In the Name of Allah, the Most Merciful and Compassionate.

I pray you are well.

If one celebrates Christmas, one will be sinful; however, it is not like worshipping idols or a form of idolatry worship unless one intends it that way.

See this for more details:
Is Christmas Haram? Being Muslim in a Non-Muslim Family

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[Mawlana] Ilyas Patel
Checked and Approved by Shaykh Faraz Rabbani

Mawlana Ilyas Patel is a traditionally-trained scholar who has studied in the UK, India, Pakistan, Syria, Jordan, and Turkey. He started his early education in the UK. He went on to complete the hifz of the Quran in India, then enrolled in an Islamic seminary in the UK, where he studied the secular and ‘Aalimiyya sciences. He then traveled to Karachi, Pakistan. He has been an Imam in Rep of Ireland for several years. He has taught hifz of the Quran, Tajwid, Fiqh, and many other Islamic sciences to children and adults onsite and online extensively in the UK and Ireland. He taught at a local Islamic seminary for 12 years in the UK, where he was a librarian and a teacher of Islamic sciences. He currently resides in the UK with his wife. His interest is a love of books and gardening.