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TORONTO - A Toronto mosque is telling Muslims not to say "Happy Thanksgiving" or invite friends into their homes for turkey dinner on the holiday weekend.
The Khalid Bin Al-Walid Mosque says to "avoid participating" in dinners, parties or greetings on Thanksgiving because it is a kuffaar, or non-Muslim, celebration.
A two-part article on the mosque Web site says Muslims should also "stay completely away" from "Halloween trick-and treat nonsense," Christmas, New Year's, anniversaries, birthdays and Earth Day.
"How can we bring ourselves to congratulate or wish people well for their disobedience to Allah? Thus expressions such as:Happy Thanksgiving, Happy Birthday, Happy New Year, etc, are completely out," it says. Source: Canada.Com National Post.
According to The Canadian Sentinel Blog, Khalid Bin Al-Walid Mosque previously was forced to apologize for declaring that saying "Merry Christmas" was equal to murder.
The mosque is once again up to its old tricks encouraging its members to reject Canadian culture and alienate itself from Western civilization. These 7th century clerics appear to be encouraging their mosque members to not assimilate into the host country (Canada) culture.
The Prophet’s words “Every nation has its festival, and this is your
festival” indicate that these two Eids are exclusively for the Muslims, and that
it is not permissible for Muslims to imitate the kuffaar and mushrikeen in
anything that is a distinctive part of their celebrations, whether it be food,
dress, bonfires or acts of worship.Muslim children should not be allowed to play
on those kaafir festivals, or to put up decorations, or to join in with the
kuffaar on those occasions.
All kaafir or innovated festivals are haraam, such as Independence Day
celebrations, anniversaries of revolutions, holidays celebrating trees or
accessions to the throne, birthdays, Labour Day, the Nile festival, Shimm
al-Naseem (Egyptian spring holiday), teachers’ day, and al-Mawlood al-Nabawi
The Muslims have no festivals apart from Eid al-Fitr and Eid al-Adhaa,
because of the hadeeth narrated from Anas (may Allaah be pleased with him) who
said:“The Messenger of Allaah (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) came
to Madeenah and the people had two days when they would play and have fun. He
said, ‘What are these two days?’ They said, ‘We used to play and have fun
on these days during the Jaahiliyyah. The Messenger of Allaah (peace and
blessings of Allaah be upon him) said, ‘Allaah has given you something better
than them, the day of Adhaa and the day of Fitr.’” (Sunan Abi Dawood, 1134)
These two Eids are among the signs or symbols of Allaah which we must
celebrate and understand the aims and meanings behind them.
It is my opinion that this type of Islamist mindset promotes hatred, intolerance, and xenophobia by the Muslims and islamophobia by the non-Muslims. Assimilation is the key to success in a host country.
My immediate questions are:
- Why do Muslim clerics at Khalid Bin Al-Walid Mosque hate the country they currently live in?
- Why do they chose to isolate themselves from Canadian society?
Please visit Canadian Sentinel Blog for the complete story from a Canadian's point of view: Mosque Orders Muslims: Boycott Western Holidays