Refutation of Container Bayyah/Hamza Yusuf
Upon more assessment and testing of this statement of Bin Bayyah, I discovered that his or her claims are actually erroneous and inaccurate in many ways:
The scholars didn’t differ with this issue in any way since there would be ijmaa€? to the ban of congratulating non-Muslims on their own breaks. This consensus had been stated by Ibn al-Qayyim when he believed, a€?Congratulating the non-Muslims on their rite that belong and then all of them was haram by opinion (for the students).a€? 16 for that reason, this ijmaa€? which was set should not be broken under any situation as is recognized some of the scholars of fiqh and usul. As well as for people that report that ijmaa€? wasn’t recognized about concern, then your pressure of resistant sits upon them to create their statement. Neither container Bayyah nor many of the other individuals modern scholars giving fatwa of permissibility indicate anything that would nullify the declaration of ijmaa€? by Ibn al-Qayyim.
In fact, there are just two ideas in madhhab of Imam Ahmad, haram and makruh, and not three as container Bayyah mentioned. In addition, the framework of the two feedback when you look at the madhhab was not in regards to congratulating kuffar within their celebrations, but rather it has been relating to congratulating these people on non-religious happy situations, as Ibn al-Qayyim mentions. Also, al-Mardawi says, a€?The secondly thoughts is the fact that it isn’t forbidden but disliked as documented during the courses of Ria€?ayah and al-Hawiyayn within the chapter of janaa€™iz.a€? 17 Al-Mardawi continues on to quote the instance of the Prophet i·? visiting the ill Jewish boy so that he might take Islam. Thus, it can be said without a doubt about the situation of makruh had not been in relation to congratulating non-Muslims on the festivals and getaways although with regard to guest them whenever is sick or general greetings on non-religious occasions.
For Ibn Taymiyyah picking out the opinion of permissibility in congratulating non-Muslims for their celebrations, this can be inaccurate and incorrect as al-Mardawi claims the situation by which Ibn Taymiyyah chose this a€?permissibilitya€™ by saying: a€?It (visiting his sugardaddyforme visitors or her ill) happens to be permissible for a good maslahah (general excellent) like the hope that they’re going to take Islam. This opinion am liked by Ibn Taymiyyah.a€? 18 additionally, how does it is possible for Ibn Taymiyyah to find the view of permissibility as he evidently and certainly try of view that congratulating and taking part in these fests, regardless they becoming religious or non-religious, is totally forbidden? 19 further, for trash Bayyah to mention that Ibn Taymiyyaha€™s a€?confirmeda€™ viewpoint is the fact of permissibility is very deceptive, because their a€?confirmeda€™ viewpoint is exactly what is definitely relayed by him or her in his greatest masterpiece, Iqtidaa€™ al-Sirat al-Mustaqim fi Mukhalafati Ashab al-Jaa??im, that is certainly entirely and exclusively aimed at the issue of congratulating and participating into the celebrations of non-Muslims.
Those types of that can enabled congratulating non-Muslims to their festivals is definitely Suhaib Webb. On December 26, 2012 the man uploaded on his particular fb webpage what can be looked at a justification for greeting non-Muslims on Christmas time and brand new Yeara€™s. The man reports:
The American Fatwa Council; home to 20 for the worlda€™s greatest Muslim Jurists, specified it is permissible to welcome everyone on today (change presents even) provided that it does not need approving any creedal differences when considering all of us, or available wicked (drinking and so forth). This means that, a fairly easy pleased holiday season is not at all a sin or gonna bring that individual off Islam. It’s stated with genuine restaurants that Ali (ra) renowned the Persian New Year, also consuming frozen dessert with Imam Abu Hanifaa€™s family member. Most fatwa cited by honest people are grounded on an age of empire and fighting (the crusades) or a cultural facts it doesn’t suit ours inside the western. Most of all, people should talk to individuals that utilize text like a€?harama€? a€?kufura€? a€?Halala€? and a€?encourageda€? about their spiritual exercise. Crying and also over blown emotionalism will not equivalent classes and scholarship. Allah realizes best. (Webb, 2012).