EASTER EGGS, HOT CROSS BUNS AND CHRISTIAN CUSTOMS
Allah Ta’ala states in the Qur’aan Majeed:
“These are the prescribed limits of Allah. Whoever transgresses the limits of Allah, verily he has oppressed his soul.”
Nabi Sallallahu Alayhi Wasallam said:
“He who imitates a nation (people), he is part of them.”
Imaam Abu Hafs Al-Kabeer stated: “If a person worshipped Allah for fifty years, then came the Day of Nayruz (a Persian day of Celebration), and he gives an egg as a gift to a Mushrik thereby intending to show honour to that day, he becomes a Kaafir and his A’maal (Ibaadat of 50 years) is ruined.”
Now what Fatwa should we issue regarding so-called ‘Muslims’ who participate in Christmas, Easter, Diwali and similar Kuffaar festivals! Allamah Abu Hafs Al-Kabeer lived in Bukhaara during the era of Imaam Bukhari Rahimahullah. The eminent Mufti was one of the greatest students of Imaam Muhammed Rahimahullah who is the illustrious student of Imaam Abu Hanifah Rahimahullah.
‘HAPPY EASTER’, ‘HAPPY CHRISTMAS’, ETC.
It is Haraam to say ‘Happy Easter’, ‘Merry Xmas’, ‘RIP’ and similar sayings. In fact, it is mentioned in Fataawaa Bazzaaziyyah and other Fatwa Kitaabs that if a Muslim says to a Persian that he should have a happy occasion when the Majoos gather for their Nayrooz, then this congratulating of the Kuffaar on their religious occasions, is Kufr! Participating in Easter services, Christmas functions and congratulating them on their Kufr occasions, is ruining one’s Ibaadat which is the consequence of losing one’s Imaan due to the commission of an act of Kufr.
‘BOEBER’, CHRISTMAS, EASTER, NEW YEARS, DIWALI, HOLI, HALLOWEEN, MOTHER’S DAY, FATHER’S DAY, VALENTINE’S DAY, ETC. ARE ALL HARAAM! GUARD YOUR IMAAN!!!
HOT CROSS BUNS, EASTER EGGS, PICKLED FISH, ETC.
Some ‘Scholars For Dollars’ are incapable of understanding simple facts. For their edification, in a book on Christianity, the following is written: “To mark the end of the Lent fast Christians eat hot cross buns. These have a special meaning. The cross in the middle shows how Jesus died. Spices inside remind Christians of the spices put on the body of Jesus. Sweet fruits in the bun show that Christians no longer have to eat plain foods.” Even in this era, many Christians are associated with this Kufr!
Furthermore, many Churches are having Kufr ‘services’ with coffee, tea and ‘hot cross buns’ this weekend! Is this not sufficient for a Muslim to realise that ‘hot cross buns’ is a Christian custom of Kufr? Whilst they have coffee and tea throughout the year, they only have ‘hot cross buns’ Easter time and sometimes also Christmas time. It should thus not be difficult to understand that ‘hot cross buns’ are not permissible.
Hadhrat Abdullah Bin Amr (Radhiyallahu Anhu), narrating a Hadith, said:
“There will dawn over the people an age when they will assemble in their Musaajid and perform Salaat whilst not a single one of them will be a Mu’min.”
Rasulullah (Sallallahu Alayhi Wasallam) said:
“Make haste with A’maal (Virtuous Deeds) before (you are overtaken by) such a fitnah which will be like a portion of an intensely dark night. A man will be a Mu’min in the morning, and a kaafir in the evening. He will sell his Deen for provisions of the world.”