Attending Buddhist and disbelievers’ ceremonies

Question: What is the ruling on Muslim’s taking part in the celebrations held by the Buddhists for their dead, such as:

A. Attending cremations
B. Donations for these celebrations when not attending
C. Giving black flowers to the bereaved family
D. Wearing a black ribbon around the arm or the neck
E. Visiting the homes of the bereaved relatives to offer condolences

Answer: It is not permissible to do any of the things mentioned. In fact, doing them is Haraam (prohibited), as it is sharing in their disbelief and helping them in what is not permissible in Islaam… read more here.

Ruling on celebrating Christmas

Question: Is it permissible for a Muslim to join the Christians in their celebrations, such as Christmas that is held at the end of December? Some people who claim knowledge sit with Christians in their feast gatherings and say that it is permissible. Is their opinion true or false? Is there any legal evidence for the permissibility of doing so?

Answer: It is not permissible to join the Christians in their celebrations, even if those who claim knowledge join them, because this increases their numbers and is a kind of support to them in sin and transgression. Allaah (Exalted be He) says (what means): Help you one another in Al-Birr and At-Taqwaa (virtue, righteousness and piety); but do not help one another in sin and transgression.… read more here.

Ruling on attending festivities of Christians

Question: What is the legal ruling on entertaining some Christian clergymen on the occasion of the Argentinean national celebrations that are held in their churches such as Independence Day, and participating in the Christian Arab celebrations such as Easter?

Answer: It is not permissible for Muslims to hold such celebrations, or attend them, or participate in them with the Christians, for such participation is a form of helping the occurrence of sin and transgression, whereas Allaah has forbidden them… read more here.