Christmas Celebrations, Imitating the Unbelievers and Preserving Your Islamic Identity

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  1. السلام عليكم ورحمة الله وبركاته
    Some Muslims in the UK have taken the non-Muslim activity of “Secret Santa” and made an Eid version called “Secret Eidi”. When told that this is imitating the kuffar and is related to Christmas, they reply that it’s just a game and isn’t a religious practice, is this a correct view? Or is it haram?

    • السلام عليكم ورحمة الله وبركاته

      This game is an imitation of the kuffār, stay away from it.

      “How do you play the game Secret Santa?

      The basic concept of the Secret Santa game is simple. All of the participants’ names are placed into a hat, box, etc. and mixed up. Each person then chooses one name from the box but doesn’t tell anyone which name was picked. He/she is now responsible for buying a gift for the person selected.”

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