Egypt Independent

Congratulating non-Muslims on their feasts is recommended act: Dar al-Iftaa



Egypt’s Dar al-Iftaa reiterated on Thursday that wishing non-Muslims happiness on their religious feasts is a recommended act that comes in line with the tolerant morals of Islam.

Islam has embraced the principle of peaceful coexistence with all people regardless of their beliefs, Dar al-Iftaa said in a short animation video issued Thursday. Rather, the religion calls for keeping amiable relationships with non-Muslims, accepting gifts from them, and treating them with grace and mercy as Prophet Muhammad (peace and blessings be upon him) used to do, the video added.

Dar al-Iftaa’s new video spreads a message that God delivered the prophets to bring peace for all mankind, and that Islam is a religion of peace and mercy.

The video urged Muslims to follow the path of moderation set by Islam and Prophet Muhammad (peace and blessings be upon him), and it warned them against following extremists.

Edited translation from Al-Masry Al-Youm