Muslim cleric, Nassim Abdi, in Australia says “Muslims who celebrate Christmas will will burn in hell for committing a crime against Islam that is worse than having sex outside of marriage or drinking alcohol.” Recognizing Christmas is “one of the most serious of crimes against Islam.”
Daily Mail Nassim Abdi, a Western Sydney preacher from the Saudi-funded Ahlus Sunnah Wal Jamaah Association, has also previously said it was sinful for women to show their ears in public and for Muslims to let their children hear music in the car or be allowed to dance to it.
But he isn’t the only ASWJ leader speaking ill of the Christian holy day, with Wollongong-based sheik Jamil El Biza telling his Facebook followers on Christmas Day last year they should avoid wishing Christians a Merry Christmas to please Allah. ‘I’d rather be resurrected on the day of judgement, with the fact I made a few hundred million unhappy with me because I refuse to say “Merry Christmas”, rather than being brought forward before Allah and having to explain to him why I congratulated a Christian who worships Jesus as lord,’ he said.
In Brunei and Somalia, Muslims who celebrate Christmas could face 5 years in jail. Both countries have banned the celebration of Christmas, warning that such Christian festivities could threaten the nation’s Muslim faith.
Muslim cleric says “Muslims celebrating Christmas are committing the highest form of blasphemy.”
Saudi cleric Sheikh Abd Al-Aziz Fawzan said that congratulating Christians on their holiday, and sending them gifts is not permitted because Christmas “is based upon a corrupt dogma that was refuted by the Quran.”