This is an extremely poignant khutbah by Sh. Mustafa Umar. This provides a much needed step in moving past the dialogue of things like ‘is it haram to get a greeting card’ or ‘is it haram to put up a Christmas tree’.
We need to evaluate how we make our own holidays meaningful for our children. It also raises an important point in regards to converts. Much of our community discourse orients around whether it’s halal for a Muslim to go celebrate Christmas with a non-Muslim family, but how many Muslims actually reach out to new Muslims and make them feel a part of the family on ‘Eid?