December 23, 2021 Special Dispatch No. 9695

Canadian Imam Younus Kathrada: Congratulating People On Christmas Is Like Congratulating Murderers And Pedophiles; It Is A Major Sin

December 23, 2021
Canada | Special Dispatch No. 9695

In a Friday, December 17, 2021 sermon at Muslim Youth Victoria, Canadian Sheikh Younus Kathrada discussed congratulating non-Muslims on their festivals during the Christmas season. Sheikh Kathrada said to his audience that since they would not congratulate fornicators, murderers, or pedophiles, they must also not congratulate people who are insulting Allah by celebrating Christmas. Sheikh Kathrada then prayed for Allah to humiliate the infidels, to annihilate the atheists, to destroy the enemies of Islam, and to support those who wage jihad. Sheikh Kathrada's sermon was uploaded to Muslim Youth Victoria's YouTube channel on December 19, 2021. For more about Sheikh Younus Kathrada, including similar remarks about Christmas, see MEMRI TV Clips Nos. 9050, 8878, 8409, 8289, 8003, 7896, 7534, 7098, 6950, and 6906.

To view the clip of Imam Younus Kathrada on MEMRI TV, click here or below.

"Would You Congratulate A Fornicator? Would You Congratulate A Murderer? Obviously Not!"

Sheikh Younus Kathrada: "Yes, it's Christmas season, so many people ask: 'Why should I not congratulate the people on this occasion?'


"There is no such thing as an innocent congratulation. No! Would you congratulate a fornicator? Would you congratulate a murderer? Obviously not! Would you congratulate a pedophile? Obviously not! So how then can you congratulate people for insulting Allah?


"Where is your love for your Creator, when you approve of people insulting Allah?


"Oh Allah, Give Strength To Islam And The Muslims, Humiliate The Infidels And The Polytheists, Destroy The Enemies Of [Our] Religion, Annihilate The Heretics And The Atheists"

"It is a major sin, and it is disbelief.


"Oh Allah, give strength to Islam and the Muslims, humiliate the infidels and the polytheists, destroy the enemies of [our] religion, annihilate the heretics and the atheists. Oh Allah, support those who wage Jihad for Your sake everywhere."




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