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 Masʾala fī man yusammī l-khamīs ʿīd
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‘A question about someone who calls Maundy Thursday a festival’

Ibn Taymiyya

Date: Unknown

Original Language: Arabic


This fatwa (six pages in the printed edition) responds to an inquiry about calling the Christian celebration of Maundy Thursday a festival (ʿīd), and about activities such as painting eggs, gambling and using incense that are linked to this day. Ibn Taymiyya responds that Muslims should not engage in any activities as…

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Hoover, Jon, “ Masʾala fī man yusammī l-khamīs ʿīd”, in: Christian-Muslim Relations 600 - 1500, General Editor David Thomas. Consulted online on 07 March 2021 <>
First published online: 2010

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