emotions of love and patriotism for the country one lives in even if it is a
non-Muslim country is but natural and, as such, not condemnable at all. One’s
homeland is like one’s mother and hence the affiliation is very ‘human’.
Celebrating the independence day of such a country is thus also a very natural
affair. If the celebrations do not contradict the values and teachings of Islam,
they cannot be objected to in any regard.
Using a passport of
a non-Muslim country also cannot be objected to if one is able to discharge
one’s Islamic obligations in their true spirit and form in such a country.