How To Respond to Someone Who Says Merry Christmas

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Fatwa ID: 04814

Answered by: Maulana Syed Johir Miah

 

Question

 

How should you respond if someone tells you “Merry Christmas”?

 

 

In the name of Allah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful

 

Answer:

 

In the aforementioned case, it is not correct to wish non-Muslims Merry Christmas, because such a greeting is a religious greeting.

 

 

Only Allah knows best

Written by Maulana Syed Johir Miah

Checked and approved by Mufti Mohammed Tosir Miah

Darul Ifta Birmingham

 

 

References:

Al-Bahrur Raiq, 555/8, Darul Kutub Al-Islami.

Tabyeenul Haqaiq Sharh Kanzud Daqaiq, 228/6, Al-Matba’atul Kubra, Cairo, Egypt, 1313 H.

Raddul Muhtar, 754/6, Darul Fikr, Beirut, Lebanon, 1412 H.

 

 

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