Fatwa ID: 04814
Answered by: Maulana Syed Johir Miah
How should you respond if someone tells you “Merry Christmas”?
In the name of Allah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful
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
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