How To Respond to Someone Who Says Merry Christmas

Answered according to Hanafi Fiqh by DarulIftaBirmingham

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

Darul Ifta Birmingham


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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