Q: If a non-Muslim classmate or co-worker says “Merry Christmas” to you, how should you reply? Will it be ok to reply with “Thanks”?
A: Ask him not to use these words for you because you do not find anything merry in christmas.
And Allah Ta’ala (الله تعالى) knows best.
Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach)