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Can I Say Merry Christmas?

Question: Can I say Merry Christmas?
Answer:
Dear questioner,
Thank you for your important question.
As Muslims, we honor Prophet Isa (Allah bless him and give him peace). There is no harm in greeting Christians as long as the greeting does not imply an affirmation of their belief in the Trinity. “Merry Christmas” is a greeting that explicitly affirms their belief. Hence, A more befitting greeting would be “Happy Holidays” or “Seasons Greetings”.
The same principle would apply to other faith groups as well.

Ameen to your duas. And Allah alone knows best.

[Ustadh] Omar Popal

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