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Can I Say “Merry Christmas” to My non-Muslim Co-Workers, Friends, and Family?

Can I Say “Merry Christmas” to My non-Muslim Co-Workers, Friends, and Family?

By Jamaal Diwan based on the fatwās of Shaykhs Yusuf al-Qaraḍāwī and Muṣṭafā al-Zarqā1

Q:

Is it permissible for me to say “Merry Christmas” to my non-Muslim classmates, friends, family, neighbors, and others this holiday season? Please keep in mind that on the days of Eid they always wish me a “Happy Eid” and even buy me gifts.

Answer:

Allah says in the Quran addressing how Muslims should deal with non-Muslims: Read the rest of this entry