Happy Holidays or maybe not

From Islam Q&A:

Is it permissible for me to say to non-Muslims “And the same to you” when they wish me a Happy New Year or say Best Wishes?.

Praise be to Allaah.

It is not permissible to greet or congratulate the kuffaar on the occasion of Christmas, New Year or any of their other holidays, and it is not permissible to respond to them when they greet us on those occasions, because they are not festivals that are prescribed in our religion, and returning their greeting is an affirmation and approval of them. The Muslim should be proud of his religion and its rulings, and he should be keen to call others and convey to them the religion of Allaah, may He be glorified and exalted. [...]

ABU DAOUD says: by the way KUFFAAR is the plural of KAAFIR which is the singular for infidel or unbeliever.


Steve Scott said…
I work with a muslim Iranian man who wished me a merry Christmas before I left for vacation. He also told me he thinks Ahmadinejad is an idiot.
Abu Daoud said…
Hehe :-) Good for him and God bless him. God bless and guide you as you share the love of God in Christ with him and guide him towards the Kingdom of God.

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