Tuesday, December 25, 2007

Merry Christmas or Happy Holidays


Merry Christmas blogsphere :)

So today morning I greeted a friend saying Merry Christmas :) I got a reply well Muslims should not say Merry Christmas :/ Muslims should say Happy Holidays!!

Is that true? and why? I lived so many years abroad and always wished my friends Merry Christmas...Is it really 7aram..not that it makes me any difference but just want to know why are Muslims not allowed to say Merry Christmas?

22 comments:

chikapappi said...

Happy new year I guess! Or happy Hanuka !

..::Fast Lane::.. said...

chika: lol @ happy hanuka!

Blue Dress said...

Happy new year!

'Grey' said...

lol ! No comments but Thanks .... Wish you a Happy New Year and all the Joy in the world !

perfecty.wordpress.com said...

it is 7aram?? tawni adri il 9ara7a. :S

happy new year! :D

..::Fast Lane-Speedo::.. said...

blue: same to you :)

grey: same to you bro :)

prefecty: me too I just knew it today morning..Happy new 365 days to you too :D

Ansam said...

Well! My non muslim friends greet me in Ramadan and Eid... and even Islamic new year!!!

Anonymous said...

if it does not matter it it is 7aram or nor for you, why do you care about it? It's Haram according to so many scholars

GreyShorts said...

وقال عليه الصلاة والسلام: "وإياكم ومحدثات الأمور؛ فإن كل محدثة بدعة وكل بدعة ضلالة"

Its not 7aram , its a bed3a methinks .

marshmallows said...

hello
i dont know that we have 2 say happy holidays and i dont think so that there is somethin with saying marry christmas

Joel said...

Anyone can say Merry Christmas, no issues in that!

Nora-Cassandra said...

sorry man but i don't get such people! i'm not a muslim, but when told me happy eid, i reply happy eid to you too! why can't you tell me merry christmas? i do know muslims believ in jesus so why can't you merry christmas which is celebration of his birth!?

correct me if i'm wrong dear, but that is how i see it!

well any way merry christmas to you and to every one else (at least no one can tell me 7aram, or bid3ah)!! :D

..::Fast Lane::.. said...

Ansam: I agree so when they can greet us why cant we?

Anonymous: I don't care about it but just curious to know!!

greyshorts: I need to do more research on that :)

marshmallows: hey..welcome here..and I do agree with you :)

Joel: then Merry Christmas to you buddy :D

nora-cassandra: Me too Nora..wb :)

Navy Girl said...

ahem ! :D its not a should say that !! its just that its different with us .. we dont celebrate xmas :D just the happy days and a holiday ! :D i duno i guess !!

This Lady said...

Wallah ana i like to congratulate everyone on every holiday. Why shouldn't i?

If it makes someone happier, then that's what our religion calls for.

Its not like we're crucifying ourselves or anything. Wallah some ppl make a big deal over itty bitty things.

::: ShoSho ::: said...

I think it's ok, I know many people there some muslims, some christians, even jewish and I don't care I just respect everyone the same way i want people to respect me!! People who say 7aram are extremist..

..::Fast Lane::.. said...

navy girl: ya ya ya :D look whos talking,hehe

this lady: I agree they make big out of the itty bitty things :)

shosha: lol @ ee wallah extremist :D

ammaro.com said...

its not 7aram. its those dum ass extremist idiots who think everything is 7aram that say that. i say, zag feehum; if you say happy christmas doesnt mean you're a christian or something...

a'3beya...

meerryyy christmas to everyone!

ammaro.com said...

its not 7aram. its those dum ass extremist idiots who think everything is 7aram that say that. i say, zag feehum; if you say happy christmas doesnt mean you're a christian or something...

a'3beya...

meerryyy christmas to everyone!

intlxpatr said...

When there is an entire book in the holy Qu'ran about Mariam and this miraculous birth, it seems a little strange that people would feel it inappropriate to say Merry Christmas.

Most of the educated Moslems I know have no problem with it - those who truly know the contents of their religion!

Nor do I have any problem wishing you a blessed Eid.

..::Fast Lane::.. said...

intlxpatr and ammaro: I totally agree with you guys ... I wish people think more wisely!

Coffeebean's Dailies said...

My BIL says that as Muslims, all we need to celebrate is our own Islamic holidays.

However, I agree with a lot of your commenters that just because you wish someone for their holiday, it doesn't mean you are going to convert to Christianity. Bless my BIL but he is very rigid in his beliefs which I struggle with.

When my son was born on December 22; my hubby gave my mom and my 2.7 year old girl and me Xmas gifts. It was for my Mom's sake. He was happy, he got his son!

We just have to be careful I guess, whom we wish and how we wish them! Just my thoughts!