Comments

Mufti: Nothing wrong in wishing Merry Christmas

Written by: MT Reader | 06 Dec 2018 10:36
Image from reader
Written by:
06 Dec 2018 10:36
Share

Each time Christmas comes around, we read about the same issue - whether our Muslim brothers and sisters can wish their Christian friends Merry Christmas.

There has been plenty of controversy surrounding this and this year, I must say bravo to the Federal Territory Pejabat Mufti.

According to them, wishing each other Merry Christmas is something which should be done and there is nothing haram about it.



They said it was not only encouraged to wish each other, but also to be fair and treat all others well.

Mufti Datuk Seri Dr Zulkifli Mohamad Al-Bakri said the greeting was merely to express good tidings and was fine as long as Muslims did not follow the religious teachings.

"We have to create more awareness on this to ensure there are no misunderstandings," he said.

As a Muslim, this is what I have been taught since young and I am grateful to this Mufti for setting things right.

Zainul Ariffin
Shah Alam

Want to be heard? Let us help you!

COMPLAINTS & GROUSES

Is your local authority slacking? Do you get shoddy service in a restaurant and your complaints fell on deaf ears? Let us know what your grouses are. We will try to help you amplify your grievances.

COMMENTS & OPINIONS

If there’s a burning issue you want to get off your chest, feel free to drop a line too. We are here to provide you with a platform to air your views. We believe fringe opinions have a right to be heard, just as mainstream ones do.

CONTACT US

Send us photos or videos with your story here or email us at [email protected].

Malaysian Talk - giving YOU more say in information creation and dissemination!

your views
editor's picks
like us on facebook