Is it really not permissible to reply when somebody is wishing you merry christmas?
  • "Being nice, and noble is an act that is from Islam. The prophet (saw), was the most noble person. A Muslim is supposed to be the one who is most kind and having the noblest character. Of course, noble in the limit that you do not worship a god besides of Allah even if someone would ask you to do it kindly. Everything has it's understandings and exceptions according to it's time and place and context.

    But to come to conclusion that you accept a whole religion as true or become one of them just because you do a good act, that is logically false (according to what you do and your intentions).

    Some of our scholars have responded with fatwas saying there is no harm in replying with these or similar words."