What I do wish we all educated people do is that we wake up from our default setting of accepting whatever appears as true because so many people agree with it .
When others start to celebrate Christmas on its real date then we can start questioning if we should be a part of it.
Jesus MAY have been born on 25th Dec, we may never know, but we do theorize is his birthday celebration was shifted in order to coincide with a pagan celebration. At least some of the christmas elements are pagan. Now, it's no longer a celebration of ahlul-kitab, is it?
Besides, now christmas is little more than another Black Friday. Do you know what Black Friday is and how it came about?
Let's not be among those who are just another lamb/cow that follows herd mentality, whether it's coming from a religious scholar or it's related by your funny friends.
Then all those arguments that pop up on certain dates every year need not matter or keep you busy.
Children are dying by the thousands every day, some slowly and some in a matter of seconds,
and what we care about is whether someone said something or didn't?
If you die today, are you so sure that God will have no reason to punish you other than for saying "Merry Christmas" to a thousand people? Is that His top priority?
I should like to leave that question rhetorical, but there are dumb dumbs out there..so
NO.. I know for one that I will be punished for the prayers I neglected before anything.. for the injustice I've done to people in words or action. I will be punished for the time I wasted not doing good and not remembering God and not stopping evil & immoral happenings that happened right in front of me, before I get punished for wishing someone Happy birthday or Happy Diwali.
And for me someone saying that this particular issue is so bad/ so right, is either denying that we have bigger Ummah issues, or he/she is saying that he/she is soooo good that this is his biggest worry.
Good day to all!