Couple of days ago, at one Christan Muslim form on Facebook, one Hindu posted this question: is x-mas prohibited in Muslim countries?
I tried my best to explain but it was of no use. When hearts are so dark, you can do nothing at that time. It is not their fault either. Some Muslim scholars have also played their role in making this situation worst by giving fitwas like it is un-Islamic to even wish Merry Christians.
When we says Jesus /Isa (peace be upon him) is also a messenger of Allah, son of Bibi Marry, then how come it is un-Islamic to wish merry Christmas?
Sad, sad how they have forgotten it is written in the Qur'an from the holy lips of Jesus Christ: "Peace on me the day I was born, the day that I die, and the day that I shall be raised up to life (again)"! (The Quran 19th Surah - Surah Maryam )
There are other many misconceptions among Muslims like whether they should east and drink with Christians or not, etc, etc, which most of them are merely misconceptions and nothing else. Our scholars didn't even tried to tell the truth that if food and drink is halal it is allowed to eat with them or with anyone..common sense !!!
I ain't saying Muslims should celebrate Christmas, but please don't spread wrong message.
Christians are our brothers and sisters and they have every right to celebrate their prophet's birthday if they are living in the Muslim majority countries.
I also can't speak on the behalf all the Muslim majority countries, but here in Pakistan it is not prohibited to celebrate it. However, due to so much terrorism and fear they have eased off their activates. They don't show off much. One of my Christan friend said they have restricted their wedding ceremonies to Saturday only, so my Agh khani friend said they also don't do any masti ahala gulla(fun) anymore because of the same security reasons. they are scared, so are we.
Despite that Christians and other non-Muslims are very peaceful and patriotic Pakistanis.To be honest, most of the time they proved to be better Pakistanis than Muslims Pakistanis.
Some photos of Christmas celebration in Pakistan, I borrowed from the Express Tribune's album "Pakistanis into the Christmas spirit"
Islamabad. PHOTO: REUTERS