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Is it permissible for me to say to non-Muslims “And the same to you” when they wish me a Happy New Year or say Best Wishes ?

happy new yearTHIS IS NOT A NEW YEAR GREETING FOR YOU… PLEASE READ IT CAREFULLY

QUESTION:
Is it permissible for me to say to non-Muslims “And the same to you” when they wish me a Happy New Year or say Best Wishes ?

ANSWER:
Praise be to Allah. It is not permissible to greet or congratulate the kuffaar on the occasion of Christmas, New Year or any of their other holidays, and it is not permissible to respond to them when they greet us on those occasions, because they are not festivals that are prescribed in our religion, and returning their greeting is an affirmation and approval of them.
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