Popular Muslim preacher Zakir Naik: If you say ‘Merry Christmas,’ ‘you are building your place in hell’
But remember, the real problem is that non-Muslims in non-Muslim countries are intolerant.
Zakir Abdul Karim Naik is an Indian Islamic televangelist and preacher. He fled from India in 2016 and is a fugitive wanted for questioning in India. He is the founder and president of the Islamic Research Foundation and Peace TV. Before becoming a public speaker, he trained as a physician.
In 2019 Zakir Naik says that if a Muslim doesn’t know what Christmas is celebrated for and wish “Merry Christmas”, then Allah may forgive them. However, if Muslims knowingly wish “Merry Christmas”, then they are bearing witness that Allah begot a son (Jesus Christ) on 25 December.
An old tweet by @DrZakirNaikFC which stated that it is a big sin to wish others ‘Merry Christmas’ started to resurface as Christmas draws near.