There is no harm in wishing your Christian friends
on Christmas even if they are not interested in Islam. Socializing with them is
something very desirable. It gives a chance to the two greatest religious
communities of the world to come together and understand each other’s viewpoint.
This helps in removing many misunderstandings which prevail between the two.
Furthermore, until and unless social relations develop between these two, there
is little chance that sympathy and concern will develop between them – which, I
believe, is the pre-requisite for any religious dialogue and discussion.
As such, interacting with them on a festival as Christmas
can prove very helpful.