There is an opinion amongst some Muslims that we should not congratulate non-Muslims on their festivals and celebrations. It can be a convincing argument, but I don't agree with it. It is (albeit inaccurately) the celebration of the birth of Jesus, regardless of what different people make him out to be, and that is no wrong thing when I also celebrate the birthday of Muhammad. There is also the idea that since it is celebrated on the 25th of December that it is rooted in pagan festivals. The Ummayad Mosque was once a church and also used to be a Roman temple to their god Jupiter, does that mean we should not pray there? Why should a date in the year be treated differently from the site of an ancient pagan temple? The, mostly Wahhabi, argument does not hold in my opinion. So I would like to wish all my readers a merry Christmas albeit a few days early.