The fate of harmony without “Merry Christmas”

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“The polemic of Merry X’mas wish may be a form of Muslims’s faith prudencial matters. Initially it may be just a greeting, gradually following the events that ends with the word ‘blessing’ of their religion although to be honest, our bodies and attributes are still Islam. ‘iyadzubillah min dzalik (I ask Allah’s protection for that matters).”

President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono joining a 'Natal Bersama' (Joint Christmas) at the Jakarta Convention Center, in 2012.

President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono joining a ‘Natal Bersama’ (Joint Christmas) at the Jakarta Convention Center, in 2012.

Such a worry is in line with a hadith:

“Indeed you will follow (treatment) people before you, inch by inch, and cubit by-cubit, so if they get into the hole of Dhab (animals such as lizards) though of course you still follow them.” [Bukhari]

Istiqlal Mosque and Cathedral Church in Jakarta

Istiqlal Mosque and Cathedral Church in Jakarta

Church and mosque on Jalan Enggano, Tanjung Priok, North Jakarta

Church and mosque on Jalan Enggano, Tanjung Priok, North Jakarta

Vihara and mosque

Vihara and mosque

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http://www.hidayatullah.com/read/2013/12/23/13660/nasib-kerukunan-tanpa-selamat-natal.html

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