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Do Muslims Celebrate Christmas?

By November 29, 2013

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In the Qur'an, there are many stories about the life and teachings of Jesus Christ (called 'Isa in Arabic). The Qur'an recalls his miraculous birth, his teachings, the miracles he performed by God's permission, and his life as a respected prophet of God.

Muslims believe in the virgin birth of Jesus, but do not mark the occasion as a holiday.  Nevertheless, Muslims respect Jesus as a righteous prophet of God.  The Qur'an describes Christian people as believers in God who are often "devoted to learning... have renounced the world, and they are not arrogant."

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December 24, 2009 at 11:41 am
(1) Zaigham Khan says:

Bismillahir Rahmanir Raheem,

Christan celbrate christmas because “they think that Jesus(PBUH) was born on 25th Decmbr”. However Jesus(PBUH) was not born on 25th of Dec, this 25th Dec was the date of the birth of the paygan’s “Sun god” (Baal,horus,apolo etc) which were worshipd in the meditrainian region. When empror constantine converted to christanity he forced these paygan theories( in the council of nicea long after Jesus(PBUH) like Trinity,son of god etc. read about Horus u’ll understand what I am talking about.

The Quran as well as the bible confirms that he was not born on 25th Dec.

Quran tell us very clearly that when Jesus(PBUH) was born his mother marry(pbuh) was told to shake the palm leaf and it will let fall fresh ripe date.

ripe dates u’ll get in mid summer not mid winter.

Bible say when Jesus (PBUH) was born the shephrds were out in the feilds with thr sheeps, Now shepherd and thr sheeps will freez to death if they stay out in feilds in mid winter in Pelestine.

people are reading thr scriptures, but they dont really ponder over what they are reading.

Now the answer to the main question is that we muslims do not celbrate christmas because:-

1- jesus (PBUH) was not born on 25th Dec.

2- We dont believe that he was god or his own begotten son.

Allah says in the Quran:-

And they say: the Beneficent hath taken unto Himself a Son. Assuredly ye utter a disastrous thing, whereby almost the heavens are torn, and the earth is split asunder and the mountains fall to ruins, that ye ascribe to the Beneficent a son, when it is not meet for (the Majesty of) the Beneficent that He should chose a son. There is none in the heavens and the earth but cometh unto the Beneficent as a slave. (Qur’an 19:88-93)

If you’ll read these verses and for a moment just think that it is you GOD speaking, wht comes to your mind.

We dont atribute animal nature (eating,drnking,sex, begetting a son) to God. Because Allah is pure and above all such animal qualites.

3- This is the first commandment of the 10 given to Moses(PBUH) ‘I am the LORD your God ONE: ‘You shall have no other gods before Me.’

Our shahada says “I testify that there is no true god (deity) but God (Allah), and that Muhammad is a Messenger (Prophet) of God.”

How can we date to recognize, wish, celbrate “Christmas” (which is in memory of a prophet whom people have taken as “god”)???

December 26, 2009 at 12:37 pm
(2) Pete says:

I’m a Christian who celebrates Christmas but I don’t believe that Christ was born on December 25th. It’s just a day we choose to celebrate his birth. If I knew the actual day then I’d celebrate it on that day.

January 1, 2010 at 8:26 pm
(3) Ameena Afrah says:

Awa,

After taking Shahada I chose to stop celebrating Xmas because we are told not to worship any other than Allah.
Christmas is a Pagan Festival. Please simply put into Google “The real origins of Christmas” and you will see it was a celebration derived to satisfy both the Pagan non believers and Christians alike. It is an amalgamation of Pagan rituals like the use of holly, ivy, tree worshipping and so forth. Even the Bible tells us not to decorate trees with silver and Gold as this is what was done as a form of daiety worship in Pagan times.
During xmas time I withdraw my kids from the last week of school and always have done so they dont ever feel they’re missing out as they’ve never celebrated it or got caught up in the hype. Additionaly they view it as forbidden. We do however wish our neighbours a peaceful holiday andf send Happy New Year Cards so no one really feels we are cutting ourselves off.
Many Christians, particularly 7th Day Adventists who take the Bible literally also do not celebrate this Pagan festival. It is in effect a load of pagan ritual built up around our dear Prophet Isa, (Jesus – Peace and blessings be upon him). We cannot be Muslims without respecting the Bible and all the prophets of the Bible. Most of our fundemenatal beliefs are there for us all to share and adhere to wether we are Jewish, Christian or Muslim.
Thank you for giving me the opportunity to address you all in Peace and love :0)

November 4, 2010 at 7:14 pm
(4) Ella says:

I can’t find anywhere in the bible that it says “not to decorate tree’s”. can some one please provide a chapter no.?

November 23, 2010 at 5:50 pm
(5) Bamse1989 says:

Christians DO NOT worship trees at christmas nor do we believe Jesus is God! sorry

December 1, 2010 at 1:27 pm
(6) jesse says:

Christmas, to Christians, is a time to remember the birth of a great, important man in history. It is a time to celebrate, to be with family, to reflect on our blessings and to thank God for all we have. We DO NOT worship: trees, ivy, holly, etc. They are symbols taken from countries all over the world. Christmas is a happy, joyous time, and it sickens me that someone would bring up paganism during this time. This just shows ignorance!

December 2, 2010 at 3:33 am
(7) megan says:

I find it awful for people to be so negative towards a religion that might not be our own. I understand that we all have our own views on things. We should be able to express them without being criticized or discriminated against. Let’s remember all religions lead to heaven.

December 2, 2010 at 8:31 am
(8) Dina says:

It’s confusing to me that a muslim man can marry a christian woman but than they are told they should not be in the home of someone celebrating Christmas. That does not make sense to me.

Also, has anyone ever consider the non-religious part of Christmas? Honestly, I will miss the fantasy of Santa and my kids coming down the stairs to presents under the tree…none of which has to do with the birth of Jesus and is not in the Koran. But a tradition that most adults have fond memories of.

How does Santa, Easter Bunny and Halloween truly hurt a child’s upbringing since most children today are not aware of the “history” behind them

December 2, 2010 at 8:34 am
(9) lila says:

I am a muslim and fully agree with Megan, everyone celebrate their occasion and worship in their own ways that makes them happy and fulfill. God (Allah) put every living thing on earth be it Human, Animal or Plant—— what is the purpose of criticizing instead of being happy for others or paying attention to oneself. Stress and anger is a terrible thing

December 2, 2010 at 8:35 am
(10) olaita says:

This is a very good informatin for muslims and non-muslims.

December 2, 2010 at 9:32 am
(11) Abdul Rafiu Thanni says:

I strongly agree with Megan. Even though we understand the fact about xmax, We muslims are not encouraged to critizise other faith. Remember the WORD of ALLAH. HE GUIDE WHOM HE WISHES.

December 2, 2010 at 9:53 am
(12) hammed says:

bismillahi rahmon raheem
to say the truth jesus is our prophet and we muslims also have faith in him but hee was not born on the 25th od december so theor os no right 4 any one 2 celeberate is birth on that day but we muslims due pray for him all the time as far has we are praying 4 prophet muhammad and we also celeberate is birth as far as we are celeberating the birth of proph muhammad because all the prophets are one but people try 2 distingiished among them

December 2, 2010 at 12:43 pm
(13) Emily says:

Jesus was born in Jerusalam(sp?) which if I am not mistaken in December it is summer there, while it is winter here in the states, besides no one knows for sure when he was born, some say he was born in the spring also, we as christians observe it then since no one knows for sure when it actually is

December 2, 2010 at 1:51 pm
(14) Sunvee says:

Assalamu alaikum

The Moderator says, “The Qur’an describes Christian people as believers in God who are often “devoted to learning… have renounced the world, and they are not arrogant.”

Why would you even include this statement in this discussion; it has nothing to do with the misguided celebration of Christmas and does nothing to stimulate intelligent discussion of the topic.

megan says. “Let’s remember all religions lead to heaven.”

No, megan, they do not. Practicing any religion that makes others equal to Allah (swt) will surely guarantee the adherent a place in The Fire. I refer you to al-Qur’an 4:48 and 4:116. Shirk (polytheism), or setting up partners with Allah (swt) is the gravest of sins.

Emily says: “…if I am not mistaken in December it is summer there, while it is winter here in the states…”

You are quite mistaken Emily. It’s as cold in Jerusalem as it is in New York right now. The mean temperature for Jerusalem is Daily Minimum 47.1 degrees F and Daily Maximum 57.2 degrees F (http://worldweather.wmo.int/013/c00043f.htm#wxforecast).

There are NO shepherds tending flocks in the hills surrounding Jerusalem in the winter. the whole Christmas story is a hoax as Zaigham Khan has illustrated and Muslims should have no part in it.

When Muslims are greeted by Christians with “Merry Christmas” we should be courteous, greet them in civility and not say “Merry Christmas” back to them. We can say, “Peace to you” and not be in the act of celebrating their pagan holiday and risking The Fire in that Great Day of Requital.

Salaam

December 2, 2010 at 4:49 pm
(15) Qamar says:

The Truth here is plain and simple. Xmas was an innovation of the Church. Though tied to the biblical Jesus, the celebration of xmas started long after the issues of the books of the bible had been resolved and that is why it is correct to argue that there is no any instruction in the Bible that xmas should be celebrated.
To me, I see the celebration of xmas the same way I see recognized celebrations like the halloween and other carnivals, whose significance is actually based on what people want and not what God wants.
This is not about negativity but it is all about being a Muslim in which case everything a Muslim does is done in accordance with the instructions of God as laid out in the Quran and all for God’s pleasure only.

December 2, 2010 at 4:50 pm
(16) Qamar says:

The Truth here is plain and simple. Xmas was an innovation of the Church. Though tied to the biblical Jesus, the celebration of xmas started long after the issues of the books of the bible had been resolved and that is why it is correct to argue that there is no any instruction in the Bible that xmas should be celebrated.
To me, I see the celebration of xmas the same way I see recognized celebrations like the halloween and other carnivals, whose significance is actually based on what people want and not what God wants.
This is not about negativity but it is all about being a Muslim in which case everything a Muslim does is done in

December 2, 2010 at 6:39 pm
(17) samash says:

As a Muslim we strictly believe that the true Muslim has to follow Quraan and Sunnah. First we see revelations for a certain matter in Quraan . If we don’t found it we should look into Sunnah. Regarding the celebration of Christmas we don’t find any commandment in Quraan directly.But in Hadith we can find certain sayings of Prophet SAW.According to these He PBUH has declared two days to celebrate by the Muslims.One 1st of Shawal as Eidu-l-Fitr and the second day, 10th of Zilhajj as Eidu-l-Azha. So we have to follow these teachings about religious celebrations.

December 2, 2010 at 7:17 pm
(18) bilal says:

Let Christians believe as they will and celebrate Christmas as they see fit as far as religious reasons are concerned. As long as they keep it a religious experience and keep all the stupid commercialism out of it they are harming no one and only believe as they were taught from a young age. They cannot be condemned by anyone for that,even Allah. Not everyone has had the opportunity to experience Islam so it is not their fault for doing as they were taught in their religion as much as the same as Muslims try to do and believe in their faith. Same goes for the Jews,Protestants,Mormons and so one. No one has the right to shove their personal beliefs down anyone elses throat! That is why the world is constantly at war!!!

December 2, 2010 at 9:01 pm
(19) Tariq says:

A salamu aliekum,

Bilal…you are so right!!!!

salam and Happy Holidays to all!!!!

December 3, 2010 at 5:53 pm
(20) Richard says:

Muslims only have the word of a man to base their beliefs on. What proof can you offer other than the word of Muhammad, who was only a man just like all men. For you to say you have the only true religion is no different than Christians saying they have the true religion. What proof did Muhammad give other than his word ? At least Jesus died on the cross to prove his resurection was an act of God. Did Muhammad heal the sick, give sight to the blind, and offer his life for all mankind?? The answer to that is No. Jesus was pure, he never married and never gave in to the temptations of things of this world. Your Muhammad did marry and gave in to those temptations of the flesh. So that made Jesus more pure and free from worldly temptations.

December 3, 2010 at 9:14 pm
(21) Clare says:

Most people celebrate Christmas as a secular holiday; I do that.

I was ensnared by religion (mostly Christian-type) for many years of my life, wasting my lifetime. At last, I recognized the fact that there are no gods, none at all. Now I am free to be a good person, free from the evils promoted by religions.

December 4, 2010 at 9:14 am
(22) Bilal says:

Thank you Tariq. And the same to you!!! Salam!

December 4, 2010 at 8:46 pm
(23) Malichi says:

Acts 10:43 All the prophets testify about him (in the Ancient 5769 yr old Word of God the Holy Torah) that everyone who believes in him receives forgiveness of sins through his name.”

Acts 10:28 He said to them: “You are well aware that it is against our laws for a Jew to associate with a Gentile or visit him. But God has shown me that I should not call any man impure or unclean.

If it was made right threw Grace and Mercy for the Jews to see all men as Gods sevents, then it is just as good for all Muslims to see all men as God servents, and fellowship together for the Glory of God.

Have Great Christmas. Muslims and Christians, and Jews… “Peace On warth Good will toward Men”

December 4, 2010 at 8:49 pm
(24) Another Chosen says:

Genesis 15:6, “And he believed in the Lord; and he counted it to him for righteousness.”
Hebrews 11:8
By faith Abraham, when called to go to a place he would later receive as his inheritance, obeyed and went, even though he did not know where he was going.

It is by this same faith unto obedience we .. All are men are called.

Wether Christian or Muslim good deeds alone are not enough to enter into the Kingdom of heaven. If this was So…. no need for a savior would required. However, an atonement must be made for each who will enter. That atonement is Jesus the sone of God the Lamb without spot. For where there is sin an atonement of innocent Blood must be made. That is Blood with out sin. So it is in the faith of this atonement we are cleaned of our sins. Not through good deeds and much work. Although they are profitable they will not atone for sin. Do not be fooled by men. God has been clear.

December 4, 2010 at 8:51 pm
(25) Another chosen says:

cont..

No prophet can do this … only the Messiah, who was chosen by God to come through the Jews.. Like it or not that was Gods choice. I am a gentile adopted into the family of God through the Son, and in the faith of Abraham I am bought into the family of Israel. Not a people of birth, but of faith. So it makes no difference if your are from Isaac or Ishmael the point of their births was and allegory, A way for God to Show that those who believe in his promise are the true children of God.. This was the faith of Abraham in its essance.

We who believe in the Promise, are United in brother hood in the faith. The High priest of God YESHUA . He has made a new covenant with all men. That any who will come onto him in Faith and obedience to the Commandments of God., will be cleansed of their sins. For it is written that not those who hear the word are righteous but those who do the word. So Faith in Jesu and Works of Kindness and Love, and Mercy

Not through works of War, separation, hatred, and jealously. These are not the way of God, these are the way of men. Be of God then , and be saved.

December 4, 2010 at 8:51 pm
(26) another chosen says:

cont..

And Christ said No man will come unto the father but threw me. If you reject the son you will not have the father, for all authority was given unto the Son, That is what happened when he was raised to Life again. All authority was given unto him. Authority over death. He alone has the Keys to death, and he alone can commute your sentence. When he has done all things he will bring all thing unto the father. For he also said the father is greater then I. There fore he is the Son of God.

Do what is good unto others, do What is kind, Loving, peaceful, and truthful. seek with all your heart and you will find. And Love God the father with all your heart and soul, and Mind.
But the Son, is the atonement for your sins, and that is why he is our lord.

Praise be the Lord Yehoshua Ben Nun, who was formed to be in his days a great deliverer for his chosen ones of the earth” I invite you to become a chosen one of God, through the atonement of his son Yeshua .

and those who are chose are those who keep the commandment of God and the testimony of Jesus Christ the Messiah.

Have a wonderful celebration of the birth of our savior, the savior of the whole world

Love and peace to my fellow Muslim seekers of truth and light from God the Father

December 5, 2010 at 8:26 am
(27) Missy paulene says:

I’m a christian and I just want to say that we should just let people celebr8 any holiday they want with regards to their faith and what they believe in, no one should judge people whom didn’t do anything wrong.
i myself celebr8 Christmas as I want to with my family, the spirit of Christmas is about giving,sharing,loving and living in peace. I’m not sure if Jesus was really born in December but that’s what all Christians know that he’s birthday is Dec 25. Maybe that’s the date the Church assigned for all of us to celebr8.
Every1 shouldn’t make a problem out of it, what’s the big deal :”>
Christmas is Christ’s our saviors birth ♥J+E+S+U+S♥
Hey! Im just 15 and I just want u too know that I respect all that is written in here :) God Bless
+ ♥PeAcE♥+

December 5, 2010 at 1:17 pm
(28) debbie says:

Assalamu Alaikum

I was a Christian that converted to Islam, and i do not look back for one second.
I have to agree with Bilal.
Salam!!

December 6, 2010 at 9:31 am
(29) balig says:

In replie to richard: he have to know that all the prophets have thier own ways of performing miracles.muhammad is nobody but a messenger just like other messengers.he made mention of “healing the sick,giving sight to the blind and that he offer his life for all mankind,please i want to know were in the bible did jesus said: i heal the sick by my power,i gave sight to the blind by my power. you will not see them in the bible because is not jesue that say them it was his so called followers then who include them to the bible.all this,the holy qur`an make us to understand that he did them by the permission of his lord{ALLAH}.also saying he offer his life for all mankind, i want him to understand that we the muslims blieve that jesus did not die he is coming back to complete his mission.taking about celebration of xmas is an inovation which is forbiding in islam in all share let the muslims alway reflect to this “you have your religion while i have my religion” Ma Salam.

December 11, 2010 at 7:15 pm
(30) zaid says:

people before u all make comment seek knowledge from cradle to the crave do not criticise , read all holy books research then comment base on facts. almighty god is the judge.

December 15, 2010 at 10:38 pm
(31) Mas says:

In the Name of Allah, the Most Gracious, The Most Merciful
Say:”O Al-Kafiroun (disbelievers in Allah, in His Oneness, in His Angles, in His Books, in His Messengers, in the Day of Resurrection, and in Al-Qadar, etc.)!I worship not that which you worship, Nor will you worship that which I worship. And I shall not worship that which you are worshipping. Nor will you worship that which I worship. To you be your religion, and to me my religion. (Sura 109 – Al Quran)

December 17, 2010 at 11:39 am
(32) Nicole says:

Why do muslims think we (Christians) will burn in hell for not following the Quran, but believe they will go to heaven by blowing up innocent people and committing suicide? If Allah is this evil, then what is Satan like?

December 17, 2010 at 11:43 pm
(33) Rena says:

Happy Hollidays to all,

I am a convert and I have a christmas tree this year. I also have 2 kids and a muslim (religious) husband. I dont know what Christmas really means and whats the story.. I DO NOT CARE… I know that christmas tree brings joy into my heart. (I guess not in my husbands s..:) Joy and Hapiness that I had since I was a little girl… its my tradition.. I DO NOT FEAR GOD, I love him… and I sudgest you dont fear him either.. I notices that many muslims dont love God and just full of fear… I think its wrong.. LOVE will save the world not hate.. all holidays are good if their bring smiles on the peoples faces,, God knows Best,, remember that and dont rush to judge… oh year,, if you thinking about my husband.. he is a great man. He HATES my idea.. but there is no fights.. yes, I might sound like a bad one.. but I believe if he doesnt support my traditions while I am respecting and celebrating his, we may just change directions of our life together..

December 18, 2010 at 7:50 am
(34) Ruku says:

In Islam understanding, religion is not merely of feeling in the heart, but it requires humbleness and submission to the Conducts of Allah, those are stated in the Qur’an. That’s why it might be ‘expected’ to meet comments from Muslims sounding like something strict, fearful, while in fact we do those just feeling light, by heart and feeling no burden. However, in Islam, Islamic teaching belongs to the system by Allah, the only God, through which people can do anything from private matters to economic transaction, from those belongs to family’s to the politics with the Guidance. It’s a pity today;s world is packed full with solely worldly matters that makes some of us think that religion is an escape, prayer is merely of emotional thing, etc. What we must do is turn our perpective toward religion. Yes, we experience worldly matters now, but what is it after we leave this world? Islam comes, linking what it is now perceived as worldly matters into what it can do to your life after this world. Wallahu a’lam bisshawab.

December 18, 2010 at 7:19 pm
(35) taqiyya connoisseur says:

Here is what the Quran also says about Christians and other ‘unbelievers’. These are just a few.

“O you who believe! fight those of the unbelievers who are near to you and let them find in you hardness.” Quran (9:123)

“I will cast terror into the hearts of those who disbelieve. Therefore strike off their heads and strike off every fingertip of them” – Quran (8:12)

“And the Jews say: Ezra is the son of Allah; and the Christians say: The Messiah is the son of Allah; these are the words of their mouths; they imitate the saying of those who disbelieved before; may Allah destroy them; how they are turned away!” – Quran (9:30)

“Soon shall We cast terror into the hearts of the Unbelievers, for that they joined companions with Allah, for which He had sent no authority”. – Quran (3:151)

“They but wish that ye should reject Faith, as they do, and thus be on the same footing (as they): But take not friends from their ranks until they flee in the way of Allah (From what is forbidden). But if they turn renegades, seize them and slay them wherever ye find them; and (in any case) take no friends or helpers from their ranks.” – Quran (4:89) -

“Fight those who believe not in Allah nor the Last Day, nor hold that forbidden which hath been forbidden by Allah and His Messenger, nor acknowledge the religion of Truth, (even if they are) of the People of the Book, until they pay the Jizya with willing submission, and feel themselves subdued.” – Qur’an (9:29)

“If they refuse to accept Islam, demand from them the Jizya. If they agree to pay, accept it from them and hold off your hands. If they refuse to pay the tax, seek Allah’s help and fight them” – Muslim (19:4294)

December 19, 2010 at 2:45 am
(36) Ruku says:

When citing chapters of anything supposed to be integrated, is it accepted to cite them cursorily that way? No, your method is totally misled. See http://www.quranexplorer.com/Quran/Default.aspx for yr better understanding of the Qur’an. It will quickly launch, explore, and can recite the verses beautifully for you.

December 22, 2010 at 5:42 pm
(37) G. McGee says:

Jesus Christ is the son of God; Jesus Christ is also God, as God is a Trinity- He is Three in one, The Father- God, The Son- Jesus Christ, & The Holy Ghost. As a Christian, that is what I believe to be truth- Muslims believe something different- That is fine; We are all children of God, and the way in which we seek Him is our path to be with Him when we die. No matter what belief one follows, if you are steadfast and truthfully, you will find God and be rewarded in Heaven. As a Christian I cannot condem my fellow man for his beliefs- If they are true and honest, he will be rewarded by spending eternity with Him. Praise God, Praise the Lord, Praise Allah.

December 22, 2010 at 8:21 pm
(38) John Tolmosoff says:

We do not celibrate christmas, Easter or any man made holliday.

We celibrate Passover

Christmas ?. We celibrate at New Year that does not have Santa or the Nativity.

We hold to all of Moses Hollidays and Jesus is the chief cornerstone of all Hollidays.

December 23, 2010 at 7:54 pm
(39) samash says:

The most important thing for Muslims not to celebrate Christmas is the instruction of our Holy Prophet Muhammad SAW . According to it He told to His pious companions (Ashab) that every nation has some days to celebrate and I give you two days to celebrate; one first of Shawal (10th month of Islamic Calendar) after Ramadan (9th month of Islamic Calendar) as Eid-ul-Fitr and the second 10th of Zilhaj (12th month of Islamic Calendar) as Eid-ul-Azha.So according to the teachings of Islam we should follow the Quraan and Sunnah. We see that Quraan has not given a direct revelation in this matter so we have to follow Sunnah which is the second most important source of Islamic jurisprudence.

December 24, 2010 at 1:53 am
(40) Abdul-Aziz Anyang says:

Samash’s comments on the issue is quite simple and straight forward. Follow Qura’n and Sunnah of the Prophet for the basic truth and the truth shall make you free. Don’t follow family relations and friends to nullify your Islam. Salaam to all.

December 24, 2010 at 2:30 pm
(41) Peter Gibbons says:

So the church tied Roman festivals to christianity to make the religion seem more palatable to the pagan Romans, is that any different then Mohmmad at first praying toward Jerusalem to intice them into Islam? Celebrating Christmas does not make one a christian. That does not mean that Islam is the true religion either…..let us just say the jury is still out.

December 24, 2010 at 5:14 pm
(42) nazar sherif says:

GOD created man with the faculty of knowledge and understanding and commanded him to worship HIM alone and warned him of satan and his temptations. satan corrupted the religion of true worship of God and caused man to spread mischief on the land which prompted God to send messengers including Jesus and Muhammud (peace be upon them) with the universal message-”that there is no god but ME and worship ME alone” at different tiimes.unfortunately all messages got corrupted except the Quran.for right destination one has to choose right way and if any think that he can reach the heaven by any way then he is mistaken.many christian- turned- muslims bear witness to Truth of Islam and blame muslims for not doing their job of conveying the message to others. please take time to read Quran with unbiased mind and i am sure it will change your idea. salam.
nazar sherif

December 25, 2010 at 1:05 am
(43) BrainiacVI says:

Peace and blessings to you all. I read the comments above and I see so much hatred and condemnation towards the other religion. I wonder why there is so much religion, yet so little love. We can enlighten ourselves without being harsh about it.

I am a Muslim, and I do not celebrate Maolud Nabiyy (supposed to be the birthday of the prophet Muhammad) neither do I celebrate Christmas or even my birthdays. Have you checked the origin of birthdays? Birthday celebrations are rooted in paganism and astrology. In the Hebrew Bible, the one single mention of a celebration being held in commemoration of someone’s day of birth is for the Egyptian Pharaoh. The ancient world of Egypt, Greece, Rome, and Persia celebrated the birthdays of gods, kings, and nobles. Rather than have an elaborate celebration, I instead use the day to reflect and thank God for the gift of life just like I do most days. If a birthday must be marked for Jesus, it should not be on Dec. 25 which is another date with Paganism. We can use modern technology to determine the exact date of birth of Jesus and correct aptly, and the Church should even sponsor this.

Jesus is a very reverred figure in Islam as in Christianity. Infact when Jesus is mentioned in the Muslim world, we ask for the peace and blessings of God to be upon him. Jesus is a servant of God though as he mentioned himself in some verses in the bible. Jesus did not call himself ‘son of God’ but referred to himself as the ‘son of man’. The ‘son of God’ term itself is symbolic and was not only used for Jesus by the apostles but for Adam as well. But people began to take the word literally and interprete the bible differently. And that was why God addressed this nascent misinterpretation of the person and role of Jesus at the time in the Qur’an. The Qur’an does not condemn the bible and infact instructs us to respect the torah and the gospel but it also addresses issues like this that will be of contention in the future.
[to be continued]

December 25, 2010 at 1:09 am
(44) BrainiacVI says:

In Islam, there are only two celebrations as Samash has rightly highlighted. The prophet or his companions never celebrated his birthdays. Neither should any of the followers of the prophet and his companions.

And God knows best. Salam!

December 25, 2010 at 5:30 am
(45) mqueeen says:

i am a christian i feel that none of us where there to write the bible or the koran or it probably would be writing in our way like they say its three sides to a story your side my side and the truth its like when microsoft or what ever the company was that the guy said he designed it and his roommate stole it we wasnt there so we dont know but what my pastor always says u dont have to come to his church but u need to believe in a God so whatever God you worship at least you believe that there is a God merry xmas, piece be with you, and happy holidays. I love you all!!!!

December 25, 2010 at 6:00 am
(46) maliha says:

Allahu Akbar

December 25, 2010 at 10:05 am
(47) bashir says:

Assalam alykum!
Its the time we learn to appreciate the glory and strength of our religion Islam. Lets be proud of It and continoue believing in it as it is the right religion. Our brothers have ears and eyes but they cannot use them.

December 25, 2010 at 9:46 pm
(48) Andrew says:

Jesse,The only ignorance is coming from you! Do your research,not everything is as black and white as you think.Christianity has pagan roots! Don’t be a moron,read more.

December 26, 2010 at 11:53 pm
(49) anonoymous says:

we dont celebrate christmas because it is the holidasy of the pagans and the mushrikeen and which muslim would want to celebrate a stupid holiday thingy like that blasphemy

December 28, 2010 at 8:44 pm
(50) Hala400 says:

As Salaam Alaykom:

As an American convert to Islam, I find this discussion comical, but do not intend any disrespect. We Muslims believe almost everything about Isa PBUH that Christians to, so I consider the matter to be fairly minor.

We Muslims seem to think that Muhammad PBUH is the Major Prophet, but it is Isa who had the virgin birth, and will return to do the will of Allah SWT to set the world right. So, does that not mean that Isa is something different than a mere prophet?

And, this business about the date? Qurarreling about that is silly because most scholars say that it happened around the 17th of July.

We should be concentrating on loving Allah SWT, and being kind to one another, anything else is foolishness .

Ma Salaama

Hala

January 3, 2011 at 6:10 pm
(51) Mustafa says:

Dear Hala400, the major difference between these two great guys Muhamad (PBUH) and Jesus (PBUH) is that
(1) the former was sent to the entire mankind (Quran) and the later was to the children of israel only (Quran). Pliz just compare the work load!!
(2) Jusus will come and complete his mission and will die then burried near Muhamad (Just to show that muhamad is the man he is following).
(3) Read more about the most 100 influential personalities of all times and find that the author after critical examination positioned Muhamad (PBUH) at position one, pliz ask him more why he did so.

January 10, 2011 at 1:31 pm
(52) Sarah says:

There is no need of competition or ranking Prophets, Mustafa. Both Jesus (pbuh) & Mohammed (pbuh) are granted a closer place to God in Heaven than you or I could dream about. We need to worry about our own Afterlife and maybe if we can minimalise our sins, we may be granted the remotest corner of Heaven, which would still be beyond our fantasies.

I was born into a Muslim family but I am always impressed and inspired by the wisdom and knowledge of converts to Islam, like Hala and Ameena. These guys and gals have taken a huge step and continue to care about and respect Christian neighbors who disagree with their beliefs.

I don’t celebrate Christmas at home, but we exchange holiday gifts with our neighbors and the mail and trash guys. That’s normal in the US. Muslims in different countries embrace different traditions. I fear and love my Creator and I pray He guides us all to be kind, compassionate & prosperous this year. Salaams.

April 1, 2011 at 4:30 am
(53) travis says:

deut:12:29-32 says do not participate in that lands traditions for i hate it and it is an abomination unto me.all these christians celebrating these holidays are in for a shock when JESUS comes back.the christians will see the true christians rise in the air and think im supposed to be there too.preachers today think that there is bible scripture to back them on saying its ok to celebrate these holidays when GOD is saying no!most christians today speak with the lips and not with their heart.JESUS said i know ye not.

April 5, 2011 at 10:35 am
(54) Khalil says:

I find it shame worthy that people are blogging their opinions rather than many facts. The Qur’anic verses and ahadith for the most part could have been chosen better, and the overt christian ideology of the ‘crucifiction’ and ressurection of the man christ doesn’t apply to this discusion. That would be a discussion aboit easter. Long story short: Muslims do not celebrate the holidays of non muslims. Nor do we expect others to celebrate ours. We do find it disturbing that parents feel the need to lie to our children about santas, bunnies, farries and other non sence to ‘bring them joy’, and then punosh them when they lie to us when they feel that we wont like the truth. We don’t agree with many practices of the non muslims, but I’m sure many of oir traditions are strange to others. But we are here to learn from eachother, not to criticise. One thing that I will say is that if someone is a christian than that means christ like… To aspire to be like the prophet jesus, peace be upon him, is a great task for any christian – especially because he was a jew.

August 15, 2011 at 11:45 pm
(55) Jason says:

I understand “Allah” means “god” in aramaic? So what is the actual name of this allah?
It also said that this allah is a savior. explain how he saves his people. According to the real Creator of heaven and earth, (Yahweh), it takes blood shed to atone for the sins of the human race. If this muslim allah didnt die and ressurect for his people- how is it possible to save them? Yahweh did it by taking the form of a human being through the one called Yeshua, and then giving His Divine life and shedding his own blood for all who will believe on Him. I’ve read enough of the quran to see that this muslin allah didnt love his followers enough to do that, thus there is no way he can atone for the sins of the human race. It seems this allah just makes promises that in the end he will not be able to keep, and he himself will be judged by the The one True God of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob. The Elohim of Israel. Seems this allah of the muslims has his people follow by way of “contract”. While the Elohim of Israel requires a personal relationship with him, like a bride betrothed to a bridegroom. Hymm- I think ill continue to follow the G-d that loved me enough to spill His own blood for me. Lets see this muslim allah do that for his muslim people.

November 5, 2011 at 5:12 pm
(56) hassan shabazz says:

in the name of allah the book of jeriamiah ch 10 says dont learn the ways of the nations they take a tree out the forest and deck it whith silver and gold this is the mordern day christmas tree

November 9, 2011 at 9:47 pm
(57) Stephanie says:

I think anyone, Muslim, Jew, Christian… shows a complete disregard for human life by quoting verses from any religious book to justify their hatred, violence and/or disgust for any other group of people.

I’m a Christian, but I have some very dear friends who are Muslim and they have taken the time to get to know me and what kind of person I am on the inside, just as I have gotten to them and have found them beautiful. Our theology doesn’t always match up but our genuine desire to be honest, compassionate, loving, caring people does.

My father is an Anglican priest and I even grew up in a religious order. I could spout Christian theology with the best of them. I can quote from the Kuran too for that matter. The point is – I won’t – because religious beliefs are cemented in our person relationship with our God.

I will say that a lot of what is written in the bible are allegories or attempts to explain things in ways that we can understand and relate to because we cannot truly appreciate the vast power and scope of God. The bible is not always meant to be taken literally, it’s meant as a source for teaching and learning through discussion and commune. It worries me when people use texts to justify superiority and intolerance.

I hope to continue learning and growing in love from one another through respectful discussion.

November 17, 2011 at 5:16 am
(58) Akmed says:

I’m a Muslim, but I have a question to my Muslim Brothers and Christian Brothers: As a Muslim, I’ve actually read the original (un-altered) texts of the Gospel. 99 % of my brothers have not. While the words a Muslim speaks are true 99% of the time, the 1% missing is what’s messing us up from bringing over a ton of Christians to converting to Muslim. Isah was crusified, died, and Allah showed how much power He really has, to bring him back from the dead and take him in physical living form to the Heavens as stated in the Koran. Because the Koran simply states that he was taken up, and because the original texts are never required reading, its thought that Isah did not die and was brought back .Why is this important? Because all Jews believe that there is one God (This makes them Muslim), and True Christians believe there is one God (This makes them Muslim), and all Muslims believe that Isah was born of a virgin Mary (English) this makes them Christians. There’s one more issue that we as Muslims need to address. Christians call Allah Father, they say Isah is there son. While 80% of them might have been mislead into truly believing this, there is a large percentage that call Allah father and Isah Son, because the word Father has multiple meanings as does son. Many of them understand this. If I say I love my father, mother, daughter, son, the sky, the stars, a dog, a friend – all are different forms of the word love. Even in language Allah shows how diverse He is. Father is a creator and son is a creation. If nailed down, we would all agree as Christians and Muslims and we would remove the TAGG of religion and say we are Allah followers.

November 26, 2011 at 10:10 am
(59) Andrea says:

Wow, I’m a recent convert to Islam, and if I wasn’t confused before reading this thread, I certainly am now. So many opinions being passed off as “fact”, from Muslims, Christians, and Jews alike. But anyway, as a recent convert to Islam from Catholicism, I do have fond memories of Christmas … Santa, presents, the Christmas Tree, the family dinner, and yes, especially the commercial hoopla of it all. With that said, I have made the conscious decision to put up my Christmas decorations as I have in the past, albeit minus that little porcelain nativity scene and the advent candles. But I will be putting up a tree with all the pretty lights and fancy trimmings, not because I chose to worship Jesus (PBUH), or a tree for that matter, but because I ENJOY the sights and sounds of the holiday season. While I will enjoy the season itself with the social gatherings, complete with fancy table settings and succulent dessert offerings, I will not celebrate what Christians refer to as “the reason for the season” … even as a Christian, I never really bought into that whole nativity story anyway, and always questioned its validity on several levels. If that made me a “bad Catholic”, then so be it … and if decorating my christmas tree with brightly colored spheres made of glass and having absolutely nothing to do with religion while sipping eggnog and listening to “Rudolph the Red Nose Reindeer” makes me a “bad Muslim”, then so be that as well. Somehow I doubt I’ll burn in eternal hell for it. But just in case … Astaghfiru-Allah.

November 30, 2011 at 11:16 pm
(60) Darren says:

wow. what a load of..well you know what. For me Christmas is just a time for people to make and spend money, eat loads of food and generally go back to times where I was a child and generally relax..eventually, with friends.

To be honest I think religion thru times is a load of hokus pokus written by men who were bored and its the biggest killer of the modern world. The things people do in the name of religion is very scary. If people want something to believe in then that;s cool, but do we have to actually have to let it rule our lives?

I live in a part of London that is very Muslim. The men get away with everything, drink, play around drive round in big cars and play loud music,make and spend loads of money..(thought that was against their religion, and against most religions?) then woman walk around totally covered up and do the shopping, take care of the kids and so on. The catholic priests live in closed environments and abuse kids.

The men that invented these religions were some of the best PR men ever. And the leaders of these religions are some of the richest men in the world men in the world. But sadly the human race would be totally lost the day ( if ever) that it’s proven that these religions were just a load of good writing from some good story tellers.Then god/Allah or whatever you call him..help us all.

December 6, 2011 at 5:14 pm
(61) Erin says:

Someone left the comment – All religions lead to heaven. If you actually read the Bible, you’ll know that is not true… Matthew 7:13,14 There are two different roads and since the majority of the human race associate themselves with some sort of religion, they can’t all be on the cramped and narrow road that leads to life since there are few that find it. Also, Jesus said to ones who PROFESSED to be his followers at Matthew 7:22,23- I never knew you, get away from me you workers of lawlessness.

If people want to justify celebrating Christmas, that’s up to them. Judgement is left to God (Matthew 7:1) If you do not believe in either the Quran or the Bible, that’s your decision and you are free to celebrate whatever you want. However if you profess to be a Christian or a Muslim, then follow your Holy Book which (if you are honest and an avid reader) will not include celebrating Christmas, and although we are encouraged to teach others about our beliefs in hopes that they will come to an accurate knowledge (Matthew 28:19,20) we know that ultimately each person makes their own decisions and are responsible to God for the decisions they make. 2 Corinthians 5:10

December 10, 2011 at 8:23 am
(62) Mohammed Saif al Din says:

Asalaamu Alaikum brothers and sisters,
I was born as an athiest which normally celebrate christmas because anyone not bought up from the church does it then I converted to christianity in my later teen years. But now I see the truth of Allah and Islam and how I should be following His Glorious path of Righteous

Heres is passage from the Old Testament from Jeremiah 10:1 to 6

1 Hear the word which the LORD speaks to you, O house of Israel.
2 Thus says the LORD:

“ Do not learn the way of the Gentiles;
Do not be dismayed at the signs of heaven,
For the Gentiles are dismayed at them.
3 For the customs of the peoples are futile;
For one cuts a tree from the forest,
The work of the hands of the workman, with the ax.
4 They decorate it with silver and gold;
They fasten it with nails and hammers
So that it will not topple.
5 They are upright, like a palm tree,
And they cannot speak;
They must be carried,
Because they cannot go by themselves.
Do not be afraid of them,
For they cannot do evil,
Nor can they do any good.”

December 13, 2011 at 11:41 am
(63) Leese says:

My fiance is Muslim and i am Christian, does this mean that for Christmas he won’t be able to celebrate with me? i find it really unfair because i compromise and celebrate Eid with him. If Muslims believe in Jesus, why can’t they celebrate His birth?

December 17, 2011 at 2:15 pm
(64) Emily says:

Everyone knows Christmas started with paganism. That’s the first thing that comes up when you begin studying the origins of the holidays.
Most christians I know are aware and accept that most of our holiday traditions were derived from ancient pagan societies. It doesn’t degrade our beliefs at all and there’s no reason you have to choose to view it that way, it’s just history. It doesn’t have any bearing on your life, but to be closed minded is a dangerous state. You should always be willing to question everything you’re presented with because it is human nature to lie. Everyone lies, to each other and to themselves, and you need to research and gather as much information as you can before taking a firm stance on anything. Even then the most correct awnser is generally that you’re not very sure. There are too many variables in life to be very sure about anything.

All religions have the same root. It’s just many different ways of expressing the same thing, which is that what we are is LIFE. I think people get too caught up in the details and miss the bigger picture.
I can’t choose just one religion. They all have good things about them and bad things about them. My wonderful boyfriend however, is a strict believer in Mormonism. He talks about his beliefs and I talk about my beliefs. We never argue and we always end up expanding our minds and considering point of views we hadn’t before.

I guess what I’m saying is, who cares, can’t we all be brothers?

December 20, 2011 at 2:12 pm
(65) Mohamed says:

I think that its ok for muslims to celebrate Christmas, cause Christmas is just a memory of the birth of Jesus. I am a muslim, and I know the story of how Ashura was made, it was a day the Jews were celebrating, and then the prophet Muhammad adopted it into Islam saying that “We are prior to them from celebrating this day”, because it celebrates the day when Moses returned from the mountain in Egypt after meeting Allah.

December 22, 2011 at 9:15 am
(66) Kudirat says:

Brothers and Sisters in Islam; i am not very happy with what i am reading. Who are you to judge the service of God? It is only Allah that could say you are right or wrong. Leave Judgement to Almighty Allah the creator of creature.

My Christian friends enjoy yourself and do on to others as you want them to do unto you.

Cheers!

December 22, 2011 at 9:21 am
(67) Ademola says:

This is a good opportunity to interact.

Islam is unique and differs from all other religions bcos of:
1. Divinity in origin and goal: origin of every religious act engaged in by Muslims is divine. if not in the Quran then it is practiced by our prophet. What is the source of xmas and this Gregorian dating to have fixed dec. 25 or Jan 1st? Divine origin is an assurance of acceptability by the Almighty.

2. Comprehensiveness:- Islam is a religion for all generations and tribes with its fitting principles to be adapted everywhere. Why celebrating a date that was fixed by people with pagan origin? Let’s research into the true story of Jesus and disciples and stop copy-copy without questioning. it leads no where.

December 22, 2011 at 9:26 am
(68) Ademola says:

This is a good opportunity to interact.
Islam is unique and differs from all other religions bcos of:
1. Divinity in origin and goal: origin of every religious act engaged in by Muslims is divine. if not in the Quran then it is practiced by our prophet. What is the source of xmas and this Gregorian dating to have fixed dec. 25 or Jan 1st? Divine origin is an assurance of acceptability by the Almighty.
2. Comprehensiveness:- Islam is a religion for all generations and tribes with its fitting principles to be adapted everywhere. Why celebrating a date that was fixed by people with pagan origin? Let’s research into the true story of Jesus and disciples and stop copy-copy without questioning. it leads no where.

December 22, 2011 at 5:16 pm
(69) samira says:

Salam everybody. I want to explane two things
1- The messenger Mohammad (alhi assalat wa assalam) is really a man like the others men . he walked in the market and ate meat (keddid) Allah (God) gave him a message ( the quran ) to the human being as a last messenger .This book is the proof (miracle) inside it you can find a lot of answers to many questions .For example the creation of a man is given in details . as sciences poof
2- five pillars of iman (faith) ( to believe in ONE god -his angels – his books his messengers – the day of judgment muslums believe in all messengers if they reject one of them they are not considered as believers so not muslums . may all mankind live in peacefull.

December 22, 2011 at 8:04 pm
(70) AJ says:

Wow, I just googled “Do Muslims Celebrate Christmas” so that I could try get an idea of a respectful way to comment to a Muslim fellow soldier friend of mine whom just wished me “Merry Christmas” on an email. Now if one of you great Islam scholars could assist me with that, i would greatly appreciate it. All I could really get (which i understood) was “And Peace To You” (Thank you Sunvee, Dec 2, 2010)

I respect her religion and beliefs, and she respects mine, it’s that easy.

So, according to all religions, it is our responsibility to witness, but the final word will be that of God, Allah, Yahweh, whomever we call our great architect and creator of all living and non-living things, maker of the laws for each of us would be. HE can weed it all out in the end, and we can explain our earthly decisions in front of HIM and then we will find out the real deal. And either thru the birth and sacrifice of Jesus or Isa(?), we will make it to the final destination and we will live for eternity praising our Father. I pray to see each and every one of you there, no matter which path we took to get there.

(Notice we all agree on the ‘HE’ though :)

Until then, let’s live in peace on this earth, and not get there any sooner that our God wants us to.

If you really want to get all the religions rolling, I am also a member of an international brotherhood, who’s main qualification is that you MUST belief in ‘A’ deity. We do not question each other’s beliefs, we know that there is a higher power and we must respect that higher power in the way that our ancestors, our personal beliefs, and our heartsminds, and souls determine us to. End of discussion as we are concerned.

And, Mr. Taqiyya Connoisseur (Dec 18, 2010), You are in dire need of a Joyous Holiday Season.

God Bless !!!

December 23, 2011 at 3:54 am
(71) sarra says:

nothing and i did not celebrate Christmas because it is not for Muslims peoples to enjoy the time.

December 23, 2011 at 5:30 am
(72) sid says:

hi i am a muslim and i pray 5 times aday io read all the time and i pray for the prophets i know that jesus was not born on the 25th december you shouldnt celebrate christams its just so wrong if you want to celebrate then why dont you celebrate EID ul adah and Eid al Fitra celebrating chirstmas its wrong.

December 23, 2011 at 4:16 pm
(73) AJ says:

So Mr. Sid, celebrating “EID ul adah”, (an almost sacrifice), or “Eid al Fitra” the feast at the end of ‘your’ 30 day fast, and praising God and giving thanks to him is OK, but Christians paying homeage to the birth of our saviour whom shed his blood (an ‘Actual’ acrifice) to forgive our sins is wrong?

When confronted with the PAGAN origins of the Qur’an, some Muslims defend the Qur’an by answering, “So what! Didn’t you Christians get Christmas from the pagans?” This argument is erroneous for several reasons.
a. It is a false analogy to parallel the pagan origins of the rites commanded in the Qur’an with the present day voluntary holidays nowhere commanded in the Bible. What some modern day Christians do on Dec. 25th has no logical bearing on what the Qur’an COMMANDS Muslims to do (eg. the Pilgrimage, the Fast, etc.)
b. It is irrelevant that some Christians choose to voluntarily celebrate the birth of Christ. Since the Bible nowhere commands it, it is a matter of personal freedom. But Muslims are commanded in the Qur’an to believe and practice many things which came from the paganism of that day.

***Eid al-Fitr is an important Islamic holiday that involves many Muslims waking up early and praying either at an outdoor prayer ground or a mosque. Many Muslims dress in their finest clothes and adorn their homes with lights and other decorations. Old wrongs are forgiven and money is given to the poor. Special foods are prepared and friends or relatives are invited to share the feast. Gifts and greeting cards are exchanged and children receive presents. Eid al-Fitr is a joyous occasion but its underlying purpose is to praise God and give thanks to him, according to Islamic belief.****

December 24, 2011 at 1:14 am
(74) beth says:

Really nice site. Thank you!

December 24, 2011 at 6:44 am
(75) Phil Slocombe says:

It’s an intersting discussion , but sadly Christmas has become a commercial event, instead of a religious festival. I refuse to subscribe to the American ‘Happy Holiday’ nonsense. No matter what religion people are let Christmas be a celebration of their beliefs. If we were more tolerant of each other , there would be no need for the war and slaughter that mars the world we live in. Peace to all who read this.

December 24, 2011 at 10:47 am
(76) truth says:

To Sunvee

I encourage you as we’ll as all others reading to think about this…The books that you are getting Scriptures from were written by men long ago and surely have been changed over time and can be interpreted differently depending on the reader. You all have pluesrhw game “telephone” right. The first person will whisper “my name begins with a T” and by the end it’s “I have purple socks on
My point is that these scriBibandthe Quaran have been re-written over and over by men. For Subvee to quote the Quaran to someone who believes on the Bible about going to jell for believing in Jesus as the son of God means nothing. The Bible says Jesus is the son of God but to a Muslim that means nothing.

USUALLY people’s religion. Depends on their upbringing until they are able to make their own decisions. It all comes down to religious respect. Eve if you don’t believe in the other persons religious practices.

December 24, 2011 at 3:18 pm
(77) Doum Ibra says:

bismillah wa salam aleikoum frére en islam,moi je crois que vu l’histoire du 25 dec a savoir l’église a décide de célébrée jésus(paix l)qui aussi un messager aimé par islam,donc cela ne dévais pas crée une polimique par contre vus cette lutte idiologique aujord’hui nous dévons faire une récuperatin positive qui es a savoir féte la naissance de notre chér proféte muhamed(p s l) cela vas contribué chez les enfants musulman a plus basculé au fure a mésure a plus de concidératin pour la naissance du proféte de l’islam

December 24, 2011 at 6:39 pm
(78) Kimakun says:

It was a simple question.: Do Muslims celebrate Christmas?

It has a simple answer: No.

Next topic.

December 25, 2011 at 1:24 am
(79) Habiba says:

NO WE AS MUSLIMS DO NOT CELEBRATE XMAS IT IS A FABRICATED DATE A PAGAN HOLIDAY AS IT REGARDS THIS IS THE DAY THAT THE SON OF GOD WAS BORN ALLAH IS FAR ABOVE THE PHYSICAL NATURE OF HIS CREATION FOR THE MUSLIM WHO TRIES TO RATIONALIZE THE CELEBRATION OF THIS DAY THEY R INNOVATING BIDAH ASSOCIATING OTHERS WITH ALLAH WHICH IS SHIRK BOTH OF THESE LIES ON GOD WILL LEAD TO THE HELLFIRE bottom line so beware o muslim

December 25, 2011 at 2:24 am
(80) zeeshan says:

No Muslim Do NOT CELEBRATE X-MAX…………thats it i agree with Kimakun and Habiba

December 25, 2011 at 8:20 pm
(81) USA religion confused.... says:

Ok. After reading all these comments I understand why people are atheist. Religions of all type are full of backbiting and hatred. People, examine yourself..I see God no where near this mess. I have many muslim friends that have wished me, Merry Christmas today. To be honest, I was confused why, because I didn’t think Muslims were suppose to acknowledge Christmas. On the other hand, I do have a Christian background but do not live a Christian life. So in the end, I’m screwed either way. Point is, if u do not live what your religion teaches then u r a hypocrite n will burn in hell the same as a sinner. So, to all the religious people fighting about this topic, drink some coffee and watch TV. I think God will get more glory from that then fighting over who is right or wrong regarding Christmas. Adios amigos!

December 26, 2011 at 3:20 pm
(82) oluremi says:

Lets stop arguing we all know who true God is but some kept deceiving themselves. True God fight for himself no man can fight for God.

December 26, 2011 at 5:57 pm
(83) Panzon says:

Well, if 12/25 isn’t significant, can we start a movement to have it moved to summer then? It sure sux being trapped with your family in a house during crappy weather with all places of business closed and nothing but Xmas specials on. I don’t care if it is only a day and a half. It sux!! Let’s change it! Didn’t they move thanksgiving a couple of times?

December 26, 2011 at 9:50 pm
(84) jerfei says:

I understand the original question has been answered. However, I would like to add my experience with religion and my experience with the people and their religions.

I was born a Buddhist and as I slowly educated myself I realized I wasn’t really living as a follower of Buddhism. At about 16 years old I decided I cannot call myself a Buddhist anymore. It no longer felt right. I felt like I was lying to myself. Instead, when asked about my religious background, I opted to answer with “jerfeism.” Now, Jerfei is my given name so that made most people laugh. After they’re done with their LOL’s, most times I would be dismissed as a freaking weirdo and the subject would change. Sometimes some folks would shoot back with, “that’s not a religion,” and I would counter with “isn’t religion essentially just a way of life?” Most agreed with this but some would get technical and break out the ol’ dictionary AKA google search. Anyway, with Jerfeism I was able to give an answer without feeling like a hypocrite. I always explained for those who were open minded enough to get past Jerfeism, that honestly I really didn’t know which religion to follow or even if following one is the answer.

December 26, 2011 at 9:54 pm
(85) jerfei says:

Many people would try to ‘save’ me by attempting to convert me to believe in what they believe was ‘right’. I’ve attended many churches of all kinds, temples, religious groups, and taken religious studies classes. I have always kept an open mind. Who am I to say one belief is better or right compared to another? I have met some very true believers of their religion and also some who just call themselves or categorize themselves a certain religion but obviously wouldn’t live accordingly. For those who truly believe AND live by their ‘book’, I respect and enjoy their company as they are usually the more open minded ones. Then there are the many who I feel just want to belong to a ‘popular’ or ‘accepted’ religion. These homedudes could barely explain what their beliefs were and just simply relied on others knowing what their religion is about. For instance it’s sad when I discover a Christian who cannot explain to me how he/she differs from a Catholic or vice versa. What’s even more sad is that 70% or so of these ‘believers’ strut around during the ‘holidays’ proud, head up high for their faith but I found myself teaching them about THEIR good ‘book’. Then there are those who only act Christian during Christmas or act Catholic during Easter. I mean the self awareness level is pretty much non existant. Check it, will you still be ‘saved’ if you act like that?

December 26, 2011 at 9:59 pm
(86) jerfei says:

I am Chinese-American, born on the east coast and raised on the west. With the Bill of Rights we have the right to choose and practice whatever religion we choose. They say that there’s no official religion in the United States but I’m no patsy. This country has national holidays catered to particular religions. You see, there is no Islam holiday here, no Buddhist day, no Hindu day, and most importantly no Jerfeism day. Feel me? Not all religions have a God or many gods but our currency reads ‘In God We Trust’. Here in Cali people celebrate Christmas from all kinds of religions. Seems like it’s so much easier to just follow than it is to lead. Or maybe the need to belong is too strong? Or they don’t feel Xmas is religious? Maybe to them, Xmas is about giving presents, questioning if Santa is real, and decorating trees with the fam? I grew up without Xmas bling or birthdays which I feel made me a stronger minded person but I understand how easily it could have went the other way. You’ll get the crook eye here if your not a Xmas person. Don’t get me wrong, I can’t live anywhere else but Califa but co’mon dudes. We have to be honest to our young folk and most importantly, to ourselves.
I am now 30 years old and still walk with MY religion, Jerfeism. I am proud to say that no one will ever die in the name of Jerfeism. Rant finito, peace.

December 28, 2011 at 8:43 pm
(87) ed says:

God says we are not to worship Him as the pagans worship thier Gods and the Reference to ordorning trees is Jeremiah 10. There is many studies done on our Messiah’s birth date and it is excepted among the scholars as the first week of October the exact date is disputed due to the mathematical problems of converting from the lunar calender to the gorgarian calender. The non Biblical history books will show
Christmas was celebrated in the manner we celebrate it well before the Birth of Christ as a celebration of pagan gods. it was simply renamed by Constantine 300 some odd years after the birth of Christ. Look it up for yourselves

December 28, 2011 at 11:36 pm
(88) Katie says:

First I want to thank those who simply or thoroughly answered the question!

Second, to fellow Christians- you may interpret Jeremiah 10 as a warning against ‘evil’ Christmas trees, but let us reflect on Romans 14 and “let not him who does not eat judge him who eats… For to this end Christ died and rose and lived again…” (NKJV). If you don’t like evergreens in your house, rock on. As for me and my house, we serve the Lord -and- trim sir Tannenbaum :)

December 28, 2011 at 11:43 pm
(89) Katie says:

Continuing from last comment…

And when I say I trim the tree, I only put pretty stuff on it. I don’t worship it. My heart is for the Lord, and as such, can rejoice in the freedom His sacrifice bought! God Bless!

December 29, 2011 at 8:10 am
(90) angela says:

God is not a trinity….nowhere in the Bible does it mention trinity
Jesus is separate from God

December 29, 2011 at 9:28 pm
(91) Katie says:

The Bible does not use the term ‘Trinity.’ However, the Bible refers to Father, Son (Jesus), and Holy Spirit as three persons in God, equal and of His essence (for detailed explanation, check out http://www.theopedia.com/Trinity). A couple verses: Matthew 28:19 and 2 Corinthians 13:14. Explaining the Trinity is difficult at best, but studying the Scripture will help. The term was developed to simply help us understand better with our finite minds.

January 1, 2012 at 2:08 pm
(92) said omar muhammad says:

Should Muslims or Christians Celebrate Christmas?

Lets look into the Historical Record and See if Allah SWT would approve of such a celebration. Let us Reason:

http://www.scribd.com/doc/61811759/Should-Muslims-and-Christians-Celebrate-Christmas

January 5, 2012 at 2:26 am
(93) Lawal Mojeed Olawale says:

Xmas is not a festival to celebrate by a devoted Muslim even d Jehovah witness & seventh-day Adventist don’t celebrate it and they are more entitle to the celebration than us that belief in only only God, some Muslims have compromised their religion which shouldn’t be. Enjoyment of this life is very short pls my brothers & sisters if some so call christian can’t compromised their belief, don’t let us be deceived by Shaitan.

January 8, 2012 at 2:14 pm
(94) amelia brown says:

If someone asked me to join them I would politely refuse. However, since Jesus is recognised by islam, if only as a prophet, I will swap cards with my workmates.

January 19, 2012 at 1:27 pm
(95) Andrew says:

The question of the date of Christmas is very misleading as the calender was in disarray in Roman times:
The Roman Senate named the month of July after Julius Caesar to honor him for reforming their calendar, which had degenerated into a chaotic embarrassment. Bad calculations caused the months to drift wildly across the seasons—January, for example, had begun to fall in the autumn.

The high priest in charge of the calendar, the pontifex maximus, had become so corrupt that he sometimes lengthened the year to keep certain officials in office or abbreviated it to shorten an enemy’s tenure.

Read more: August—History of the Month’s Origin — Infoplease.com http://www.infoplease.com/spot/history-of-august.html#ixzz1jviGeBzO

January 20, 2012 at 10:57 am
(96) MARY says:

hi i am a Christian

January 20, 2012 at 11:11 am
(97) mary says:

hi i am a CHRISTIAN as a CHRISTIAN i believe in Jesus who saved our lives!Only He can save our lives because he has no sins He is the son of God .Nobody can wash away our sins but Jesus,He loves us so much and he gave his life to us.PLS read’ For god so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son that whoever believes in Him shall not perish but have eternal life. NOW!think yourself.If you believe Jesus as your Savior you will have Holy Spirit.Never forget Trinity God The Father,God The Son And God The Holy Spirit. thanks

March 6, 2012 at 9:48 pm
(98) nael says:

i absolutely agree with you mary
GBU

April 7, 2012 at 1:12 am
(99) Believer says:

I believe that it is not up2 us human to judge others religion, i think it is best to just hold on to what you believe in and be faithful, no one knows exactly who is right and who is wrong, but i do kno that it is not upto us to judge others but it is up2 God, and i don’t believe that Jesus is God but i do believe that he was sent to this world to save us, and also as a passage for us or a chance for us to turn back to the father God…. For i am christian, and this is what i believe in, and i was reading in one of the comments posted on here that says Jesus is God and that he heals the sick and the blind, but the truth is, it was the power of the father God that did that through our saviour…..
Walle kum salaam…. and have a good friday everyone…..

April 7, 2012 at 1:17 am
(100) Believer says:

Oh and another thing, we do not celebrate Christmas because we believe Jesus was born on that date, but we celebrate it in remembrance of His birth, for no one knows exactly when He was born, but for students, they celebrate it koz of the free presents and toys, and not forgetting, HOLIDAYS….
Happy Day Everyone!!!!!!!!!!!

:)

August 18, 2012 at 8:08 am
(101) Peace says:

Everyday we should celebrate Jesus Christ’s Birth to our world because if he was not born, I am not sure where most of us would be. I believe that Christ did not come to condem, but to save. So if I believe in Jesus Christ, I feel as if I should carry myself the same way he did and not condem people for what their believe to hell, help them as much as I can as Jesus would. So if we celebrate Jesus’s birth everyday, no one can be wrong. But to those who celebrate it on a certain day, I wish you the best of days to give thanks and praise to Jesus.

August 28, 2012 at 10:35 pm
(102) Carmen says:

I am a convert and I have a christmas tree this year. I also have 2 kids and a muslim (religious) husband. I dont know what Christmas really means and whats the story.. I DO NOT CARE… I know that christmas tree brings joy into my heart. (I guess not in my husbands s..:) Joy and Hapiness that I had since I was a little girl… its my tradition.. I DO NOT FEAR GOD, I love him… and I sudgest you dont fear him either.. I notices that many muslims dont love God and just full of fear… I think its wrong.. LOVE will save the world not hate.. all holidays are good if their bring smiles on the peoples faces,, God knows Best,, remember that and dont rush to judge… oh year,, if you thinking about my husband.. he is a great man. He HATES my idea.. but there is no fights.. yes, I might sound like a bad one.. but I believe if he doesnt support my traditions while I am respecting and celebrating his, we may just change directions of our life together..Thank you Reena you sound like a wise and wonderful women, your husband must be very proud of the women he has by his side, if not then he is blind. God Bless you everyday of your life.

September 12, 2012 at 1:33 am
(103) Tammy says:

I am a Christian and i celebrate Christmas . Jesus is the Son of God . He was born to a Virgin Mary .He was born so that later he would die on the cross for our sins for all sinners even the Muslims and the Christian and every one else . We do not know his date of birth so we as Christian we celebrate it on December 25 th . It also a time of giving of gifts because Jesus was a gift to the earth . Holly ,mistle toe evergreen trees are just traditions from other countries that we have adopted that make the holiday brighter and an essence to the day . Santa has many versions but i was raised with the story of how the little Dutch children would put their wooden shoes out and they would wake in the morning and find goodies in them and today we hang stockings instead. This country of Canada has always embraced Christmas it is part of Canadian heritage and all are welcome to enjoy . About the pegan part it was never a part of my up bringing and do not concern myself with such nonsense .

October 8, 2012 at 1:08 pm
(104) Laurie says:

As a recent convert from Catholicism to Islam, I came here curious to see what others have to say regarding this issue. I have spent my entire life celebrating Christmas and will continue to do so. Christmas is my favorite time of year, and although I do not need to celebrate it as the “birth of Jesus Christ, son of God” (as it’s true know one knows the exact date and we believe the Jesus son of Mary is a prophet of God) we still have love and respect for Jesus, there is no reason not to celebrate the occasion of his birth. I also enjoy the music, the lights, the decorations, etc. It does not mean that I “worship” them. The Christmas season is not all about one day, anyway, it’s a season of goodwill, peace, joy, being with family, eating great holiday food, giving and receiving gifts, etc. My son still believes in Santa Claus. I would not take that experience away from him nor deny my family who is not Muslim the chance to celebrate with us. To those who are so Anti-Christmas, do the origins really matter? You can make your choice how you and your family choose to celebrate. It’s a beautiful holiday, it’s not hurting anyone, people enjoy their Christmas traditions every year and it’s a good reminder of how we should behave to our fellow man all year, just as Ramadan reminds us how we should live the year round. If you want to take it that seriously, that is your choice, but then you are only choosing to miss out. Islam teaches us to open our hearts and be tolerant of others, and not to force our beliefs on others. There is no where the says Muslims should not celebrate Christmas, and this is what I choose for my family because it’s who we are.

October 24, 2012 at 7:10 pm
(105) julie says:

My comment is that i am a christian, but i am open to all religions. until they make up their own roles, dont ever judge anyone for what they believe, but how they treat other people, whatever their religion or origin. we all have to remember we all feel pain in the same way

October 27, 2012 at 3:07 pm
(106) Stacey says:

I am a non believer but I am married to a Muslim man,I respect his religion 100/ but I have 1problem he don’t allow me to do Christmas! I celebrate eid and bayram but he don’t allow me to celebrate anything I love my husband so so much I am frightened this is going to make are break us as I have 3children to a past relationship and 2children to my husband now! Someone please help me I am in a bad situation sometimes a cry at night it’s hard

October 28, 2012 at 3:52 pm
(107) justme says:

My answer is both; yes and no. First of all religious muslim believes in Jesus. Christmas means different things here in the USA and in other countries. In other countries Christmas means praying, and celebrating Jesus, but here means bunch of gifts open in the morning, a lot of money spend, while almost nobody prays for the reason they’re celebrating. So, anybody can celebrate Christmas in USA, just buy a gift and you’re all set, so religious muslims can celebrate that. Christmas tree is a symbol, and each person has their own theory about it and if they want to put it up or not. There are countries where muslims are not allowed, whether socially or by the law, to have a Christmas three. In others, however, where so called modern muslims, believe in God (Allah) but they do not agree or follow a lot of what other muslims believe in, or they are not too religious muslims..almost like christian protestants. So, they might celebrate their holliday, once or twice a year, by inviting their family over for a dinner and that’s it, no 5 prayers a day, and no difference between men and women in any way, and no hurting of other people cause they not only don’t believe in it but dont’ care about taking their own life for religion. Also, most of them do not speak Arabic, and are raised in European, or other countris nothing to do with the Arabic world. So, those kind of muslims are most likley to have a Christmas tree.

November 10, 2012 at 10:39 pm
(108) katy says:

I’m from nyc & I’m confused…. If muslims don’t celebrate Christmas then why are they always standing online around Christmas time taking christmas presents? :/ .. I feel like this If you don’t celebrate it then you shouldn’t be taking Christmas gifts from anyone …. Plain & simple..

November 14, 2012 at 4:29 pm
(109) just saying says:

Christians celebrate it on the 25th yes because it was the paygans holiday to hide who they were celebrating. they were being killed for being christians. and so to be able to celebrate it they moved the original day to the 25th to conceal they’re true worship.

they never moved it back because by the time it would have been ok people just knew it to be that day. and almost every christian knows this who truly studies the bible or goes to church and listens. every year the pastor says it and every year the pastor reminds us to be thankful for being able to celebrate it freely now.

December 14, 2012 at 9:00 pm
(110) hussein says:

i think that christmas is about togtherness not about jesus its about being with family and seeing christmas stories

December 16, 2012 at 6:01 am
(111) human says:

I have only a few words , I read through all the comments and I am not surprised that the world is at war . Everything written are perceptions and perception is ones reality . RELIGION IS IN YOUR HEART PERIOD ! Everyone was conceived in exactly the same way , God blew life into everyone of us the same way, we are all creations of God the same way . A date is man made , a calender is man made. If everyone threw away their clocks and calenders would the world stop spinning ,? would the sun not rise? would the rivers stop flowing ? I dont think so . If a gods child puts up a tree or forgets to pray or celebrates a so called paigon holiday on the 25th or any other date for that matter will he be damned to hell, I dont think so . God most gracious most merciful didnt create mankind in exactly the same conception to put them on this planet then judge and punish them for following the wrong religion , (there is no wrong religion ) Thats not a God characteristic . Just for the record for all of you , everyone of you can justify right or wrong good or bad . Again all perception . Religion is good ……… good deeds , kindness , forgiveness , humiity respect ,and so on . The word MUSLIM means ” submission to god ” period , if you are a jew a christian , a catholic a muslim or anything your heart says is good, then you submit to god . So stop driving wedges between mankind about a date , or a tree or this verse or that psalm , Really people , Just respect one another,s views and perceptions and do good upon your fellow man .

Merry Christmas , felice navidad , happy honika , eid mubarak ,and everything else in between

God Bless You all

December 19, 2012 at 3:25 pm
(112) Science says:

Just a thought…..No empirical evidence for any religion, looks like you’ve all been had. Merry ignorance…and ‘hopefully’ a happy new and religious free year.

December 20, 2012 at 12:04 am
(113) Mohammad Rashid says:

Bismillah Hir rahmanirrahim -
Prophet ISA (Jeses) – was a Messenger of ALLAH like Prophet MOOSA , Prohpet MOHAMMAD (PBUH) …Prophet ISA, had some natrual powers given by ALLAH to him, and some people of that time who saw Prophet ISA started to follow him and given him this name Jesus.
Prophet ISA (PBUH) was awarded INJEEL (Bible), like the Prophet MOHAMMAD (PBUH). But INJEEL (Bible) is prohibited to muslims to read because in this Holy Book, the People of that ancient time added their own views & opinions. So only it was prohibited for muslim to read and follow it. And in the last, when Prophet MOHAMMAD (PBUH) was sent to earth to guide people, HE was awarded Quraan as well.

* Four Holy Books were sent to this earth by ALLAH –
1) TAWRAIT (TORAH ) = Prophet MOOSA (PBUH)
2) ZABUR ( PSALMS) = Prophet DAWOOD (PBUH)
3) INJEEL (GOSPEL) = Prophet ISA (PBUH)
4) QUR’AAN = Prophet MOHAMMAD (PBUH)

*QUR’AAN is the last Holy Book for Muslims given by ALLAH to his last Prophet MOHAMMAD (PBUH).

December 20, 2012 at 12:09 pm
(114) Bob Smith says:

People, People, the question was do muslims celebrate anything when we christians celebrate Christmas ? I think we’re a little off track here.
No matter when our savior was born, we celebrate it in December, just as his resurection is celebrated in the spring at Easter. The point is we are trying to follow in our saviors foot steps by spreading the simple message of peace and love which sadly I doubt I will see in my life time.

December 23, 2012 at 10:51 am
(115) yusuf says:

We cant marry Christian women because there are none left… To be a true Christian you have to be upon what Jesus was upon…. As far as the bible verse about trees…its jeramiyah 10 2-4

December 23, 2012 at 10:16 pm
(116) John Timmermans says:

Christmas is here to stay. If for an unknown reason Muslims that come to Canada to find a better living they must obey to our Canadian and Amarican culture. What happened at the Seatle airport shouldn’t have to happen. A Rabbi ordered all Christmas trees to be removed and lo and behold the airport staff had te remove all trees. That is how we are losing control our own country. The police should have shot this guy point blank. We don’t need emmigrants from muslim countries to change our laws.

December 24, 2012 at 6:42 pm
(117) khadijah says:

our prophet says u go ur way and i go mine which is every1 has their own beliefs and live according to their own aspects of life. im a muslimah and im proud of that and we as muslims dont celebrate christmas so if we dont we dont need to shout it out loud and critise any1

December 25, 2012 at 12:42 am
(118) khaled says:

come on…
everyones trying to say theirs is better..
learn as much… dont judge and impose…
worry bout your own rather than of others…
live and let live..
peace..

December 25, 2012 at 12:43 am
(119) Sue says:

I have a question to the christians. If jesus dies for everyones sins, then why is their hell? Then why do good on earth when you know you will enter paradise? Why belive in the judgement day? The old testament doesnt use the word christ so why is it usen now? Why 3=1 ? Whwn religion is supposed to make sense? How can god be jesus and then die? How can god die? Doesnt it make more sense to think jesus was a prophet? And beliwve god is One. Why eat swine when the bible says dont? Why dont women cover their hair ehen they pray when it says to? I feel muslims follow the bible far more than the Christians, May God help you to find the true path…celwbrating xmas or not, whats the big deal. It has no religious meaning, therefore is meaningless.

December 25, 2012 at 6:58 am
(120) Freed says:

If as Muslims we can respect the actual reason why Christmas is being celebrated (Birth of Jesus) regardless of the accuracy of the date then there is no harm in it. Muslims have to remember that for practicing Christians, Christmas really is about Jesus. Islam holds the prophet Jesus in high regard and since no one can actually give an exact date for their birth then sit back and respect the actual meaning of christmas.

December 25, 2012 at 10:54 am
(121) Anaya deen says:

Allah knows best… So all Muslims refrain from judging as only Allah has the power and right to do that… Ameen.. A Christian might celebrate Xmas and drink alcohol allday long but also might feed a stray dog or give to charity every day???!! Let Allah judge our deeds, and as a Muslim alhamdulillah we should refrain from judging others, we are beings and haveno right in this matter, knowledge of this is with Allah only… I am a revert so I look at this matter with a open mind and I read the Quran daily. Subhanallah.

December 25, 2012 at 3:17 pm
(122) ali says:

Very good. Enjoy nice holiday

December 25, 2012 at 11:08 pm
(123) PorkIsGood says:

Some religions don’t allow eating pork because that religion at some point put a taboo on it. There is nothing wrong with eating pork… it’s the other white meat… pork chops are healthy…bacon and ham taste great! Do you really suppose God would condemn people because they eat pork? You need to think back when the taboo was written. Let’s look at pork in the time when such a thing was written. Swine love mud and you need lots of water to make that. It’s how they keep cool. Was there a lot of water in the middle east when these rules were written? No, fresh water was precious and required labor to retrieve. What do pigs eat??? Same food people do. Now we have an animal competing for the same thing people need. The ideal solution is to put a religious taboo on swine to avoid thirst and hunger when there is drought and small harvests.

December 28, 2012 at 4:14 pm
(124) sheri says:

I am a Christian and my neighbors, who we adore are Muslin. On Christmas Eve they stopped by and brought my family a beautiful dessert and said they wanted to wish us a “Happy Holiday”. It was so thoughtful and it meant so much to my family. We have a great respect for each other. I want to thank them for their thoughtfulness and I just don’t know what to do. I am looking for an apporopriate way to thank them for their love. Any ideas??

January 10, 2013 at 2:55 pm
(125) islam says:

Neighborliness is part of our faith. I’m sure that this family is grateful to have you as a neighbor, and respects you as much as you do them. Neighbors often exchange meals, recipes, produce, and other small gifts. There is no need to give extra thanks, except perhaps to reciprocate in kind. During Ramadan, our neighbors brought over an entire meal – pizza, salad, soup, fresh bread, dessert – even the dishes and cutlery. They had called ahead to check about which day would suit us, the timing of the meal in the evening, and any dietary restrictions. They put a lot of thought and effort into making sure we were comfortable, it really was a beautiful gesture. Of course, we invited them in to join us in the meal, although they insisted that they didn’t want to “impose.” It was a lovely time of sharing, and brought us closer together. -Huda

December 31, 2012 at 10:59 pm
(126) gina says:

i was a christian , now a muslim, christian fath didnot make sence to me , i believe in one GOD not 3 , i wish christians know what i now know .

January 1, 2013 at 12:30 pm
(127) jay says:

well in latin america we celebrate the birth of Jesus , but in USA its all about SANTA AND PRESENTS : ( ….

January 16, 2013 at 5:13 am
(128) Varghese says:

Dear sir,

Can we try together to be tolerant in a secular society? If yes, we can together make this world wonderful, if not ……there shall be no peace.

We must discourage people encouraging others to respond to their malicious intentions by ignoring response seeking sites. Because, we do not gain anything from this, only end up shooting hatred massages.

If if we cannot wind hearts, what is the use? So let us remain claim and be responsible to this socieity.

January 20, 2013 at 4:14 pm
(129) Alhaji K says:

Asalamu Alaikum, we are not judges to judge others. There is only one judge and that is our Creator ALLAAH. So let us leave everything to HIM to sort this out in the Day of Judgement. And let us put this argument to rest. Insha ALLAH.

March 7, 2013 at 12:57 am
(130) nabeel says:

jesus is not PBHU jesus is alaihis salam(A.S) PBHU is only Hazart Muhammad (S.A.W)

March 7, 2013 at 12:58 am
(131) nabeel says:

Zaigham Khan please note my above comment

March 25, 2013 at 8:06 am
(132) Raouf says:

It’s not against christmas because even as a muslim we don’t celebrate the birth of Muhammed صلى الله عليه و سلم

Because we celebrate two days no more no less .

March 26, 2013 at 7:01 pm
(133) Me says:

I am a Christian, my hubby is a Muslim. In our household there are 4 festivals that we celebrate 2 Eids, and Christmas and Easter as they are the 2 that I was brought up with. As an Orthodox Christian we celebrate Christmas on 7th January (as we go by the old calendar). At the end of the day we all believe in God, and it is very silly to say that everyone else except from Muslims will go to hell .. LOL .. In my life I have met lots of different people from all walks of life, with different believes etc. My circle of friends is also very multi cultural, and every true believer knows that we should all respect each other. At the end of the day Muslims, Christians etc shouldn’t be fighting with each other and be judgemental about each others religions, we should be more scared of the evil that is going on in this world that we live in… IE Illimunatis and devil worshipers…

Peace to all, God help us all and Allahu Akbar (God is great)

June 19, 2013 at 1:50 pm
(134) Vondo333 says:

I am a believer of the One True Living Elohim, and in the One and Only Son.
He instructed numerous times, all those that would be His children and follow His ways to not follow the ways of the pagan cultures.

That being said, I suggest that you do some serious research on Christmas, and Eastre. Search out “Nimrod & Semiremis”, also look up and research “Mithra”.

If The One True Living Elohim say’s don’t because it is an abomination to Him, but we turn around and do, and then He does nothing, as if to say “Oh well, the majority has voted to do it so I guess it’s ok”, this would make Him a liar. We know that He is not a MAN that He should lie.

Therefore, before you take your last breath, you need to know what He wants you to do.
Remember, at the mountain He had 3000 destroyed because they chose to place His name on something and then CELEBRATE it. He gave instructions at that mountain and then said that those instructions will never change.

Yeshua (Jesus) also said that not one word or stroke would ever be done away with as long as Heaven and Earth exist. This includes those Words that tells us to not celebrate and bow down to pagan traditions.

What He did do was come and give us a better and renewed understanding of the so-called “Laws”. Yeshua walked by His Fathers Torah, and so did all of the Apostles, this includes Sha’ul (Paul) who some think was teaching that the (Laws) were done away with. If He truly was, this would make him a hypocrite, and a liar.

I suggest to you that our understanding of Sha’uls writings is faulty. He talked at length about not celebrating pagan holidays, and he also lived what he preached.

You had better do your research and search out the truth before it is too late.
Shalom Shalom

October 19, 2013 at 7:14 pm
(135) Dan says:

To Ella :
Jeremiah 10 says
2 Thus saith the Lord, Learn not the way of the heathen, and be not dismayed at the signs of heaven; for the heathen are dismayed at them.3 For the customs of the people are vain: for one cutteth a tree out of the forest, the work of the hands of the workman, with the axe.4 They deck it with silver and with gold; they fasten it with nails and with hammers, that it move not.

October 25, 2013 at 12:46 pm
(136) Farida says:

To everyone reading this post, you should all take a step back, and look at the big picture.
Is it really that bad to put presents under a tree and celebrate what society has made into a social holiday for families?
I grew up in Egypt, where most of the population is Muslim, yet a lot of my friends were Christian. Even though Egypt is mainly an Islamic country, almost every store had a light up santa.
My own (muslim) grandmother went to a sister school, and went to church every Sunday with her class, does it make her any less of a Muslim? No, in fact, she follows the Quran the most out of everyone I know. God said respect all religions, and most Muslims in my country have read at least some of the Bible, the Quran doesn’t say anything against it, as long as Muslims don’t become Christians.
The point is, it doesn’t matter if Christians celebrate it as a religious holiday, Muslims don’t have to. If it makes you feel any better, you can just rename it something else like “family holiday” and think of it as that. You can just put presents on a table, tell them it’s from mommy and daddy and it won’t even have anything to DO with Christmas.
You can make any situation into an awesome one. Just think, don’t compromise what you believe in, come up with a way around any hard situation.

October 27, 2013 at 5:08 am
(137) komal says:

I think that we shoukd celebrate christmas coz its our prophet isa’s birthday we should just keep that thing in our mind that he was a prophet and messanger of God as we celebr8 12 rabi ul awwal… we should keep our mindz clean and as its written in hadis “ina mal aamal o biniyaate” what ever we do , ever good or bad deed , it really dependz upon what we thought before doing that… so I think we should celebr8 christmas just because its isa’s birthday and we should be happy too!

November 3, 2013 at 7:51 pm
(138) Abdul says:

I would just like to tell my brother Zaigham Khan that he is totally out of the topic. we are talking about the birth of Christ not about he being God. Your answer #1 is fine but #2 is just not we need on this topic. Please don’t be ignorant. May Allah bless us all.

November 12, 2013 at 9:56 pm
(139) leta says:

Christmas is not a pagan holiday, the secular world has made it a commercial thing with buying gifts etc… for Christians it is a day we celebrate Jesus’ birthday, we know it isn’t his exact birthday but it is a day that we celebrate it none the less.
I have a friend who is muslim and her family celebrates Christmas i am not sure the reason why. Jesus did die on the cross for our sins and if it wasn’t for Him we would never have a way to heaven.

November 13, 2013 at 5:02 am
(140) Garry says:

Folks, religion is the cause of so many problems in the world, why do you all proclaim that one religion is better than the any other?

To me, it comes down to dominance and money and power and not necessarily in that order.

Are women equal to men? Certainly not in some religions. Do priests or prophets sexually abuse young children? Of course, but not all religions and not all of those within those religions.

Is it ok to hit a woman if she disobeys? Of course, in some religions!

What happens when we die? No one knows for sure and that is what religion uses as a hook to get you sucked in!

How many virgins await a twit who suicides and takes innocent people with them?

None….you will be dead, without a body, no physical means to do anything especially remain hard time and time again for those virginsnyou want to rape!

What a sick religion…..did I mention which religion?

November 27, 2013 at 9:48 pm
(141) Pegs says:

Seriously? Muslims believe Jesus was a Prophet ONLY! No virgin birth because Mohammad had no virgin birth which automatically eliminates him from Holiness. Jesus is the Only Begotten Son of God, which transcends anyone born before or after him

December 3, 2013 at 6:20 pm
(142) Erickia says:

I was fortunate in that I was raised in a devoted Christian family, they were not the type who only went to church on Sundays but attended almost every sermon except with good reason; they also believed in giving 15% of their earnings to our family church which my grandfather and 30 of his companions built by hand. Regardless of how dedicated they were, and that they were as close to traditional Christian practice as I have ever known, they still were not able to answer my questions regarding their belief in fundamental Christian beliefs. For example the father, the son, and the holy ghost. It was something that even a young girl with little knowledge and even less experience of the world found to be against all rational logic and understanding. Even adults must surely realized that one cannot be both father and son, not to mention a third consciousness that transcends physical systems and laws. Our basic knowledge of how things work prevent us from acknowledging this as rational or even possible. In addition, we know that created things whether we’re talking about a children’s toy or in this case mankind, always lives outside of it’s creator (it is not a part of it but a separate entity); two separate entities with separate laws cannot co-exist within the same physical body. This is also irrational and illogical! I could not believe, even at 14, that a God who operates with such perfection and structure would ask one to believe in such chaos. Which brings me to the third point which is the notion that Jesus (on him be the blessings and peace of the all-mighty) died on the cross for our sins. Throughout the bible we’re told that each man will get the reward or punishment of what he has done in this world, and that no man bears the burden of another when it comes to their wrongdoing; yet then we’re asked to again believe in something that is not befitting a fair and loving God: that he would burden one man for the sins of a nation.

December 3, 2013 at 6:20 pm
(143) Erickia says:

The bible is wrought with contradiction, and the best that I could get from the most knowledgeable in the Christian community after all their failed attempts at rationalizing is “it is because it’s what we were taught”, and “you just have to believe”. God does not promise that following his truth will be easy, in fact it usually comes with great difficulty and struggle. But every prophet that came before came with something that was revolutionary and which asked the people to give up something that was dear to them, not just in practice but also in identity, of who they were and how they were perceived by their family and communities, and it’s those people who truly love God (and God knows best). So when it comes to these “worldly” holidays, seek knowledge about where they came from; and if that’s not enough ask yourself what was Jesus about, what did he do, and be on that! Because surely he didn’t celebrate these things when they came after him! And to Allah belongs the heavens and the earth, and he is above all things….omnipotent.

December 3, 2013 at 6:28 pm
(144) Erickia says:

P.S. In the name of God, in the beginning and in the end: and may God’s guidance come to us all!

December 7, 2013 at 6:41 pm
(145) Brent says:

Ella,
Actually, as a Christian, you were told not to decorate trees. Yes…the Bible does say so. Please open your Bible to Jeremiah 10:1-10. This is what the LORD says: “Do not learn the ways of the nations or be terrified by signs in the sky, though the nations are terrified by them. 3 For the customs of the peoples are worthless; they cut a tree out of the forest, and a craftsman shapes it with his chisel. 4 They adorn it with silver and gold; they fasten it with hammer and nails so it will not totter.

…and so on.

This verse covers pagan rituals and the context addressed idols of any type with additional examples. The point is…the Muslims who eloquently ( as well as those who don’t so eloquently ) explain the Christian traditions you know of today, as wrong… are really trying to pint out that a Christian takes Christ as a part of their label. Christ did not celebrate Birthdays ( he was Jewish ). Christ would never have taught to decorate trees on Mithras birthday to appease Roman Pagans to join his Apostles… he surely celebrated Jewish Passover and other holidays as stated in the New Testament. Christ would have never taught in the indulgence of commercialism to celebrate him…instead, he spoke of taking that with you, that is required, and nothing more to walk in his Way.

This is worth thinking about. I did. 29 years into my life…and became Muslim. My entire family remains Christian.

I wish you all a very Merry Christmas ..but I beg you to educate yourself on the inconvenient facts about it all. It is sobering.

December 10, 2013 at 1:56 pm
(146) Ester says:

For goodness sake…let it go!

There are so many religions. So many Gods, so many prophets. They may not have come from the same region or even in the same century. But, they ALL did have one message in common.
Be good to one another.
Love, Pray, Teach, Live and Care for each other.

So instead of trying to teach each other what we belive, and argue about what the actual date of this birth is or that teaching. Let us all remember that this time of year is all about Loving and Giving thanks.

If we can do that, if people would just worship as they choose, and respect the diferences of others. Maybe, just maybe the true message of our teaching will come to fruition. Peace, Love, Harmony to All and to All a Very Happy New Year

December 13, 2013 at 10:15 am
(147) Larry says:

I am a muslim, Christmas is a Pagan holiday that now days has brainwashed people to buy things they can’t afford to prove their love to friends and family. Most of these purchases are done with credit terms that charge interest which is a sin to pay. The economic crisis that is facing the word today is in part a result of this practice. As for the belief
that Jesus was crucified to wipe away the sins of the world is the most PAGAN thing I can image. Allah does not demand that people be killed to wipe out other peoples sins.

December 14, 2013 at 8:37 am
(148) Savannah Griffin says:

actually for all you muslims who commented don’t make it sound like christians dont know what they believe in dont say christians think that say christians believe that

December 14, 2013 at 8:42 am
(149) Savannah Griffin says:

Actually Larry, you can’t talk negatively about a holiday you don’t celebrate, you don’t know anything about the backstory, because you definitely cant find it in the qu’ran how would you feel if i talked negatively about your holidays? Bad. So all you muslims need to chill out. the question was do muslims celebrate christmas, not is christmas a pagan holiday.

December 15, 2013 at 5:31 pm
(150) danielle says:

I have a big dilemma….I’ve been married 10 years. When I married my husband he drank, celebrated Christmas, even married me in the church! Well as he gets older he is a much more strict Muslim. He doesn’t drink and prays 5 times a day. In the meantime I have converted to Islam, I grew up Catholic. Now we have 2 kids and I still want to celebrate Christmas with my family. They don’t even see it as a religious holiday, it’s more for Santa and the kids. He won’t even say Merry Christmas to my family. It’s putting a strain on my relationship with my husband and his with my family. If he was allowed to marry a Christian, don’t the holidays come in the package?? HELP!

December 15, 2013 at 7:55 pm
(151) Bernadette says:

I’m just a new Muslim…. I have celebrate Christmas with my family for 21 years of my life and I’m finding it very hard for me to say no for my son to have a Santa am I wrong if if I let him enjoy what I did when I was a kid being all excited Santa coming or do I just not bother please someone in the Muslim community help me

December 15, 2013 at 10:47 pm
(152) Lili says:

I’m willing to do a small Christmas celebration in the form of a dinner party for my family, friends and neighbours for several reasons:

1. My older kids weren’t raised to be Muslim. Just because I reverted to Islam, doesn’t mean they have to. They want Christmas, I’ll give it to them.

2. My family, friends and neighbours are a religiously mixed-up bunch of people. We have Christians, Jews, Muslims, Pagans, Agnostics and Atheists of all different types. We are living proof that it is possible to live and celebrate life together in peace regardless of our religious and cultural differences.

2. It is a good opportunity, if done right, to share and teach what we believe of Jesus with our non-Muslim brothers and sisters.

3. My non-Muslim friends and family are far more likely to accept invitations in the future to see, learn and celebrate Muslim events with us if I let them have Christmas at my house.

4. I’m not a stuck-up self-righteous zealot. People of other religions, they are my family, my friends, my neighbours, and I respect them and their ways. I’m not going to be a scrooge and bah-humbug their celebrations completely. I’m going to instead show them that there is at least one Muslim left in this world that respects them and is their friend. I’m going to open my home and welcome them in, with shiny tinsel, regardless of religious beliefs, to celebrate love, friendship, peace and unity with me and my children.

5. Christmas isn’t all about religion. It’s also celebrated as a non-religious national holiday where I live.

Mohammad (pbuh) opened his own door for a group of Christians so they could pray when they had nowhere else to go. I think that says it all.

December 18, 2013 at 12:24 pm
(153) Amjad Ali says:

Never insult people outside Islam or inside Islam. Never talk bad about their religion. But peacefully and in a good way make them understand about the teachings of Prophet Jesus(peace be upon him). And make the christians understand that we muslims are the people who love Jesus more than christians because we are the only people on earth who follows the true teachings of Jesus. Christians forgot the teachings of Jesus and they gave importance to worldly things.There is only one God and it is He Who created everything including Jesus. Jesus called Him ”Eli” which means ”The God”, we muslims call Him ”Allah” which means ”The God”.

Matthew 5:17-20- The Fulfillment of the Law

17″Do not think that I have come to abolish the Law or the Prophets; I have not come to abolish them but to fulfill them. 18I tell you the truth, until heaven and earth disappear, not the smallest letter, not the least stroke of a pen, will by any means disappear from the Law until everything is accomplished.19Anyone who breaks one of the least of these commandments and teaches others to do the same will be called least in the kingdom of heaven, but whoever practices and teaches these commands will be called great in the kingdom of heaven. 20For I tell you that unless your righteousness surpasses that of the Pharisees and the teachers of the law, you will certainly not enter the kingdom of heaven. (From NIV Bible)

Jeremiah 31:30- Instead, everyone will die for his own sin; whoever eats sour grapes—his own teeth will be set on edge. (From NIV Bible)

Deut. 24:16- Fathers shall not be put to death for their children, nor children put to death for their fathers; each is to die for his own sin. (From NIV Bible)

December 18, 2013 at 12:25 pm
(154) Amjad Ali says:

Luke 10:25-28- The Parable of the Good Samaritan

25On one occasion an expert in the law stood up to test Jesus. “Teacher,” he asked, “what must I do to inherit eternal life?”
26″What is written in the Law?” he replied. “How do you read it?”

27He answered: ” ‘Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength and with all your mind’[a]; and, ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.’[b]”

28″You have answered correctly,” Jesus replied. “Do this and you will live.” (From NIV Bible)

Jesus replied, “If anyone loves me, he will obey my teaching. My God will love him, and we will come to him and make our home with him.
He who does not love me will not obey my teaching. These words you hear are not my own; they belong to The God Who sent me.(Joh 14:23-24)
Jesus replied, “The most important commandment is this: ‘Listen, O Israel! The LORD our God is the one and only LORD.Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind and with all your strength.’”Well said, teacher,” the man replied. “You are right in saying that God is one and there is no other (god) but Him.When Jesus saw that he had answered wisely, he said to him, “You are not far from the kingdom of God.” And from then on no one dared ask him any more questions.(Mark 12:29-34)
And it came to pass in those days, that he went out into a mountain to pray, and continued all night in prayer to God.(Luke 6:12)
“Teacher, which is the greatest commandment in the Law?”Jesus said unto him, Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind.This is the first and greatest commandment.(Matthew 22:36-38)

December 18, 2013 at 12:26 pm
(155) Amjad Ali says:

Jews have rejected jesus as the messenger of The God.Christians have rejected the true teachings of jesus by worshipping him & not worshipping The God Who created everything & not following the way jesus lived.The only community who believe in jesus as the true messenger & slave of The God Almighty,worship The God Almighty alone & follow the true teachings of jesus which was taught to him & other messengers by The God Almighty are the Muslims!

Jesus answered,Worship the Lord your God, and serve Him only.” (Matthew 4: 10)
Jesus worshipped The God Almighty & served Him only
muslims worship The God Almighty & serve Him only

At about three o’clock, Jesus called out with a loud voice, “Eli, Eli, lema sabachthani?” which means “My God, my God, why have you abandoned me?”(Matthew 27:46)
Jesus called The God ”Eloah” which means ”The God”
Muslims call The God ”Allah” which means ”The God”(Al-The,Ilaah-God.Al+Ilaah=Allah)

Jesus said that fasting, like prayer, should be done in private and not for show (Matthew 6:16-18, cf., Matthew 6:5-7)

Jesus fasted
muslims also fast.It is compulsory for them
Some verses say Jesus fasted continuously for forty days.But for an oridnary person its not possible.Thats why Jesus said to his people,
12 I have yet many things to say unto you, but ye cannot bear them now.

13 Howbeit when he, the Spirit of truth, is come, he will guide you into all truth: for he shall not speak of himself; but whatsoever he shall hear, that shall he speak: and he will shew you things to come.

14 He shall glorify me: for he shall receive of mine, and shall shew it unto you.(Bible,John 16:12-14)

so Allah ,The Most Merciful made the laws easy for the mankind by sending His last & final messenger Prophet Muhammad(peace be upon him).

December 20, 2013 at 9:39 pm
(156) Shari G says:

Lol. I read some of these comments after I searched “Do Muslims have a holiday during the Christmas season” and, while I appreciate what I have learned I must admit to still being dismayed by the ignorance of so many.

Ie: Christmas as a platitude for pagans and Christians alike? NEWS FLASH: pagans have been around much longer than Christians and, in fact, were squashed and had their traditions and beliefs co-opted by the Christian hordes just like any other religious/spiritual peoples of that time.

Do your research with open minds. I suggest a comparison of the following: yule/christmas , oestre/easter, mayday/beltane, halloween/samhain etc. [I may have confused a couple of those but you get my meaning, and at least I admit I may be off!]

At any rate, be contented to celebrate your higher power – or lack thereof – and let others do the same. It’s all about faith, folks! So happy holidays, and blessed be. ;)

December 21, 2013 at 8:13 pm
(157) melanie says:

when people argue over what they see as holy books and what is written in them need to except that they were all written by man, if these men were guided by god with what they have written’ that has never been proven its taken on faith but remember people do lie,, ive allways believed that one day god will appear and say your all wrong or maybe say your all right but its yet to happen, so before you dispute who is praying to the right person just remember up to yet there is no proof that anyone is right so its best let people believe in whatever there heart tells them and do not judge the right or wrong of it .

December 23, 2013 at 4:33 am
(158) Martin says:

It’s all misinterpreted anyway both Christian and Muslims live their lives scared of living because of some future divine retribution…what a waste of life. Oh well up to you all but if you looked at the soul and specifically reincarnation you would stop all your ridiculous life-time wasting arguments now. Suppose quantifiable evidence is incorrect and two books that can be interpreted subjectively by the reader to fit any situation or political framework is better proof. Do yourselves a favour – I am NOT a new age hippy, spiritualist, Christian or Muslim but you guys need to do some deep, deep research with an open mind before tearing chunks out of each other. Unified we would be amazing – our governments keep us apart with our religious viewpoints.

Peace to all Muslims…
Merry Christmas to all Christians !

Martin

December 24, 2013 at 11:01 pm
(159) rambo king says:

i read about half the comments and finally martin’s one at the end….he has a good point, but if u take the whole picture, i mean scientific discoveries being made right now, i think its only logical to assume that all the religions were prescribed by marked n great men of history as a guideline on how to live our lives…i agree our guidelines should evolve with time, but not so much as to change the concept in which it was meant to be interpreted….and what i meant about the latest discoveries were the newly discovered facts at the bosnian pyramid site..
http://2012thebigpicture.wordpress.com/2013/11/14/houston-anthropologist-reveals-irrefutable-proof-that-recorded-history-is-wrong/
i dont blame anyone if they dont believe these facts, but in a way it shows how much deeply ingrained are our beliefs, but if u just think outside the box for once, u might realise there’s much more to any single religion my dear friends….
…..it goes to show that not all scriptures should be interpreted literally…instead, let’s try to find the truths about ourselves before condemning anybody else….and maybe then, we might finally find some common ground to agree on…i mean no disrespect to the muslim, christian or jewish brothers n sisters out there….i just want to point out that all those scriptures we got, be it the Al-Quran, the Holy Bible or the tora, are there to guide us to the ultimate goal…just dont take it too literally and try to find the meaning behing the written words of god…..as for christmas, i personally find it to be a nice holiday which brings people together, but please dont kid yourself about its meaning if u r religious…….feel free to respond….thank you for your kind time and comprehension……

December 25, 2013 at 5:39 am
(160) Martin says:

Thank you Rambo King for your kind words. Bottom line is to judge anyone of any race by religious scriptures is illogical as it assumes that you are worthy to pass judgement on another? I know no Angels. People need to worship whichever religion or idea they aspire to and simply let each other live in peace embracing the differences and learning the best from each other and accepting not all you hear is accepted by you. Makes life interesting and a challenge at the same time.

I hope 2014 brings peace to all races and religions who read this and for everyone who reads this to know that in a world of chaos – there is one soul who still believes in you and all of humanity.

United we stand and divided we fall – you decide.

Best wishes to all,

Martin

December 25, 2013 at 10:37 am
(161) Abdullahi says:

Assalamu alaikum ,there no reason why Muslims would celebrate or eat food meant for Christmas,because Allah SWT Says” whoever disobeys Allah and His Noble Messenger and crosses all His limits – Allah will put him in the fire, in which he will remain forever [Nisa 4:14]

A hadith reported by Hudhaifah (May Allah be pleased with him) reported: The Prophet (PBUH) prohibited us from wearing brocade or silk and drinking out of gold or silver vessels and said, “These are meant for them (disbelievers) in this world and for you in the hereafter.”[Al-Bukhari and Muslim].,Christian don’t believe in oneness of God..

Most christian beleive jesus was killed,…….. See the miracle of Qur’an and because of their saying (in boast), “We killed Messiah ‘Iesa (Jesus), son of Maryam (Mary), the Messenger of Allah,” – but they Killed him not, nor crucified him, but the resemblance of ‘Iesa (Jesus) was put over another man (and they killed that man), and those who differ therein are full of doubts.

They have no (certain) knowledge, they follow nothing but conjecture. For surely; they killed him not [i.e. 'Iesa (Jesus), son of Maryam (Mary)] 4:157

December 27, 2013 at 5:07 pm
(162) Julian says:

It is very interesting to watch all of this bickering from third party. Both of these religions are derived from the need of an elite ruling class to provide the people they oppressed with hope so that they might not lash out. Human beings have been around, irrefutably I might add, for about 40,000 years and as such I refuse to believe in any god that people just started believing in around 5,000 years ago.

January 1, 2014 at 5:16 am
(163) Abdirahman says:

the Messenger of Allaah sallallaahu `alayhi wa sallam ( may Allaah exalt his mention ) said: “By Him in Whose hand the soul of Muhammad is, any Jew or Christian who hears about me, but does not believe in that with which I have been sent and dies in this state (of disbelief), he shall be one of the people of Hell.” [Muslim].

so that please tell the non believers(non muslims) about the mohamed and islam because that is our responsibility that prophet mohamed SAW brought us

January 30, 2014 at 11:42 pm
(164) Eli says:

I believe in God i have no religin i know that im not to kill, im not to steal, im am to respect etc. I also dont bolieve everything in the bible do to the fact that a human writes want he think should be in it not all should be in it the truth of our past. And, thats in all the holy books of all religions. How do we actually know that what is written in those books is all true. It like if i take the bible and edit it to suit my need or for my convenience, then I start my own religion and tell them that that was it in the Bible that I added it its the truth. We as people should know what’s right what’s wrong I don’t think we need any specific religion to love God.

March 29, 2014 at 7:04 am
(165) Abdulkareem says:

To Me…. It Seems Like Christians Are Celebrating That Jesus Was Hanged On The Cross and Died There… Or whats The Meaning Of The Celebration.?

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