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Do Muslims Celebrate Christmas?


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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