Reblogging for a timely reminder this Holiday Season.
Part 1 of a two-part series on celebrating Christmas as Muslims. Check out Part 2!
The Christmas period is super-sized world phenomenon. As soon as the year enters December, green and red tinsel starts decorating shopping malls and hotel lobbies. Fully-decked out Christmas trees are seen in homes and in offices. Special Christmas-themed movies and television shows are broadcasted while prices are slashed for the inevitable frenzy of Christmas shoppers. Carols are sung. Christmas pies line shelves and home-ovens. The spirit of giving and goodness is abundant. There is no denying it; you cannot but help to feel joyful surrounded by the Christmas cheer whether you live in the West or in Pakistan.
So, is it really that
bad to join in the Christmas festivities if you are a Muslim? After all, we recognize
and love Jesus (AS) as well as Prophet Muhammad (PBUH). His birth is one of
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