Christmas is not publically celebrated in the Muslim world except for the Christian communities living in the Middle East. Christmas is not ignorant by Muslims but is different from Muslim belief.

Christmas goes against the Islamic belief in God:

Christmas is the event for celebrating the birth of Jesus, the son of God. It goes against our fundamental belief in monotheism in the oneness of Allah in worship and lordship. Muslims don’t believe that Jesus is God’s son. According to Muslims, Prophet Isa was the son of the virgin Hazrat Maryam. An angel told Hazrat Maryam that you would give birth to a son. Hazrat Maryam goes to a desert and gives birth to Prophet Isa there. Many people accuse her of the birth of Hazrat Isa, but the child speaks up in cradle for her mother’s defense. Prophet Isa is indeed the son of Hazrat Maryam. “It is not relevant for Allah to father a Son, Glory be to Him! When He decides a subject, He only says to it ‘Be,’ and it is.” Allah says in the Quran, “He is Allah, One. Allah, the Sustainer. He has never had offspring, nor was He born. And there is none comparable to Him”. [Surah Ikhlaas]

Jesus is the great prophet f God but not Divine:

Webelieve that Jesus (Hazrat Isa) is a prophet of God but not God nor the son of God. Allah mentions in the Quran that Jesus said: Those who say,

“Allah is the Messiah, son or Marry,”

have indeed fallen into disbelief. The Messiah (himself) said, “O children of Israel! Worship Allah, my Lord, and your Lord”.

Christmas has roots associated in paganism:

Christmas has its roots in pagan festivities, Saturnalia. It was the festival celebrated by Romans commemorating Saturn, the God of harvest. This festival took place during the winter solstice and was celebrated by a lot of immorality and indulgence. The church adopted Christmas within the same period of the year to ease the pagans into accepting Christianity.

Association by imitation:

Prophet Muhammad (SAW) said,

“Whoever imitates a people is one of them.”

The reward for remaining steadfast:

By overcoming social pressures that will be rewarded. Surely those who say, “Our Lord is Allah,” and then continue steadfast, the angels descend upon them (saying), “Do not fear, not grieve” Rather, rejoice in the good news of Paradise, which you have been promised.

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