My Christmas Message:
This year by the Grace of God the birthdays of Jesus, the Savior, & Prophet Muhammad (sa) will be celebrated in almost the same week. Among all the religions of the world, Islam & Christianity share the most things in common. The birth of Jesus is celebrated in the Quran.
There is no female that is mentioned repeatedly by name in the Quran like Mary, the mother of Jesus. She was mentioned 34 times in the Quran. In the Quran, Allah testified to the purity & chastity of Mary, the mother of Jesus. The Prophet included her among the four perfect women in history.
Unfortunately despite all these commonalities of Christianity & Islam, Muslims & Christians are in conflict in many countries of the world. It is important that we use this coincidental festive periods to reflect on the commonalities that both Islam & Christianity shared. Let’s build bridge of human brotherhood & friendship instead of gulf of war, hatred & conflict.
Spreading Islamophobia among non-Muslims & hatred for Christians among Muslims are negative trends that must be rejected & condemned by all. On this occasion of Christmas, I facilitate with all Christians the world over by wishing them Merry Christmas & most prosperous New Year!