Muslims Love Jesus, Too; Many Muslims Celebrate Christmas.

Posted By Levi

December 25th, 2014 11:58am

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Dean Obeidallah, in his regular column for the Daily Beast yesterday, writes that more and more Muslims are joining Christians in celebrating Christmas.

As many of you may be aware, Jesus is an important figure for Muslims as well. Here is the Koran:

The angels said, ‘O Mary, indeed God gives you good tidings of a word from Him, whose name shall be the Messiah, Jesus the son of Mary, who will be a man of honor in this life and the life to come, and who will be one of the ones nearest to God.”

Muslims considered Jesus to be a great prophet. In Arabic, Jesus is known as Isa. Muslims considered the birth of Jesus to be an important event worthy of celebration. Jesus’ mother, Mary, is highly revered by Muslims; she is called ‘Miriam” in the Koran. Like Christians, Muslims believe that Jesus will return to earth on Judgment Day

Of course, as Obeidallah points out  (he is Muslim and his wife a Christian) there are important theological differences  between Muslims and Christians concerning Jesus. One of the most important differences is that Muslims do not see Jesus as the son of God but rather a messenger of God. For this reason, they do not pray to Jesus as Christians do.

Here is  a video of Muslim American rapper, Mo Sabri, singing “I believe in Jesus.

And while you are at, here is a great story by religion expert; Reza Aslan on what is it like to celebrate Christmas in a multi-religious family.

Merry Christmas to all!!

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