Interfaith

On Christmas, Christians and Muslims can unite under religious similarities

Source: Vancouver Sun
Source: Vancouver Sun

Source: USA Today

By Ibrahim Hooper

“Behold! The angels said: ‘O Mary! God giveth thee glad tidings of a Word from Him. His name will be Jesus Christ, the son of Mary, held in honor in this world and the Hereafter and in (the company of) those nearest to God.'”

Before searching for this quote in the New Testament, you might first ask your Muslim co-worker, friend or neighbor for a copy of the Quran, Islam’s revealed text. The quote is from verse 45 of chapter 3 in the Quran.

It is well known, particularly in this holiday season, that Christians follow the teachings of Jesus. What is less well understood is that Muslims also love and revere Jesus as one of God’s greatest messengers to mankind.

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2 thoughts on “On Christmas, Christians and Muslims can unite under religious similarities

  1. Ignorance is the greatest plague of humankind especially in terms of religion. It is time for us to educate ourselves and begin to see through all of our hate and prejudice. Muslims, Christians, and Jews are all People of the Book all stemming from the same root of the Prophet Ibrahim (pbuh). It’s time we find commonalities instead of looking solely for differences. It’s time to STOP the hate on BOTH sides!

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  2. Reblogged this on azurshah and commented:
    Ignorance is the greatest plague of humankind especially in terms of religion. It is time for us to educate ourselves and begin to see through all of our hate and prejudice. Muslims, Christians, and Jews are all People of the Book all stemming from the same root of the Prophet Ibrahim (pbuh). It’s time we find commonalities instead of looking solely for differences. It’s time to STOP the hate on BOTH sides!

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