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En what did_jesus_say_about_christmas


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  1. 1. Christmas tree (Christmas)they cut a tree out of the forest, silver gold (Jeremiah 10-3,4).
  2. 2. European Pre-Christian paganssuperstitiously believed that the green trees had special protective powers. In fact the use of the Christmas tree began only in the 17th century in Strasbourg, France andfrom there it spread to Germany, Britain and then to the U.S. “ Tree worship was a common feature of religion among the Teutonic and Scandinavian peoples of northern Europe before their conversion to Christianity …German settlers brought the Christmas treecustom to the American colonies in the 17th century. By the 19th century its use was quite widespread “ . (Comptons Encyclopedia, 1998 Edition)
  3. 3. Did Jesus or his Companions Celebrate Christmas ?
  4. 4. Did Jesus or his CompanionsCelebrate Christmas ?If Jesus meant his followers tocelebrate Christmas, he would havepracticed it himself and enjoined it onhis followers. There is no mention inthe entire Bible that any of hisfollowers ever celebrated Jesusbirthday like Christians do today.“ The church did not observe afestival for the celebration of theevent of Christmas until the 4thcentury " (Groliers Encyclopedia)
  5. 5. Did Jesus or his CompanionsCelebrate Christmas ?Thus we see that neither the Bible norJesus and his companions sayanything about the celebration ofChristmas which currently involvesfanfare, commercialization, andextravagant spending, devoid of anyspiritual relevance.Well now analyze the real person ofJesus (peace be upon him), in thelight of the Bible and Islam ...
  6. 6. Jesus Received Gods Revelation
  7. 7. Jesus Prayed to his God
  8. 8. Prophets of God God, by his mercy, sent numerous Prophets throughout history to all nations as guides and role models. Some of the prophets were Noah,Abraham, Ishmael, Isaac, Jacob, Moses,Jesus and the Last Prophet Muhammad(peace be on all of them). They all came with the same basic message, which is the Oneness of God, without any partners, sons or daughters ...
  9. 9. What Does Islam Teach ?
  10. 10. What Does Islam Teach ?
  11. 11. What Does Islam Teach ?
  12. 12. Born Sinless ! Islam teaches that every child is born sinless with a pure heart and an inner instinct to realize the oneness of God . It is the parents or the environment that deviates this child to associate partners with God(in the form of multiple gods) or to reject God altogether.
  13. 13. There is between and . There is no need of one, for , who can and our prayers regardless of our and . comes through to the in One and following His guidance as revealed in the , andthrough the (murder) of an human being. Thus is a based on justice and , and on and by . provides solutions to all the ills plaguing humanity. An example of stand on is provided below.
  14. 14. One persons superiority over another is not based on his race, economic status or nationality but on his God-Consciousness and purity of character. God proclaims in the Quran :`“ O mankind ! We have created you from a single (pair) of a male and female, and made you into nations and tribes, that you may know each other andnot that you may despise each other. Verilythe most honored of you in the sight of God is the most righteous ..." (49:13) .
  15. 15. Likewise Prophet Muhammad (peace be uponhim) proclaimed: “No Arab has any superiority over a non-Arab, nor does a non-Arab haveany superiority over an Arab. Nor does a whiteman have any superiority over a black man, or the black man any superiority over the white man. You are all the children of Adam, and Adam was created from clay. "After studying Islam, Malcolm X, became a true Muslim. He remarks: "...America needs to understand Islam, because this is the one religion that erases from its society the race problem... "
  16. 16. Welcome toIslam ! ^_^