A Convert Christmas: When You’re Muslim & the Rest of Your Family Is Not

  • wendystewart79

    Loved this! It was very timely for me this year as I am a convert as well!

  • gzodik

    Why would not wish to celebrate the birth of Jesus? From Wikipedia:

    In Islam, Isa ibn Maryam (Arabic: عيسى بن مريم‎, translit. ʿĪsā ibn Maryām, lit. ‘Jesus, son of Mary’‎), or Jesus, is understood to be the penultimate prophet and messenger of Allah (God) and al-Masih, the Arabic term for Messiah,[1][2] the “Christ”,[3] sent to guide the Children of Israel (banī isrā’īl in Arabic) with a new revelation: al-Injīl (Arabic for “the Gospel”).[4] Jesus is believed to be a prophet,[3] who neither married nor had any children, and is reflected as a significant figure,[5] being mentioned in the Quran in 93 ayaat (Arabic for verses) with various titles attached such as “Son of Mary”,[6] “Spirit of God”,[7] and the “Word of God”[7] among other relational terms, directly and indirectly, over 180 times.[8][9]