In the "Focus on Islam" section of the Saudi English-language newspaper Riyadh
Daily, an article titled "Islamic View on Celebrating Christmas, New Year"
(1) discussed how Muslims should perceive Christian holidays,
specifically Christmas and the New Year. The following are excerpts from
the article as it originally appeared in English:
"Many Christians Do Not Realize That Much of the Celebration of Christmas
is Actually of Pagan Origin" [Zionsake: see also
"Cristes maesse," meaning 'Christ's mass' was the name for the festival
service of worship held on December 25 to commemorate the birth of Jesus
(PBUH), although there is no exact date of his birth, not even... the year
is known. The stories of his birth in the New Testament books of Matthew
and Luke, were written several decades after the event, because there was
no knowledge about the date of his birth, a day had to be selected. The Eastern
Orthodox and the Eastern Rite Churches within the Roman Catholic Church chose
January 6. The Western Church based in Rome chose December 25, as early as
AD 336. Thus, many Christians do not realize that much of the celebration
of Christmas is actually of pagan origin. The Romans celebrated the Feast
of the Invincible Sun on December 25. The early church fathers elected to
celebrate the birth of Jesus (PBUH) on this date, although there was no
particular reason to choose this one. In fact, many Christian scholars contend
that Jesus was actually born [in the] summer.
[*Allah (one god) is a different god than the God of
Israel (Elohim - multiple oneness). See 2,
Christmas: "Has Nothing to do With the Birth or Teachings of Jesus Christ"
"Both Muslims and serious Christians can learn a lot from Christmas, the
annual celebration of the victory of paganism over the religion of Prophet
Jesus Christ (PBUH). No one disputes that the event and all its symbols
came from pagan religions; it has nothing to do with the birth or teachings
of Jesus Christ. For one thing, no one knows with certainty the date of birth
of Jesus Christ. 'In fact, dates in almost every month in the year were suggested
by reputable scholars at one time or another,' notes The American Book of
Days. For another, the celebration of birthdays is itself a pagan idea, never
promoted by any Prophet or Book of God, including the Bible. Early Church
leaders opposed it strongly. As late as 245 CE African Church father and
philosopher Origen wrote that it was sinful even to contemplate observing
Jesus's birthday 'as though he were a King Pharaoh.' (The American Book of
"[As Muslims] we Cannot Condone Practices That in Our View Misrepresent Jesus
(PBUH) and Help Make Him the Focus of Worship as a God Figure"
In addition, the above evidence has shown that many of these practices have
no relationship whatsoever to Jesus (PBUH) and instead have pagan origins."
"This Defeat of Christianity at the Hands of Paganism Must Be Contrasted
with Islam's Resounding Victory Over It"
Before Islam, Arabia was a pagan country - big time. But none of the pagan
customs survived after Islam.
[Zionsake: Not true, Allah is a moon god and Islam
is altogether based on superstition, pagan practices and deception, viz.
the fertility connection (phallic - minaret - and pregnant belly - dome),
pilgrimage to Mecca, walking around the Kabah, throwing stones at the devil,
human sacrifice (root of suicide bombings), honor killings of women, oppression
of women, killing of infidels, etc. The fact that the Imams and other spiritual
leaders don't offer themselves for suicide missions show that they don't
believe the fallacy they teach their followers of the rewards of the jihadi,
like 70 virgins. They obviously have information the common followers of
Islam don't have, because they are "initiated" into deeper truths, that is
common in religions that originated in Babylon - see
This in itself is a miracle that serious students of comparative religions
must reflect upon. Here is a living proof of the authenticity of the last
Messenger[**] (PBUH). Jesus (PBUH) is one of a series of prophets. These
prophets or messengers were sent to specific nations with the exemption of
Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) whose divine message was the final one to all humankind
comprising moral guidance or revelation. Jesus (PBUH) was one such messenger
sent down to a particular people, the Jews."
[** Another fallacy, Jesus came for everybody, since his
is the only salvation for mankind.
Gal 1:6-9 I am astonished that you are so quickly deserting the one who
called you by the grace of Christ and are turning to a different gospel-
7 which is really no gospel at all. Evidently some people are throwing you
into confusion and are trying to pervert the gospel of Christ. 8 But even
if we or an angel from heaven should preach a gospel other than the one we
preached to you (like to
Muhammad), let him be eternally condemned! 9 As
we have already said, so now I say again: If anybody is preaching to you
a gospel other than what you accepted, let him be eternally
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