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WHY I CELEBRATE CHRIST BUT NOT CHRISTMAS(for friends, family and concerned people

Wednesday, December 25, 2013Brother Mustafaa

Whose Christmas Are We Celebrating?

Bro. Mustafaa Abdul Muhammad  

In The Name Of ALLAH, The Beneficent, The Merciful 

"These people honor me with their lips, but their hearts are far from me. But in vain they do worship me, teaching for doctrines the commandments of men." Jesus in Matthew 15:8-9 

As a practitioner of the faith of Islam(submission to the will of God) and a Muslim I haven't formally practiced "Christmas" since 1994. I would like to take a moment to set the record straight as to why. On this day some may look at me as the "anti-Christ" because I DO NOT participate in their celebration that they claim is in honor of The Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ.

As Muslim believers(1.6 billion and counting) we ALL believe in Jesus, his blessed mother and the truth that he taught. We believe him to be one of the most noble human beings to ever come from God. We acknowledge his truth as revealed by his "father/God". We believe his example of living for God/truth and dying if necessary for that truth is worthy of honor emulation.

We, the Muslims, celebrate Jesus's life not in a one day superficial practice, but we celebrate his life by trying to live(365 days) by the way he taught.

-We submit and worship the One true God as he taught us in The Lord's prayer "Our father who art in heaven hallowed be thy name..." (Matthew 6:9-13)

-We pray 5 times a day in remembrance of that One God that Jesus represented as the Bible teaches, "Pray without ceasing." 1 Thessalonians 5:17

-We fast one month out of the year in observance of God just as the Bible says of Jesus,"After fasting forty days and forty nights , he was hungry." (Matthew 4:2) 

-We give in charity both from the monetary standpoint and in our community service is our charity. Jesus reminds us, "Truly I tell you, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers and sisters of mine, you did for me." (Matthew 25:40)

So, which is better to celebrate his b-day on ONE day or to truly live by his practices every day?

One might ask if you have such high regard for the Lord and Savior why wont you celebrate his birthday with us? I don't celebrate CHRISTMAS because CHRISTMAS doesn't celebrate Jesus Christ(not the way we practice Christmas). Many are more concerned with the gifts of men and women than the gift(divine guidance) that God gave us all through his great servant Jesus.

By our actions on December the 25th it would appear we are celebrating the birthday of SATAN instead of JESUS. On this day everything Jesus taught against is worshipped and practiced. On this day the people are drunk(In Jesus's name)... on this day we are drugged-Crack & Cocaine- out(In Jesus's name)... On this day we are high as a kite(in Jesus's name)... On this day we indulge in fornication and adultery(In Jesus's name)... On this day we practice extreme materialism(In Jesus's name)... on this day we LIE to our children about a fat white cracker myth named Santa Claus(In Jesus's name)... On this day we eat a big honey baked ham(In Jesus's name)... On this day we go broke, max out credit cards/go over the credit limit(In Jesus's name)... and many other evils go on by people who claim they are celebrating Jesus's B-day.

What does a Christmas tree have to do with the life of Jesus? What Does all them lights have to do with Jesus? What does Rudolph, Elves and Frosty the snowman have to do with Jesus?

Concerning The Christmas tree the Bible says,

"Thus saith the Lord, Learn not the way of the heathen, and be not dismayed at the signs of heaven; for the heathen are dismayed at them. For the customs of the people are vain: for one cutteth a tree out of the forest, the work of the hands of the workman, with the axe. They deck it with silver and with gold; they fasten it with nails and with hammers, that it move not." (Jeremiah 10:1-4)

If Jesus taught us truth and told us to tell the truth then WHO told you it was alright to LIE to your children about Santa? yet, we get mad at our children for lying to us.

"And ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free." Matthew 8:32

This is why Jesus said we honor him with our lips, but our hearts are far from him. Our Hearts are on this old evil world instead of Jesus on December 25th.

"These people honor me with their lips, but their hearts are far from me. But in vain they do worship me, teaching for doctrines the commandments of men." Jesus in Matthew 15:8-9 

So, this is what the Muslims reject on December the 25th, but we are not rejecting Jesus in rejecting the foolishness and evil that has come to be celebrated in his name. Give me Jesus, but you can take that foolishness back to the North Pole or somewhere.

Bro. Mustafaa Abdul Muhammad

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