Christmas wishes from Muslim community

I would like to extend my warm wishes to the Christian community throughout the globe on this special holiday season. It’s worth sharing that Jesus is adored by the Muslims, too. Islam requires its followers to not only believe in Prophet Muhammad but all the prophets sent by God, such as, Jesus. He is mentioned more than Prophet Muhammad in the Qur’an. The Holy Book speaks of Jesus as being a Prophet, and affirms that Mary was told that God would teach Jesus the book and the wisdom and the Torah and the Gospel and would make him a messenger to the children of Israel (3:49-50). In fact a whole chapter (19) is named after his righteous mother, Mary.

Several verses of Holy Qur’an and sayings of Prophet Muhammad speak about the second coming of Jesus in the latter days. While Christians and mainstream Muslims are still waiting for this reappearance, millions of Ahmadi Muslims throughout the globe have accepted Mirza Ghulam Ahmad of Qadian as the Messiah, who claimed in 1889 to have come in the spirit of Jesus to reform the world.

Nonetheless, Christians represent the love that they hold in their hearts for Jesus on Christmas by decorating their houses with lights and pine trees and I hope they will accept my humble wishes as I reassure them that Jesus is beloved not only to them but also to all Muslims.

Rafia Waraich

Altoona

Member of Ahmadiyya Muslim Community

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