Why not use the same concept for Christmas also? Living in the West (and even if you don’t nowadays) the pressure to celebrate or mark Christmas with the usual tree and gifts is very strong. So why not celebrate… but in more of an Islamic way, as opposed to the Christmas tree and baubles and things very much associated with another religion?
I came across this article called The Little Known Story of the Islamic Christmas Tree which I thought was so interesting, suggesting that an Islamic tree would actually be much closer to a true marking of the birth of Jesus (no matter what date!) than the actual Christmas tree.
It says: “According to the Quran the tree is a date palm, which has both Mary and baby Jesus resting beneath it. The tree has ripe dates as it is bearing fruit at the time of Jesus’ birth. It also features spring water towards its base, which (in the story) miraculously appears for Mary to drink from.”
A date palm Eid tree was actually the original idea – but until we can get one, why not try the alternative (as suggested in the blog posts cited above)?
Happy celebrating Prophet Isa’s birthday 🙂
What a lovely giving gesture 🙂
Christmas eve tonight! Why not snuggle in with your family and watch the movie on how Jesus was born according to us?
May help answer a lot of questions in our children’s minds about Christmas, as well as emphasise our similarities in honouring him too?
Hope you all have a lovely holiday!
An interesting read for all of us Muslim parents struggling with a similar issues…
This is SUCH a wonderful idea!
A Muslim family invites Danes who are lonely or can’t afford a good meal to his home, to share in a meal.
‘”I read, for example, about the elderly sitting all alone. Or about a single mother or single father who can’t get money from the municipality. And then I think they must surely like to come by here. For Christmas is all about joy and being with friends and family,” the 31-year-old man told avisen.dk online newspaper.’
Reaching out to our wider community through gestures like these are what will help us all to live together in peace, Inshallah! And what better way to introduce others to the TRUE Muslim ideals, as opposed to what they hear and see on the media all day?
This is exactly why Buzz Ideazz has a range of unique interfaith Christmas cards that encourage us to reach out…!