UK church holds joint birthday celebration for Muhammad and Jesus

UK church holds joint birthday celebration for Muhammad and Jesus

[At an Anglican church now, will it soon be a Catholic one?]


Muhammad, according to Islamic belief, was given the Qur’an from Allah, through the angel Gabriel. The Qur’an denies central tenets of Christianity in numerous ways:

Jesus is not the Son of God, and belief in the Trinity is “excess”: “O People of the Book! Do not exaggerate in your religion nor utter anything concerning Allah except the truth. The Messiah, Jesus son of Mary, was only a messenger of Allah, and his word which he conveyed to Mary, and a spirit from him. So believe in Allah and his messengers, and do not say “Three.” Cease! Better for you! Allah is only one Allah. Far is it removed from his transcendent majesty that he should have a son. His is all that is in the heavens and all that is in the earth. And Allah is sufficient as defender.” — Qur’an 4:171

And: “It is not befitting to Allah that he should beget a son. Glory be to him! When he determines a matter, he only says to it, ‘Be,’ and it is.” — Qur’an 19:35

Jesus was not crucified: “And because of their saying: ‘We killed the Messiah, Jesus son of Mary, Allah’s messenger’ – they did not kill him nor did they crucify him, but it appeared so to them; and those who disagree concerning it are in doubt about it; they have no knowledge of it except pursuit of a guess; they did not kill him for certain.” — Qur’an 4:157

Those who believe in the divinity of Christ are unbelievers: “They have certainly disbelieved who say that Allah is the Messiah, the son of Mary.” — Qur’an 5:17

Christians have forgotten part of the divine revelations they received: “From those, too, who call themselves Christians, we took a covenant, but they forgot a good part of the message that was sent them: so we estranged them from one another with enmity and hatred until the day of judgment. And soon will Allah show them what it is they have done.” — Qur’an 5:14

Those who believe that Jesus is God’s Son are accursed: “The Jews call Ezra son of Allah, and the Christians call the Messiah the son of Allah. That is a saying from their mouth; they just imitate what the unbelievers of old used to say. Allah’s curse be on them: how they are deluded away from the Truth! ” — Qur’an 9:30

Christians who do not accept Muhammad and the Qur’an are the most vile of created beings: “Nor did those who were given the Book become divided until after there had come to them clear evidence. And they were not commanded anything except to worship Allah, and to be sincere to him in religion, inclining to truth, and to establish prayer and to give zakat. And that is the correct religion. Indeed, those who disbelieved among the People of the Book and the polytheists will be in the fire of hell, abiding eternally in it. Those are the most vile of created beings.” — Qur’an 98:6

Muslims must fight against and subjugate Christians: “Fight those who believe not in Allah nor the last day, nor forbid what has been forbidden forbidden by Allah and his messenger, and do not acknowledge the religion of truth, even if they are of the People of the Book, until they pay the jizya with willing submission, and feel themselves subdued.” — Qur’an 9:29


Source: Advent-cum-Mawlid: church holds joint birthday celebration for Mohammed and Jesus

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One comment on “UK church holds joint birthday celebration for Muhammad and Jesus

  1. [Not at a Catholic church but by a Catholic bishop at a Muzzie celebration; according to BruvverEccles at his twitter, His Excellency is “known locally as Jihadi John Arnold”]

    Bishop to speak at parade celebrating Mohammad’s birthday

    Bishop John Arnold of Salford said his presence aimed to show ‘we have more in common than what might appear to divide us’

    by Catholic Herald Staff Reporter
    posted Friday, 8 Dec 2017

    Bishop John Arnold of Salford and Imam Irfan Chishti at a vigil in Manchester

    Bishop John Arnold of Salford is to speak at a parade celebrating Mohammad’s birthday on Sunday.

    The bishop will be among a number of speakers addressing the crowd before it sets off. A spokeswoman said he will talk about “recognising our differences, understanding and tolerance”.

    In a statement Bishop Arnold said it was important to strengthen relations between faiths “at every level”.

    He said: “In the increasing diversity of our society, it is important that we take opportunities to value different faiths and strengthen interfaith relations at every level. Recognising and participating in feasts and celebrations such as this demonstrate that we have much more in common than anything that might appear to divide us.”

    The annual parade is organised by Manchester Central Mosque in Victoria Park and Dar ul Aloom mosque in Longsight, Manchester.

    The observance of Mohammad’s birthday is called Mawlid, or Mawlid-un-Nabi. It is celebrated by most Muslims around the world and is a national holiday in many countries. Some denominations – including Wahhabism and Salafism – disapprove of it, considering it an unnecessary innovation.

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