There is not a single verse in the bible that says Jesus (peace be upon him) was born on the 25th of December. There is not a single verse in the bible that says anything regarding “Christmas” or “Santa” itself. There is not a single verse in the bible that Jesus declares to be God.
God does not need eat, Jesus did. God does not sleep, Jesus slept. God does not pray, Jesus prayed. God is independent, Jesus is dependent as he prayed. God is All Knowing, Jesus has limited knowledge and is not all knowing.
Jesus prayed, Muslims pray. Jesus fasted, Muslims fast. Jesus kept a beard and so do Muslim men. We love Jesus (peace be upon him) he is our role model. Even his mother Mary who we Muslims call her as Maryam she wore a scarf, full loose veil which Muslim women wear because both were Muslims.
Jesus (peace be upon him) came with a simple message, to tell his nation to worship One God without any partners. Bible has been edited several times, there are so many versions and contradictions. God sent down another Prophet who was called Muhammad (peace be upon him) he came to mankind not just one nation. This is the last prophet with the last revelation as God said he will protect this book from being altered and changed. This book is the Qur’an till this day it has never been changed or altered.
We invite you to look further and investigate Islam. Islam is not just another religion. It is the same message preached by Moses, Jesus and Abraham. Islam literally means ‘˜submission to God’ and it teaches us to have a direct relationship with God. It reminds us that since God created us, no one should be worshipped except God alone. It also teaches that God is nothing like a human being or like anything that we can imagine.
The concept of God is summarised in the Qur’an as: Say, He is God, the One. God, the Absolute. He does not give birth, nor was He born, and there is nothing like Him*. [112:1-4]
Becoming a Muslim is not changing or losing your Christian identity. But it’s going back to the original teachings of Jesus. Guidance ultimately comes from God. We ask God to guide us and you. God says:
And [mention] when Jesus, the son of Mary, said, “O children of Israel, indeed I am the messenger of Allah to you confirming what came before me of the Torah and bringing good tidings of a messenger to come after me, whose name is Ahmad.” But when he came to them with clear evidences, they said, “This is obvious magic.” (Al Qur’an 61 : 6)
May God’s peace and blessing be upon you for the rest of your days.