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Wednesday, December 20, 2006

Merry Christmas

We put up our tree a couple of weeks ago. I decorated it in a theme of blue, pearl and silver (because the colour scheme goes well with my carpet) and had much fun adorning our humble tree.
As a Muslim, I've been getting a few remarks about it from other Muslims. It hasn't been too bad I have to say- most just say "well it's your house and what you do in it is your business".
I tell them that the tree signifies peace and that we are celebrating the Christmas tradition of peace on Earth- isn't that what all religions are supposed to be about? Peace and unity and good will. To me the tree symbolises an opportunity for Christians and Muslims to come together on common ground. After all, Jesus is also a prophet in Islam.
As Christmas day is a public holiday, we'll be having some friends around for lunch. A Muslim family- refugees from Iraq who have never experienced the Christmas tradition, some Catholic friends and a couple of athiests as well.
I wish everyone peace, prosperity, happiness and health. Merry Christmas, Happy Hanukkah and Eid Mubarak (for Eid ul Adha coming up on 31 Dec).


Egypeter said...

Hehe...you're AWESOME Usual Suspect!!

I have deep respect for you and your opinions!! You're quite the 'breath of fresh air.'

Merry Christmas and Eid Muburak to you and your loved ones as well!!!

Cheers mate!

The Usual Suspect said...

Hey Peter
You rock!
Sending you beautiful, positive thoughts of happiness and peace over Christmas.
Keep well, drive safe, eat plenty, enjoy family and love life.

Anonymous said...

Yei! Happy Solstice-Holiday-Of-Your-Choice! ;)