merry shirkmas???!!!

theskinnyjeanrant

0855c050b20a0d719a600823fbbea18e_1282253709For the past week, I have been seeing a lot of offensive comments regarding Christmas by Muslims on various social media sites. One of such said “stay away from the festivals of the enemies of Allah” and another blatantly mocked the holiday and Christians in general. These are just two of the many examples I witnessed. For some reason they have stayed in my memory and it is for this reason I will focus on them to make my point clear. Although I started out on this harangue with the intention to defend Christmas and all of its glory, I came to realize that the root of my anger went deeper than a religious holiday. Not only is the subject of “Christmas is halal versus Christmas is haram” tired and frustrating but we are not making progress.  For those who disagree that Christmas has merely become a secular commercial festival…

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About sabr33n

Debra Schubert is pursuing a bachelor of Social Work at the University of Regina, where she is also a research assistant in the Department of Religious Studies. She is a blogger and focuses primarily on social justice issues from an Islamic perspective. She is an activist in her community and dedicates much of her time to community engagement activities. She is a Muslim convert from a Jewish and Roman Catholic upbringing. She is one of the founding members of the “Federation for Canadian Muslim Social Services” that was established in 2014 and currently sits as secretary on the executive board. She is a member of the Islamic Association of Saskatchewan’s social committee and also serves on the programming and youth organizing committees for NAIN 2015. View all posts by sabr33n

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