In many Christian homes, the Biblical birth story of Prophet Jesus (peace be upon him) is read on Christmas Day to commemorate the holiday. But Muslims have their own story of when Jesus was born, according to their own holy book, the Qur’an.
Telling their neighbors the Muslim story, the Islamic Center of Richmond in Glen Allen hosted an open house on Saturday to discuss “why Muslims love and respect Jesus,” WTVR.com reported.
The center created the event to give “neighbors and service members… an opportunity to get acquainted with your fellow Muslim neighbors and get answers to any questions they may have about the Islamic faith,” organizers wrote.
Attendants enjoyed a chance to enjoy free food, henna tattoos, try on a Hijab, calligraphy and more.
Muslim leaders were hopeful the event helped build stronger relationships and better understanding of Muslims in Richmond.
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Muslims believe in Jesus as one of the great Prophets of God. He was born miraculously, conceived with no father, to his mother, Mary. Muslims also believe that he is not Son of God, because God begets not nor is He begotten