Mike Ghouse: A Muslim Pluralist Celebrates Easter

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A Muslim Pluralist Celebrates Easter

Posted: 03/29/2013 10:40 am

Huffington Post

Mike Ghouse

The first response from a few Muslims would be “no, no and no!” Muslims cannot celebrate resurrection of Jesus Christ. Jesus did not die, he and his message lives on!

They would argue: To be a Muslim, one has to believe in Christ, the one who brings life to the dead, the one who has the healing powers, and one who is likened to the Morning star that brings the good news. He will come back as the Messiah to close the chapter of human suffering and bring salvation to mankind by reconnecting them with God.

However, the insecure Christians and Muslims make a villain out of Jesus, “Yeah, he will come as Muhammad and slaughter every one and convert them to Islam.” On the other hand Muslims believe, “Yeah, he will come back and establish peace (Islam) on earth by forbidding evil and enjoining the good.” Shamefully those few on both sides are projecting Jesus in a political context.

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