Christmas is just right around the corner and a lot of people are already getting ready for the holiday. However, one preacher is trying to stop these festivities.
Nassim Abdi, a Western Sydney preacher from the Saudi-funded Ahlus Sunnah Wal Jamaah Association, said commemorating the birth of Jesus Christ is more dreadful than other sinful acts. In fact, he declared that anyone who will celebrate Christmas would go to hell.
Nassim Abdi used the Arabic term for polytheism, “shirk,” to describe the idea of acknowledging Christianity.
“Shirk is much worse than committing a sin. A person believes in Christmas; he goes to Jahannam for eternity.”
The Salafist fundamentalist, who follows a seventh-century version of Sunni Islam, added that acknowledging Christmas was even worse than drinking alcohol, which is prohibited in Islam and having premarital sex, known as zina.
“For you to celebrate Christmas is worse than for you to drink alcohol and commit zina.”
However, Abdi isn’t the only ASWJ leader speaking ill of the holy day, Wollongong-based sheik Jamil El Biza told his Facebook followers on Christmas Day in 2017 that they should not wish Christians a Merry Christmas for the sake of pleasing Allah.
“I’d rather be resurrected on the day of judgment, with the fact I made a few hundred million unhappy with me because I refuse to say ‘Merry Christmas,’ rather than being brought forward before Allah and having to explain to him why I congratulated a Christian who worships Jesus as lord.”
The senior leader of the ASWJ in Australia also told Muslims that observing non-Muslim events, such as the Easter Show in Sydney is considered sinful.
“Is it part of the sharia? Are we allowed to entertain ourselves with celebrations that are built on non-Muslim concepts? If you go on the belief, ‘I just want to join in and have the fun, you know, just have a night out, and enjoy myself but I don’t believe in all this nonsense’, that’s a major sin. It’s a what? It’s a major sin.”
Neighbors Say Her Christmas Dragon Decorations Are Inappropriate So Woman ‘Fixes’ It
Well, that’s an interesting way to fix it, indeed.
It's that time of the year when people decorate their homes in the spirit of Christmas. However, one woman has been asked to take down her decorations - which consisted of three dragons. Interestingly, she decided to try and fix her display and turn it into Christmas dragons.
Diana Rowland is an author based in South Louisiana who happens to love dragons. Diana decided to place three colorful dragons on her yard in celebration of Christmas. However, her neighbors weren't on board with the idea, calling her decorations "inappropriate" for the season. Instead of complying with the neighborhood, Diana tried to make her dragons more appropriate for Christmas.
Diana has since added halos on the dragons and declared that they are angels.
Girl Records Grandpa’s Adorable Reaction Every Time She Visits Him
“Hello, honey bun!”
There is little doubt that grandparents are always happy to see their grandchildren. One girl proved this over and over again as she unfailingly records her grandfather's reaction every time she visits. Her grandpa has since become an internet darling and netizens can't wait to see the next video.
Jennifer Barclay of Scotland certainly loves her granddad. She clearly has a close bond with the 87-year-old Robert and tries to visit him every week in his home in Methil, a coastal town in Scotland. Interestingly, no matter how many times his granddaughter visits him, Robert always greets Jennifer in an adorable way. Jennifer enjoys his reactions so much that she decided to take a video whenever he comes to the door.
Jennifer and her grandfather Robert clearly love each other's company.
Trans Woman Asked To Leave The Women’s Changing Room At A Gym
Someone was uncomfortable with her presence.
In recent years, people have become more and more open-minded when it comes to the LGBTQ community. While many are not bothered by their presence in public areas, there are still some who are not comfortable with them in private places - like a gym’s changing room, for example.
In fact, a trans woman who had gone into women’s changing rooms at a gym was asked to leave by a staff member, telling her "no men allowed.” The individual, who goes by the name of "Sarah,” had been a PureGym member for more than a year and had been using the female changing rooms at the branch for two months.