Note: Muslims completely believe in all the Original Revelations coming from Almighty God. This does include the Torah (Old Testament), Zabur (Psalms), Prophet's Stories (Qasas Al Anbiya), Injil (Gospel) and the Last Testament (Quran).. Any Muslim who disblieves in any of the original revelations from Almighty God is no longer a Muslim. The article is only dealing with modern-day translations based on exisiting materials.
Was Jesus Born Like That (really)? - From 'Is That in the Bible?' by Yusuf Estes
Most Christians do not analyze the Bible as it really is:
Here we attempt present a more realistic analysis of actual existing texts, although this may differ greatly from the way most conservative Christians would approach such a discussion. For the most part, today's Christians start from the point of view that the Bible is inerrant (absolutely free of any errors), and is the Actual Word of God.
In consideration of those who hold such notions, we respectfully submit the following collection dealing only with the subject of the accuracy of today's translation(s) of the English Bible, and in no way deny or attempt to refute the accuracy and authenticity of the Original Word of God coming down to prophets of old, may Almighty God's Peace and Blessings be upon them all, always and forever, ameen.
During the celebration of Christmas, familiar images are recalled in hymns and scripture about the birth of Jesus. In the popular mind, the appearance of herald angels, shepherds abiding in the fields, the star of Bethlehem, the virgin Mary giving birth in a stable, and the adoration of the Magi, have all been melded into one Christmas story. In reality, there are in the gospels, two distinct and at times contradictory stories of Jesus' birth. A careful reading of the Bible itself reveals that so much about this celebrated birth is myth.
Although we shall never be sure about the exact circumstances of Jesus' birth, we do know that about two thousand years ago, there was born in what is now called Palestine an extraordinary Jew who was to change profoundly the course of human history.
Author's comment - In fact, celebrating any birthday should be a celebration of the mother who did all the work, made all the sacrafices and gave birth to the child during hard labor and great pain. No human is due more honor and respect as regards giving birth, than the mother.
Editor's Note: By the way, do you think Muslims are without errors regarding birthdays of prophets, (peace be upon them all)?
Actually, we would like to be accurate and fair in offering a balance to this discussion and mention that, today many Muslims think they are doing something good by celebrating the birth of Muhammad, peace be upon him.
The very real fact is, he personally observed Mondays as a day of fasting and he was born on a Monday, This is what he mentioned to his followers and this is what he did himself. As to what date he was born, this is not confirmed and those who claim they know are just kidding themselves. -- Editor for Islam Newsroom
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