At Easter, nature awakens to new life, everything begins to bloom and green.
We wish you a peaceful, blessed and happy Easter holiday.
The real meaning of Easter is love, hope and forgiveness!
Jesus, known as Isa in Arabic, is mentioned 25 times in the Quran. This book calls him the „spirit“ and „word“ of God, and the belief in Jesus, who is considered one of the greatest prophets in Islam is a fundamental pillar of faith for a Muslim.
While many Christians may find it quite astonishing, Islam worships both Jesus and his mother. Maria or Maryam, as it is called in the Koran, is considered by Muslims to be the most sublime among women, whereas Jesus is undoubtedly a symbol of selflessness and righteousness, worshiped by followers of both faiths.
The stories that depict his suffering and persecution vividly illustrate how he remained steadfast and selfless and upheld the principles of truthfulness and justice. This shows how Jesus embodied humility, selflessness, patience and compassion, values that should be remembered by both Muslims and Christians alike.
The golden rule of treating others the way you want to be treated yourself is central to all morality. It requires that we put our own interests aside and show empathy for others by standing in their shoes.
In these difficult times of the pandemic, Easter symbolizes more than ever love and hope. Let us all stand together and help each other!
Imam Taha Sabri