No Christmas And New Year Celebrations For Somalia’s Christians

 

No Christmas And New Year Celebrations For Somalia’s Christians

No Christmas And New Year Celebrations For Somalia’s Christians

Somalia’s Federal government on Tuesday, December 22, banned the celebrations of Christmas and New Year in the capital Mogadishu. It says celebrating Christmas is against faith of Somali Muslims and won’t allow it happen in the country.

 
Director General of Somalia’s Ministry of Religious Affairs, Sheikh Mohamed Khayrow announced the decision in a Press Conference held in Mogadishu along with the Vice Chairman of the Supreme Religious Council (SRC), Sheikh Nur Barud Gurhan.

 

All events related to Christmas and New Year celebrations are contrary to Islamic culture, which could damage aqidah (faith) of the Muslim community. He added:

“All security forces are advised to halt or dissolve any gatherings. There should be no activity at all.”

 

Sheikh Nur Barud Gurhan, the deputy chairman of the Supreme Religious Council of Somalia said that such events might motivate extremist group al-Shabaab to launch attacks in the capital.

 

 

“We [Islamic Scholars] are warning against the celebration of such events which are not relevant to the principles of our religion. Such events give also al-Shabaab to carry out attacks.”

Isaiah_9-6: For unto us a child is born, unto us a son is given: and the government shall be upon his shoulder: and his name shall be called Wonderful, Counseller, The mighty God, The everlasting Father, The Prince of Peace.

Isaiah_9-6: For unto us a child is born, unto us a son is given: and the government shall be upon his shoulder: and his name shall be called Wonderful, Counseller, The mighty God, The everlasting Father, The Prince of Peace.

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As with gladness men of old

Matthew_17-20: And Jesus said unto them, Because of your unbelief: for verily I say unto you, If ye have faith as a grain of mustard seed, ye shall say unto this mountain, Remove hence to yonder place; and it shall remove; and nothing shall be impossible unto you

Matthew_17-20: And Jesus said unto them, Because of your unbelief: for verily I say unto you, If ye have faith as a grain of mustard seed, ye shall say unto this mountain, Remove hence to yonder place; and it shall remove; and nothing shall be impossible unto you

As with gladness men of old

Did the guiding star behold,

As with joy they hailed its light,

Leading onward, beaming

bright;                   

So, most gracious Lord, may we

Evermore be led to Thee.

 

 

 

 

 

As with joyful steps they sped,

Saviour, to Thy lowly bed,

There to bend the knee before

Thee, whom heav’n and earth

adore;

So may we with willing feet

Ever seek the mercy-seat.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

As they offered gifts most rare

At thy cradle rude and bare;

So may we with holy joy,

Pure, and free from sin’s alloy,

All our costliest treasures bring,

Christ. to Thee, our heav’nly

King.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Holy Jesus, every day

Keep us in the narrow way;

And, when earthly things are

past,

Bring our ransomed souls at last

Where they need no star to

guide,

Where no clouds Thy glory hide.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

In the heavenly country bright

Need they no created light;

Thou its light, its joy, its crown,

Thou its sun which goes not

down;

There for ever may we sing

Hallelujahs to our King.

 

 

 

 

 

May God Bless Nigeria, America And Israel And Take Care Of Us; May God Make His Face Shine Upon Us, And Be Gracious To Us; May The Lord Lift Up His Countenance Upon Us, And Give Us Peace, In Jesus Christ Name, We Pray! Amen!

 

 

 

May The Grace The Lord Jesus Christ, And The Love Of God, And The Fellowship Of The Holy Spirit Be With You All. Amen!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Christians, awake, salute the happy morn, Whereon the Saviour of mankind was born

John_1-12: Yet to all who did receive him, to those who believed in his name, he gave the right to become children of God

John_1-12: Yet to all who did receive him, to those who believed in his name, he gave the right to become children of God

Christians, awake, salute the happy morn,

Whereon the Saviour of mankind was born:

Rise to adore the mystery of love,

Which hosts of angels chanted from above;

With them the joyful tidings first begun

Of God incarnate and the Virgin’s Son.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Then to the watchful shepherds it was told

Who heard the angelic herald’s voice:

Behold, I bring good tidings of a Saviour’s birth

To you and all the nations upon earth:

This day hath God fulfilled His promised word,

This day is born a Saviour, Christ the Lord.

 

 

 

 

 

 

He spake; and straightway the celestial choir

In hymns of joy, unknown before, conspire,

Thy praises of redeeming love they sang,

And heaven’s whole orb with hallelujahs rang,

God’s highest glory was their anthem still,

Peace upon earth, and unto men goodwill.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

To Bethlehem straight the enlightened shepherds ran,

To see the wonder God had wrought for man:

Then to their flocks, still praising God, return,

And their glad hearts, with holy rapture burn;

Amazed, the wondrous tidings they proclaim,

The first apostles of His infant

fame.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Oh may we keep and ponder in our mind

God’s wondrous love in saving lost mankind;

Trace we the Babe, who hath retrieved our loss,

From the poor manger to the bitter cross;

Tread in His steps, assisted by His grace,

Till man’s first heavenly state

again takes place.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Then may we hope, the angelic host among,

To sing. redeemed, a glad triumphal song:

He that was born upon this joyful day

Around us all His glory shall display

Saved by his love, incessant, we shall sing

Eternal praise to heaven’s Almighty King

 

 

 

 

 

May God Bless Nigeria, America And Israel And Take Care Of Us; May God Make His Face Shine Upon Us, And Be Gracious To Us; May The Lord Lift Up His Countenance Upon Us, And Give Us Peace, In Jesus Christ Name, We Pray! Amen!

 

 

 

May The Grace The Lord Jesus Christ, And The Love Of God, And The Fellowship Of The Holy Spirit Be With You All. Amen!

 

 

 

 

 

While Shepherds watched their flocks by night

Psalms_23-1: The LORD is my shepherd; I shall not want

Psalms_23-1: The LORD is my shepherd; I shall not want

While Shepherds watched their flocks by night,

All seated on the ground,

The angel of the Lord came down,

And glory shone around

 

 

 

 

 

Fear not! said he; for mighty

dread

Had seized their troubled mind;

Glad tidings of great joy I bring

To you and all mankind.

 

 

 

 

 

To you, in David’s town, this day

Is born, of  David’s line,

A Saviour, who is Christ the Lord

And this shall be the sign;

 

 

 

 

 

 

The heavenly Babe you there

shall find

To human view displayed,

All meanly wrapped

In swadding bands

And in a manger laid

 

 

 

 

Thus spake the seraph: and forth-with

Appeared a shining throng

Of angels praising God, who thus

Addressed their joyful song.

 

 

 

 

 

All glory be to God on high

And to the earth be peace;

Good will henceforth

From heaven to men

Begin and never cease!

 

 

 

 

 

May God Bless Nigeria, America And Israel And Take Care Of Us; May God Make His Face Shine Upon Us, And Be Gracious To Us; May The Lord Lift Up His Countenance Upon Us, And Give Us Peace, In Jesus Christ Name, We Pray! Amen!

 

 

 

May The Grace The Lord Jesus Christ, And The Love Of God, And The Fellowship Of The Holy Spirit Be With You All. Amen!

 

 

 

 

 

Merry Christmas! How Joyful Are You This Christmas? By Mark Altrogge

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I Need A Brand New Laptop

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Laptop

Please My Friends! I need a brand new Laptop, my own is frustrating and annoying me now, though it has faithfully worked for me and with me, for the past four (4) years! Am so grateful! But it is time to change it. Brand new Laptops are very expensive in Nigeria.

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Laptop

I pray God touches someone special, to bless me this Christmas with a brand New Laptop. I will be so grateful.

If you are the one, please Email me at bummyla@gmail.com for my contract.

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Thank You Very Much!

May The Good LORD we serve bless you more abundantly in Christ Jesus! Amen!

Season’s Greetings And A Happy New Year From Pastor And Pastor Mrs E. A. Adeboye.

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