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How They Unite On Christmas, But We Can't On 'Eyd

SubhaanAllaah. I was truly speechless after reading this excerpt about the world’s most sworn enemies of the time, The World War One Enemies: The British and The German.

During World War I, in 1914, an event known as "The Christmas Truce" took place between the Germans and the British, initiated not by the commanders, but by the soldiers themselves. The enemies took some time (the amount of time varied according to the area and has been reported as being anything from Christmas Day to Christmas Day through New Year's Day) to exchange small gifts such as beer (from the Germans to the British) and tobacco and tinned meat (from the British to the Germans). "No Man's Land" was cleared of the dead bodies, the trenches were repaired and drained, and the troops from both sides shared pictures of their families with each other and, in some places, even using "No Man's Land" to engage in friendly games of football.

SubhaanAllaah. The harsh human-slaughtering wary Christian soldiers set aside their differences on Christmas, yet the non-combat Muslims in masaajid all around the globe find themselves bickering and arguing especially on ‘Eyd. After reading the above excerpt, I was smiling. These men put forward a truce, and because of their determination for peace, their worst enemies became like their Christmas family that day. It was as if they memorized and implemented this ayah:

Surah 41 (Fussilat/also known as Haa`Meen Sajdah), Ayah 34:

The good deed and the evil deed cannot be equal. Repel (the evil) with one which is better, then verily he, who between you and him there was enmity, (will become) as though he was a close friend.