Liverpool star Mohamed Salah angers large portions of Islamic community with Christmas post

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Liverpool superstar Mohamed Salah has left portions of the Islamic community enraged after sharing a Christmas celebration snap with his family.

This is not the first time that Salah has caused controversy on Christmas day, with the Egyptian previously having shared comparable celebratory photos and received waves of abuse online as a consequence

Yesterday, Christmas Day, Salah posted a picture on Twitter of him and his family wearing matching pyjamas as they sat in front of a highly-decorated Christmas tree. It’s a classic festive family snap.

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While many used it as an opportunity to wish him and his family a Merry Christmas, unfortunately, the photo caused offence within the Islamic community online, with Salah having been sent thousands of furious messages.

Those who follow the teachings of Islam by the word were quick to remind Salah that, as a Muslim, he is not supposed to be celebrating holidays that are linked to other religions, such as Christmas with Christianity.

While, as you’ll see if you sift through the quote tweets of Salah’s post, the majority of the messages sent to him from his fellow Muslims were not particularly complimentary – Salah WAS defended by some.

Of course, the consensus among the Westerners on Twitter is that Salah is within his rights to be celebrating a holiday that is part of the culture in the country he is raising his young children.

However, said Westerners (presumably) have a limited understanding of Islam and the expectations of its followers. We ought to all try and understand and respect each other’s viewpoints. There is no correct thought or feeling in this instance.


  1. Why do they get angered just by simple things like that and he has not denied his religion.let them understand it sign of brotherhood and friendship in respect of any religion, and we should live together.

  2. It’s an antagonistic article. Islam has no prohibition to celebrate Christmas since it’s the birth celebration of one of Islam’s premier prophets, Isa. The angry respondents actually are blind followers, not true followers. Period

  3. Hi.
    For sure MO is free to do whatever he likes to do. And he is responsible and reasonable as we know him.

    On the other hand, my wish is that any writers who take the opportunity to speak about such things have also a responsibility to be fair and to showcase all opinions. Not only the negative ones.

    You need to showcase the positive comments received on the same topic which by the way more than the negative ones. Not just the couple of comments defended MO.

    At the end we see what we want to see. And we reap what we sow. So let’s work on having more positive and focus more on the good so we can reduce the gap.

    Wish you all a very merry Christmas and advance happy new year.

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