The message of Mary: End unjust and exploitative economic system

Since converting to Islam, I have always seen the Christmas season as a reminder of the things that Muslims and Christians hold in common. This year I was reflecting on the important role of the mother of Jesus, Mary has in both Christianity and Islam and in particular her call to establish a just society. There are striking similarities between the Quran and Luke’s scriptural accounts of Jesus birth. But one aspect of Mary that may be missed is her call to end unjust and exploitative economic systems. The prayer called the Magnificat, the longest set of words spoken...

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