Two birthday versions of a great song

Otis Redding and Michael Buble share a birthday today. So, here is Buble singing an Otis hit…and the soulful Otis original.

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4 thoughts on “Two birthday versions of a great song

  1. The mention of a birthday in the bible was in Genesis 40:20-22 where a pagan Egyptian Pharoah had a birthday party. None of the men of God practice birthdays.

    In Jeremiah 10:1-3 it is made plain not to follow the practices of the pagans.

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    • Oh boy I wish you hadn’t said that!

      Does this make Islam a form of paganism because they celebrate Mohammed’s birthday (Mawlid an-Nabi)?

      Or is it a case of “do as I tell you, not as I do”?

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      • Actually it is forbidden to celebrate it. Culture gets in the way for some Muslims.

        Celebrating the mawlid is an innovation introduced after the three best centuries in order to corrupt the religion of the Muslims. If a person does anything in order to draw closer to Allah which was not done by the Messenger, peace and blessings of Allah be upon him, or enjoined by him, and was not done by the Caliphs who succeeded him, this action implies that he is accusing the Messenger of not explaining the religion to the people, and that he disbelieves in the words of Allah (interpretation of the meaning), “This day, I have perfected your religion for you.” [Al-Qur’an 5:3] Because he is adding something extra and claiming that it is a part of the religion, but the Messenger, peace and blessings of Allah be upon him, did not bring this.

        http://sunnahonline.com/library/fiqh-and-sunnah/97-ruling-on-celebrating-the-birthday-of-the-prophet

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