Super Eagles Captain Ahmed Musa Faces Backlash for Celebrating Christmas

Written by Benjamin Adewumi

 Super Eagles captain, Ahmed Musa, has been subjected to negative comments from some members of the Muslim faith after he joined in the celebration of Christmas. Musa, a devout Muslim, shared a picture of his Christian wife, Juliet Ejue, and wished Christians a merry Christmas, sparking a wave of criticism.

Musa married Juliet, a Christian from Ogoja local government in Cross River, Nigeria, as his second wife in 2017, after reportedly parting ways with his first wife, Jamila. Their union, which has been blessed with children, is still going strong.

On December 25th, as the global Christian population celebrated the birth of Jesus Christ, members of the faith and well-wishers alike took to social media to share season greetings. Musa, the former Leicester City forward, was not exempt from this.

He shared a picture of his beautiful wife Juliet, clad in Christmas-themed pyjamas, with the caption, “Compliments of the season🎄🎄🎄 This festive season, I pray that you experience true joy and peace and may things of celebration never cease from your household. Merry Christmas to you all 👏🎉.”

However, Musa’s progressive act of joining in the celebratory rituals of another religion has befuddled some adherents of the Islamic faith. They expressed their displeasure in his comment section, with some lecturing him that his religion forbids him to actively participate in celebrations of other faiths while praying for him to convert his wife to Islam.

This incident highlights the challenges faced by interfaith couples, particularly in societies where religious adherence is strongly emphasized. Despite the backlash, Musa’s actions also demonstrate a spirit of inclusivity and respect for religious diversity.

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