The Birth of a Baby

A Muslim song about Jesus/’Eesa AS to the tune of Away in a Manger:

The birth of a baby is special and dear;

Some celebrate birthdays with joy every year,

But one favoured boy had a miracle birth –

A mercy and sign to all people on earth.

He is the Messiah, upon him be peace,

A messenger prophet, by Allah’s decree:

He spoke in the cradle, breathed life in clay birds;

He healed many people and spread Allah’s words.

Although there’s no Eid for him or special day,

We’re mindful of ‘Eesa each time that we pray,

For peace on one prophet means peace on them all

And prayer with belief is the message they called.

{And there is none from the People of the Scripture but that he will surely believe in Jesus before his death. And on the Day of Resurrection he will be against them a witness.}

The Qur’an, Surah An-Nisaa’ (chapter of the women) 4:159

Elizabeth Lymer is author of Islamic Nursery Rhymes and Religious Rhyme Time. She frequently shares nursery rhymes via her YouTube channel, Rhymes and Stories website, and Islamic Nursery Rhymes Facebook page, and has recently started blogging on Goodreads, where these song lyrics were published. She is also Editor of Young Muslimah Magazine and a member of the Muslimah Writers Alliance.

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