This is a bold move for a Turkish restaurant!
This London restaurant, called Shish, specializes in Turkish food, and they recently surprised a number of people with their Christmas sign.
On Christmas Day, Shish will welcome the homeless as well as the elderly for a lavish three-course meal. The plan is to offer the meal FREE OF CHARGE!
For those who cannot afford a lavish, warm meal, this is a Christmas treat, indeed. But there is more! The new sign hanging in front of Shish looks like this:
Free Of Charge
No one eats alone on Christmas Day!
We are here to sit with you.
3 course meal for the homeless
Any Homeless or elderly are welcomed*
Soup and Cacik
The owner, Hasan Masud, simply wants to help people.
“We’re just helping people,” Masud said. “Lots of people stay home alone for Christmas… They don’t need to. They can come here and have some fun.”
The sign at the front of Shish has gone viral. Few expected such a message from Shish at Christmas and people are both surprised and thrilled!
With the popularity of the sign growing, Shish has decided to upgrade a bit with an official Christmas Dinner flyer.
This is what the Spirit of Christmas is all about! It makes me want to visit London just to check it out!
Related item: What do traditional Muslims think of the Christmas Holiday?
Many believe it to be a time for feasting or partying.
CBN reports the following about the birth of Jesus from the Quran:
Significantly, the story of the birth of Christ is actually related in the Qur’an, in Sura 19:16-35. Some of the facts are the same, but, what is most important, the story is given a very different slant. The virgin Mary is told by an angel that she will give birth to a “pure” son, “as a sign unto men and a mercy from Us.” She withdraws to a desert place to give birth, alone, under a palm-tree, then returns with the infant to her people. When they chide her, supposing she has been unchaste, Jesus speaks up from the cradle in her defense, announcing himself to be a prophet. The passage concludes by denouncing the Christian doctrine of the Incarnation, misinterpreted in gross polytheistic terms: “Such is Jesus, son of Mary, the statement of truth about which they dispute. It is not befitting for God to father a Son, Glory be to Him! When He determines a matter, He only says to it ‘Be’ and it is.”