Hudson’s Bay Christmas window display, Downtown Toronto

I have to say that this Christmas window display at the Hudson’s Bay Company store (Downtown Toronto) really brought out the child in me.

As a Muslim, Christmas is a special time of year as we celebrate with our Christian sisters and brothers the birth of Jesus, an important prophet in Islam too and whose miraculous birth is beautifully described in the Qur’an. And although this time of year has become increasingly a consumer event and has unfortunately lost a lot of its spiritual meaning, it is a time of the year where you can take a step back and maybe look at life a little differently, especially before  a new year dawns upon us all.

It took me back to when I was young, a time when I used to watch Christmas movies with my family during the Christmas holidays, that Christmas buzz  that you sometimes experience, it was  bit like that.



The photos above show the different stages of the display which you may work out, I also filmed the moving display to bring to life what it is all about.  Whether you agree or disagree with Christmas here is not really the point, I personally just took joy from the minute detail that went into this display, very, very Christmasy wouldn’t you agree?

A very happy Christmas to all my friends…and those who do not know me. I wish you all the very best for the New Year and hope and pray that our next year is a healthy, fulfilling, loving, peaceful and compassionate one.


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