Christmas Mubarak tells the stories of Jesus and Mary as they appear in Islamic scripture, commentary, and tradition. In exploring the lives of history’s two most famous Galilean Jews, Christmas Mubarak situates Islam within a familiar Abrahamic context and dismantles the othering of Muslim beliefs. The piece draws parallels and distinctions between Islamic and Christian theologies through a beautiful coupling of images and motifs. Our vision for this project is to build a framework for greater Christian - Muslim collaboration.
Christmas Mubarak was conceived by Malik Gillani and Jamil Khoury. In 2018, Silk Road Rising produced a successful two-week workshop production of the piece that was adapted and directed by Corey Pond.