On Friday, worshippers at a north side Chicago mosque observed Imam Hasan Takloz give a passionate sermon while peculiarly dressed liked St. Nick.
For 30 minutes, Takloz admonished his congregation to maintain their Islamic identity and not succumb to cultural norms, while the metallic bells on his wrist subtly jingled with each emphasis.
“I’m pretty sure my kid was on this guy’s lap this morning at the Lincoln Park Mall,” Hashim Khan whispered to a friend sitting next to him.
“In fact, I think my wife was too… wtf dude.”
Takloz reminded worshippers that God is always watching.“And my dear brothers and sisters… he knows when you are sleeping, he knows when you’re awake, he knows when you’ve been bad or good so be good for goodness sake,” chanted Takloz, visibly restraining himself from full-on Christmas carol mode.
After prayer, the Imam announced that his sleigh was blocked-in by two Toyotas.
Follow @islamicanews for more ho ho ho-akbar!