Dr. Maysoon Shocair Ali, 69, is a Muslim physician who lives in rural Waverly, Tenn. Ali is among thousands of American Muslims who celebrate Christmas as a cultural, if not religious, holiday. She has a large collection of Santas that a Christian patient left her in a will.
Dr. Maysoon Shocair Ali, 69, is a Muslim physician who lives in rural Waverly, Tenn. Ali is among thousands of American Muslims who celebrate Christmas as a cultural, if not religious, holiday. She has a large collection of Santas that a Christian patient left her in a will. Hannah Allam McClatchy
Dr. Maysoon Shocair Ali, 69, is a Muslim physician who lives in rural Waverly, Tenn. Ali is among thousands of American Muslims who celebrate Christmas as a cultural, if not religious, holiday. She has a large collection of Santas that a Christian patient left her in a will. Hannah Allam McClatchy

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