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HARAM-O-WEEN

HALLOWEEN IN THE ‘HOLY’ LAND

Najd, Saudi Arabia 🇸🇦

 

Riyadh/Najd, Saudi Arabia 🇸🇦

 

“Whoever imitates a people is one of them.” 

 

[Abu Dawud]

 

“Halloween” or “HARAM-O-WEEN”? 

Muslims are forbidden to do any pagan worship.

 

Where did it all come from? 

Halloween influences many cultures. 

The biggest is the pagans.

 

Most traditions of Halloween today go back to the Celtic DAY OF THE DEAD, a pagan holiday.

 

Samhain, was a Druid god of the dead. 

Druids were the religious order amongst the Celts. 

On this day, they were trying to make their “god” (Lord of Death) pleased. 

Druids also believed witches rode broom sticks and ghosts caused supernatural things to happen.

 

Halloween was also a time for MAJOR Shirk (making partners with Allah).

Their belief was - 

“On the night before November 1st (October 31) eve of the Celtic New Year, the souls of the dead people roamed the land of the living. 

The Devil, spirits and witches were also believed to be moving about and had their most power on that night.

Games and religious rituals with fortune-telling and young people trying to see about marriage prospects and using “omens” like apple peelings thrown over their shoulders, or nuts burning in a fire.

 

The Pope, in the eight century, wanted to Christianize this pagan holiday since he wanted people to abandon the occult and idolatrous practices associated with it, and made November 1st All Saints’ Day or All Hallows’ (Holy) Day. 

This is a day to remember all of the Christians who died for their faith. October 31 was then considered All Hallow's Eve, and this word later evolved into the modern day - “Halloween”.

 

Some reasons behind certain Halloween traditions:

Many acts done today for Halloween trace back to occult or magic (HARAM) For example:

 

1. COSTUMES: 

Prevent spirits of the dead from recognizing people. 

Druids actually sacrificed animals and even humans. 

Then dressed up in skins of the dead. 

They also did fortune-telling while wearing skins of the dead.

Another explanation is that today, children who dress up represent these spirits.

 

2. TRICK-OR-TREAT: 

Druids went from house to house on October 31 demanding certain kinds of food. 

If they didn’t get what they wanted, the people and their homes were cursed by trouble, sickness, even death.

Wealth and health was promised to the ones who donated.

Today, when kids are offered treats by neighbors, this goes back to the time people would offer food to appease the spirits.

 

3. JACK-O-LANTERN (carved pumpkins): 

It started as a legend of an Irish man named “Jack”, who loved to trick the devil. 

But when he died - Jack could not go to Heaven (or Hell) so he just wandered around the earth with a lantern for light to see his way.

Later, pumpkins were hollowed, carved and with candles inside - to scare away evil spirits (jinn).

Some see them as symbols and spirits of past.

 

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3 Shawaal 1444

24 April 2023

 

 

'My friends care for me. You [my parents] do not! I'm better off with them. Only they understand me, so stop telling me what to do in MY life.'

Very common and disrespectful statements from children these days..

إِنَّمَا وَلِيُّكُمُ اللّهُ وَرَسُولُهُ وَالَّذِينَ آمَنُواْ الَّذِينَ يُقِيمُونَ الصَّلاَةَ وَيُؤْتُونَ الزَّكَاةَ وَهُمْ رَاكِعُونَ

Your helper (friend) is none but Allah and His Messenger and those who have believed - those who establish salaah and give zakah, and they bow [in worship].

If you have friends like those mentioned in the Ayah, then you have true friends. These friends direct you to what is good for you.