Saturday, November 1, 2014
Is Halloween the Night of the Devil?
Honestly, I hate it when Muslims make up stories about festivals like conspiracy theories to portray them all as evil which only leads to expose the ignorance of Muslims in the end. Okay, there is this video here:
First of all, there is no Celtic God named Samhain. It was a harvest festival of farmers. It had little to no religious connotation until Christians adopted it much later on. Second, not all kids will be dressing up as something evil. There will be kids dressing up as superheroes or just plain old simple cartoon characters or characters from books.
Third, trick-or-treat is not a demeaning thing. It is an act of sharing between neighbors and children. And they are dressed up as something they are not? What does that even mean? They are dressed up as their favorite characters from movies and anime, don't tell me there is anything wrong with that.
Fourth, there are wicked minded people coaxing children? Yes. That is there all the time. Child molesters are always hanging around the corners of schools and day-care centers to lure innocent kids into their arms for nefarious purposes. Halloween is not an isolated day for that. But Satanists? Satanists sacrificing children to Samhain? What? For the last time, Samhain is not a deity, it is the name of a harvest festival. There is no entity called Samhain!
And the way this man says, "It's happening right now!" as if he is there watching it happen. Honestly, we have to sit through Evangelical Right-Wingers make up lies about religion and we hate it. Then we turn around and do the same. Shameful. Absolutely shameful. And disgusting.
Muslims, quit making up lies, it is not of our religion!
If there is anything about this video that is positive, it is the last portion of it speaking about spending Islamic holidays with family such as Eid-ul-Fitr and Eid-ul-Adha. We do not do enough of that anymore. Eid no longer feels like Eid. That is equally shameful and we need to change that. We need spend more time with family on Eid, go out for the holiday, have a feast. These steps we must take to instill our own Islamic traditions into our children, hoping for a better ummah in the process for the future to come insha'Allah. Salam.
— Fahim Ferdous Promi