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As Halloween is celebrated now, it is just a commercial and cultural festival. Several fundamentalist Christian denominations object to it's celebration, and their solution is clever. They hold a Fall festival with games, treats, and community so that the children don't feel like they are missing out on the fun. 

Halloween is associated with the pagan (not satanic) celebration, samhain, but like all European holidays, was christianized in the middle ages. In Christian tradition, Halloween is old English for "holy evening", the celebration of the lives of deceased family members and friends, and it takes place on All Souls Day, the day before All Saints Day. (Comparable to Day of the Dead celebrations?)

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Just now, notme said:

As Halloween is celebrated now, it is just a commercial and cultural festival. Several fundamentalist Christian denominations object to it's celebration, and their solution is clever. They hold a Fall festival with games, treats, and community so that the children don't feel like they are missing out on the fun. 

Halloween is associated with the pagan (not satanic) celebration, samhain, but like all European holidays, was christianized in the middle ages. In Christian tradition, Halloween is old English for "holy evening", the celebration of the lives of deceased family members and friends, and it takes place on All Souls Day, the day before All Saints Day. (Comparable to Day of the Dead celebrations?)

I didn't say it was created by satanists, but it promotes satanic things like ghosts and death. Furthermore, you just said it is pagan, that is more than enough a good reason to avoid this celebration.

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12 hours ago, Najamsethi484 said:

Halloween is not a Islamic festival all muslims should avoid it because it promote satanism and they say go and beg for candies and wear devils clothes no one should defend this haraam festival

Are you mocking someone or opposing this event ? lolz :hahaha:

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20 minutes ago, E.L King said:

I didn't say it was created by satanists, but it promotes satanic things like ghosts and death. Furthermore, you just said it is pagan, that is more than enough a good reason to avoid this celebration.

Yeah they should avoid it. Muslims also celebrate Valentines Day . Even some celebrate Holi too. I think these event will affect Muslims Eman. Although dressing up like ghosts or something and asking candies door to door is kind of stupid..What is the point of begging for candies  only this day? You can beg for candies on roads every day by being a proffesional begger like wearing costumes and saying every driver.." TRICK  OR  TREAT ! ! ! !":yahoo:

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My Islam says that do not interfere into other's religion. Although I want they kids should not be made to see horrible faces but if Christians has this celebration than Muslims are bound to respect their religious practices. 

However, Muslims do not need to borrow cultural values of others, we have our own culture. And, culturally as a Muslim, I would not like to frighten children by Masks and neither will I celebrate Valentine's day for it is even said by the Prophet PBUHHP to married couples: "Do not before Children behave in a manner that they may get wrong impressions". 

Just a side note: Today children know all biology due to some insane cultural events such as that of Valentine while I grew up only knowing that babies are dispatched by those large beak of birds.in hospitals.

However, if a nation has stupid elders then it would surely ruin their children in the name of freedom. 

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10 minutes ago, Najamsethi484 said:

brother im opposing this event not mocking but i can mock if they do this satanic cultural practices

hahahaha, I thought it to be funny thought that how can borrowing candied be satanic. But indeed, making children frightened is Satanic because our Prophet PBUHHP used to say that do not be harsh to a children before age 7 for he is to be treated like a king and when he heard crying a child, he took it in arms and forbade his father not to make him cry for it reminds him crying of Hussain a.s.

No problem in borrowing candies, but frightening is not a good act psychologically to sensitive kids. Why do not we criticize Chirstmas because it is beautiful event and colorful and we love that Prophet Jesus' birthday be celebrated but honestly speaking this Halloween is not good due to element of fear. 

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1 hour ago, Najamsethi484 said:

Halloween is not a Christians thing also many christians oppose this mad festival

Halloween is as Christian as Easter or Christmas.

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If it ever had any religious basis in the past, today is just a cultural custom. I see no need to object it nor promote it.

We always buy a basket of sweets at home when kids come with the trick or treat thing. It would be very creepy if instead of sweets I just called them pagans.

Kids participate in it just because its fun to have an excuse to go house by house annoying ppl to get chocolate. I can't see where satanism is in such action (except that it gets tiring to open the door constantly).

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You guys are taking this waaaaaaaay too seriously. 

Lighten up. 

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Bismehe Ta3ala,

Assalam Alikum 

I wonder the people who responded bother to celebrate 14 m3soumeen birthdays during the year.  To make it a joyous occasion for children to remember.  

What about Israa wal M3raj?  3id al ghadeer, anyone?We have so many occasions yet people participate in meaningless holidays.  The trick is on you and you don't even know it. 

Sayyida Zainab and your Imam is on their way from Shaam to Karbala and you choose to give out or take your children out for candy.  Good job!

"Ohhhh, it's for fun we are doing no harm."  It's called hob al dunya and forgetting akheera.

People remember Shaitain and his followers more than their Imams.

M3 Salamah, FE AMIN Allah 

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The only thing Satanic I see is people insisting that it is Satanic or wanting to play e-marja. Don't play e-marja, breeds prideful behavior and you might give people the wrong impression or information about Islam. That's really scary, the scariest thing that I have seen all night.

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@Gaius I. Caesar @Bakir @others

Here is the advice given by Ayatullah Sistani to a group of Ziyareen: 

Now a couple of pieces of advice that the respected scholar shared…

He emphasized a lot on two major things, one upbringing of children, starting from the baby stage for teaching our deen, our aqeeda, into wilaya, salat etc. by us practicing it. He was also concerned for our eiman in the West and for the physical well being and told us that he keeps us in his daily duas. His other advice was of checking slowly creeping atheist cultures into our homes. Look around, if you celebrated Halloween this October or you have adorned a Christmas tree in blind following or to blend in, you were part of his concerns. He specifically mentioned Christmas so quoting his concerns here.

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I hope no muslims are "celebrating" halloween.

It is the adoption of kafir traditions which bases lay in different heretic and occult religions.

This is not an opinion, it is facts. 

Life is not a game or something to be taken lightly, should we adopt such nonsense and teach it to our children?

 

Anyways, everything put aside, how can we as shias celebrate anything during these mournful days? Yesterday was the wafat of Bibi Sakina(as), in a couple of days in the shahadat of Imam Ridha(as) and then its Arbaeen and then its the shahadat of Imam Hassan(as).

Not such a nice time to celebrate in my opinion if your love for Ahlul Bayt(as) is sincere.

I have a friend who got a very good deal on a trip to go on a paradise island vacation but he didnt go because of the mournful days we are in.

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22 minutes ago, starlight said:

@Gaius I. Caesar @Bakir @others

Here is the advice given by Ayatullah Sistani to a group of Ziyareen: 

Now a couple of pieces of advice that the respected scholar shared…

He emphasized a lot on two major things, one upbringing of children, starting from the baby stage for teaching our deen, our aqeeda, into wilaya, salat etc. by us practicing it. He was also concerned for our eiman in the West and for the physical well being and told us that he keeps us in his daily duas. His other advice was of checking slowly creeping atheist cultures into our homes. Look around, if you celebrated Halloween this October or you have adorned a Christmas tree in blind following or to blend in, you were part of his concerns. He specifically mentioned Christmas so quoting his concerns here.

 

Anyone here want to disagree with ayatollah Sistani?

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