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Salaam alaykom 

In sha Allah you are all well. Does anyone have fatwas in regards to not partaking in halloween...? Hadith too on not partaking in other religious or cultural activities such as this holiday would be great too. 

I have 1 fatwa but am hoping for others for my lecture in sha Allah. Shukran.

Fee aman Allah 

Sr. Zaynab 

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Sorry, I have read fatwas about participating in ceremonies of other religions, but not hadiths. I hope some knowledge members can provide the information you need. 

Certainly Halloween is a Christian tradition, "hallowed e'en" is literally holy evening. Catholics celebrate All Souls Day on October 31 and All Saints Day on November 1. But what would be the problem with participating in cultural celebrations that have no religious connection, for example harvest or spring or national celebrations? 

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Salam it's  mostly about being similar to Jinns & Satanic creatures also it's dress code is using cloth of fame that is forbidden

The Jinn | Dr Sayed Ammar Nakhshawani

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the ruling from my marjaa:

Question : Is it allowed for us to send our children for trick-or-treating on Halloween, October 31st?
Answer : It is not permissible to celebrate festivals which are alien to our religion, if it encourages or propagates another religion, or if it is based on the dissolution of the Islamic personality of the Muslim individual in the values of the non-Muslim society.
If a believer lives in a society where this is prevalent and involvement in it is an indication of good companionship, then it is permissible.

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I celebrate Halloween because it’s a great excuse for Hubby and I to wear matching vampire outfits. :P 

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8 hours ago, Zaynab McCabe said:

Salaam alaykom 

In sha Allah you are all well. Does anyone have fatwas in regards to not partaking in halloween...? Hadith too on not partaking in other religious or cultural activities such as this holiday would be great too. 

I have 1 fatwa but am hoping for others for my lecture in sha Allah. Shukran.

Fee aman Allah 

Sr. Zaynab 

Regardless of its permissiblity, shouldn't do it in Muharram or ayam-e-aza.

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As you can see from my original post I am looking for fatwa or hadith to help support my side which is not to celebrate it.  I am making a lecture on this and wanted some help to finish it as it is hard to find (hense the reason to why I want to do a lecture).

I can post my lecture after I finish in sha Allah soon.

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I asked the office of seyyed Sistani about this last year if I remember correctly, did not receive an answer.

Would be nice to see if someone ells has a fatwa from his office.

I will personally not be okay with celebrating Halloween, especially because of its pagan roots. Theres many things we can celebrate instead that we dont even know the dates of to begin with because we neglect it, such as the birthdays of the 12 Imams(as).

 

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He explicitly forbade it when speaking to a group of ziareen who went to visit him. I posted the link last year but I don't remember the thread now.

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Shukran for the thread it helped a little however having a fatwa from sistani would be nice if anyone has. And in case you don't want to watch my lecture I'll post another fatwa for those interested.

Sayyid Khamei fatwa taken from islam-pure fatwas from the leaders office, the fatwa is not on the main site,
 HALLOWEEN Question: This is a festival in which children dress in costume, and stop by people's houses asking for candy. Its origin lies in ancient pagan English customs regarding evil spirits and demons. The Catholic Church converted it into a holiday for the souls of the dead Christians. Currently it doesn't have a religious connotation. However, the images of black magic, witches, spirits and death are still present. Is it permissible for a Muslims to: a. Give candy to children who come to their house on this day? b. Decorate one's house according to the customs of the people? c. Dress their children in costumes and take them around to receive candy?
Answer: If engaging in this practice results in promoting erroneous thinking (e.g. superstition) in the furthering of corruption or in the strengthening and spreading of their culture, whereby it would become desirable to adopt their culture such activity would not be permissible.

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I think the problem lies in as to what 'celebrating halloween' means.

Is wearing a random mask for the purpose of acquiring free chocolate and candy considered a celebration of the pagan halloween or a celebration of the 'satanic' ideas other people may or may not engage in on this day? 

Or is putting a pumpkin at your doorstep on this day considered a celebration? Or does the pumpkin have to be carved and accompanied by various other 'scary' things to be considered celebrating?

Personally for me, 'celebrating halloween' meant a goal of filling 2 garbage bags worth of chocolates, and the ticket to do that was to wear anything you wouldn't normally wear.

My mother would put out an uncarved pumpkin at the door to let people know they can get free chocolates here, and it only to please the neighbours that we gave their children chocolates.

If other people are celebrating satanic figures or whatever, that's them. Halloween in this day isn't exclusive or representative of any belief, nor any evil connotations which may compromise a person's religion - it's all-inclusive and nothing more than a social event. As long as muslims don't use it as an excuse to engage in unislamic behaviour that other people engage in during this time, there really shouldn't be a problem. That's why I feel the rulings from the marjaas I've come across are somewhat vague - it depends on the individual and their family.

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