HALLOWEEN THROUGH MUSLIM
EYES
HALLOWEEN'S ORIGINS
• Hundreds of years ago, there lived people
known as Druids who were pagans and
worshiped many gods. ...
The Dead and the Living....
They believed that on that night, nothing
separated the dead from the living. Both could
freel...
.........of Monsters, Ghosts & Goblins
Thus, both animals and people were sacrificed on the Night of
Terror, also known as...
So What Are
We Celebrating?
To make these evil spirits happy and to protect themselves from
being attacked by them, the pa...
When Christianity came to these areas, the church placed a
Christian holiday on the same day known as the Feast of All
Sai...
DANGERS OF HALLOWEEN ..
• Candy that is distributed may not be halal and healthful
• It is inappropriate to beg
• Safety h...
ISLAMIC VIEW
• ALL HALOWEEN TRADITIONS ARE BASED ON PAGAN
CULTURE AND CHRISTIANITY
• THEY ENTICE INAPPROPRIATE BEHAVIOR AN...
SO ENJOY EID!!!!
* It is halal, clean, not fearful
* Teaches generosity/ sharing and
not begging
* We wear nice new clothe...
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  1. 1. HALLOWEEN THROUGH MUSLIM EYES
  2. 2. HALLOWEEN'S ORIGINS • Hundreds of years ago, there lived people known as Druids who were pagans and worshiped many gods. They celebrated a day to honor their God of death, and believed that on that day, the dead were allowed to return to earth in the atmosphere of death and terror
  3. 3. The Dead and the Living.... They believed that on that night, nothing separated the dead from the living. Both could freely communicate with one another. According to Celtic religion, the some souls of the dead are trapped inside wild, ferocious animals and that it is possible to liberate them through sacrifices.
  4. 4. .........of Monsters, Ghosts & Goblins Thus, both animals and people were sacrificed on the Night of Terror, also known as Halloween to free the "trapped" souls of some of the dead. They also believed that evil spirits in the form of ghosts, goblins, monsters etc. roamed on Halloween night to scare people.
  5. 5. So What Are We Celebrating? To make these evil spirits happy and to protect themselves from being attacked by them, the pagans would make huge bonfires and/or costumes for themselves. These costumes were for the purpose of dressing up like the evil beings they were scared of in order to pass as one of them and thus not be harmed. This is the root of the practice of wearing Halloween costumes. Clearly, Halloween is the celebration of the fear of death and evil power.
  6. 6. When Christianity came to these areas, the church placed a Christian holiday on the same day known as the Feast of All Saints. The pagan customs merged with the Christian traditions and then brought to the US by immigrants. So What Are We Celebrating?
  7. 7. DANGERS OF HALLOWEEN .. • Candy that is distributed may not be halal and healthful • It is inappropriate to beg • Safety hazard: We don’t know who is behind the costume and his/ her real intentions • People with ill intentions may rob, steal, harm, even kidnap children • Pranks may go out of hand • Damage to property
  8. 8. ISLAMIC VIEW • ALL HALOWEEN TRADITIONS ARE BASED ON PAGAN CULTURE AND CHRISTIANITY • THEY ENTICE INAPPROPRIATE BEHAVIOR AND BELIEFS • AS MUSLIMS WE SHOULD HONOR CLEAN, HONORABLE FAITH AND BELIEFS • MANY PEOPLE CELEBRATE IT WITHOUT UNDERSTANDING JUST BECAUSE THEIR FRIENDS ARE DOING IT OR BECAUSE IT’S FUN
  9. 9. SO ENJOY EID!!!! * It is halal, clean, not fearful * Teaches generosity/ sharing and not begging * We wear nice new clothes, not scary costumes

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