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Transcript: What is Halloween? and What do people do on Halloween? Origins of Halloween Why we (as Ahmadi Muslims) should avoid celebrating halloween? What is Shirk? Do Muslims believe in ghosts and supernatural things? What is Halloween? Celebrated on the night of October 31st Traditional activities include: Trick-or-treating Carving jack-o-lanterns Costume parties Visiting "haunted houses" Origin of Halloween celebration of the end of the harvest season Samhain was a time used by the ancient pagans to take stock of supplies and prepare for winter The ancient Gaels believed that on October 31, the boundaries between living and the dead overlapped and the deceased would come back to cause havoc such as sickness or damaged crops Masks and costumes were worn in an attempt to mimic the evil spirits or appease them. Why we should avoid celebrating Halloween? Halloween is a harmful innovation among Christians which takes one closer to shirk. The Bible forbids witches, satanic practices etc. but Halloween is generally regarded as fun. Hudhur said it should always be remembered that any ‘fun’ that is based on shirk or any harmful way is to be avoided. We must give up on worldly traditions like these to follow the right path Faith Matters These practices makes children do wrong things in the name of “fun” These practices makes children do wrong things in the name of “fun” Agenda Friday Sermon October 29th 2010 ... small Conclusion Even a hint of shirk is unacceptable to God What is Shirk? Associate anyone in the name, action, or worship of Allah constitutes shirk Condition of Baiat number 6 says that we “shall refrain from following ______________ Ahmadi muslims do not believe in ghosts and other supernatural things (witches, goblins...) Do Muslims believe in ghosts and supernatural being? Heaven is a better reward than the candy get from you get from trick or treat QUESTIONS? “Badness attracts and leads man to adopt it with intensity, while forgetting traditions and beliefs. Some Ahmadis, considering such matters trivial, also get inclined in this way, resulting in very bad consequences” Shirk causes man to sink morally and spiritually. Belief in Divine Unity is a seed out of which grows all virtues, and lack of which lies at the root of all sins Halloween and what do people do on halloween? What other holidays do we not celebrate? Originated from the ancient celtic festival known as Samhain It is extremely wrong to believe in things that are supernatural even if it is for fun We must give up on worldly traditions like these to follow the right path Halloween is a tradition when many people celebrate it with extravagant parties, elaborate costumes and spending more $$$ Hudhur’s Friday Sermon October 29th 2010 Why should Ahmadi Muslims avoid celebrating Halloween? Bringing of dead spirits is WRONG and it goes against what we believe as Muslims


Transcript: Victim described rapist: a mustache bushy sideburns aprox. 17 or 18 claimed his name was "Jim" or "Jimmy" In 2001, a Florida statue made it possible to retest certain cases. Bain asked 5 times and the court denied all 5 cases. The INNOCENCE PROJECT then helped Bain get a post-conviction DNA testing. The DNA came back negative. Bain was convicted of rape, burglary, and kidnapping based mostly on the police lineup. A man with not a scratch on his criminal record, was sentenced to life in prsion Forensic Science used... James Bain is no Bane... :D On December 17, 2009, Judge James Yancey released Bain after 35 years wasted in prison. Sources Post Conviction DNA testing on the semen on the victim's underwear DNA testing on Bain's jockey underwear Blood testing Police investigation Only Bain and one other suspect had sideburns in a police lineup FREEDOM! Wrongfully Accused Victim's uncle thought it sounded like a student of his and took Bain's student file for a picture JAMES BAIN. The trial occurred, however, before DNA testing was available, so Bain could not be definitively tied to the semen found on the victim's underwear the American who spent the most time in prison for a crime he did not commit. Bain claimed he had been home watching TV with his sister to be his alibi but the police didn't buy it and arrested him March 4, 1974 On a quiet night in Lake Wales, Florida, a nine year old boy was lifted from his bed, dragged out the window, forced into a nearby baseball field and brutally and forcibly raped. The man convicted: James Bain Police collected Bain's jockey underwear and sent it to the FBI to be tested

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