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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

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Transcript: Snow White and The Seven Dwarfs Compared To... Little Snow White By The Brothers Grimm Movie queen wants the huntsman to retrieve snow white's heart the prince serenades snow white and they fall in love at the beginning queen attempts to kill snow white once with a red poisoned apple she uses actual magic dwarfs chase after the queen queen falls to her death while trying to push a boulder on the dwarfs prince kisses snow white awake and they walk away into the sunset there are animals that act as donor figures Grimms Tale queen wants the huntsman to retrieve snow white's lungs and liver queen eats lungs and liver of the boar thinking they are snow white's queen paints on her disguise queen attempts to kill snow white 3 times: by suffocating her in a corset, combing her hair with a poison comb, and finally putting her to sleep with the poison apple which is half white and half red prince meets her for the first time when seeing her in her coffin and realizes he can't live without her casket gets bumped and snow white coughs up the apple and wakes up snow white goes to the kingdom with the prince invite the queen to the wedding and she doesn't know snow white is the bride as punishment for attempting to kill snow white they make the queen dance in iron shoes until she dies Archetypes: SUMMARY OF THE TALE AND MOVIE.... Is there an underlying message about how to be a hero? There is no strong hero role in Snow White. The dwarfs, prince and animals all work together to save her. Dwarfs and animals in the movie show heroic attributes by aiding her to safety. Walt Disney gullible shown cleaning and cooking Men: Snow White - innocent (magical, joyful child) but she is gullible; orphan Queen - the shadow of a ruler (dictator, evil) shadow of a magician Prince - warrior & faithful lover Dwarfs - loving parent, Dopey, specifically, is a jester, used for comic relief Huntsman - shadow of a warrior Mirror - sage Animals - donor characters Women: How to live a good, fulfilling life? Be with someone you love. For instance the dwarfs were happy because they had each other and Snow White was finally happy when she found them and her prince. The supporters in your life will help promote a better virtue for yourself. The dwarfs helped Snow White but she also helped them. What does it mean to live "happily ever after"? Finding your true love. protectors and good hearted shown working Snow White Gender Roles Brothers Grimm vs. Disney Surprises!

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