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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: Edgar Allan Poe By: Amara Cooper LOGO GOES HERE About Edgar Allan Poe Who is he? Edgar Allan Poe was an American poet, editor, and literary critic. Poe completely changed the genre of the horror story with his masterful talents which was hardly seen during his time. Continue What he looked like He was born in January 19, 1809 and died October 7, 1849 Alive to Death Discussion Poe was famous for writing “The Tell-Tale Heart,” "The Raven" and “The Fall of the House of Usher,” which were what many people were inspired by. Some aspects of Poe’s life, like his literature, were flooded in mystery, and what is true and what is not has always been questioned. Timeline Poe self-published his first book, Tamerlane and Other Poems, in 1827. His second poetry collection, Al Aaraaf, Tamerlane, and Minor Poems, was published in 1829. Poe published some of his own stories and poems in the magazine, including two parts of his only novel, The Narrative of Arthur Gordon Pym. Discussion Where We Stand Current Standings Current Standings 43.4% 10.2% Q3 vs Q4 YoY Quarterly Sales Summary Quarterly Sales Summary 15% 37% 9% 2% Wins Wins Initiatives Initiatives Top Performers Top Performers Karl Jonvestein Q4 Best Performing Sales Rep New Business New Business Losses Losses Failed Initiatives Failed Initiatives Lost Businesses Lost Businesses Missed Opportunities Missed Opportunities Takeaways Takeaways Closing The Gap Closing The Gap Proposal Proposal Initiative 1 Initiative 1 Initiative 2 Initiative 2 Initiative 3 Initiative 3 Risks Risks Risk 1 Risk 1 Risk 2 Risk 2 Risk 3 Risk 3 Risk Management Risk Management Benefits Benefits Benefit 1 Benefit 1 Benefit 2 Benefit 2 Benefit 3 Benefit 3 The Forecast The Forecast The Sales Funnel The Sales Funnel Projections Projections Quick video The Action Plan Scope Scope Initiative 1 Initiative 1 Initiative 2 Initiative 2 Initiative 3 Initiative 3 Resources Resources Budget Budget Stakeholders Stakeholders Stakeholder 1 Stakeholder 1 Stakeholder 2 Stakeholder 2 Stakeholder 3 Stakeholder 3 Time Time Next Steps Next Steps Step 1 Step 1 Step 2 Step 2 Step 3 Step 3

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