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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: HISTORY TIMELINE 1914-1933 1914-1933 Agustin Ingrassia Begin the WWI War reaches stalemate Zeppelins The battle of Marne The battle of Ypres The race to the sea Crushing victory for Germany Japan declared war on Germany Germany declared war on France Germany declared war on Russia Murder in Sarajevo The division of the two alliances 1914 mood in 1914 Mood in 1914 The stalemate continues Italy entered the war Second Battle of Ypres Zeppelin bombing Galipoli mixed fortunes against the Austrians 1915 Verdun And Somme Success and failure for Brusilov Romania enter the war Battle of Jutland 1916 New war commander Reinforcements sent to Italy German U-boat campaign USA declares war on Germany Treaty of Brest-Litovsk 1917 Battle of Amiens Allies recover France and Belgium Kaiser abdicated 1918 Paris peace conference Treaty of Versailles signed 1919 First meeting of the League of Nations held in London. Official end of World War I. The Paris Peace Conference ends. Conference of Sanremo, Italy, about League of Nations mandates in former Ottoman territories of the Middle East Treaty of Sèvres between the Allies and the Ottoman Empire. The treaty is not recognized by the Turkish national movement, which considers the Istanbul government illegitimate The League of Nations holds its first general assembly. 1920 United States signs separate peace treaties with Germany, Austria, and Hungary. 1921 the first German officers travel to the Soviet Union for the purposes of military cooperation between Germany and the Soviet Union. Germany and the Soviet Union sign the Treaty of Rapallo The Russian Civil War (ongoing since 7 November 1917) ends in Bolshevik victory with the defeat of the last White forces in Siberia. 1922 France and Belgium occupy the Ruhr in an effort to compel Germany to step up its payments of war reparations. The great inflation of 1923, the value of the German mark is destroyed. The Treaty of Lausanne, settling the boundaries of modern Turkey, is signed in Switzerland by Turkey and the Entente powers. It marks the end of the Turkish War of Independence and replaces the earlier Treaty of Sèvres. the Corfu incident: Italy bombards and occupies the Greek island of Corfu seeking to pressure Greece to pay reparations for the murder of an Italian general in Greece The Corfu incident ends; Italian troops withdraw after the Conference of Ambassadors rules in favor of Italian demands of reparations from Greece. 1923 Leader of the Soviet Union Vladimir Lenin dies The United Kingdom extends diplomatic recognition to the Soviet Union. Adolf Hitler is sentenced to 5 years in jail for his participation in the Beer Hall Putsch (he serves only 8 months). France begins withdrawing its troops from the Ruhr in Germany. 1924 Retired Field Marshall Paul Von Hindenburg is elected President of Germany Hitler's autobiographical manifesto Mein Kampf is published. The Locarno Treaties are signed in London (they are ratified 14 September 1926). The treaties settle the borders of western Europe and normalize relations between Germany and the Allied powers of western Europe. 1925 Theodoros Pangalos declares himself dictator of Greece. British and Belgian troops leave Cologne, Germany. Greek dictator Theodoros Pangalos is elected president. The Treaty of Berlin is signed by Germany and the Soviet Union, which declares neutrality if either country is attacked within the next five years. Germany joins the League of Nations. 1926

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