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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: If the Black striped snake becomes extinct, a rodent, bird, etc. would not or have a hard time making it because hey either feed off of them or get eaten off of them. So if one of those would become extinct the whole cycle would be messed up, because of the food cycle they run. 2. the black striped snake can't chew food, they swallow it whole. What is there natural habitat? Black Striped Snake natural habitat is: Forests tropical wet, moist, cloud and dry, savannas, agricultural landscapes, and edges of wet or marshy areas. where does it live? Shrew, Mouse, Insects, Grass, Rabbit,Cougar, and Deer. This is a fairly common snake, at least in the southern part of the range. In southern Texas found several individuals within a short time and said that the species is "fairly common and in no immediate danger of being extinct". How can we save/preserve them? A good way to save black striped snakes is to stop killing them. The more we kill them or the more we don't care for them the more likely they could become extinct. A good way is to have a shelter not just for the black striped snake but for all snakes that have a chance of becoming extinct. Endangerment The black striped snake has a habitat of forest also lives near loose, sandy soil habitats with scattered debris and piles of rotting cacti. It may also be seen in seeps in the soil that come when the soil dries out quickly or around buildings or construction sites. 3. The black-striped snake covered in scales, and their snake skin is smooth and dry. Scientific name of black striped snake is the: Coniophanes imperialis. 4 Facts about the black striped snake. Black Striped Snake Picture/Photgraph 1. The black striped snakes are carnivores(meat eaters). What is its role in the ecosystem? What species would be affected if it would become extinct? 4. They shed their skin a number of times a year in a process that usually lasts a few days.

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