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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: Tweet me your questions! The old-fashioned way is ok too :) What platforms do you use regularly ? Facebook Twitter YouTube Linkedin Google + Tumblr Pinterest Vine Instagram Are you a content creator, curator or creeper? What's a personal brand? So, what's your online personal brand? Anyone brave enough to let me google them? So, when I look at you online what does it say? Does that match what you portray in person? Who do you interact with online? How can you use social media to make the right connections? Strike up a conversation. Reach out to new people-expand your network, find new opportunities. As a student you have an opportunity to reach out and ask for help & advice. Take advantage of it. But don't abuse your network. What happens when you suck at social media? The nitty gritty. What can I tell you about how Facebook & Twitter work that you don't already know? Chances are you know the secrets, you just might not know what you know. Content is key. Share interesting content around what you're talking about. If you want to be known as a leader in being awesome then share your top 10 list of how to be awesome. Hint: make sure it includes this. Other ideas? Curate content Be funny How-to Share news Solve problems How does my News Feed work? But then Facebook changed the game (like usual) Affinity, weight & time decay still play a role but they've taken it a few steps further How do you engage your audience with your content? Caption this Show me What do you think? Choose Tell me Join me Fill in the blank Did I miss any? These tips can help you create content that gets into news feeds, without having to resort to: Twitter - start those conversations! Start now and don't stop. So, who am I? Relationship So, why are we here today? Social media is easy-even my grandma knows how to tweet @uwaterloolife Story Bumping Post Type Whether you like it or not you have one online Device @kbudski social @ uWaterloo Last Actor Sure everyone might know how to tweet... but knowing how to be social is different than being good at being social

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