Holiday Myths Part 2 Jesus Pbuh Was Not Born In Winter History Behind Christmas

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That when you look at the religions from the beginning of time, we have to recognize that there was a constant struggle going on, between those who believed in one God, and those who believed in many gods, this struggle has always existed with human life.

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We find it more intense at different points in time. But what is important for us to understand is that in America today, we are sort of a hodgepodge

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melted down mixture of hundreds of cultures, and we call it American, or we call it Canadian. But nobody is really sure what it actually means. And now that we're going into the 21st century, it is important for us to be able to separate the different elements within that culture, and to recognize the roles that these elements play.

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In this struggle that went on, from the early days of human life, there were people who put their worship in the natural world. And so those natural objects that were around them, that appeared to be the strongest objects, they would worship through those objects. So in other words, if people living in desert areas, in many of these areas, you find a huge rock, or a huge tree. And so many people would worship the trees, or the rock, or the Oh, they felt they would worship the cosmic forces through that tree or through that rock. In some countries that had large rivers, such as those who lived around the Nile in the Nile Valley, or in the Niger River, or the Congo River, or

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the Amazon, those who live around these powerful forces of water, we find that religion was developed around the river.

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And in many cases, people would worship manifestations of the river, even some of the animals from the river itself, hoping to appease the power and the forces in the river itself. Probably the most common form of worship in the ancient world was the worship of the sun. And that is, for obvious reasons, the sun is obviously the largest of all of creation. And that when the sun comes out the power of the sun, it gives light after darkness, it gives heat.

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In the cold weather, it brings forth the light, or the life from plants. And so the sun itself, in a sense, is a life giving form. And so those who are trying to figure out what is the source of our life, what is the source of the living beings around us, focused on the sun, as the main object and developed within their religions, a concept based upon the sun. And so we find this concept in all parts of the world. Contrary to some of the beliefs of people, it was even very strong in Europe. I mean, up until now, we still count we still have during our week, at the end of our week, we have Saturday, and then we have sun days, which is the day of the sun.

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And this is a concept that they used to have. And what is important for us to understand, especially when we're dealing with young people who tend to be caught up Justin images coming at them, that the images within many of the holidays that we have, have got a number of streams. And especially you could say two main streams that are coming in, there is a stream of monotheism. And there is a stream of polytheism of those who worship many gods and those especially who focused on the sun god in the winter season.

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around December 25, the people celebrated the winter solstice. And those of you who have lived in the north, I'm coming from Toronto, Canada, there's four seasons, not two or three like you have here. There's four seasons. And these four seasons in Canada are very distinct seasons, although el El Nino and La Nina are changing that also. But they're very distinct seasons. And so within the seasons, there are certain high points or low points. And the solstice time is the time when the essence of the season comes about. And so the winter solstice would come about somewhere between December in December from December 21. And it goes all the way to around January 6 or so. And so the

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people of the North would celebrate

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Different holidays have different occasions, based upon the winter solstice, put yourself in the northern countries. I went to Norway and spent some time with the Muslims in Oslo, may Allah subhanaw taala help them. They're really far up north. And also I had the chance to go to Alaska, and there's Muslims in Alaska. Now when we were there in the summertime, and it was time for salata, mothership, and we looked outside, and the sun was still out. Somebody looked at his watch, and he said, Well, that's sunsets. And it's time to make magnet. So we made a lot to cover up that is normally made with a sunset according to the watch. And the sun was out.

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The time for issue, they looked at their watch again, it's supposed to be darkness of night, according to the film.

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They looked at their watch, they said it's time for Asia. We made Isha and the sun was out.

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around one o'clock at night, I looked at my watch and realize it's time to go to bed, but the sun was out.

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And so in those parts of the world, you are in a situation where for the Muslims, you make taqdeer. And the fukuhara have told us that you can use the closest reasonable city for your base, or you can use Mecca, Tomoko Rama, some different fuqaha have used different positions where I was, they use Seattle, Washington, as the base of their time where they were in Alaska. What is important, though, is that in the wintertime, there is a period where there is no light, you are literally in darkness, 24 hours of the day.

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And this stretches for a period of time. Now, could you imagine if you're living in Alaska, or living in Canada, or living in Norway, and you don't have central heating, and the cold is outside, it's darkness around you. People are dying from disease. It's a terrible time and every family would probably lose somebody, or they would know of somebody dying from the cold and disease during that season. This is the winter solstice. And so when the sun starts to come out,

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the people now are looking at the sun as a life giving force. And so during that time, a number of ceremonies were held in northern countries. In the far north, was the feast of the 12 nights, which stretched from December 25, to January 6.

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Also in ancient Greece, there was the Bacchanalia which was held for their god Bacchus, the God of wine and sport and play. The Romans had the Saturnalia for their gods, Saturn, their main sun, Gods Saturn. And so you find during these times, that the people held ceremonies in the north, they would burn bonfires, the light was important the fire, because the fire represents the light, the life giving force for those who worship nature. Also in the north, they recognize that there was one tree that even that, despite the cold would still remain alive. The evergreen, the evergreen tree, the fir tree. And so in some cases, they would take this for a tree, believing that there was powers of

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life within the tree, and they would put it in their homes, set it there and put a light on the top of it or burn them in the front or they would make at missile toes and put them over there. doorways are type of what we would call Tyrese or taneema. It is an amulet and they would hang the amulet over their doors, hang the amulet in their home, hoping that this for a tree that this so called life giving force would protect them from the danger of the winter.

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And so their ceremonies developed around this. And this went on for hundreds of years. We also find in the ancient northern countries, we find

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the druids and the druids of the North. And they carried out special ceremony surrounding the mistletoe and surrounding the fir tree and the beliefs and they would meet within circular areas. And they had a secretive cult that spread throughout the far northern countries. One of the interesting individuals and you can look this up, if you can find it in the dictionaries or encyclopedias is a man called Mithra or mithras. This is a very mysterious

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character.

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And when you look at history, you find that this individual called Mithra, was born on December 25.

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His day of the week was the seventh day of the week, that we still call Sunday.

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He was supposed to be the son of the son God Himself. And they had a special sacrament made up a bread and wine. And they would make this drink during this time. And supposedly He died for the sins of the people. Sounds familiar, doesn't it? But when you try to find midterm or midterm in the encyclopedias, they threw through state intervention erased the name? Why is this? That is because after the time of Jesus, Isa alehissalaam, when his followers when the message began to spread, and they went north, and you see within historical writings, that Barnabas, one of his disciples met a man named Saul or Paul lay the columns of Paul, Paul said he saw Jesus on the Damascus Road. And he

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went to the disciples, but the disciples turned against Paul, only Barnabas stayed with him. But when Paul and Barnabas went into Greece, Barnabas left him. Now, what is the reason why they all left him?

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What are the concepts coming through Paul, many people say, well, they left him because he was Sol before and he used to torture, the early followers of GE Salli, ala. But also you can see and if you look at present day Christianity, that most of the concepts of the trinity

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of the blood sacrifice, the original sin, and most of the concepts, which relate to more than one God are coming through Paul, the preachers are quoting Paul sometime more than Jesus during their sermons. And so Barnabas left Paul. And somewhere in the early days in Rome, or Greece, somewhere in that area, those missionaries who are teaching the, the teachings of Jesus, Isa Ali Salaam, met with this force coming from the north. And so you will see an ancient Roman history, that in some cases, the Roman Emperor would go out to the Colosseum.

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And the gladiators would be fighting each other. And everybody's cheering for the gladiators sounds like one of our football games, they would go to the Coliseum, right.

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And the gladiators would fight. And then if one of the gladiators was down, and they would look at the at the Emperor, should I kill them or not? And if he wanted to kill him, he would say, you go like that. Right? You know, that sign down? If he said, keep him alive, he goes like this. You know, we use it today. Yes. Okay, it gives that sign. Okay.

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One of the terrible things happening during these rituals at the Coliseum is that they would bring the Christians out, literally men, women and children and feed them to hungry animals. They would take a hyena, or a wolf, or a lion, and get it hungry and crazy and beat it, and throw raw meat at it. And then send it out on the people and they would literally chair and watch as the animal rip the bodies apart. This is a terrible culture, tear the bodies apart. And so somewhere along the line, somebody who couldn't take the torture, who felt that maybe we can win these people over, made a compromise. And you start to see changes going on. From the early part of the Christian era. In

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southern Europe, where the major ceremonies held by the nature worshipping people are combined with Christian names and Christian ceremonies. And therefore, what comes forth to us is a mixture with the two streams coming together, where you get a monotheistic name, or a monotheistic character with a pagan ceremony.

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And so the mixture of this together is what is giving us the present day holidays that we see. Number one we understand that Isa alehissalaam. According to the different reports of the different scholars in many religions, he was not born in the cold weather. History shows us that he was born during the warm weather.

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Even in even in the Christian traditions, they have the belief that the shepherds were tending their flocks outside and in Palestine. You cannot keep your flocks outside

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in the winter

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In the evening, you bring them in, because it's cool at night. And so it was the warm weather. It was also the time of the taxes in the north.

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In the story coming into Quran, when we see the mention in chapter 19, and verses 24, to 25. And we see the mention of the story of Mary, because it is the belief of the Muslims, that Miriam, may Allah be pleased with her,

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was a virgin, and she had dedicated her life, to the worship of one God, prayer and fasting, and by the power of Allah that the creator breathed His Spirit into her. And she, she conceived Jesus, he said Be and it is, she can see Jesus easily solemn, without a father, without a man. That is a belief of Islam. It is also a belief that when she felt the pain of the pregnancy, that the angel came to her and told her to go outside of the city, she went outside of the city, to a remote area. And then she found a palm tree, and she found water. And it was speaking about roots of jennea, it was speaking about a type of job, or a type of dates. And those who know who have lived in the

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desert area know that when the dates become ripe, when you start to see the color of the dates change, because dates are not Brown, you know, dates are originally red and the yellow, there are other colors, but they turned the brown, it's at the height of the heat, that the dates become ripe. And so it's at that time that she gave birth to Isa Elisa Lam. So from different points of view, different historical points of view and different religions. We understand that Isa Ali Salam was not born during the winter season. He was born in the warm weather. So who was it that was born in the winter season? What is that? Who is that character? Now? Let us become detectives, and try to

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find out the answer to this problem. Number one, you have to understand this concept of Saturn.

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The concept of Baucus, when they are portrayed by the different artists who drew pictures of them or the sculptures, they're usually portrayed as a heavyset man with a white beard.

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And when in the Sistine Chapel chapel, Michelangelo drew his picture you can see the long flowing beard and there are actually pictures of this man on a sled being drawn by snakes with wings.

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Snakes with wings, snakes do not normally fly.

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But in this case, the snakes have wings, and the heavyset man is on his sled, being drawn by these flying animals sound familiar to notice that it is being drawn by the flying animals. He's before performing miracles.

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He's coming out on December 25, which is not the birthday of East La Silla has nothing to do with Christianity. It is the time of the of the Bacchanalia and and the Saturnalia and he is representing riotous fun, drunken revelry. And so what happens on Christmas, the Christmas season, especially in America, people today are not even thinking about e salesianum. They're not even thinking about Jesus. They look and how they can get drunk on Christmas, what is going on in the Caribbean, and many parts if they offer you a Christmas pudding, or Christmas pie, or Christmas drink, watch out. Because it's probably laced with rum or wine. That's the spirit of the season.

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Now this riotous occasion that was going on, went so far

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that the Christian church banned it. And the Church of England, according to historical sources, actually banned it all the way to 1647. It was prohibited in England to celebrate Christmas because they saw Christmas as being a pagan holidays. This is an official position taken by the Christian Church. The Church of England were known at that time as Puritans. What happened was an individual was super imposed, a name was super imposed. We hear about the name of St. Nicholas St. Nicholas. Now, according to some historical reports, St. Nicholas was a Christian Bishop, who lived in the fourth century in Asia Minor, which is now known as Turkey. He was a very thin man, very austere,

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used to spend this time

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in prayer and fasting, and he loved children, and he spent his time dealing with children.

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And because of this now, his name, some belief was imposed upon that day, and St. Nicholas or St. Nick comes into that position as being the main man of the day. There's another concept, which is even deeper than that. And that is that St. Nicholas himself is actually coming from the ancient writings of Bill Wolfe. And in these writings, which are done in the Scandinavian region, we find the name Nick or nickel, or Nikkor, he was known as a demon, the demon of the North. He was known as the evil spirit of the North, the name of Odin, the evil principle. And so, in Germany, and in many of the northern countries, the people actually looked upon this so called St. Nick, as being an evil

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force and they would tell their children in the wintertime, don't go outside, because if you do, Nicholas will come along, Nicola will come along, he'll capture you, put you in his bag and take you away.

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And so they used it as a negative concept in Isaiah, in what is left of the Bible in chapter 14 in 1413. The devil is known as the prince of darkness, and it is an understanding that his throne, the seat of his power is in the north, somewhere in the North is the seat of power of this evil. And so, the Germans also when they depict it, this Nicolas or this Pels, nickel, as they would say Pels, nickel in German, it means a fairy devil.

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When they, when they depicted him, they depicted him as a man with red fur. He had red fur coat,

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and he was his base was in the north, and he was the essence of evil.

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And the Church of England to 1647 took the position that this celebration could not go on. So what we are actually seeing is that the the Christmas occasion was actually the time of evil.

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It was the time of the belief in the Saturnalia, and the Bacchanalia. And because of this, they shifted the occasion to New Year's Eve. They shifted all of their feelings and their merriment and their evil to New Year's Eve. Now, before we go to that, looking back back at Christmas, what is happening now and Christmas season? I don't know what goes on in Miami. But in the northern cities, on Christmas occasion, they put lights around and Santa Claus parades Do you have a Santa Claus parade? Do they have Santa Claus parades and St. Nicholas is outside, and he's in the streets and everybody's talking about St. Nicholas. And the poor children are taught that St. Nicholas is going

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to come down your chimney. Most people don't have chimneys in Miami anyway. But a 350 pound man is going to come down your chimney and bring you presence and keep his clothes white and red.

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And go to all of the homes in the area and put our presence in your stockings and and put our presence under your tree and then fly back out into space. And the Father, the poor father who sweat and toiled all year to get you the presence gets no credit for the present given to the child. Saint Nicholas comes down the chimney gives you this present flies off into the night.

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And many of us were raised, thinking, believing in this. Some of us would sneak into the night and look and see our father putting the president of the tree. We knew what he was doing anyway. But you went along with it. And the people say well, you know it's Christmas. Don't you like to have fun? You want to stop the children from having fun? What kind of people are you? But what is the what are you teaching the children? You're using the name of Jesus using the name of Isa Allah Islam. And you are using a figure who historically is the devil's the devil himself when he has a villa.

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They are using his figure and he has now taken over the Christmas season. Christmas now to most people means materialism. You have to buy presents for your cousins and your friends and you got to buy about 34 presents. And you find that most American people are in debt for six months after Christmas.

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Now where is Jesus, you get drunk. You fight. You lose all your money. The stores raised their prices.

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Isa Li Salaam is described as a very humble person.

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Most of the time, he didn't wear shoes, only one or two changes of clothing. A very simple person eating very simple food fasting most of the time. You see what is going on. There are two streams now a stream of polytheism, a stream of monotheism. And now the polytheism the materialism is overtaking the monotheism. And standing in the way and take that they're watching, they said, it's time for Asia. We made Isha and the sun was out.

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around one o'clock at night, I looked at my watch and realize it's time to go to bed, but the sun was out.

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And so in those parts of the world, you are in a situation where for the Muslims, you make taqdeer. And the fuqaha have told us that you can use the closest reasonable city for your base, or you can use Mecca, Tomoko Roma, and some different fuqaha have used different positions where I was, they use Seattle, Washington, as the base of their time where they were in Alaska. What is important, though, is that in the wintertime, there is a period where there is no light, you are literally in darkness, 24 hours of the day.

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And this stretches for a period of time. Now, could you imagine if you're living in Alaska, or living in Canada, or living in Norway, and you don't have central heating, and the cold is outside, its darkness around you. People are dying from disease. It's a terrible time and every family would probably lose somebody, or they would know of somebody dying from the cold and disease during that season. This is the winter solstice. And so when the sun starts to come out,

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the people now are looking at the sun as a life giving force. And so during that time, a number of ceremonies were held in northern countries. In the far north, was the feast of the 12 knights, which stretched from December 25, to January 6.

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Also in ancient Greece, there was the Bacchanalia which was held for their god Bacchus, the God of wine and sport and play. The Romans had the Saturnalia for their gods, Saturn, their main sun, Gods Saturn. And so you find during these times, that the people held ceremonies in the north, they would burn bonfires, the light was important the fire, because the fire represents the light, the life giving force for those who worship nature. Also in the north, they recognize that there was one tree that even that, despite the cold would still remain alive. The evergreen, the evergreen tree, the first tree. And so in some cases, they would take this for a tree, believing that there was powers

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of life within the tree, and they would put it in their homes, set it there and put a light on the top of it or burn them in the front or they would make a missile toes and put them over their doorways, or type of what we would call Tyrese or taneema. It is an amulet and they would hang the amulet over their doors, hang the amulets in their home, hoping that this fairy tree that this so called life giving force would protect them from the danger of the winter.

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And so their ceremonies developed around this. And this went on for hundreds of years. We also find in the anxious northern countries, we find

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the druids and the druids of the North. And they carried out special ceremony surrounding the mistletoe and surrounding the fir tree and the beliefs and they would meet within circular areas. And they have a secretive cult that spread throughout the far northern countries. One of the interesting individuals and you can look this up, if you can find it in the dictionaries or encyclopedias is a man called Mithra or mithras. This is a very mysterious character.

00:29:34--> 00:29:43

And when you look at history, you find that this individual called Mithra, was born on December 25.

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His day of the week was the seventh day of the week that we still call Sunday.

00:29:52--> 00:29:59

He was supposed to be the son of the son God himself and they had a special sacrament made up

00:30:00--> 00:30:08

Red wine, and they would make this drink during this time. And supposedly He died for the sins of the people. Sounds familiar, doesn't it?

00:30:09--> 00:30:54

But when you try to find midterm or midterm in the encyclopedias, they threw through state intervention erased the name. Why is this? That is because after the time of Jesus, Isa alehissalaam, when his followers when the message began to spread, and they went north, and you see within historical writings, that Barnabas, one of his disciples met a man named Saul or Paul lay the columns of Paul, Paul said he saw Jesus on the Damascus Road. And he went to the disciples, but the disciples turned against Paul, only Barnabas stayed with him. But when Paul and Barnabas went into Greece, Barnabas left him. Now, what is the reason why they all left him?

00:30:55--> 00:31:13

What are the concepts coming through Paul, many people say, well, they left him because he was Sol before and it used to torture, the early followers of G Sally Salah. But also you can see and if you look at present day Christianity, that most of the concepts of the trinity

00:31:14--> 00:31:55

of the blood sacrifice, the original sin, and most of the concepts, which relate to more than one God are coming through Paul, the preachers are quoting Paul sometime more than Jesus during their sermons. And so Barnabas left Paul. And somewhere in the early days in Rome, or Greece, somewhere in that area, those missionaries who were teaching the, the teachings of Jesus, Isa la Salaam, met with this force coming from the north. And so you will see in ancient Roman history, that in some cases, the Roman Emperor would go out to the Colosseum.

00:31:56--> 00:32:06

And the gladiators would be fighting each other. And everybody's cheering for the gladiators sounds like one of our football games, they would go to the Colosseum, right.

00:32:07--> 00:32:29

And the gladiators would fight. And then if one of the gladiators was down, and they would look at the at the Emperor, should I kill them or not? And if he wanted to kill him, he would say, you go like that. Right? You know, that sign down? If he said, keep him alive, he goes like this. You know, we use it today. Yes. Okay, gives that sign. Okay.

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One of the terrible things happening during these rituals at the Colosseum, is that they would bring the Christians out, literally men, women and children and feed them to hungry animals. They would take a hyena, or a wolf, or a lion, and get it hungry and crazy and beat it, and throw raw meat at it. And then send it out on the people and they would literally chair and watch as the animal rip the bodies apart. This is a terrible culture, tear the bodies apart. And so somewhere along the line, somebody who couldn't take the torture, who felt that maybe we can win these people over, made a compromise. And you start to see changes going on, from the early part of the Christian era, in

00:33:24--> 00:33:51

southern Europe, where the the major ceremonies held by the nature worshipping people, combined with Christian names and Christian ceremonies, and therefore what comes forth to us is a mixture with the two streams coming together, where you get a monotheistic name, or a monotheistic character with a pagan ceremony.

00:33:52--> 00:34:16

And so the mixture of this together is what is giving us the present day holidays that we see. Number one, we understand that Isa alayhi salam, according to the different reports of the different scholars, in many religions, he was not born in the cold weather. History shows us that he was born during the warm weather.

00:34:17--> 00:34:31

Even in even in the Christian traditions, they have the belief that the shepherds were tending their flocks outside and in Palestine, you cannot keep your flocks outside.

00:34:32--> 00:34:41

In the wintertime in the evening, you bring them in, because it's cool at night. And so it was the warm weather. It was also the time of the taxes in the north.

00:34:43--> 00:35:00

In the story coming in the Quran, when we see the mentioned in chapter 19, in verses 24 to 25. And we see the mention of the story of Mary, because it is the belief of the Muslims that Mary

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May Allah be pleased with her,

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was a virgin, and she had dedicated her life to the worship of one God, prayer and fasting, and by the power of Allah that the creator breathed His Spirit into her. And she, she conceived Jesus, he said Be and it is, she can see Jesus easily Islam without a father, without a man. That is a belief of Islam. It is also a belief that when she felt the pain of the pregnancy, that that the angel came to her and told her to go outside of the city, she went outside of the city to a remote area. And then she found a palm tree, and she found water. And it was speaking about roots of Geneva, it was speaking about a type of rooftop or a type of dates. And those who know who have lived in the desert

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area know that when the dates become ripe, when you start to see the color of the dates change, because dates are not Brown, you know, dates are originally red and the yellow there are other colors, but they turn the brown it's it's at the height of the heat, that the dates become ripe. And so it's at that time that she gave birth to Isa al Islam. So from different points of view, different historical points of view and different religions. We understand that Isa Ali Salaam was not born during the winter season. He was born in the warm weather. So who was it that was born in the winter season? What is that? Who is that character? Now? Let us become detectives and try to

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find out the answer to this problem. Number one, you have to understand this concept of Saturn.

00:36:47--> 00:37:00

The concept of Baucus when they are portrayed by the different artists who drew pictures of them other sculptures, they're usually portrayed as a heavyset man with a white beard.

00:37:01--> 00:37:17

And when in the Sistine Chapel chapel, Michelangelo drew his picture you can see the long flowing beard and there are actually pictures of this man on a sled being drawn by snakes with wings.

00:37:18--> 00:37:22

Snakes with wings, snakes do not normally fly.

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But in this case, the snakes have wings, and the heavyset man is on his sled being drawn by these flying animals sound familiar to you now doesn't it? He's being drawn by the flying animals. He's before performing miracles.

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He's coming out on December 25, which is not the birthday of SLA so that has nothing to do with Christianity. It is the time of the of the Bacchanalia and and the Saturnalia and he is representing riotous fun, drunken revelry. And so what happens on Christmas, the Christmas season, especially in America, people today are not even thinking about e salesianum. They're not even thinking about Jesus. They look and how they can get drunk on Christmas, what is going on in the Caribbean, and many parts if they offer you a Christmas pudding, or Christmas pie, or Christmas drink, watch out. Because it's probably laced with rum or wine. That's the spirit of the season.

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Now this riotous occasion that was going on, went so far

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that the Christian church banned it. And the Church of England, according to historical sources, actually banned it all the way to 1647. It was prohibited in England to celebrate Christmas because they saw Christmas as being a pagan holidays. This is an official position taken by the Christian Church, the Church of England who are known at that time as Puritans. What happened was an individual was super imposed, a name was super imposed. We hear about the name of St. Nicholas, St. Nicholas. Now, according to some historical reports, St. Nicholas was a Christian Bishop, who lived in the fourth century in Asia Minor, which is now known as Turkey. He was a very thin man, very

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austere, used to spend this time in prayer and fasting. And he loved children. And he spent his time dealing with children.

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And because of this now, his name, some belief was imposed upon that day, and St. Nicholas or St. Nick comes into that position as being the main man of the day. There's another concept which is even deeper than that. And that is that St. Nicholas himself

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is actually coming from the ancient writings of Bill wolf. And in these writings which are done in the Scandinavian region, we find the name Nick or nickel, or Nikkor. He was known as a demon, the demon of the North. He was known as the evil spirit of the North, the name of Odin, the evil principle. And so, in Germany, and in many of the northern countries, the people actually looked upon this so called Saint Nick, as being an evil force and they will tell their children in the wintertime, don't go outside because if you do, Nicholas will come along, Nicole will come along, he'll capture you put you in his bag and take you away.

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And so they used it as a negative concept in Isaiah, in what is left of the Bible in chapter 14 in 1413. The devil is known as the prince of darkness, and it is an understanding that his throne, the seat of his power is in the north, somewhere in the North is the seat of power of this evil. And so, the Germans also when they depict it, this Nicolas or this Pels, nickel, as they would say Pels, nickel in German, it means a fairy devil.

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When they when they depicted him, they depicted him as a man with red for he had read for a quote,

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and he was his base was in the north, and he was the essence of evil.

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And the Church of England till 1647 took the position that this celebration could not go on. So what we are actually seeing is that the the Christmas occasion was actually the time of evil.

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It was the time of the belief in the Saturnalia, and the Bacchanalia. And because of this, they shifted the occasion to New Year's Eve. They shifted all of their feelings and their merriment and their evil to New Year's Eve. Now, before we go to that, looking back back at Christmas, what is happening now and Christmas season? I don't know what goes on in Miami. But in the northern cities, on Christmas occasion, they put lights around and Santa Claus parades. Do you have a Santa Claus parade? Do they have Santa Claus parades and St. Nicholas is outside, and he's in the streets and everybody's talking about St. Nicholas. And the poor children are taught that St. Nicholas is going

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to come down your chimney. Most people don't have chimneys in Miami anyway. But a 350 pound man is going to come down your chimney and bring you presence and keep his clothes white and red.

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And go to all of the homes in the area and put our presence in your stockings and and put our presence under your tree and then fly back out into space. And the Father, the poor father who sweat and toiled all year to get you the presence gets no credit for the present given to the child. Saint Nicholas comes down the chimney gives you this present flies off into the night.

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And many of us were raised, thinking, believing in this. Some of us would sneak into the night and look and see our father putting the president of the tree. We knew what he was doing anyway. But you went along with it. And the people say well, you know it's Christmas. Don't you like to have fun? You want to stop the children from having fun? What kind of people are you? But what is the what are you teaching the children? You are using the name of Jesus using the name of Isa alayhi salam, and you are using a figure who historically is the devil's the devil himself when he has a burlap

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they are using his figure and he has now taken over the Christmas season. Christmas now to most people means materialism. You have to buy presents for your cousins and your friends and you got to buy about 34 presents. And you find that most American people are in debt for six months after Christmas.

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Now where is Jesus, you get drunk. You fight. You lose all your money. The stores raised their prices.

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Isa Li Salaam is described as a very humble person.

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Most of the time you didn't wear shoes, only one or two changes of clothing. A very simple person eating very simple food fasting most of the time. You see what is going on. There are two streams now a stream of polytheism a stream of monotheism and now the polytheism the materialism is overtaking the monotheism

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and standing in the way

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Take