Explaining Halloween to Kids
Channel: Kamil Ahmad
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My dear brothers and sisters.
We as Muslims.
We need to make sure
that every single thing that we do
it has its roots.
It has its roots in the way of life
has ordained by Allah subhanahu wa Tada and that it doesn't break any of the commandments or any of the laws of Allah subhanahu wa Tada. And so we know with certainty,
we know with absolute certainty, that the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam where he left us with is sufficient. It is a complete way of life. We also know that the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam
from his life. We learned that he made it a point.
He made it a point
to go against
the norms of his people.
He made it a point to oppose
the practices and the customs
of his people, especially when they get wet, they went against the teachings of Islam. And so
we Muslims, we need to understand that we are unique,
and that we are different
from others, and that the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, he spoke the truth when he said, mentorship there had been a woman for whom in whom the Whoever imitates or people,
then he is surely one of them. And as robiola one,
he narrates that the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam.
When he came to Medina,
they had to festivals that they used to celebrate, and they would have fun on these two days. So the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam,
he asked the companions or he asked the Ansara Medina, what are these two days? So they said, O Messenger of Allah. These are two days that we would celebrate, we would have fun, we would play and we would enjoy ourselves in and so the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam.
Upon hearing this, he said, Allah subhanahu wa Tada has replaced these two days for you with something that is far better, the day of Alapaha and the day of Alfetta. And so this hadith, it explains to us that every single non Islamic celebration, non Islamic festival has been replaced for us Muslims by these two days of aid. And it also clarifies the stance of Islam with respect to all commercial religious holidays and festivities like Christmas, Easter, Valentine's Day, and Halloween.
And so my dear brothers and sisters
although we, as adults, we understand this very well.
The problem is explaining this idea and this concept to our children
when they see these pictures,
tivities taking place and they see others enjoying themselves and having fun.
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We as parents, we have a huge responsibility on our shoulders. And so
we need to sit with our children.
And we need to have this serious discussion with them, explaining to them why we as Muslims do not and should not partake in such festivities, like Halloween. And so
on the one hand, we do not want them to feel that Islam does not allow us to enjoy ourselves and have fun. But on the other hand, we need to instill within them and teach them the principles that will help them to navigate through this life in order for them to have fun in a way that Islam permits encourages, and in a way that is harmless. And so what should we tell them? First and foremost, we need to explain to them, the horror, the origins, the origins of this day of Halloween, and how its origins are rooted
in paganistic beliefs in Europe,
how the people used to have a holiday in which they would fear
the dead spirits
and the devils
when the winter season would approach
and so in order
to defend themselves, they would get out wearing costumes.
And they would have all kinds of superstitious superstitious beliefs on this day.
Not only that,
but we also find in the roots of Halloween,
how there is devil worship involved
and superstitious beliefs and magic. Secondly,
we need to teach our children that Muslims
are not to imitate,
they are not to imitate others. We are not supposed to follow in the customs and the practices and the rituals of others. And thirdly, we need to teach them that Allah subhanho wa Taala has replaced all non Islamic festivities with the two days of hate in the end.
In the end, we need to make sure that we instill within our children certain values,
certain principles, we need to embed these in their hearts from a very very young age, values and ideas like earning the pleasure of Allah subhanahu wa Tada that whatever we do, we need to ask ourselves, are we earning the pleasure of Allah subhanahu wa Tada? Or if I do this?
Am I earning the displeasure of ALLAH SubhanA wa Tada. We need to instill within them
the idea of taking pride in Islam, which is what makes me unique. We need to instill within them that we should not give in to peer pressure. That no matter what, even if all the people in the world are following a certain way. Islam teaches me something else that I shouldn't be following what the people are doing. We need to integrate
Till within them the idea that Islam is a complete way of life. Nothing good. Nothing good is out there except that Allah subhanahu wa Tada has taught it to us. Nothing evil is out there, except that Allah subhanho wa Taala has warned us of it. And we need to teach them that Muslims are different in our beliefs,
in our practices, and in our way of life.
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