Where Does Halloween Come From?
I am quite down heartened to see so many sisters, on facebook sharing pics in their hijabs and participating in Halloween,
How can you be a practising Muslim and condone this pagan ritual
hijabs and devil make up, horns and witches clothes is not what we should be showing the world what Muslims are all about
We wear a uniform with our hijabs and we should be proud of who and what we are, but behaving like non Muslims make people not take our Islam Deen seriously.
Every year, on the evening of October 31st, millions of children across
North America paint their faces, dress up in costumes, and go door to door collecting treats.
The adults often decorate their houses with ghostly figures, carve scary faces on pumpkins, and put candles in them
to create “Jack-O-Lanterns.”
Unfortunately, among the millions of North
Americans indulging in this custom, many are also Muslims.
This article will shed some light on the significance and origins of Halloween, and why Muslims should not participate in it.
Origins of the Halloween Festival
The ancient Celtic (Irish/Scottish/Welsh) festival called Samhain is considered by most historians and scholars to be the predecessor of what is now Halloween.
Samhain was the New Year’s day of the pagan Celts.
It was also the Day of the Dead, a time when it was believed that the souls of those who had died during the year were allowed access into the “land of the dead”.