What Exactly Is Halloween?
Halloween is a holiday that starts the season of Allhallowtide. It is the day before the Western Christian feast of All Saints or All Hallows. In most of Europe and North America, Halloween is not a religious holiday.
When Is Halloween?
The day of Halloween is October 31.
How Do People Celebrate Halloween?
On Halloween, people play tricks on each other, dress up, go trick-or-treating, and have parties.
Pumpkins are also often carved into faces.
Is Halloween forbidden in Islam?
The seemingly innocent holiday of Halloween is celebrated by dressing up in various costumes and engaging in trick-or-treating. Its origins are in ancient Celtic customs.
Nowadays, people from all walks of life enthusiastically celebrate it because it has merged with the culture of western nations.
Only by examining Halloween’s past and roots in the context of the Qur’an and the Holy Prophet’s Hadith will we be able to determine the best course of action (PBUH). Halloween is a Christian and pagan tradition, so if a Muslim celebrates it, it might be considered a shirk or an act of idolatry.
Some Muslims hold that we shouldn’t participate in the rituals and beliefs of other faiths or cultures. pinions, on All Hallows Eve or All Souls Day, pagans would worship Samhain, the god of death.
Halloween Celebrations Are They Haram?
Halloween celebrations are prohibited in Islam, so the simple yes or no response to this question is yes. The cause of this, though, is not so straightforward.
You must comprehend Halloween’s past and antecedents if you want to know why. Let’s examine that now. Thanksgiving may also be observed if you are from a western nation, such as the US or Canada.
The Islamic View Of Halloween
Now that we know where Halloween came from and how it got started, let’s look at how Muslims see this holiday. Any holiday or festival that has roots in paganism is against Islam.
This is because pagans worshipped fake gods and goddesses, and Halloween has its roots in paganism. Muslims are also not allowed to do anything that involves telling fortunes, divination, or superstition. This group includes things like wearing costumes and telling fortunes on Halloween. So, Muslims can’t celebrate Halloween because it goes against Islam.
What Exactly Is The Problem With Halloween?
Islam says that Halloween is wrong because of a number of things.
First, we’ve already said that the holiday has pagan roots. False gods and goddesses were worshipped by the Celts, which is not allowed in Islam. People thank the god of death and the sun when they celebrate Halloween, which is also against Islam.
On Halloween, people think about ghosts and other scary things. Muslims can’t believe in or worship these things because they are seen as shirk (the act of associating partners with Allah).
Halloween is a holiday that has a lot of sin and immorality attached to it. For instance, a lot of people dress up in suggestive and sexual costumes, which is prohibited in Islam. Additionally, there is a lot of drinking and partying that is prohibited by Islam.
Tricks and treating are also included, which are prohibited in Islam. It is also forbidden in Islam to display images of Satan, ghosts, and demons on Halloween. Additionally, the Halloween games involve gambling and chance, both of which are prohibited in Islam.
Last but not least, it is a waste of time and resources—something else that Islam forbids. Other halal activities exist, and as Muslims, we ought to engage in them.
So those were the justifications for why Halloween is prohibited by Islam. Instead of celebrating it, we should concentrate on living a halal life that will please Allah.
From what we’ve talked about so far, it’s clear that Halloween is against Islam.
It comes from paganism and is linked to a lot of sin and bad behavior. Muslims shouldn’t celebrate it, but should instead focus on doing things that are allowed by Allah.