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"The Truth About Holidays" by Abdullah Hakim Quick
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In the Student Union Center at the University of Miami, Abdullah Hakim Quick
delivers another enlightening and unforgettable talk about the true origins of
the major holidays celebrated in the West. With many non-Muslim students in
attendance, Sheihk Quick explains that throughout time there has been a constant
struggle between those who believe in one God and those who believe in many
gods. And these struggles resulted in many compromises on the part of those who
would ultimately influence and shape many modern day religious ceremonies and
celebrations. And what comes to us today are rituals not condoned by the
prophets and messengers of God, but rather mixed-up beliefs and practices that
can be attributed to ancient pagan culture. The major celebrations analyzed in
this talk are: Christmas, New Year's, Valentine's Day, Easter, and Halloween.
Other topics discussed: Muslim holidays, Thanksgiving, Kwanza, the
Sabbath, dealing with holidays in the school curriculum and pork being served at
the cafeteria, celebrating birthdays, the origins of the hajj, and having
non-Muslims as friends.