Celebrating Halloween

Having Fun on Halloween?

This “debate” happens every year, and I put it in quotes because I don’t think it is much of a debate in terms of the fiqh. But beyond the fiqh and usul, over the years, I have come to realize that for me, personally, I never felt the urge to go to Halloween parties or go trick or treating with friends as a youngster, or dress up in costumes, etc., meaning that if doing these things were permissible, I still probably wouldn’t do them. That’s just my personality. I’m a bit introverted, not the most outgoing, and so on, and Halloween is almost entirely about social function.

But for other people, socializing is really important and they just have that personality type where they need to be a part of these things and maintain connections with people and plug themselves into the overall social-cultural ethos. It’s who they are, and there is certainly nothing wrong in itself with being that kind of person. That being said, I’m not trying to say that that personality type overrides what God wants of us and what pleases Him and that we don’t all have a mandate to struggle against our selves to do the right thing, ESPECIALLY when the nafs craves what it craves.

However, I can understand that, for this particular issue, I have it easier than others and that is something for me to be grateful for. For those who are not like me and have that extroverted personality type and have that certain connection with everyone around them at work, in the neighborhood, at school, etc., and they still manage to sit out such cultural traditions for the sake of Allah, may Allah bless you and keep you firm.

 

Having Fun on Halloween?This "debate" happens every year, and I put it in quotes because I don't think it is much of a…

Posted by Daniel Haqiqatjou on Thursday, October 29, 2015

MuslimSkeptic Needs Your Support!
Subscribe
Notify of
guest

2 Comments
Inline Feedbacks
View all comments
online loan

A lot of thanks for all your valuable hard work on this web page. Kim really likes getting into investigation and it’s really easy to understand why. Many of us know all of the dynamic means you deliver great items on the web blog and as well encourage contribution from other people on that concern plus our daughter is actually being taught a lot. Have fun with the remaining portion of the new year. You’re the one conducting a glorious job.

effexor

My husband and i felt now excited Emmanuel could conclude his inquiry from your ideas he gained in your site. It’s not at all simplistic just to choose to be giving for free ideas that most people have been making money from. And we all do understand we have the website owner to be grateful to because of that. The explanations you’ve made, the easy site menu, the friendships you can give support to engender – it’s everything extraordinary, and it’s facilitating our son and our family feel that that idea is cool, and that is highly important. Many thanks for all the pieces!