The aspiring pharaonic administration in Egypt has now revived the ancient “Opet” festival, showing the world in no uncertain terms who it is they really worship.
This comes after last year’s big event where they honoured the accursed pharaohs.
While Americans feasted their eyes on a full-blown Thanksgiving Day parade after a two-year Covid absence, nearly 6,000 miles away Egypt revived a very different cultural tradition that has not been seen for several thousand years.
The country opened the 3,000-year-old Avenue of Sphinxes to the public Thursday in an extravagant ceremony in the southern city of Luxor that follows decades of excavation efforts.
The ancient walkway, nearly two miles long and about 250 feet wide, was once named “The Path of God.” It connects the Temple of Luxor with the Temple of Karnak, just up the Nile River to the north.
A spectacular parade that began after nightfall in Egypt and around lunchtime ET proceeded along the length of the avenue, which is lined on either side by over 600 ram-headed statues and traditional sphinxes, statues with a lion’s body and a human’s head.
These are not idle statues, which would be bad enough on its own. The traditional Sphinx is an aspect of Sekhmet, an Ancient Egyptian pagan deity who has the appearance of a lioness, and the ram headed version, referred to as a “criosphinx,” is a representation of Amun, the ancient Egyptian solar deity. In other words, these are full-blown pagan idols!
The description of the parade (or rather, ritual) continues to shock and horror any decent Muslim onlooker, as NBC News describes:
The extravagant march included participants in pharaonic dress, a symphony orchestra, lighting effects, professional dancers, boats on the Nile, horse drawn carriages and more.
Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi attended the city-wide spectacle.
The road is believed to have been built to celebrate the annual Opet Festival in the ancient city of Thebes, now known as Luxor. The festival promoted fertility and included a procession that carried a statue of ceremonial gods from Karnak Temple to Luxor Temple.
“The Opet festival will be held, as it was in the past at the time of the Pharaohs,” said Ali Abu Dashish, an Egyptian archaeologist and member of the Archaeological Union, ahead of Thursday’s event.
They are not even attempting to hide the fact that this is a revival of the long-dead pagan ritual.
Descriptions continue: Once again, symbolism of the Pharaohs, who are cursed in the Quran, is also evoked, alongside three golden, pharaonic-style model boats dedicated to the ancient sun god Amun Ra, moon god Khonsu and mother goddess Mut, which were carried by men in sheer gold and black robes, replicas of what would have been worn for the same festival in ancient Egypt.
كدَأۡبِ ءَالِ فِرۡعَوۡنَ وَٱلَّذِينَ مِن قَبۡلِهِمۡۚ كَذَّبُواْ بِـَٔايَٰتِنَا فَأَخَذَهُمُ ٱللَّهُ بِذُنُوبِهِمۡۗ وَٱللَّهُ شَدِيدُ ٱلۡعِقَابِ
[Theirs is] like the custom of the people of Pharaoh and those before them. They denied Our signs, so Allah seized them for their sins. And Allah is severe in penalty. (Surah Al Imran, 11)
Perhaps this should not be surprising as Egypt has become fully enslaved to western interests. The country has strengthened its relationship with France and the US in particular, in effect turning Egypt, once one of the Ummah’s bulwarks against Zionist aggression, into one of Israel’s most reliable regional partners.
The glowing coverage by the western media should also be noted. They are without a doubt elated by this move away from Islam and into paganism.
The Opet festival is one in which Pharaohs used to assert their position as “the intermediary between the gods and Egypt,” which was the main source of their legitimacy. Maybe the Egyptian administration is attempting to gain that sort of legitimacy, since pagan-promoting tyrants will forever be illegitimate in the eyes of the Ummah.
We can nevertheless take comfort in knowing these idols that the unjust have turned to have no power to help them now or save them in the Day of Judgment. May Allah save our Egyptian brothers from pharaonic tyranny soon.
وَيَوْمَ يَحْشُرُهُمْ جَمِيعًۭا ثُمَّ يَقُولُ لِلْمَلَـٰٓئِكَةِ أَهَـٰٓؤُلَآءِ إِيَّاكُمْ كَانُوا۟ يَعْبُدُونَ
(Remember) the Day when He will gather all of them together, then will say to the angels, “Is it you that these people used to worship?” (Surah Saba, 40)
قَالُوا۟ سُبْحَـٰنَكَ أَنتَ وَلِيُّنَا مِن دُونِهِم ۖ بَلْ كَانُوا۟ يَعْبُدُونَ ٱلْجِنَّ ۖ أَكْثَرُهُم بِهِم مُّؤْمِنُونَ
They will say, “Pure are You! You are our mentor, not these. Rather, they used to worship the Jinns. Most of these believed in them.” (Surah Saba, 41)
فَٱلْيَوْمَ لَا يَمْلِكُ بَعْضُكُمْ لِبَعْضٍۢ نَّفْعًۭا وَلَا ضَرًّۭا وَنَقُولُ لِلَّذِينَ ظَلَمُوا۟ ذُوقُوا۟ عَذَابَ ٱلنَّارِ ٱلَّتِى كُنتُم بِهَا تُكَذِّبُونَ
So, you have no power today to benefit or harm one another, and We will say to the wrongdoers, “Taste the punishment of the Fire that you used to deny.” (Surah Saba, 42)