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    In the Quran, one of the most recounted stories is the story of the bondage of the Children of Israel and their deliverance from Egypt Pharaoh.

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    What is the Islamic ruling on taking part in some annual celebrations and occasions, such at the International Day of the Family, the International Day for Disabled People, the International Year of Older Persons. Also what is the ruling on taking part in some religious celebrations such as al-Israa’ wa’l-Mi’raaj (the anniversary of the Prophet’s Night Journey and ascent into the heavens), al-Mawlid al-Nabawi (Prophet’s Birthday) and al-Hijrah (anniversary of the Prophet’s migration), by preparing leaflets or holding lectures and Islamic conferences for the purposes of reminding and exhorting the people (about their religion)?

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    In these days of excess entertainment and consumption, it is easy to get caught up in the so-called "holiday season", rarely stopping to consider its significance. I say so-called, because the very word holiday is derived from the two words holy and day. However, under closer scrutiny from the Judeo-Christian and Islamic perspectives, these days are anything but holy. Celebrations such as Easter, Christmas, All Saints’ Day, and Halloween all find their roots in pagan traditions, alien to the prophets (may peace and blessings be upon all of the prophets). Proof of these lies in the lack of historical evidence that the prophets ever celebrated their birthdays, decorated eggs, placed ornaments on trees, or dressed up in costumes. Through an examination of these holiday myths as religious innovation, or bid’ah, this article is a small attempt at warning people of the dangerous implications and subtle attitudinal changes that come with such celebrations.

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    Reviewing : Muhammad AbdulRaoof

    Halloween is an annual Western celebration based on Celtic and European pagan doctrines and traditionally applied to the evening of October 31st.

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    A question answered by Shaikh Muhammad Salih Al-Munajjid regarding: "I would like to no if it is haram to go to the sydney royal easter show. although it is called the easter show it really has nothing to d with easter. i like to go for the craft, fruit, animal shows, they all hav nothing to do with easter."

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    Writer : AbdulWahab Al-Turari Translation : A. Garloge Reviewing : N. Tamkeni

    Celebrating Birthdays And Participating In Them is from wasting time and money and reviving innovations,deviating people from the straight path and following the traditions of the disbelievers.

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    The phenomenon of imitating the disbelievers has spread in the muslims countries.And from the features of imitating them in our nation is imitating their feasts like what is known by (Feast Of Sham Al Naseem).In this article the writer demonstrated the origin of Sham Al Naseem,features of celebrating it ,the ruling of celebrating and refuting the suspicion of celebrating without believing in what disbelivers believe in.

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    Valentine Day, Birthdays, and Other Daze

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