And one commenter, Abu Layth, exclaims in response:
"Bro, lashing does not even hurt! I’d rather a lashing than years in prison!
It turns out the same commenter has a blog of his own. Apparently he is a convert to Islam and here he states his view of Halloween:
The Nabi ‘alayhis salam said, “Whomever imitates a people, is from them!” [Sunan Abu Dawud; authentic]
That should be enough of a warning against this insanity! Why would anyone even exploit their children by becoming a “good capitalist” and buying in to the whole celebrate everything we can so we can better the economy! Or why would someone dress up their child in a stupid costume, and parade them around like a doll? Why would people try and scare each other out of their wits? The list of reasons go on and on!
I find it disappointing to say the least, that Muslims are so insecure with themselves, that they have to imitate a pagan holiday so their kids can “fit in” and so that they can “assimilate”!?
Abu Layth's better half blogs at "The Muslima" who asks:
¿ How can I expect acceptance When I myself don’t accept?
¿ How can I call people to change and hope
When my heart is debilitatingly weak?
¿ How do I expect to be forgiven
When I’m so good at bringing up people’s pasts?
¿ How do I expect to be healed
When I help break people down?
¿ How am I a part of the solution
When I am a part of the problem?
¿ How do I expect to help others
When I don’t even help myself?
Words of wisdom indeed.