Heaven's Lights Heaven's Lights: Feasts Season!

Saturday, December 23, 2006

Feasts Season!


Okay,, it's a celebration time for most of us.


1, as I found is the Hanukkah,,, the Jewish feast {Dec 15 (sunset) - 23 (nightfall)}. Honestly, I know nothing about this one, so I need to make a search about it to know why and how they celebrate their feast. (oh, the song in this card is remarkable because its reminded me with almost same song about Christmas,, start with Christmas tree, oh Christmas tree.. !!)


2, will be Christmas time,,, I doubt that there is anyone doesn't know what's Christmas and how Christians celebrate it and why?!
Christmas tree, Christmas gifts, Christmas cookies and food, Christmas socks, Christmas family gathering, Christmas Santa Claus! I'm sure we all know everything about this feast!!

Last week, I found an interesting news in a local newspaper, a teacher expelled from school over Santa Claus case!!
Why?!! Because she told her pupils that Santa Claus isn't REAL,,, so her pupils went weeping to their homes and told their parents, the parents complained in that school and demanded expulsion for that teacher. So that what happened!!!
Now, wait a minute, what's Santa Claus story anyway. Of course, he isn't real!! She didn't lie. I went googling about Santa Claus myth. Here you are the link of what I found so interesting:
I think it's nice to make children love Christmas time!! But, not make them hanging on unreal character!!
Can you tell me your own thoughts when you were a child!! How it was on you?! How did you deal with the fact that he isn't a real guy and did you believe in him?! Did you think about Jesus as Santa or you never thought about Jesus and only Santa Claus was the only symbol of Christmas!
(what I like when I search about Jesus or his mother 'the Virgin Mary' that I find pictures of them in A FAMILIAR CLOTHES 'Arabic style',, and the Virgin Mary always dressing decently and wearing veil).
(Few days ago I found news about the gifts of Christmas in Denmark this year,, believe it or not,, the Holy Koran is the Danes favorite gift for Christmas. A new translation of Holy Koran in Danish language ranked as the 2nd popular book in Denmark!! Yes, again, because of that Cartoons row! 'a harmful act turns to be useful to open more eyes')


3, Eid Al-Adha,,, well, as you know that Eid Al Feter comes after Ramadan as fast breaking of a whole month fasting. So, it's a celebration of a whole month fasting and worshipping God.
(very important notice for who don't know that we fast during Ramadan from Dawn to Sunset each day,,, Yes, we don't continue our fasting for whole month, for God Sake, I heard in Islam Channel about people who don't know really how we fast in Ramadan and they think we just start from day one and never eat till the end of the month. Oh My God, really unbelievable!!)
While Eid Al-Adha is about celebrating Ibrahim's sacrificing and how he obeyed God and was about to give his beloved son Esmael as oblation. So when God knew that Ibrahim was faithful and ready to do anything he wants, he ransomed Esmael by bringing down a big ram. So, we do the same and ransom our family by offering a ram, cow, etc.. and must be healthy, good, strong and faultless and then give it away to poor people. Also, this Eid is about Hajj,,, this spiritual journey to God and leaving material world behind,,, and wearing almost same white clothes and stripping your heart and mind from any worldly purposes and go to God with pure intentions as humble humans who need him and need his love and mercy. Each step in Hajj has real meaning and gives wonderful lessons. You can check trusted Islamic sites to know more about this remarkable journey to God.
Check out Islam online and Islam way.


4, Happy New year 2007 :)

Finally, wish you a wonderful Holidays and blessing times among your loved ones.
Also, Wish you a glorious new year full with great achievements and happiness.

8 Comments:

Blogger A.Adam said...

nice of you Noor wishing you a happy Eid and Happy new year :)

12/23/2006 5:13 AM  
Anonymous Mona said...

salam dear,
1. Hanukkah sameiah (In Hebrew)
2. Merry Christmas
3. Eid Adha mubarak
4. Happy new year

Best wishes and thanks for the email ;)

also i can help you to find information about Hanukkah and so on,, just ask me ;)

peace :)

12/23/2006 9:46 AM  
Blogger brave heart said...

Eid mabrook Noor,and happy new year ,i hope Allah will reward u as much as u like the people

12/27/2006 7:55 AM  
Blogger Noor said...

Adam, thank u dear. wish u the best too. Eid Mubarak to u.

Mona, Salam, u r great dear, thank u for the links , u helped me alot.
wish u a happy Eid among ur family and friends.
:)

brave heart, oh, thank u. happy Eid and happy new year to u too dear. thank u for ur tender words.

12/27/2006 10:13 AM  
Blogger halalhippie said...

"new translation of Holy Koran in Danish language ranked as the 2nd popular book in Denmark!! Yes, again, because of that Cartoons row! 'a harmful act turns to be useful to open more eyes')"

Isn't that marvellous ? Lots of Danish ppl are asking: "What's this Islam all about ? Who's the Prophet? " It's a start.

Maybe in the long run this cartoon business will do more good than bad. As I have tried to point out "we" have a lot to learn.

Once more, bless you for your open mind, and a very happy New Year to you and all around you.

12/27/2006 12:33 PM  
Blogger Tristan Vick said...

Noor-

Have you seen the movie "Narnia: The Lion the Witch & the Wardrobe"? It's a really great fantasy story and it's made by Disney. The book was written by a Christian, and the movie has good themes about friendship, love, sacrifice, and forgiveness. I highly recommend it. A good film for a lazy Holiday afternoon.

Also I noticed you mentioned you like 'documentary' films. Their is an Italian film called "The Big Question" in which the crew and cast of Mel Gibson's "The Passion of Christ" movie get asked about their personal and religious beliefs. You'd be surprised how different everyone is!

It's a good documentary, it's unbiased because it doesn't focus just on Christianity... but it takes a look at everyone individual ideas about religion, spirituality, and God. I recommend it if you are into documentaries.

Happy Holidays!

12/30/2006 12:32 AM  
Anonymous cal said...

Noor: Happy New Year to you and to all! However, last year, I feel, had a very sad ending. Although Saddam was a bit of a tyrant, he didnt deserve to be treated the way he was during his execution. His last moments was marred by inconsidered hecklers. I mean, its bad enough to have your execution televised for the whole world to see, but to have people screaming at you seconds before death, its just plain horrible. Somehow I felt sorry for the man. May God forgive his sins :(
So Noor, who do you think Bush will 'execute' next ;) Ahmaddinejad maybe???????????? Do you think he has the guts to invade a country with REAL Weapons Of Mass Distruction??

1/01/2007 1:53 AM  
Blogger Noor said...

Yes indeed HalalHippie! I believe in that! The first step to lifts fog and opens eyes.

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u r right! Here u r what Koran says:

وَعَسَى أَن تَكْرَهُواْ شَيْئًا وَهُوَ خَيْرٌ لَّكُمْ وَعَسَى أَن تُحِبُّواْ شَيْئًا وَهُوَ شَرٌّ لَّكُمْ وَاللّهُ يَعْلَمُ وَأَنتُمْ لاَ تَعْلَمُونَ though it is hateful unto you; but it may happen that ye hate a thing which is good for you, and it may happen that ye love a thing which is bad for you. Allah knoweth, ye know not.
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Thank u dear brother,, wish u a blessed year full with joy and happiness.

Tristan, well,,, I just watched a report about it, I didn't watch it yet. It's like Harry Potter – Lord of Ring movies, full with fantasy and animation creatures. Great imaginations! I will see it inshallah, my brother brought DVDs of animated movies. So, I will ask him to find this one for me.
Wow, Really, I should search about this one,,, The big Question! I never knew this one!!!! But really good idea to know about the crew and staff's beliefs, as some people don't care about religions and faith even if they work in religious movies or films.
Thank u dear and wish u the best.

Cal, thank u dear. Wish u a wonderful year and life. i wrote about Sadaam execution in my new post, bcos i was totally upset and sick with that, they didn't ruin our Eid, but this new year.
yes, he was a tyrant and bad guy, but at least, he should have a fair trial as i said in my old post. they spit on him and said nasty words, but he beat them though. yes, he did.
yeah, he will just punish who doesn't obey or serve USA-G only and not who have dictatorship.
well, that depends on how who control him think. :)

1/02/2007 4:50 AM  

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