With many non-Muslims in attendance at the University of Miami Student Union Center, Abdullah Hakim Quick delivers an enlightening and engaging talk about the origins of...
With many non-Muslims in attendance at the University of Miami Student Union Center, Abdullah Hakim Quick delivers an enlightening and engaging talk about the origins of the major holidays celebrated in the West. An intellectual analysis of this controversial subject by a well-known American historian. Imam Quick explains that throughout time there has been a constant struggle between those who believe in Audienceone God and those who believe in many gods. And through these struggles, many compromises were made on the part of those who would ultimately influence and shape the major modern day holidays and celebrations in the West. The result today are rituals not sanctioned by the prophets or scriptures of God, but rather mixed-up beliefs and practices that, essentially, can be attributed to ancient pagan culture. The major celebrations analyzed in this talk are: Christmas, New Year`s, Valentine`s Day, Easter and Halloween. Other topics discussed: Audience Muslim holidays, Thanksgiving, Kwanza, the Sabbath, celebrating birthdays, the origins of the Hajj, having non-Muslims as friends, dealing with holidays in the school curriculum, and pork being served at the school cafeteria.
Abdullah Hakim Quick was born in the U.S. and accepted Islam in 1970. He received an ijaza from the College of Da`wah and Islamic Sciences in 1979.
`If you look at present-day Christianity, most of the concepts of the trinity, of the blood sacrifice, the original sin, and most of the concepts which relate to more than one God are coming through Paul.`