It’s the first of May. And the so-called “progressive” (rather satanic) West calls it as “May Day”. But what are the origins of the day, anyway? For many Europeans its roots lie in pagan rituals.
It all starts with druids. The Gaelic festival, Beltane, was one of four seasonal festivals where they made sacrifices to the god Beli to encourage fertility and protect cattle from disease – basically, a festival to stimulate growth and reproduction. During the Middle Ages, men, women and children would dance gaily around a large pole, usually made from birch wood.
Nobody knows exactly why people started doing this, but the maypole is often cited as an ancient symbol of fertility: it’s big, long and – well, you get it. In these ancient, free-spirited and highly sexed times, a procession would take place before the dancing began, led by a woman appointed May Queen for the day. She’d be dressed in green, a symbol of fertility from ye olden days, green being the colour most connected to spring. Towns across Europe still erect a maypole and hold processions.
It’s not just medieval Brits that recognised the start of May as a cause for optimism and celebration of sex: civilizations from centuries earlier identified the coming of May as a reason to party. For the ancient Romans, the beginning of May was also an important fertility festival called Floralia – in ancient Egypt, they celebrated Sham El-Nesssim in the hope that women would have strong and healthy babies, and the practice carries on today.
[The following wtite-up is by Mujlisul Ulama]:
In response to a call made by kuffaar political organizations to observe MAY DAY, Muslim shopkeepers closed their shops on the 1st of May. A few Muslim traders, inspite of veiled threats and subtle attempts of intimidation, ignored the call of the kuffaar and opened their businesses. Most Muslims who observed May Day, did so out of an unfounded fear–the fear of their shops being burnt. It is imperative that Muslims be made aware of the Shariah’s view and ruling on such observances.
From the introduction at the beginning of this article it is sufficiently clear that May Day is a day of celebration associated with kufr, shirk and immorality. There can, therefore, be no relationship between Muslims and a day, the very origin of which is seeped in kufr and shirk. It is a day of idolatry, of kufr celebration, of immorality, of sex-idol-goddesses–a day of communist and atheist celebration. The political character of May Day emanates from the atheist communist ideology which stands in diametric opposition to Islam.
Muslims have permitted themselves, by their inordinate fear for phantoms, to observe the holiday of such a nation (Russian Communists) who have been butchering millions of Muslims over the past few decades in the Soviet Union, in China, in Afghanistan and elsewhere. Muslims, being the members of the Ummah of Rasulullah (sallallahu alayhi wasallam) can have no truck with godless communists and their allies. Communism is the worst and the most brutal monster confronting Islam. Muslims should therefore not allow themselves to be hoodwinked by the vociferous proponents and supporters of socialism and communism.
Islam abhors emulation of the kuffaar. Islam prohibits Muslims to voluntarily observe the holidays and festivals of other communities. When Rasulullah (sallallahu alayhi wasallam) arrived in Madinah Munawwarah he observed that even the Jews were fasting on the 10th Muharram which is an auspicious day in Islam. To negate even the superficial resemblence which was created by Muslims also fasting on 10th Muharram, Rasulullah (sallallahu alayhi wasallam) advocated the fasting of two days on this occasion. It is thus Sunnah to fast on either the 9th and 10th or 10th and 11th Muharram. But, in having observed May Day, Muslims are guilty of openly and blatantly emulating the worst type of kuffaar – the communists.
Muslims must understand that communists are the worst enemies of Allah Ta’ala and Islam since they are a godless people and flagrantly advocate abhorrence to Deen. What has happened to Muslim intelligence? The intelligence of a Mu’min is supposed to be imbued with the Noor of the Wahi (Revelation) which came to Muhammad (sallallahu alayhi wasallam). A mind which is imbued with the Qur’aan cannever submit to the opinions, desires and calls of athiest kuffaar. What relationship is there between Islam and kufr May Day observance? Indeed, we must hang our heads in shame for having betrayed our Deen in such a flagrant manner.
Some Muslims fail to close their shops for even Juma’ Salaat, yet they answered the kufr May Day call of godless people. People bearing Muslim names–officials and members of kufr political organizations–went around canvassing support for communist May Day observance. They sought to influence shopkeepers into closing their shops, threatening them with boycotts and other veiled impending disasters to be perpetrated by the supporters of communists. But, did these Muslims ever go around to those Muslim businessmen who do not close their shops on Juma’ and who neglect the Juma’ Salaat in the pursuit of pecuniary gain? Did these Muslims ever warn that the Fire of Jahannum awaits those who do not perform Juma’ Salaat? How can they? In fact, some of them do not even perform Salaat – they stay far away from the Musjid because of the athiesm which lurks in their hearts. Such “Muslims” are the sympathisers of communists and socialists. Muslims should beware!. Do not sacrifice your Imaan at the behest of the ignoramuses who lay postrate at the political feet of kuffaar and communists.
Muslims should not be overwhelmed by intimidation and the veiled threats of misguided juhala (ignoramuses). Our safety and our protection lie in upholding the pure Sunnah of Rasulullah (sallallahu alayhi wasallam). Once a Mu’min develops his Yacieen by his submission to the commands of Allah Ta’ala, then he need have no fear of the kuffaar and of the political developments which arise from time to time. Allah Ta’ala says in the Qur’aan Majeed:
“What! Is Allah not sufficient for His servant? They scare you with those ether than Allah. And, whomever Allah leads astray, he shall find no guide.”
(Surah Zumar, Aayat 36)
Allah Ta’ala assures Rasulullah (sallallahu alayhi wasallam) of His Protection. The threats of the kuffaar are to be ignored with contempt. The Muslim has to fear Allah Ta’ala.. Fearing Allah Ta’ ala is not an empty slogan or mere lip-service. Fearing Allah Ta’ ala is to submit wholeheartedly to the commands of the Sunnah. Following the teachings of Islam and refraining from emulating the kuffaar is the Islamic conception of fearing Allah Ta’ ala. When true Fear of Allah settles in the heart of the Mu’min, he shall have no place in his heart to contain the fear of created beings. Thus, Allah Ta’ala commands:
AND FEAR ME AND DO NOT FEAR THEM.
In regard to following the people of baatil, kufr and dhalaal, Allah Ta’ala declares in the Qur’aan: “And should you obey the majority on earth, they will lead you astray awayfrom the Path of Allah. Verily,they follow nothing but conjecture Verily, they only conjecture.”
“And should you follow them,then mostcertainly, you too are (among) themushrikoon (those who commit shirk).”
In these times of distress, mischief and political anarchy Muslims should focus their attention to the Deen – to the Sunnah which has long been discarded by the majority of the Ummah, the world over. Our success and salvation are inextricably interwoven with submission to Allah. Our safety is not in following in the footsteps of aliens. Muslims became dominant in the early days because they adopted the way of life which stemmed from Wahi, not by emulating the ways and methods of the kuffaar. Our direction is Islam and our Goal is Allah Azza Wa Jal. Muslims do not belong in any political camp of the non-Muslims, leave alone godless communists.
It is essential that Muslims understand well the following rulings of the Shariah and act accordingly:
- It is not permissible for Muslims to join any political organization.
- It is not permissible for Muslims to join any traders association.
- It is not permissible for Muslims to participate in trade boycotts.
- It is not permissible for Muslims to observe the calls of political organizations to close shops or to initiate solidarity action irrespective of any good or noble intentions such organizations may have.
If Muslims are threatened with violence by political organizations and their supporters as a result of their (Muslims) non-participation in the calls of kufr and communism, then the Shariah allows Muslims to institute measures to defend and protect themselves. Muslims must not give way to intimidation of the communists. Allah will protect us. Our non-participation in kufr politics should not be interpreted as impotency. If the anarchists can cowardly burn and loot defenceless people, we can, by the Fadhl of Allah Ta’ ala, stand up and defend ourselves with whatever means at our disposal. Muslims who act in accordance with the Sunnah are not spineless jellyfish over which godless people can trample without compunction. Allah Ta’ala calls to us:
“O People of Imaan! If you aid (the Deen of) Allah,He will aid you and plant your feet firmly (against the kuffaar).” (Surah Muhammad)
A Mu’min “aids” the Deen of Allah by thinking as a Muslim, acting as a Muslim and dying as a Muslim. Spineless following and emulating the kuffaar can bring neither protection nor honour for Muslims.