LIGHTENING CANDLES IS NOT ISLAMIC
BUDDHIST TRADITION CHANGING PERCEPTIONS
No “Sawab” just a mourning ritual
A long time back I saw a movie on the life of Buddha. An old lady wants to light a DIVA for Buddha. She has no money , so she sells her pigtails. With oil bought from selling her hair, she lights a Diva in a ritualistic place. A storm comes and Demons are behind it. All lights are extinguished but her lamp keeps on being lit, even under the bitterest winds. The power of lighting candles in the Buddhist tradition is shown. Unfortunately this is not in the case of Islam.
Yes, there is a tradition of lighting Lamps on graves as well as Mazars of Sufis, and we have plenty of that. But even that is just a sweet ritual, which consoles oneself, nothing more. Our greatest traditions lie in the RECITATION OF QURAN at times of mourning as well as at graves, or at such occasions, and that is Quran Khawani. In fact reading and understanding the Quran is the foremost duty of any Muslim.
We are quickly learning and adapting to foreign ways, without resorting to our own tradition. In fact the infiltration of foreign lobbies in our way of life is immense. Our intellectual life is put to test by lowering of the standards of many aspects of life. Even our humour is now STREET SMART HUMOUR and nothing to do with our developed abilities to create enjoyment for ourselves. I think a wave should be created to develop ijjtehad in a way to further our existence of peace. But also the beauty of what is being done must be considered too. Aesthetics are part of our life only if we take them forward.
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Keeping ones identity is the key to tomorrow
Are you truly going to be that anal? Lighting candles is not Islamic? I truly feel sorry for people whose religion keeps them that much on a chain. Where is the peace and love of God in that kind of belief system and being so legalistic? It is no wonder that the secular world frowns upon religion. Articles like this spiral the whole concept into the ridiculous.
Paul this is for you,
In the middle-east where Mohammedanism originated it’s already very hot, the weather is dry and people like to keep themselves cool, how can you judge people if in scorching heat they are not lighting candles. Give them a break! Everyone has their own religion and traditions, who are you to judge?
And you Sir cannot even look at your own anal yearnings. Islam is not a religion but a Din and we bow down before Allah and his Quranic assertions. People like you give us the creeps who have not only lost their values but jumped into the Satanic arena of hell.
this is for Paul once more,
how can you expect people to make and use beeswax candles when there were no flowers growing in a dessert-like arid climate, from the place where Mohammedanism originated. All religions have their own traditions, cultural practices and observances, you should not be narrow-minded, biased and judgmental to condemn anyone this.
this is for Paul once more,
how can you expect people to make and use beeswax candles when there were no flowers growing in a dessert-like arid climate, from the place where Mohammedanism originated. All religions have their own traditions, cultural practices and observances, you should not be narrow-minded, biased and judgmental to condemn anyone like this.
Live and let live. Our Deen or way of life commands to remember Allah not fire worshipping in any form. You are free to light candles we free to remember Allah in every good or bad fortune.