Let’s talk about one of the biggest eves around the world which is known as Christmas.
in the winter season around December 25th the people celebrated the winter solstice and so the winter solstice would come about somewhere from December 21st all the way to around January 6th. so the people of the north would celebrate different holidays have different occasions based on the winter solstice. in the wintertime there is a period where there is no light, you are literally in darkness 24 hours of the day and this stretches for a period of time. now could you imagine if you’re living in Alaska, Canada or Norway and you don’t have central heating and the cold is outside? It’s darkness around you people are dying from disease, it’s a terrible time and every family would probably lose somebody or they would know of somebody dying from the cold and disease, during that season. This is the winter solstice and so when the Sun starts to come out, the people now are looking at the Sun as a life-giving force and so during that time a number of ceremonies were held in northern countries, in the far north was the Feast of the 12 nights, which stretched from December 25th to January 6th.
Also in ancient Greece, there was the Bacchanalia, which was held for their god Bacchus, the god of wine and sport and plays. The Romans had the Saturnalia for their God Saturn, their main Sun God satyr and so you find during these times, that the people held ceremonies in the north they would burn out bonfires, the light was important to fire, because the fire represents the light, the life-giving force for those, who worship nature.
Where did the Christmas Tree come from?
In the north they recognized that there was one tree, that even despite the cold, would still remain alive, “The evergreen tree” (Fir Tree), and in some cases they would take this fir tree believing that there were powers of life within the tree and they would put it in their homes, set it there and put a light on the top of it, or burn them in the front or they would make mistletoes and put them over their doorways, a type of what we would call Thawheeze or Tammyma, it is an amulet and they would hang the amulet over their doors, hang the amulet in their Hall, hoping that this fir tree, this so-called life-giving force would protect them from the danger of the winter, their ceremonies developed around this. This went on for hundreds of years. We also find in the ancient northern countries and the Druids of the north, they carried out special ceremonies surrounding the mistletoe, surrounding the fir tree and the beliefs and they would meet within circular areas and they had a secretive cult, that spread throughout the far northern countries.
Who was Born on December 25th:
this individual called Mithra, was born on December 25th ,his day of the week was the seventh day of the week, that we still call Sunday, he was supposed to be the Sun of the Sun God himself, they had a special sacrament made up a bread and wine, they would make this drink during this time and supposedly he died for the sins of the people, sounds familiar, doesn’t it? But, when you try to find Mithra or Mithras in the encyclopedias through, through state intervention erased the name. why is this? that is because, after the time of Jesus Issa AS, when the message began to spread and they went north and you see within historical writings, that Barnabas one of his disciples met a man named “Saul” or “Paul”, later called himself “Paul”. Paul said: he saw Jesus on the Damascus Road and he went to the disciples, but the disciples turned against Paul, only Barnabas stayed with him, but when Paul and Barnabas went into Greece, Barnabas left him. Now what is the reason, why they all left him? what are the concepts coming through Paul? many people say: well, they left him because, he was Saul before and he used to torture, the early followers of Jesus AS, but also you can see and if you look at present-day Christianity that 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, the preachers are quoting Paul, sometime, more than Jesus during their sermons. So Barnabas left Paul and somewhere in the early days in Rome or Greece, somewhere in that area, those missionaries who were teaching the teachings of Jesus Isa AS, met with this force coming from the north, and so you will see an ancient Roman history, that in some cases the Roman Emperor would go out to the Coliseum and the gladiators would be fighting each other and everybody’s cheering for the gladiators, sounds like one of our football games. They would go to the Colosseum, right? and the gladiators would fight and then if one of the gladiators was down and they would look at the at the Emperor, Should I kill them or not? and if he wanted to kill him, he would say you go like that. Right? you know, let’s sign down, if he said keep him alive, he goes like this, you know we use it today, Yes Okay Give us that sign, one of the terrible things happening during these rituals at the Coliseum is that, they would bring the Christians out, literally, men women and children and feed them to hungry animals. They would take a hyena or a wolf or a lion and get it hungry and crazy and beat it and throw raw meat at it and then send it out on the people. They would literally cheer and watch as the animal ripped the bodies apart. This is a terrible. So somewhere along the line, somebody who couldn’t take the torture, who felt that maybe we can win these people over, made a compromise and you start to see changes going on, from The early part of the Christian era in southern Europe, where the the major ceremonies held by the nature worshipping people are combined with Christian names and Christian ceremonies and therefore what comes forth to us, is a mixture with the two streams coming together, where you get a monotheistic name or a monotheistic character, with a pagan ceremony and so the mixture of this together, is what is giving us the present-day holidays that we see, number one we understand that ISA alayhi Salam according to the different reports of the different scholars, in many religions, he was not born in the cold weather, history shows us that he was born during the warm weather, even in the Christian traditions they have the belief, that the shepherds were tending their flocks outside and in Palestine you cannot keep your flocks outside in the wintertime in the evening, you bring them in because it’s cold at night and so it was the warm weather. it was also the time of the taxes in the north. in the story coming in the Quran when we see the mention in chapter 19 in verses 24 to 25. We see the mention of the story of Mary because it is the belief of the Muslims that, Miriam may Allah be pleased with her, was a virgin and she had dedicated her life to the worship of one God prayer, fasting and by the power of Allah, that the creator breathed his spirit into her and she conceived Jesus, he said: “be” and it is she conceived Jesus Isa AS without a father, without a man, that is a belief of Islam. it is also a belief that when she felt the pain of the pregnancy, that the angel came to her and told her to go outside of the city. she went outside of the city to a remote area and there she found a palm tree and she found water and it was a type of dates and those who know who have live in the desert area know that, when the dates become a ripe when you start to see the color of the dates change, because dates are not brown you know, dates are originally red and they’re yellow there are other colors, but they turn the brown its at the height of the heat that the dates become ripe and so it’s at that time that she gave birth to isa AS, so from different historical points of view and different religions we understand that Isa AS was not born during the winter season, he was born in the warm weather so who was it that was born in the winter season? what is that, who is that character now?
Let us become detectives and try to find out the answer to this problem,
1. You have to understand this concept of Saturn the concept of bacchus, when they are portrayed by the different artists, who drew pictures of them or the sculptures, they are usually portrayed as a heavyset man with a white beard and when in the Sistine Chapel, Michelangelo drew his picture you could see the long flowing beard and there are actually pictures of this man on a sled, being drawn by snakes with wings, snakes with wings snakes do not normally fly, but in this case the snakes have a win and the heavyset man is on his sled, being drawn by these flying animals, sound familiar to you now doesn’t it? he’s being drawn by the flying animals.
He’s before performing miracles he is coming out on December 25th, which is not the birthday of Isa AS and has nothing to do with Christianity, it is the time of the of the Bacchanalia and the Saturnalia and he is representing riotous fun, drunken reverie and so what happens on Christmas the Christmas season, especially in America people today I’m not even thinking about Isa AS, they’re not even thinking about Jesus, they look and how they can get drunk, on Christmas what is going on? in the Caribbean and many paths if they offer you a Christmas pudding or Christmas pie or Christmas drink, watch out. because it’s probably laced with rum or wine, that’s the spirit of the season.
Now this riotous occasion that was going on went so far, that the Christian Church banned it and the Church of England according to historical sources, actually banned it all the way to 1647, it was prohibited in England to celebrate Christmas because they saw Christmas as being a pagan holiday.
This is an official position taken by the Christian Church, the Church of England who is known at that time, as Puritans.
The Famous Santa Claus:
What happened was an individual was superimposed, a name was superimposed. We hear the name of Saint Nicholas st. Nicholas. Now st. Nicholas himself is actually coming from the ancient writings of beer wolf and in these writings which are done in the Scandinavian region we find the name Nick or nickel or nikkor, he was known as a demon, the demon of the north, he was known as the evil spirit of the north, the name of Odin, the evil principal and so in Germany and in many of the northern countries the people actually looked upon this so-called Saint Nick as being an evil force and they would tell their children in the winter time, don’t go outside. Because if you do Nicholas will come along, Nikhil will come along, he’ll capture you put you in his bag and take you away and so they used it as a negative concept, in Isaiah in what is left of the Bible in chapter 14 in 1413, the devil is known as the Prince of Darkness and it is an understanding that his throne, the seat of his power is in the north, somewhere in the north is the seat of power of this evil and so the Germans also, when they depicted Nicholas or this Pelz nickel as they would say Pelz nickel in German, it means a furry devil, when they when they depicted him, they depicted him as a man with red fur, he had a red fur coat on and his base was in the north and he was the essence of evil and the Church of England till 1647 took the position that, this celebration could not go on. So what we are actually seeing is that, the Christmas occasion was actually the time of evil, it was the time of the belief in the Saturnalia and the Bacchanalia and because of this, they shifted the occasion to New Year’s Eve, they shifted all of their feelings and their merriment and their evil to New Year’s Eve. Now before we go to that, looking back at Christmas what is happening now on Christmas season. In the northern cities (in the USA) and Christmas occasion, they put lights around and Santa Claus parades and st. Nicholas is outside and he’s in the streets and everybody’s talking about Saint Nicholas and the poor children are taught that st. Nicholas (Santa Claus) is going to come down your chimney, a 350-pound man is going to come down your chimney and bring you presents and keep his clothes white and red and he go to all of the homes in the area and put a present in your stockings and put our presents under your tree and then fly back out into space and the father the poor father who sweat and toiled all year to get you the presents gets no credit for the present given to the child. St. Nicholas comes down the chimney give you this present, flies off into the night and many of us were raised thinking believing in this. Some of us would sneak into the night and look and see our Father put in the present of the tree, we knew what he was doing anyway, but you went along with it and the people say; well, you know it’s Christmas don’t you like to have fun? Do you want to stop the children from having fun?
What kind of people are you? What are you teaching the children? you are using the name of Jesus, using the name of Isa AS and you are using a figure who historically is the devil, the devil himself, they are using his figure and he has now taken over the Christmas season. Christmas now to most people means materialism, you have to buy presents for your cousins and your friends and you got to buy about 34 presents and you find that most American people are in debt for six months after Christmas.
Now where is Jesus you get drunk, you fight, you lose all your money, the stores raise their prices.
Isa AS is described as a very humble person, most of the time he didn’t wear shoes only one or two changes of clothing, a very simple person, eating very simple food, fasting most of the time, you see what is going on? there are two streams now, a stream of polytheism, a stream of monotheism, and now the polytheism the materialism is overtaking the monotheism and standing in the way and taking over our society and some foolish Muslims coming along from outside of the country, say; oh I just want to be an American, I want a tree – so I said one of the brothers said, he had a Christmas tree in his house he came for, I said brother do you know what the tree stands for? he said; no. okay, I’ll get a palm tree with dates now, I’ll make it halal a halal Christmas tree but brother you have to understand what it means. number one the properties of Islam when he spoke about he talked about in Rukia what tmaa’em, he said all of these things are shirk that if you hang amulets thinking that this Thaweez or this amulet is going to protect you from something then you are actually giving power to the creation of Allah and taking it away from the Creator.