Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Is Friday halal?

Now this is disturbing. It is when we start going into history and then use the historical events and meanings to give meaning to the events of today with the help of "the logic of jump".

The Romans consider Friday as a sacred day to the goddess Venus, the godess of love and beauty. Likewise Friday is also the day in honor of the Norse goddess Frigg.
As the wife of Odin, Frigg is one of the foremost goddesses of Norse mythology. She is the patron of marriage and motherhood, and the goddess of love and fertility. In Old High German this day was called frigedag.

So, clearly, there are pagan associations with the holiness of Friday. In fact, it seems all the days from Sunday to Saturday have pagan associations!!! See here.

So, what now clerics?



jL said...

You point out a real quandary. In a similar vein, Valentine's Day is haram partly because, as stressed by the Fatwa Committee of the National Council for Islamic Religious Affairs Malaysia, "The spirit of the celebration contains elements of Christianity". See e-fatwa: http://www.e-fatwa.gov.my/fatwa-kebangsaan/hukum-orang-islam-menyambut-perayaan-valentines-day

So, how?

jon pour do care said...

he..he..he..now I know how the malam jumaat came into being !