“Islamic schools won’t have it [Remembrance Day] as a holiday because we don’t celebrate it”

Mazin AbdulAdhim, a prominent Muslim scholar and Imam from London, Ont. has stated that “Islamic schools won’t have it [Remembrance Day] as a holiday because we don’t celebrate it.”

He further explained that “it is a day to remember those who died while fighting and killing Muslims… it’s because it is a day to remember those who died while fighting and killing Muslims… The Ottomans were Muslims, and Remembrance Day first started after Britain and France and the others defeated us, killed millions of our people, and then made this celebration starting on the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month, November 11th, to forever remember *their* soldiers who fought to defeat us in that war and then invade our lands. That is why we don’t celebrate Remembrance Day, because we would be remembering their soldiers who killed millions of Muslims.”

Mazin AbdulAdhim’s Facebook post on November 11, 2019:

Today is Remembrance Day, and here is an interesting conversation I had with my daughters about why we don’t celebrate it:

I was talking to my daughters – Safiyyah and Maryam – about whether or not there is school tomorrow because it might be a holiday for Remembrance Day, and I mentioned that Islamic schools won’t have it as a holiday because we don’t celebrate it.

Maryam asked “why not?” I told her that it’s because it is a day to remember those who died while fighting and killing Muslims. She said “but it’s a day to remember everyone who died in wars.”

I said “Ok, do you know who fought in World War 2?” She said “The whole world?” And we all laughed (she knew she was joking). I said “No, it was a war between the Nazis against Britain, France, America, and some others.” I asked her “So, do we remember the fallen from among the Nazis?” She said “No, obviously not.” I said “See, we don’t remember everyone who died in wars. We only remember the those who died from among the British, French, and so on.”

I said, “Ok, now do you know who fought in World War 1?” My older daughter Safiyyah said “Wait, I know this one. It was Britain against the Ottoman Islamic State!” And I almost shed a tear with pride that moment (I don’t remember teaching her that), and told her “You just won $100 Safiyyah!” (of course she didn’t win $100). She said “I learned that in school last year.” I told her she was correct, and then I said “The Ottomans were Muslims, and Remembrance Day first started after Britain and France and the others defeated us, killed millions of our people, and then made this celebration starting on the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month, November 11th, to forever remember *their* soldiers who fought to defeat us in that war and then invade our lands. That is why we don’t celebrate Remembrance Day, because we would be remembering their soldiers who killed millions of Muslims.” She said “ooooh, ok.”

Someone might say “Don’t you think that this is too much to teach a young girl?” And I say: If she is old enough to be taught to remember the dead among the Kafir colonialist West, then she is old enough to remember the dead among the Muslims of the Uthmani Khilafah.

We cannot allow our children to be raised to look fondly on the crimes of the colonialist Capitalist West, or be taught to feel that this is their own history. We have our own history, and we must teach our children to look at the world from our own perspective.

Our children will either be our future, or they will be the future of the liberal secular colonialist West.

May Allah (swt) protect the minds and hearts of our children, and raise them to become the future leaders, teachers, and intellectuals of this Muslim Ummah. Ameen.

15 thoughts on ““Islamic schools won’t have it [Remembrance Day] as a holiday because we don’t celebrate it”

  • November 14, 2019 at 12:42 pm
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    They wont join our society so please leave they always see it as them not us

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  • November 14, 2019 at 12:45 pm
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    Remembrance day is to remember this day so history doesn’t repeat it self. And to remember everyone that died fighting for freedom. People come to Canada to be free of you enjoy living in a free country remember this is why our country has this freedom. Not sure if it’s like that anymore since trudeau is our pm. He is taking our rights away from us and dividing our country. Have a little bit of respect for the country your living in that’s all I have to say.

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  • November 14, 2019 at 12:55 pm
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    Unbelievable, unacceptable.

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  • November 14, 2019 at 1:14 pm
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    We ALL know Don Cherry is right.

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  • November 14, 2019 at 3:24 pm
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    Then why do You People want to come live in Canada if you don’t agree with our customs.

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  • November 14, 2019 at 4:32 pm
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    Of course he conveniently forgot to mention that Turkey exterminated millions of Armenians and sided with the Germans to take over Europe in WWI and sided with the nazis, in WWII exterminating millions of people in gas chambers, in their march for world domination.

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    • November 14, 2019 at 8:47 pm
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      I’m pleased you said it, not sure why you’re not back there helping you’re own people

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  • November 14, 2019 at 6:11 pm
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    We accept Muslims and allow them to live here in our free country. They do not do the same in most Muslim countries for Christians. Muslim countries are not free so they move here to enjoy freedom. They are welcome here but I encourage Muslims to adopt a lifestyle of loving their neighbour as themselves. If not they will cause Canada to lose its freedoms.

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    • November 15, 2019 at 1:46 pm
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      We alreadyvhave ” you people” allow these ungrateful ,degerated sheep humping baby raping so called people run us over already.

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  • November 14, 2019 at 6:41 pm
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    Children should learn the history of the country they are in and the history of their heritage both. Raising your kids to resent the country which gives them freedom from war is ignorance. If you resent us so much, why are you here? SMH

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    • November 14, 2019 at 8:49 pm
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      Good question, why are they here

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  • November 14, 2019 at 6:53 pm
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    “Our children will either be our future, or they will be the future of the liberal secular colonialist West”. – I bet he buys from our stores, buys our gas, and lives in a normal home. Does he also teach that his people have sex with goats?

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  • November 14, 2019 at 7:36 pm
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    they invade others lands and then piss on the people in the lands they invaded ……….why are they allowed to be here??????

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  • November 20, 2019 at 2:26 am
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    As a veteran this man is an idiot.
    The meaning of remembrance day is not only to remember the fallen it is also to remember the horrors. The forget the past we will be condemned to repeat it.

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