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April Fools - Or Just Lying?

"April Lies" [1 of 5 Part Series]
Special Khutbah - LIES!"
Yusuf Estes - Las Vegas - June 11, 2004
- Yusuf Estes


[note: The Following is NOT True - and Should Be Noted as Such]

Someone wrote about the origin of these lies, saying:

Many of us celebrate what is known as April Fool's Day or, if it is translated literally, the “trick of April”. But how much do we know of the bitter secret behind this day?

When the Muslims ruled Spain, approximately one thousand years ago, they were a force that could not be destroyed. The western Christians wished that they could wipe Islam from the face of the earth, and they succeeded to some extent.

They tried to limit the spread of Islam in Spain and to put an end to it, but they did not succeed. They tried numerous times and never succeeded.

After that, the kufaar sent their spies to Spain to study and find out the secret of the Muslims’ strength which could not be defeated. They discovered that adhering to taqwa (piety or consciousness of Allaah) was the reason.

[NOT True -
The Christians were in fact, paid by the various warring groups amongst the Muslims to help them fight against other Muslims]

When the Christians discovered the secret of the Muslims’ strength, they started to think of strategies to break this strength. On this basis they began to send wine and cigars to Spain for free.

   

[NOT True - 1) what they did discover was the Muslims weaknesses
2) Cigars and smoking tobacco was not even discovered until Christopher Columbus came back from the New World -- After the defeat of Muslim Spain]

This tactic on the part of the west produced results, and the faith of the Muslims began to weaken, especially among the young generation in Spain. The result of that was that the western Catholic Christians subdued the whole of Spain and put an end to the Muslim rule of that land which had lasted for more than eight hundred years. The last stronghold of the Muslims, in Grenada, fell on April 1st, hence they considered this to be the “trick of April.”

[NOT True - 1) Spain was the WEST at that time and Catholic Rome was to the East - 
2) Muslims weaknesses were based on philosophizing the religion of Islam and introducing Greek and Roman thinking and by the love of dunyah and fighting amongst themselves - 
3) Spain fell to King Ferdinand and Queen Isabella in January of 1492 - 4) there is nothing recorded anywhere that makes such a claim]

From that year until the present, they celebrate this day and consider the Muslims to be fools. They do not regard only the army at Granada to be fools who are easily deceived, rather they apply that to the entire Muslim ummah. It is ignorant of us to join in these celebrations, and when we imitate them blindly in implementing this evil idea, this is a kind of blind imitation which confirms the foolishness of some of us in following them. Once we know the reason for this celebration, how can we celebrate our defeat? 

[ NOT True ]
1) There is nothing in writing to support this claim - 
2) by propagating lies and hearsay we in fact are the ones who make fools of ourselves -

For more proof on the history of Spanish Muslims and April Fools [click here]

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Yusuf Estes - Las Vegas - June 11, 2004

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