ORIGINS OF CHRISTMAS and EASTER
The Story Of Nimrod, As It Relates To Christmas
By Wilhelm J Wolfaardt
Nimrod, the grandson of Noah, became the first king known as
SargonI. He built Babylon and Nineveh. Being warlike, he wore a
type of helmet with a horn in the front; a trait inherited by the
druid Vikings of the Celts, descendants of the Assyrian line.
Nimrod means "tyrant". He led the Sumerians of Babylon
to pay tribute to the skies (sun, moon, stars, and planets) with
the sacrifice of their children. The Tower of Babel was built for
this purpose, echoed in other cultures such as the Aztecs, Mayans,
and Incas. Since the head of this government was such an
idolatrous tyrant, Shem (Nimrod's uncle) killed him. Nimrod's
mother, Semiramis, consoled the people by making them believe the
child she carried was Nimrod "reincarnated" and named
him "Duzu" (Tammuz), Babylonian for the son who rises.
This Duzu went into the groves (forests) and placed a gift on a
tree to honor Nimrod each year at the winter solstice. It has been
said that Duzu was the offspring of Nimrod, who mated with his
mother. Nimrod became known as Baal, meaning LORD, and was
worshipped by the Babylonians as the sun in the sky -- thus the
origin of "going to the heavens" at death.
Trees and branches became symbols of Nimrod. Because Nimrod was
"cut down" by Shem, a tree stump became a place of
honoring him. Thus, the Hebrew Scriptures speak of the pagans
going into the "groves", and bringing a "branch to
the nose", and going into the forest and cutting down a tree,
decorating it, and propping it up a so that it will not totter.
The winter solstice was the time when the sun was thought to be
"reborn", so December 25th was celebrated as Baal's
(Nimrod's) birthday. By tradition, the artificial idea of a New
Year following this birthday celebration became an integral part
of every human culture, based on this pagan idolatry. Generally,
all mankind is fast asleep, dreaming this old Babylonian dream.
Christmas is an attempt by Catholicism to revise and adopt this
paganism. In the year 525, a Scythian monk named Dionysius Exiguus
visited Rome. He witnessed the ancient pagan celebration of the
winter solstice (then called Paganalia or Saturnalia), and this
offended his devout sensibilities. Scripture itself demands that
we observe the Messiah's death, not His birth. But, since the
pagan mind was so oriented around fertility and birth, it
developed the way we see it today, blending the most important
features of pagan interpretation. "Babel, the Great Mother of
Harlots and of the Abominations of the Earth" -- has
intoxicated the masses, and she herself is drunk with the blood of
the set-apart ones.
What is her name? It's Easter! Semiramis, Nimrod's mother, became
known as "Magna Mater", the "Great Mother",
and was worshipped as Mother Earth. The Sun "mated" with
the Earth each spring, and the "Rites of Spring"
symbolized by the "May Pole" and "Easter" came
9 moons/months before the December 25th "birth" of the
winter Sun. Her Assyrian name, Ishtar, gives us the word
"Easter". The Romans called her Astarte, and the
Phoenicians used Asherah. The Hebrews called her Astoroth, the
consort of Baal. Her emblem is the flower of the lily. She is the
"goddess of the dawn", and her statue stands on a bridge
in France. The French made a colossus of this image, and it now
stands in New York Harbor, facing "East" -- in itself a
word referring to the rising son/sun -- from which her name
springs! (end of Story)
celebrations that have not been prescribed
When Muslims Reject celebration of Christmas it is
out of respect for Allah and Jesus and the teachings of our
Prophet Muhammad, peace be upon them. It is an integral part of
our faith to reject celebrations that have not been prescribed
and/or that have a basis in falsehood, as inevitably they lead to
misguidance and alterations in faith, as has happened with
- We believe in
- Virgin Mary
Birth of Jesus
- Jesus, Son of
- The Mission of
- Jesus Was
Raised Up to Heaven
- The Criteria
- Why is it
important to study the concept of the Original Sin in
- How can God
be crucified to save humanity?
- What is the
real nature of Christ (PBUH)?
- What is the
fate of Adam's (PBUH) progeny?
- Who gave
Satan the Authority?
- Should Satan
- Was Satan
given permission to deceive?
- Could not God
- Did God allow
crucifixion of Jesus?
- How does
Islam view man?