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Blessed Friday! – by Saad Shahid

Black Friday: September 24, 1869, The day the markets faced financial crisis and failed attempt by some financiers to corner the gold market.

It’s crowded, it’s crazy and it’s stressful, welcome to black Friday. You’ve entered a world where malls have become battlegrounds, people have become conquerors and the deals become the hunted. Let’s get serious about it;

So what?

Why in the world, 25 November in the Muslim countries would the biggest shopping day of the year be called something that denotes the market crashing and economic depression?

Also reported by Imam Muslim, Abu-Dawood, Al-Nasai, and Al-Tirmizi, that Holy Prophet Muhammad (S.A.W) said, “The best day during which the sun have risen is Friday. It is the Day Adam was created. It is the day when Adam entered paradise and also when he was taken out from it. It is also the day on which the Day of Judgment takes place.”

I still wonder, though, why that Friday has to be “black”. Why is it not called Black Saturday or Sunday just because its others holy spiritual day , or even Pink Saturday for all the women who will be shopping that day? It could even be called Red Sunday for the bloodshed .

This is a most prestigious day for muslims to pray, so why “black”? Obviously, the implementation by online shopping companies(Kaymu, Daraz) to sell of their products by 50% off. . My point is that “black” just has been a color considered  probably since the beginning of time, and since we categorize people in terms of color – black, white, brown, red, yellow – black as evil is a problem

We have to keep in mind that words carry a lot of weight. We know the importance of choosing the perfect word for any given sentence, yet we throw around stereotype-inducing phrases, such as Black Friday, without much thought. Yet, how things are labeled makes a difference in how they are treated.

Where did this whole “black is bad” thing come from, anyway? How did it start? Angels are always portrayed as white, surrounded by brilliant light.  If light is good then dark must be bad? Seriously it must be silly!

Isn’t it a shame how high  prices affect groceries and other items on the store shelves in the holy month of Ramzan MUBARAK . Unfortunately, there is more to it when it comes to analyzing prices and food costs. For sure, where is black FRIDAY then??

As soon as Ramadan starts, the prices of commodities start to escalate. While the Satan is chained with the onset of Ramadan, the real demons started to come out of their dungeon in the form of shop owners, vendors, retailers and wholesalers. They are free now in Black Friday and celebrates with great zeal and enthusiasm.
This blog is categorized as Satire