Islamists do not ♥ Valentine’s Day. Islamists do not approve of romantic love.
Islam teaches us to be truthful and realistic. Usually, we love because of Allah and we hate because of Allah. Islam teaches us that a male and female can build up a good relationship founded on marriage. All those stories of media and movies are not helpful to make a person comply with the teachings of Islam.
We do not say love is halal or haram because it is a feeling. Maybe it is not under control. You can judge what is under control. But people who fall in love are in many episodes away from the cleansed and pure atmosphere.
Marriages that are usually good and lasting marriages are those that start at the least affection. That affection grows after marriage and maybe it will grow until the couples continue their companionship at the Jannah.
That’s why Valentine’s makes so many Islamists insanely angry, and judging from some of the pictures making the rounds this year, the fires of rage are burning as hot as ever. (Picture courtesy of Snapped Shot).
Here is the Islamic ruling on Valentine’s Day according to Contact Pakistan.com.:
Question: In recent times, celebration of the Valentine Day has spread,
particularly among female students. It is a Christian celebration, and it is
(manifested) with fully red costumes, clothing and shoes, and exchange of
red roses. We hope that you make clear for us the ruling on celebrating this
holiday, and what your guidance is to Muslims in matters such as these, may
Allah preserve you and guard you.
Answer: In the Name of Allah the Most Merciful the Most Beneficent As-Salamu
`alaikum wa rahmatullahi wa barakatuh:
Celebrating the Valentine Day is not permissible because:
Firstly, it is an innovated holiday that has no basis in the Sharee`ah.
Secondly, it calls to love and passion.
Thirdly, it calls to keeping one’s heart busy with nonsense matters which
contradict the guidance of the righteous predecessors, may Allah be pleased
So it is not permissible that anything from the signs of that holiday takes
place on that day, whether it relates to eating, drinking, clothing, giving
gifts, or other than that.
It is incumbent upon the Muslim to be proud of his religion and that he does
not blindly follow every crier.
I ask Allah the Exalted that He protect Muslims from every trial, apparent
and hidden, and that He give them protection and guidance.
Here’s a long winded dissertation on Valentine’s Day brought to you by an Imam (authority on all things, including Hallmark holidays):
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