VALENTINE’S DAY-A celebration of promiscuity

13 Feb

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Roses are red, violets are blue, and Valentines day is not for you!

The modern day ritual of Valentine’s Day has developed into something quite different from the intentions of Valentine. Indeed, it is ironic to think that what the Church tried to achieve so long ago was the preservation of the institution of marriage, in the guise of St Valentine’s Day. The reality of Valentine’s Day and what is associated with it is quite different; the return of promiscuity to society, relationships built upon and that result in fornication, unwanted pregnancies, back street abortions and all things that lead to the degradation and loss of honour in society.

Sadly, the corruption that ensues from this celebration of immorality affects all levels of society. Far from being a harmless activity, Valentine’s Day is big business in Western society. Television and newspapers will publicise Valentine’s Day through their promotion of special programmes, articles and events. Department stores, gift shops, the Post Office and clothes shops will be fully decorated with red roses and heart shaped balloons, enticing customers to purchase all that they will need to make their Valentine’s Day dreams a reality.

Throughout the country in the month of February countless numbers of schools, universities and clubs are in preparation for balls and parties, inviting the unsuspecting populace. Regrettably, some Muslims will inevitably be amongst them lured into the havens of free mixing, alcohol, drugs, and illicit sexual encounters.

At school girls and boys will compete with each other to see who received the most Valentines cards and boast about the number of secret admirers they have. Others will be hiding their faces with humiliation in the realisation that nobody wants to show an ounce of romantic interest in them. Teachers and pupils will be organising the annual Valentines party, which for many youngsters will be their first encouragement to partake in the temptations of the opposite sex.

At university students will use 14 February to indulge in all manner of obscene activity. Young men and women will spend the day preparing a repertoire of ‘chat up lines’, which they will use as a tool for enticing complete strangers in to having ‘one night stands’ with them. Many may even be competing with each other in the number of people they can seduce in one night so that they can ‘kiss and tell’ the next day.

On Valentine’s Day Student Unions will be issuing free condoms, college bars will be subsidising exotic cocktails, and drug-pushers will be stocking up on the latest line of ‘date rape’ pills. This is all part of the package that goes along with the illicit relationships, fornication and adultery that is celebrated around Valentine’s Day.

Ruling on Celebrating Valentine’s Day

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
with them.

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.


 

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