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بِسۡمِ ٱللهِ ٱلرَّحۡمَـٰنِ ٱلرَّحِيمِ

In the name of Allah, the Beneficent, the Merciful

Indeed, all praise is due to Allah. We praise Him and seek His Help and forgiveness. We seek refuge in Allah from our souls evils and our wrong doings. He whom Allah guides, no one can misguide; and he whom He misguides, no one can guide. I bear witness that there is no god except Allah and I bear witness that Muhammad (pbuh) is His Messenger.

Quran 20:25-28

 

رَبِّ ٱشۡرَحۡ لِى صَدۡرِى (٢٥) وَيَسِّرۡ لِىٓ أَمۡرِى (٢٦) وَٱحۡلُلۡ عُقۡدَةً۬ مِّن لِّسَانِى (٢٧) يَفۡقَهُواْ قَوۡلِى (٢٨)

O my Lord! Expand me my breast (25) Ease my task for me (26) And remove the impediment from my speech. (27) So they may understand what I say (28)

 

When we recite the Kalimah

لا اله الا الله محمد رسول الله

There is no god but Allah, Muhammad is the messenger of Allah

The Kalimah includes two parts that is obligatory for every Muslim to adhere and understand properly, majority, born Muslims and learned about Islam from elders or parents, doesn’t realize or understand the meaning behind the testimony.

The first step

لا اله الا الله

There is no god but Allah

Let us get into a little bit of details. It means, I testify, there is no god but Allah.

Majority, depending on the background knowledge in Islam, they mean it as, worshiping graves, pictures, images. But doesn’t realize, the first part means also,

I promise to you Allah, I will not obey anyone except you. This is the part we do not realize when testifying.

Second part

محمد رسول الله

Muhammad is the messenger of Allah

Let us get into a little bit of details. It means, I testify, Muhammad (pbuh) is the last messenger of Allah.

Majority, understand the second part as Muhammad is the messenger of Allah and that’s it, but doesn’t realize when they testify, it really means as,

I promise to you Allah, I will not follow or accept anyone’s teachings of living a life except following the footsteps and learning from the lifestyle of the Prophet (pbuh).

Knowledge is extremely important, not just memorizing the Kalimah, and considering oneself as a Muslim is not enough to go to Jannah.

Beside the Kalimah, Allah has declared Islam as perfect way of living a life that is only accepted by Allah.

Quran 3:19

إِنَّ ٱلدِّينَ عِندَ ٱللَّهِ ٱلۡإِسۡلَـٰمُ‌ۗ

The Religion before Allah is Islam (submission to His will)

Submission to Allah, submitting your wishes and will to Allah alone and not permitted to do anything that contradict Quran and Sunnah. Here is the trick of shaitan, he always want you to do something that goes against Allah and Prophet (pbuh).

Allah has also clearly declared about his religion (how to live a life).

Quran 3:85

وَمَن يَبۡتَغِ غَيۡرَ ٱلۡإِسۡلَـٰمِ دِينً۬ا فَلَن يُقۡبَلَ مِنۡهُ وَهُوَ فِى ٱلۡأَخِرَةِ مِنَ ٱلۡخَـٰسِرِينَ (٨٥)

If anyone desires a religion other than Islam (submission to Allah) never will it be accepted of him; and in the Hereafter he will be in the ranks of those who have lost. (all spiritual good). (85)

Allah hasn’t left us in a doubt, instead left us with light of guidance as Quran to follow and follow the footsteps of the Prophet (pbuh). So we would have no excuse on judgment day, because Allah has given eyes, ears and tongue to learn about Islam and now it is our duty to make sure we are on the right path. He didn’t gave us blessings of eyes, ears, tongue to use them for the world, but to use according to the commandments of Allah and the Prophet (pbuh).

Our limit of living a life is under the circle of Islam and the teachings of the Prophet (pbuh). The Prophet (pbuh) has already what to do and what not to do and also we should find out answers form Quran and Sahih hadith. If the answers are not given in Quran or Sunnah, we should look at the history and learn from the life of the Prophet (pbuh) and the companions (ra). If we find something in modern life doesn’t exist in entire history, we should stay away. Several scholars give justifications and consider as permissible.

We have to realize, we are talking about Islam, and not talking about worldly sources. If the matter in the life, is contradicting Quran and Sunnah, we should simply stay back, rather providing justifications.

 

Quran 4:59

يَـٰٓأَيُّہَا ٱلَّذِينَ ءَامَنُوٓاْ أَطِيعُواْ ٱللَّهَ وَأَطِيعُواْ ٱلرَّسُولَ وَأُوْلِى ٱلۡأَمۡرِ مِنكُمۡ‌ۖ

O ye who believe! Obey Allah and obey the Messenger and those charged with authority among you.

This is the limit supposed to be for every Muslim, but several scholars creating fitnahs by giving group names or names to their sect of Islam and because of that the followers of the leaders stick with the teachings of their leader, scholar, Imam.

Here is, where the problem starts, regardless of the teachings of their Imam or scholar or leader, even its right or wrong, the followers are blind to accept everything. That is like extending the Kalimah, like giving the priority to their scholar or leader after

محمد رسول الله

Muhammad is the messenger of Allah

And extending the Kalimah with additional name after the Prophet (pbuh) and following their teachings.

Every Muslim should go back to the actual teachings of the Quran and Sunnah and stop right there.

Now since we understand our limit, let us go to the main subject about Valentine’s Day.

Since few years, a new disease has spread within the Muslim teens, adults, elders in the name of Valentine’s Day. Basically it’s a new concept and plan of shaitan to spread false and evil within Muslims. Shaitan always target ignorant Muslims or Muslims with weak Imaan, to destroy the religion that has no proper knowledge of Islamic teachings. Majority are ignorant, shaitan whisper to them in heart and mind with justifications and convince them in whispers, so they can involve in this matter, with the whisper that, it is alright to celebrate with family or friends or parents, children, classmates, and also with justification that it is ok to do something special on this day with family, and whisper in young boys and girls to meet, it is allowed as long as there is not sexual activity is involved.

The main point of this is, shaitan made us forget something, it is where does the Valentine’s Day came from and why a Muslim gives importance to this day that is not found anywhere in entire history of Islam.

In order to involve in any matter, we must find the bases of it. Let us go into history of Valentine’s Day.

In Islam, the two festivals are clearly defined and well established, and no additions or subtractions may be accepted. They are an essential part of our worship and there is no room for personal opinion. They have been prescribed for us by Allah and His Messenger (pbuh). Celebrating Valentine’s Day means resembling or imitating the pagan Romans. If it is not allowed in Islam to imitate non-Muslims rituals. There is no difference between joining them in their festival and joining them in their other rituals. Agreeing with the whole festival is agreeing with disbelief. Agreeing with some of their minor issues is the same as agreeing with them in some of the branches of disbelief. This new concept is started by shaitan to spread adultery in the name of Valentine’s Day.

The Festival of Love was one of the festivals of the pagan Romans, when paganism was the prevalent religion of the Romans more than seventeen centuries ago. In the pagan Roman concept, it was an expression of “spiritual love”.

There were myths associated with this pagan festival of the Romans, which persisted with their Christian heirs. Among the most famous of these myths was the Roman belief that Romulus, the founder of Rome, was suckled one day by a she-wolf, which gave him strength and wisdom.

The Romans used to celebrate this event in mid-February each year with a big festival. One of the rituals of this festival was the sacrifice of a dog and a goat. Two strong and muscular youths would daub the blood of the dog and goat onto their bodies, then they would wash the blood away with milk. After that there would be a great parade, with these two youths at its head, which would go about the streets. The two youths would have pieces of leather with which they would hit everyone who crossed their path. The Roman women would welcome these blows, because they believed that they could prevent or cure infertility.

The connection between Saint Valentine and this festival

Saint Valentine is a name which is given to two of the ancient “martyrs” of the Christian Church. It was said that there were two of them, or that there was only one, who died in Rome as the result of the persecution of the Gothic leader Claudius, c. 296 CE. In 350 CE, a church was built in Rome on the site of the place where he died, to perpetuate his memory.

When the Romans embraced Christianity, they continued to celebrate the Feast of Love mentioned above, but they changed it from the pagan concept of “spiritual love” to another concept known as the “martyrs of love”, represented by Saint Valentine who had advocated love and peace, for which cause he was martyred, according to their claims. It was also called the Feast of Lovers, and Saint Valentine was considered to be the patron saint of lovers.

One of their false beliefs connected with this festival was that the names of girls who had reached marriageable age would be written on small rolls of paper and placed in a dish on a table. Then the young men who wanted to get married would be called, and each of them would pick a piece of paper. He would put himself at the service of the girl whose name he had drawn for one year, so that they could find out about one another. Then they would get married, or they would repeat the same process again on the day of the festival in the following year.

The Christian clergy reacted against this tradition, which they considered to have a corrupting influence on the morals of young men and women. It was abolished in Italy, where it had been well-known, then it was revived in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries, when in some western countries there appeared shops which sold small books called “Valentine’s books”, which contained love poems, from which the one who wanted to send a greeting to his sweetheart could choose. They also contained suggestions for writing love letters.

It was also said concerning the origins of this holiday that when the Romans became Christian, after Christianity had become widespread, the Roman emperor Claudius II decreed in the third century CE that soldiers should not get married, because marriage would distract them from the wars they used to fight. This decree was opposed by Saint Valentine, who started to perform marriages for the soldiers in secret. When the emperor found out about that, he threw him in jail and sentenced him to execution. In prison, he (Saint Valentine) fell in love with the jailer’s daughter, but this was a secret because according to Christian laws, priests and monks were forbidden to marry or fall in love. But he is still regarded highly by the Christians because of his steadfastness in adhering to Christianity when the emperor offered to pardon him if he forsook Christianity and worshipped the Roman gods; then he would be one of his closest confidantes and he would make him his son-in-law. But Valentine refused this offer and preferred Christianity, so he was executed on 14 February 270 CE, on the eve of February 15, the festival of Lupercalis. So this day was named for this saint.

In The Story of Civilization, it says that the Church devised a calendar in which every day was designated as the feast day of one of the saints. In England, Saint Valentine’s Day was to come at the end of winter. When that day came, according to them, the birds mated enthusiastically in the forests, and the young men would put flowers on the windowsills of the homes of the girls whom they loved. (The Story of Civilization by Will Durant, 15/23)

The Pope designated the day of the death of Saint Valentine, February 14, 270 CE, as a festival of love. Who is the Pope? He is the “the archbishop, the supreme pontiff of the universal church, the successor of Saint Peter.” Look at this “archbishop” and how he prescribed for them the observance of this festival which was an innovation in their religion.

Quran 9:31

… ٱتَّخَذُوٓاْ أَحۡبَارَهُمۡ وَرُهۡبَـٰنَهُمۡ أَرۡبَابً۬ا مِّن دُونِ ٱللَّهِ

They (Jews and Christians) took their rabbis and their monks to be their lords besides Allâh (by obeying them in things which they made lawful or unlawful according to their own desires without being ordered by Allâh)…

Now since we have clear history of the origin of this occasion, nowhere mentioned somehow it is related to Islam or even near anywhere and has no bases of it in Islam.

The Prophet (pbuh) has warned many disease similar to Valentine’s Day will spread among the Muslims coming from non-Muslims.

Hadith

Narrated Abu Sa’id Al-Khudri: The Prophet said, “You will follow the ways of those nations who were before you, span by span and cubit by cubit (i.e., inch by inch) so much so that even if they entered a hole of a mastigure, you would follow them.” We said, “O Allah’s Apostle! (Do you mean) the Jews and the Christians?” He said, “Whom else?” (Bukhari, 92, 422)

Allah has given unique identity to Muslims, but yet are so ignorant, losing their identity involving in other’s matters either customs or rituals.

It’s origin lie in the pagan beliefs of the Romans, where it was an expression of the spiritual love of the idols which they used to worship instead of Allah. Whoever celebrates it is celebrating an occasion of shirk on which the idols are venerated.

The development of this festival among the Romans was connected to myths and legends which no sound mind can accept, let alone the mind of the Muslim who believes in Allah and His Messengers (pbu them). Can anyone of sound mind believe that a she-wolf suckled the founder of the city of Rome and gave him strength and wisdom? Moreover, these myths go against the belief of the Muslim because The One who bestows strength and wisdom is the Creator, may He be glorified and exalted, not the milk of a she-wolf. The same applies to the myth that their idols could protect them from evil or keep wolves away from their flocks.

Among the ugly rituals of the Romans on this day was the sacrifice of a dog and a goat, the daubing of their blood onto two youths then washing the blood off with milk, etc… This is something that would cause revulsion in anyone of a sound nature, and it is unacceptable to the sound mind.

The connection between Saint Valentine and this festival has been questioned by many sources, and it considered to be far from definite. It would have been better for the Christians to reject this pagan festival in which they imitated the pagans. So how about us Muslims, who are commanded to be different from the Christians and the pagans before them?

This festival was denounced by the Christian clergy in Italy, the bastion of Catholicism, because it was spreading bad attitudes and having an adverse effect on the minds of young men and women. So it is better for the Muslims to reject it, warn others against it and to fulfil their duty towards it of enjoining what is good and forbidding what is evil.

Now since we understand, Valentine’s Day is prohibited, there comes another issue. Many Muslims comes with another justification, with inner voice of shaitan providing another logic and satisfying answer like,

You are not celebrating Valentine’s Day, but yes you can give a gift to

You like someone

Your family member.

Can have dinner with friend.

Can have gathering with your family.

Buy gift for your husband, wife, son, daughter, brother, sister or anyone.

Buy gift for your colleague, job mates, classmates, teacher, etc.

So where is the problem if it’s not your love and anyone else you are just giving gift on Valentine’s Day.

The problem is with the word “Valentine’s Day”.

We have to understand where is this word came from, is it related to Islam someway? Why is not permitted to even have this day for anything? The problem is when we choose this day “Valentine’s Day” then we have problem, because Muslims are not supposed to choose a day belong to non-Muslim, either you celebrate or not.

The correct answer is, the Muslims should spend this day like any other day. Choosing this day for anything, or giving importance to this day, to do something special become imitating non-Muslim.

Allah has given us unique ID as “Muslim”, and we should stay within the limits of Islam and should not imitate any other, religion, culture, ritual or customs.

Hadith

Whoever imitates a nation is one of them. (Dawood 3512)

What are effects of involving in this shaitan’s new plan to destroy the Muslim Ummah?

Do anyone realize something, it all starts with raising your gaze, it’s a first target of shaitan, that force a Muslim to look at a women second time, because he is smart enemy, he knows that when a person looks at a woman, it will attract him more and will surely look at her again, that’s why Allah said not to take a first step because if a person takes a first step it will automatically goes to second.

Here is the trick, Allah says not to take first step, because it will lead to second step automatically and will open the additional doors of sin. But shaitan wants a person to try first step, it is ok one time, so don’t do it again, because he knows first step will take it to the second and more towards sin.

Quran 24:30

قُل لِّلۡمُؤۡمِنِينَ يَغُضُّواْ مِنۡ أَبۡصَـٰرِهِمۡ وَيَحۡفَظُواْ فُرُوجَهُمۡ‌ۚ ذَٲلِكَ أَزۡكَىٰ لَهُمۡ‌ۗ إِنَّ ٱللَّهَ خَبِيرُۢ بِمَا يَصۡنَعُونَ (٣٠)

Say to the believing men that they should lower their gaze and guard their modesty: that will make for greater purity for them: and Allah is well acquainted with all that they do. (30)

Allah didn’t commanded Muslim men only but also more commands to women.

Quran 24:31

وَقُل لِّلۡمُؤۡمِنَـٰتِ يَغۡضُضۡنَ مِنۡ أَبۡصَـٰرِهِنَّ وَيَحۡفَظۡنَ فُرُوجَهُنَّ وَلَا يُبۡدِينَ زِينَتَهُنَّ إِلَّا مَا ظَهَرَ مِنۡهَا‌ۖ وَلۡيَضۡرِبۡنَ بِخُمُرِهِنَّ عَلَىٰ جُيُوبِہِنَّ‌ۖ وَلَا يُبۡدِينَ زِينَتَهُنَّ إِلَّا لِبُعُولَتِهِنَّ أَوۡ ءَابَآٮِٕهِنَّ أَوۡ ءَابَآءِ بُعُولَتِهِنَّ أَوۡ أَبۡنَآٮِٕهِنَّ أَوۡ أَبۡنَآءِ بُعُولَتِهِنَّ أَوۡ إِخۡوَٲنِهِنَّ أَوۡ بَنِىٓ إِخۡوَٲنِهِنَّ أَوۡ بَنِىٓ أَخَوَٲتِهِنَّ أَوۡ نِسَآٮِٕهِنَّ أَوۡ مَا مَلَكَتۡ أَيۡمَـٰنُهُنَّ أَوِ ٱلتَّـٰبِعِينَ غَيۡرِ أُوْلِى ٱلۡإِرۡبَةِ مِنَ ٱلرِّجَالِ أَوِ ٱلطِّفۡلِ ٱلَّذِينَ لَمۡ يَظۡهَرُواْ عَلَىٰ عَوۡرَٲتِ ٱلنِّسَآءِ‌ۖ وَلَا يَضۡرِبۡنَ بِأَرۡجُلِهِنَّ لِيُعۡلَمَ مَا يُخۡفِينَ مِن زِينَتِهِنَّ‌ۚ وَتُوبُوٓاْ إِلَى ٱللَّهِ جَمِيعًا أَيُّهَ ٱلۡمُؤۡمِنُونَ لَعَلَّكُمۡ تُفۡلِحُونَ (٣١)

And say to the believing women that they should lower their gaze and guard their modesty; that they should not display their beauty and ornaments except what (ordinarily) appear thereof; that they should draw their veils over their bosoms and not display their beauty except to their husbands, their fathers, their husbands’ fathers, their sons, their husbands’ sons, their brothers, or their brothers’ sons, or their sisters’ sons, or their women, or the slaves whom their right hands possess or male servants free of physical needs, or small children who have no sense of the shame of sex; and that they should not strike their feet in order to draw attention to their hidden ornaments. And O ye Believers! Turn ye all together towards Allah that ye may attain Bliss. (31)

What is the reason, Allah commanded women to guard themselves more than men? Well Allah created man and women with different physical description. And men knows very well that the upper part of the women attracts men more. Shaitan’s tool to create a fitnah is, he use women to create fitnah, by going out of home with make-up on and tight clothes that attracts men’s eyes. Allah has commanded women to not to do make-up or dress up or use perfume when going out, according to hadith, such a woman will not be able to even smell the scent of Paradise from five hundred years distance.

What happens when either look each other? The whole problem starts with first look. The hadith says, first look is forgiven but not second one. Because first look is, as a person walking and just looked without knowledge, but the second look is, when a person looked a woman by mistake and it attracted and raised his eyes again to look her again is a sin because of bad intention and by looking for second time, shaitan gets chance to take the affair further.

Next step, giving smile or saying Salaam or Hi, then shaitan comes and whisper to say salaam it is ok to say salaam.

Shaitan tricks lead to zina at the end.

It is ok to talk to him/her saying you like him/her.

It is ok to exchange numbers just talk about each other and understanding more.

It is ok to have lunch or dinner and talk about families.

It is ok to talk openly and share feelings.

It is ok to share personal matters.

It is ok to go to movies, since all lovers do that.

It is ok travel and hang around and shopping around.

It is ok to shake hand.

It is ok to hug.

It is ok……..

It is ok……..

Then finally ends up with Haraam relationship.

Don’t expect shaitan will lead a person directly into sin, but step by step, that a person doesn’t even realize at all, where he is heading towards, because shaitan makes him forget. Subhaan Allah, all praise due to Allah, warned us about all tricks of shaitan.

The similar situation apply to online chatting and after sometime end up with offline relation and then lead towards Haraam relationship.

Let us go back and realize where the whole problem started, it was looking at something that is prohibited by Allah.

If we would have remembered what Allah has said, we wouldn’t have involved in thing that’s is forbidden in Islam.

Quran 17:32

وَلَا تَقۡرَبُواْ ٱلزِّنَىٰٓ‌ۖ إِنَّهُ ۥ كَانَ فَـٰحِشَةً۬ وَسَآءَ سَبِيلاً۬ (٣٢)

Nor come nigh to adultery: for it is a shameful (deed) and an evil, opening the road (to other evils). (32)

Majority without knowledge, interpret this verse as, Allah is saying about not having illegal sexual relationship. Allah is talking about lowering the gaze, because looking at forbidden will take towards Haraam.

Having illegal relation, it effects both man and woman, next generation as well as the society. Every human is a cell of the society, if one cell is effected it will affect the entire body and because of one person’s evil doings, it effects the whole society.

Quran 24:19

إِنَّ ٱلَّذِينَ يُحِبُّونَ أَن تَشِيعَ ٱلۡفَـٰحِشَةُ فِى ٱلَّذِينَ ءَامَنُواْ لَهُمۡ عَذَابٌ أَلِيمٌ۬ فِى ٱلدُّنۡيَا وَٱلۡأَخِرَةِ‌ۚ وَٱللَّهُ يَعۡلَمُ وَأَنتُمۡ لَا تَعۡلَمُونَ (١٩)

Those who love (to see) scandal published broadcast among the Believers, will have a grievous Penalty in this life and in the Hereafter: Allah knows and ye know not. (19)

This verse is talking about a one person, example if there is more evil spread because of one person, and all those who are doing sin, that one person will be accountable for everyone’s evil doings.

Example

If a person helping boy and girl to meet, their account of evil doings will go to his account because he became a source of their Haraam relationship.

Similarly, sending message thru a middle person to non-mahram, the middle person becomes sinner of helping to people doing sin.

Also a person helping two people setting up dinner spot or a place to meet.

A person who is giving a greeting card or flower to one to give another, is also helping in sinning.

Similarly there are many examples, one person becomes source for others in sin.

It is same as many people gets Hidaaya from one good person who becomes source of Hidaaya for others. Similarly, one person can become source of spreading evil in the society.

We should remove the word “Valentine’s Day” from our mind and consider is as regular days and should not give importance at all.

Non-Muslims select days to do something special, like mother’s day, father’s day or Valentine’s Day etc. But as Muslim, we celebrate these days every day with our family not just selected days only.

It is so unfortunate, in many Muslim countries, many shops sell, teddy bears, flowers, greeting cards, gifts and more item especially made for Valentine’s Day. Its natural, shaitan have attracting ways to fool human beings towards forbidden. All these shops with intention of Valentine’s Day.

It is duty of every Muslim who knows there is evil, he should stop others from forbidden, at least convey the teachings of Islam. Many Muslims doesn’t even understand, they are following the way of non-Muslims and wiping their good deeds.

Couple got married thru relationship usually ends with domestic violence, abusive partner and ends with divorce.

Quran 24:26

ٱلۡخَبِيثَـٰتُ لِلۡخَبِيثِينَ وَٱلۡخَبِيثُونَ لِلۡخَبِيثَـٰتِ‌ۖ وَٱلطَّيِّبَـٰتُ لِلطَّيِّبِينَ وَٱلطَّيِّبُونَ لِلطَّيِّبَـٰتِ‌ۚ أُوْلَـٰٓٮِٕكَ مُبَرَّءُونَ مِمَّا يَقُولُونَ‌ۖ لَهُم مَّغۡفِرَةٌ۬ وَرِزۡقٌ۬ ڪَرِيمٌ۬ (٢٦)

Women impure are for men impure and men impure are for women impure; and women of purity are for men of purity, and men of purity are for women of purity: these are not affected by what people say: for them there is forgiveness, and a provision honourable. (26)

So if we are expecting to get good pious partner, we have to look at our character first, that how much we obey Allah and the Prophet (pbuh).

I heard a story (probably for lesson only), a modern time girl spend so many years in drinking, clubbing, wore make-up, perfumes and into materialistic world and never paid attention towards Allah. Later, she realize men are not good and too much into bad activities, and now she is looking for pious respecting good Muslim man. She went to local masjid, and asked Imam that I am looking for person with beard, respecting and caring husband who can give rights to wife according to Islam, because after spending time into worldly life, she looking for a true Muslim husband. Imam looked at her from foot to her head. She wasn’t wearing hijab, had make-up on, heavy perfumed, sticky clothes with body visible even wearing full clothes because it wasn’t loose as mentioned in Quran to wear clothes that the body should not be visible or show clear description of body. The Imam didn’t replied anything, but he just recited the verse above and then translation. She understand and left with tears in her eyes, because she understood, she wasted time in worldly matters but never thought to go close to Allah and live life according to Islam, and now she is expecting to get a true Muslim husband.

We can use this example for men also not just woman who is looking for right man, but also applies to man, looking for pious woman.

Let us go back to the beginning of this book and go back to the Kalimah, we made promise to Allah to follow the commandments of Allah and we made promise to Allah that we will live a life according to the footsteps of our beloved Prophet (pbuh).

Which promise is completed? First step or second. But honestly we are not full filing the complete promise. We are confident of being Muslim, but its only personal satisfaction but not according to what Allah commanded.

Quran 2:208

يَـٰٓأَيُّهَا ٱلَّذِينَ ءَامَنُواْ ٱدۡخُلُواْ فِى ٱلسِّلۡمِ ڪَآفَّةً۬ وَلَا تَتَّبِعُواْ خُطُوَٲتِ ٱلشَّيۡطَـٰنِ‌ۚ إِنَّهُ ۥ لَڪُمۡ عَدُوٌّ۬ مُّبِينٌ۬ (٢٠٨)

O ye who believe! enter into Islam whole-heartedly; and follow not the footsteps of the Evil One; for he is to you an avowed enemy. (208)

Let us each of us ask ourselves? How many percent are we really following the commandments of Allah or living a life according to the Prophet (pbuh)?

We recite Kalimah but partially following the footsteps of shaitan. One step towards shaitan pulls towards more towards sin and lead towards hell.

Some Muslims consider this day as Bid’ah, but doesn’t realize this is not Bid’ah, because Bid’ah is something modifying within religion. Valentine’s Day doesn’t even have any bases in Islam because it is totally belong to Pagans and non-Muslims.

Our religion is completed, we thank to Allah for giving us unique identity and living style according to the Prophet (pbuh).

Quran 5:3

ٱلۡيَوۡمَ أَكۡمَلۡتُ لَكُمۡ دِينَكُمۡ وَأَتۡمَمۡتُ عَلَيۡكُمۡ نِعۡمَتِى وَرَضِيتُ لَكُمُ ٱلۡإِسۡلَـٰمَ دِينً۬ا…‌ۚ

This day have I perfected your religion for you, completed my favour upon you, and have chosen for you Islam as your religion.

 

 

Conclusion

In Islam, the two festivals are clearly defined and well established, and no additions or subtractions may be accepted. They are an essential part of our worship and there is no room for personal opinion. They have been prescribed for us by Allah and His Messenger (pbuh). Celebrating Valentine’s Day means resembling or imitating the pagan Romans. If it is not allowed in Islam to imitate non-Muslims rituals. There is no difference between joining them in their festival and joining them in their other rituals. Agreeing with the whole festival is agreeing with disbelief. Agreeing with some of their minor issues is the same as agreeing with them in some of the branches of disbelief. This new concept is started by shaitan to spread adultery in the name of Valentine’s Day.

 

 

May Allah give us understanding of Quran and increase our knowledge of Allah’s Deen Islam.

May Allah remove our problems and worries and send His blessings.

May Allah accept my work and increase our knowledge, Ameen

Quran 2:127

رَبَّنَا تَقَبَّلۡ مِنَّآ‌ۖ إِنَّكَ أَنتَ ٱلسَّمِيعُ ٱلۡعَلِيمُ (١٢٧) ..…

“Our Lord! accept (this service) from us, for thou art the All-Hearing the All-Knowing.”

Ameen

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