Celebrating Valentine's Days

  • Publish date:09/02/2010
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Question:

Celebrating Valentine's Days has become widespread amongst young ladies lately. This is a Christian festival, during which rod clothes shoes are wore and red roses are exchanged. Kindly clarify the ruling on celebrating such festivals.
Answer:
All perfect praise be to Allah, The Lord of the Worlds. I testify that there is none worthy of worship except Allah, and that Muhammad  sallallaahu  `alayhi  wa  sallam ( may  Allah exalt his mention ) is His slave and Messenger.
Celebrating Valentine's Days is prohibited for the following reasons:
1.     It is an innovated festival that has no grounds in Islam.
2.     It invites to lust and encourages immorality.
3.     It busies the heart with useless and attaches it to harmful matters, all of which opposes the practice of our Salaf (righteous predecessors)  may  Allah  have  mercy  upon  them
Therefore, it is not permissible to practice anything on that this festival day that reflects imitating those who practice it, whether it is regarding to ones food, drinks, clothes, gift exchange or anything else.
Finally, a Musim must have pride in his religion and should not be naïve and follow everything he sees around him.
Allah Knows best.

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