السلام عليكم و رحمة الله و بركاته
We had a lecture at our Madrassa about celebrating different days like Birthday, New Year day, Anniversaries, Mother’s day, Father’s day, Valentine’s day , April Fool, Black Friday and so on.
I thought I should write something about Valentine’s day, believe me I am feeling so un comfortable even writing this name.
At the time of Sahaba رضى الله عنهم Islamic teachings have been defined so clearly and it was easier to differentiate between right and wrong ( حق و باطل) because this period was nearest to Nabi Pak’s صلى الله عليه و سلم period. But now in today’s situation everything is mixed up for a common Muslim , so it is very difficult to act upon Deen. We consider a thing as a part of deen but when you study in depth you get to know that it was not. We have to be very careful now a days.
Let’s come towards celebrating Valentine’s day and other such days, now I will discuss reasons for non celebration.
OUR DEEN IS KAAMIL :
The foremost reason of prohibition of such days in Islam is becsuse Our Nabi Pak صلى الله عليه و سلم and Sahaba Karam رضى الله عنهم have not celebraated such events , Naouzubillah if we celebrate them it means we thing Our deen was not complet,Our Deen is a complete code of life, it does not need any additions or subtractions.
In Quran Allah SWT has said in Surah Maidah :
(حُرِّمَتْ عَلَيْكُمُ الْمَيْتَةُ وَالدَّمُ وَلَحْمُ الْخِنْزِيرِ وَمَا أُهِلَّ لِغَيْرِ اللَّهِ بِهِ وَالْمُنْخَنِقَةُ وَالْمَوْقُوذَةُ وَالْمُتَرَدِّيَةُ وَالنَّطِيحَةُ وَمَا أَكَلَ السَّبُعُ إِلَّا مَا ذَكَّيْتُمْ وَمَا ذُبِحَ عَلَى النُّصُبِ وَأَنْ تَسْتَقْسِمُوا بِالْأَزْلَامِ ۚ ذَٰلِكُمْ فِسْقٌ ۗ الْيَوْمَ يَئِسَ الَّذِينَ كَفَرُوا مِنْ دِينِكُمْ فَلَا تَخْشَوْهُمْ وَاخْشَوْنِ ۚ الْيَوْمَ أَكْمَلْتُ لَكُمْ دِينَكُمْ وَأَتْمَمْتُ عَلَيْكُمْ نِعْمَتِي وَرَضِيتُ لَكُمُ الْإِسْلَامَ دِينًا ۚ فَمَنِ اضْطُرَّ فِي مَخْمَصَةٍ غَيْرَ مُتَجَانِفٍ لِإِثْمٍ ۙ فَإِنَّ اللَّهَ غَفُورٌ رَحِيمٌ)
[Surat Al-Ma’idah 3]
Prohibited to you are dead animals, blood, the flesh of swine, and that which has been dedicated to other than Allah , and [those animals] killed by strangling or by a violent blow or by a head-long fall or by the goring of horns, and those from which a wild animal has eaten, except what you [are able to] slaughter [before its death], and those which are sacrificed on stone altars, and [prohibited is] that you seek decision through divining arrows. That is grave disobedience. This day those who disbelieve have despaired of [defeating] your religion; so fear them not, but fear Me. This day I have perfected for you your religion and completed My favor upon you and have approved for you Islam as religion. But whoever is forced by severe hunger with no inclination to sin – then indeed, Allah is Forgiving and Merciful.
ISLAM -DEEN OF MODESTY :
Secondly It is purely celebrated to fulfill desires of your Nafs, you just satisfy your Nafs by saying This is my pure Love and this and that. It spreads Vulgarity , Haya is departing away from our youth.This is a tactic to stray the youth from Straight path So that instead of focussing on Ummah issues they indulge themselves in Forbidden love, This is from Shaitaan.
Islam is a deen of Taharah (طهارة). Islam teaches Muslim men and women to lower their gaze.
(قُلْ لِلْمُؤْمِنِينَ يَغُضُّوا مِنْ أَبْصَارِهِمْ وَيَحْفَظُوا فُرُوجَهُمْ ۚ ذَٰلِكَ أَزْكَىٰ لَهُمْ ۗ إِنَّ اللَّهَ خَبِيرٌ بِمَا يَصْنَعُونَ)
[Surat An-Nur 30]
So how can a Muslim disobey the one who loves him more than seventy mothers. Islam teaches us a modest way of living. In Islam we have to save our love for our spouses, this is the halal and blessed kind of love.
CELEBRATING VALENTINE’S DAY LEADS TO OTHER HARAAMS :
It results in other haraam things like music,singing, wasting time and money, extravagance , unveiling, free mixing of men and women.We cannot escape the reality by thinking we are not crossing limits or we are just wearing red not doing anything haraam, imitating kuffar is not allowed.
A women is treated as a pearl in Islam so sacred and pure not like they are treated in other cultures. Just like a pearl is hidden in its shell ,in Islam women are hidden and protected by hijab and haya.
WHOEVER IMMITATES A PEOPLE IS ONE OF THEM :
Hazrat Muhammad صلى الله عليه و سلم said :
Whoever immitates a people is one of them (Abu Dawood )
So we should not immitate others in any aspect , we have to follow Islamic teachings, we should enter Islam completely.
This kind of love leads to spread of immorality and extra marital relationships which are strongly condemned in Islam.
Allah knows best .
Beleive me if we stick to Islamic teachings , we will succeed in both duniya and Aakhiraah.
May Allah SWT keep us stead fast on our deen.
Assalm u Alaikum wrwb.