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Fatwas of Muslim scholars concerning Valentines Day
« on: February 13, 2012, 04:22:22 PM »
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Fatwas of Muslim scholars concerning Valentines Day

08/02/2010



 Question:

In recent times the celebration of Valentine’s Day has become widespread, especially among female students. This is one of the Christian holidays. They wear all red clothes, including their shoes, and they exchange red flowers… We hope that you can tell us the ruling on celebrating such holidays.



 What do you advise the Muslims to do with regard to such things? May Allaah keep you and take care of you.
 
 He replied: 



Celebrating Valentine’s Day is not permitted for several reasons: 
1 – It is an innovated celebration which has no basis in sharee’ah.
2 – It calls for people to keep their hearts and minds busy with these foolish things that go against the guidance of the pious predecessors  so it is not permitted on this day to do any of the customs associated with that holiday, whether that be connected to food, drink, clothing, exchanging gifts or anything else.



 The Muslim should be proud of his religion and not be so weak of character that he follows everyone who makes a noise. I ask Allaah to protect the Muslims from all temptations, visible and invisible, and to take care of us and give us strength. And Allaah knows best.
 
The Fatwa of Shaykh ‘Abd-Allaah ibn ‘Abd al-Rahmaan ibn Jibreen concerning celebrating this day 
He was asked: the celebration of the so-called Feast of Love (Valentine’s Day) has become widespread among our boys and girls. This (Valentine) is the name of a saint who is venerated by the Christians, and this day is celebrated every year on February 14.


They exchange gifts and red roses, and they wear red clothes. What is the ruling on celebrating this day, or exchanging gifts on this day? May Allaah reward you with good.


 
 He answered:
 Firstly, it is not permissible to celebrate such innovated festivals, because this is a newly-invented innovation (bid’ah) which has no basis in sharee’ah. So it is included in the hadeeth of ‘Aa’ishah  who said that the Prophet  said: “Whoever innovates something in this matter of ours (i.e., Islam) which is not part of it, will have it rejected” – i.e., it will be thrown back upon the one who innovated it.
 Secondly, this involves imitating and resembling the disbelievers in venerating that which they venerate and respecting their festivals and holidays, and imitating them in some of their religious practices. In the hadeeth it says, “Whoever imitates a people is one of them.”


 Thirdly, the things that result from that, such as partying, idle play, singing, music, insolence, impertinence, unveiling, wanton display, mixing of men and women, and the appearance of women before non-mahrams, etc., are all things which are prohibited, or are means which lead to immorality.



So it should not be justified as an excuse for relaxation and entertainment, or claims that they will not overstep the mark, because that is not right. The one who  cares about himself should keep away from sin and all that leads to it.
 On this basis, it is not permissible to sell these gifts and roses, if one knows that the purchaser will celebrate these holidays, give them as gifts or otherwise use them to honour these days, so that the vendor will not be sharing in the guilt of the one who does this innovated action. And Allaah knows best.
 
The Fatwa of the Standing Committee 


The Standing Committee was also asked a question about this holiday:



Some people celebrate the fourteenth day of February of each Christian year as the Day of Love (Valentine’s Day), where they exchange gifts of red roses and wear red clothes, and congratulate one another. Some the bakeries make sweets that are red in colour, with hearts drawn on them, and some stores have advertisements for their products that are especially for this day. What is your opinion?
 
 The Committee replied:



It is prohibited for the Muslim to help with this festival or any other prohibited celebration in any way, be it food, drink, buying, selling, manufacturing, corresponding, advertising or in any other way, because all of that constitutes helping one another in sin, transgression and disobedience towards Allaah and His Messenger, and Allaah says (interpretation of the meaning):
But when you conic out of ihram, then [you may] hunt. And do not let the hatred of a people for having obstructed you from al-Masjid al-Haram leads you to transgress. And cooperate in righteousness and piety, but do not cooperate in sin and aggression. And fear Allah; indeed, Allah is severe in penalty. [Quran 5:2]   



So the Muslim must adhere to the Qur’aan and Sunnah in all his affairs, especially at times of fitan (temptation and tribulation) and when corruption is widespread. He should be smart and be careful to avoid falling into the misguidance of those who have earned the anger of Allaah and of those who went astray, and of the evildoers who hope not for reward from Allaah and do not show any respect towards Islam.




The Muslim should seek refuge with Allaah and ask for His guidance and for help to adhere steadfastly to it, because none can guide except Allaah and none can make us remain steadfast except Him. And Allaah is the Source of strength. May Allaah bless our Prophet Muhammad and his family and companions, and grant them peace. 



Al-Lajnah al-Daa’imah li’l-Buhooth al-‘Ilmiyah wa’l-Iftaa’ 
Finally, we offer our brothers the following advice: 
1 – They should urge the callers to Islaam to tell the people and warn them. They should explain this matter to the Imaam of the mosque and tell him when this day is approaching. They should give him a copy of the fataawa mentioned above and others that address the issue, if they have them.



 Every person should make the effort to contact the Imaam of his mosque and tell him about this. Certainly there are Imaams of mosques among the brothers so perhaps the responsibility of telling them about this will be discharged when they read this article.



 2 – Every teacher should explain the reality of this holiday and warn his or her students about it. They will be answerable before Allaah tomorrow. They should explain that it is prohibited by quoting the Fatwaa of the Standing Committee.


All that should begin a week beforehand in order to be of any benefit.



3 – Each person should make his family members aware of this. Whoever has sisters in school or brothers should tell them and warn them about this matter, because many people are unaware of this holiday and what it means.


Related Articles  Celebrating Valentine's Days 

  Accepting gifts given in valentine's Day or birthdays 
  The ruling on congratulating non-Muslims on their celebrations 
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Re: Fatwas of Muslim scholars concerning Valentines Day
« Reply #1 on: February 13, 2012, 04:55:09 PM »
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Celebrating Valentine's Days


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 Allaah, The Lord of the Worlds. I testify that there is none worthy of worship except Allaah, and that Muhammad  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)


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.


Allaah Knows best.



Related Articles  Fatwas of Muslim scholars concerning Valentines Day 


  Accepting gifts given in valentine's Day or birthdays 
  The ruling on congratulating non-Muslims on their celebrations 


http://www.islamweb.net/emainpage/index.php?page=articles&id=156428
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Re: Fatwas of Muslim scholars concerning Valentines Day
« Reply #2 on: February 14, 2012, 01:43:35 AM »
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......Firstly: That its origins 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 Allaah. Whoever celebrates it is celebrating an occasion of Shirk (associating others with Allaah Almighty) on which the idols are venerated.

Allaah Says (what means):

“Verily, whosoever sets up partners (in worship) with Allaah, then Allaah has forbidden Paradise to him, and the Fire will be his abode. And for the polytheists there are no helpers.” [Quran 5:72]

Secondly: That 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 Allaah and His Messengers may Allaah exalt their mention. 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, the 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.

Thirdly: 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.

Fourthly: 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?

Fifthly: 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,

Muslims are to reject it, warn others against it and to fulfill their duty towards it of enjoining what is good and forbidding what is evil.



http://islamgreatreligion.wordpress.com/2010/02/08/celebrating-valentines-day-valentines-day-not-for-muslims/
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Re: Fatwas of Muslim scholars concerning Valentines Day
« Reply #3 on: February 12, 2018, 07:35:38 AM »
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a reminder to all :

Don't  celebrate  V  day ; it's haram .

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