Valentine's Day: How Halaal is it?

*?Valentine’s Day: How Halaal is it??*

Okay…so it is that point of the 12 months once more, once they say that *’love’* is within the air.
The time whenever you see ‘RED’ in every single place….crimson hearts, crimson sweet, crimson flowers, and crimson balloons.

And whenever you stroll into the shops you see candies, and teddy bears and jewellery and presents for ‘that somebody particular you realize’.

This is the time when the outdated and the younger, and even youngsters, as younger as these in elementary college, trade valentine playing cards and ‘love notes’ amongst themselves.
And why is all this?

Because it is “Valentine’s Day”…that is why.

But the unhappy actuality is, that even us Muslims are doing this.
And its not simply within the West.
Those dwelling in Muslim international locations are simply as concerned. They too, are exchanging playing cards and presents and love notes.
They too, are celebrating Valentine’s Day.

But what is that this “Valentine’s Day” in spite of everything?

Have we ever thought of it? What’s the story behind it?
What does celebrating “Valentine’s Day” actually imply?
Where does this slot in a Muslim’s life?
Does it even slot in it in any respect?

Looking on the Qur’aan and Sunnah, one ought to understand that we shouldn’t be celebrating Valentine’s Day within the first place, as a result of it’s a celebration of the non-Muslims with pagan/christian roots.
More data on it might be discovered on numerous websites, corresponding to this one.

But the purpose of this text is to not show the place this celebration “originated” from; reasonably it’s to claim that this celebration isn’t a part of our Deen.

Whatever we have to rejoice has been prescribed to us by Allaah and His Messenger (Sal Allaahu Alaiyhi wa sallam) and it’s prohibited to rejoice the rest.

?That is why Allaah stated:

*لِكُلِّ أُمَّةٍ جَعَلْنَا مَنسَكًا هُمْ نَاسِكُوهُ *

“For every nation We have ordained religious ceremonies which they must follow.” [Surah al-Hajj:67]

? And the Prophet (Sal Allaahu Alaiyhi wa sallam) stated:

‘Every nation has its personal Eid (celebration) and that is our Eid (that means Eid al-Fitr and Eid al-Adha).’ (al-Bukhaari, Muslim)

But, even when this particular command was not there, it nonetheless wouldn’t be acceptable for a Muslim to rejoice Valentine’s Day.

Why is that?

Because, in case you actually give it some thought, what this present day promotes and revolves round, goes in opposition to the very primary rules of Islaam.
What this present day encourages, cuts on the very roots of what our faith teaches us.

Let us see what a few of these points are:

?1. Allaah instructions us to decrease our gaze and never take a look at the other gender.

*قُل لِّلْمُؤْمِنِينَ يَغُضُّوا مِنْ أَبْصَارِهِمْ وَيَحْفَظُوا فُرُوجَهُمْ وَقُل لِّلْمُؤْمِنَاتِ يَغْضُضْنَ مِنْ أَبْصَارِهِنَّ وَيَحْفَظْنَ فُرُوجَهُنَ*

“Tell the believing men to lower their gaze and protect their private parts….And tell the believing women to lower their gaze, and protect their private parts…” Surah al-Noor :30-31)

But Valentine’s Day encourages individuals to intentionally look and stare and SEEK OUT the ‘one’ that they discover enticing and choose him/her as their valentine.

? 2. Allaah orders Muslim girls to not discuss unnecessarily or in a smooth method to unusual males.

*إِنِ اتَّقَيْتُنَّ فَلَا تَخْضَعْنَ بِالْقَوْلِ فَيَطْمَعَ الَّذِي فِي قَلْبِهِ مَرَضٌ*

“….then be not soft in speech, lest he in whose heart is a disease (of hypocrisy, or evil desire for adultery) should be moved with desire”
(Surah al-Ahzaab :32)

Yet, for Valentine’s Day, you see younger women and men who’re completely not mahram for each other in any approach by any means, going approach past this prohibition. Not solely are they speaking to one another in a smooth and flirtatious approach, they’re proper out expressing their so-called ‘love’ (in actuality, lust) for one another.

? 3. A nonmahram man and a girl can NOT be alone collectively at any time.

The Prophet Sal Allaahu Alaiyhi wa sallam stated:

“Whoever believes in Allaah and the Last Day, let him not be alone with a woman who has no mahram present, for the third one present will be the Shaytaan.” (Ahmad — saheeh by al-Albaani)

But those that rejoice Valentine’s Day purposely search to be alone with one another and exit on “dates” with one another whereas their Master and Creator says:

*وَلاَ تَقْرَبُواْ الزِّنَى إِنَّهُ كَانَ فَاحِشَةً وَسَاء سَبِيلاً*

“And come not near to unlawful sex. Verily, it is a Faahishah (i.e. anything that transgresses its limits: a great sin, and an evil way ” (al-Isra’ :32)

? 4. Even the pure and noble Sahaabah weren’t exempt.

Think about this. Who could possibly be purer than the wives of the Prophet (Sal Allaahu Alaiyhi wa sallam) and who could possibly be increased in taqwa than the Sahaabah?

Yet, even for these noble individuals, Allaah ordered them to display themselves from the wives of the Prophet Sal Allaahu Alaiyhi wa sallam when they should ask them one thing.

*وَإِذَا سَأَلْتُمُوهُنَّ مَتَاعًا فَاسْأَلُوهُنَّ مِن وَرَاء حِجَابٍ ذَلِكُمْ أَطْهَرُ لِقُلُوبِكُمْ وَقُلُوبِهِنَّ*

“And when you ask (the Prophet’s wives) for anything you want, ask them from behind a screen, that is purer for your hearts and for their hearts.”
(Surah al-Ahzaab: 53)

? 5. You can’t even TOUCH a non-mahram.

It is a SIN to the touch an individual who’s not mahram for you. Yet, we belittle this sin and a few of us are responsible of it virtually day-after-day. We assume nothing of it.

The Prophet Sal Allaahu Alaiyhi wa sallam stated:

“If one of you were to be stabbed in the head with an iron needle, that would be better for him than his touching a woman who is not permissible for him.”
(al-Tabaraani –saheeh by al-Albaani)

Valentine’s Day promotes far more than simply touching.
It promotes hugging, kissing, cuddling and far more.
May Allaah shield us.

? 6. Real and TRUE love that’s acceptable and allowed by Allaah is ONLY that between a husband and his spouse.

*وَمِنْ آيَاتِهِ أَنْ خَلَقَ لَكُم مِّنْ أَنفُسِكُمْ أَزْوَاجًا لِّتَسْكُنُوا إِلَيْهَا وَجَعَلَ بَيْنَكُم مَّوَدَّةً وَرَحْمَةً إِنَّ فِي ذَلِكَ لَآيَاتٍ لِّقَوْمٍ يَتَفَكَّرُونَ*

“And of His signs is that He created for you wives from among yourselves, that you might reside with them, and has put love and mercy between you. Surely, there are signs in this for those who THINK.” (al-Room: 21)

Allaah is telling me and also you to THINK and REFLECT on this ayah and recognize the connection of a husband and spouse.
But Valentine’s Day endorses haraam relationships between a nonmahram man and girl and encourages illicit love and un-Islaamic affiliations. A’oodhu billaah.

? 7. Hayaa’ (modesty) and bashfulness are a jewel to be treasured.

Hayaa’ is a purity and innocence that could be a advantage, regardless for a person or a girl.
In truth, Hayaa’ is a part of our Imaan.

The Prophet Sal Allaahu Alaiyhi wa sallam stated:

“Hayaa’ (modesty) is a branch of faith.” (Bukhaari)

On the opposite hand, this Valentine’s day advocates nothing however shamelessness and immodesty. Young women and men who haven’t any hayaa for Allaah, depart alone for one another, brazenly and shamelessly, ask one another to ‘be their love’ or be their ‘valentine’.
And a lot of our youth are unhappy and upset and have a ‘depressed Facebook standing “that they don’t have a valentine or boyfriend/girlfriend”!


?a) But….EVERYONE is doing it❗️

Just as a result of everyone seems to be doing one thing, doesn’t imply that we should always do it too, nor does it indicate in any approach that its okay to do it.

We ought to adhere to the bounds set by Allaah, and never transgress them simply because ‘everyone seems to be doing it’.

Allaah tells us:

*وَإِن تُطِعْ أَكْثَرَ مَن فِي الْأَرْضِ يُضِلُّوكَ عَن سَبِيلِ اللَّهِ إِن يَتَّبِعُونَ إِلَّا الظَّنَّ وَإِنْ هُمْ إِلَّا يَخْرُصُونَ*

“And if you obey most of those on earth, they will mislead you far away from Allah’s Path. They follow nothing but conjectures, and they do nothing but lie.”
(Surah al-An’aam:116)

?b) But…what if it is between husband and spouse❓

Even if this celebration is between a husband and spouse, it’s nonetheless not proper for us to take action as a result of it’s a celebration of the non-Muslims.

And after all, whether it is a bootleg relationship, then clearly it’s even worse!

? Conclusion:

We, as Muslims, shouldn’t be celebrating Valentine’s Day; it’s merely NOT allowed for us to take action. Everything that this present day revolves round and is related to is completely in opposition to the pure and pristine teachings of Allaah and His Messenger Sal Allaahu Alaiyhi wa sallam.

One should not even congratulate each other or commemorate this present day in any approach, form or kind.

May Allah information us and allow us to be true Muslims who submit earnestly and sincerely to Allaah and His Orders. Ameen.

Reflect on these lovely verses beneath.
And in case you TRULY mirror, every part will likely be clear.

*يَا أَيُّهَا الَّذِينَ آمَنُوا اتَّقُوا اللَّهَ وَلْتَنظُرْ نَفْسٌ مَّا قَدَّمَتْ لِغَدٍ وَاتَّقُوا اللَّهَ إِنَّ اللَّهَ خَبِيرٌ بِمَا تَعْمَلُونَ*

“O you who believe! Fear Allaah and keep your duty to Him. And let every person look to what he has sent forth for tomorrow, and fear Allaah. Verily, Allaah is All-Aware of what you do.” (Surah al-Hashr:18)

And Allaah is aware of greatest.

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