Allah SWT says: “And do not help each other in sin and aggression. Fear Allah. Surely, Allah is severe at punishment. (Al-Maida 5:2)
If some shopkeepers design something special for this occasion, red dresses, arranging red roses, selling red and white things of all sorts, then this act of his is also assisting the evils of Valentine’s Day. But alas, today’s Muslim does this all just to earn a few more bucks. Money is important to him, but not his faith. For him progress of this world is significant, the Emaan of Muslims is not of any significance to him. Read more... (300 words, estimated 1:12 mins reading time)
No religion is as broadminded and tolerant as Islam. The hearts of Muslims are very liberal but this does not mean they are deprived of their sense of honour. Their Haya is everything for them.
So it can never mean that we adopt the ways of the infidels and start celebrating their festivals. Today this deluge of following the west witnessed in our society is utterly damaging for our faith. It is our obligation to set dikes before this flood, build up our courage, and dishearten those who are helping these waves to cross all bounds.
Thus wishing greetings on such festivals too is as bad as being involved in them. It is Haram to wish Valentine to others. Somebody is drinking wine and you are applauding him, Mubarak ho! Someone is committing adultery and you are congratulating him! Just like that somebody being involved in the festival of the kuffars and you congratulate them passing on greetings to them. As faith escapes a person who drinks alcohol, Emaan goes away by getting involved in adultery, the same case applies to celebrating western traditions which become a source of completely whisking away the Emaan from a believer. So it is necessary for us to be concerned about improving our surroundings and society; guiding our children to the straight path, improving the environment of our homes and worrying about its betterment. Read more... (470 words, estimated 1:53 mins reading time)
My dear friends, Alhamdulillah we are Muslims. We have our own traditions, our own festivals, our own celebrations, thus it is necessary for us to detest these western traditions.
Remember that those who themselves do not execute such actions but just attend gatherings where these celebrations are being held, they too can’t escape the menace of such filth as a narration of our Beloved Prophet SAW tells:
“Whoever acquires resemblance to any group of people will be one of them.” (Mishkaat)
Evil is being presented before us as a thing of marvel and delight. Indecency is presented in a striking manner and we are told that it is freedom, it is entertainment, it is happiness. Love flourishes due to this and comfort is found in it.
Alas! Nothing of this is true! In fact it is due to this only that homes are broken, children get ruined, Haya goes away, youth gets strained by fulfilment of the lustful desires, chastity of daughters gets lost, sons cuts off relations from the fathers, and daughters do not remain loyal to their own mothers. The family system gets broken into pieces. Read more... (177 words, estimated 42 secs reading time)
It is mostly said that if love builds up before marriage, than the marital life gets to be successful. However, all the surveys of the world conducted in this regard have yielded results entirely contrary to this belief. I received a survey done in Cairo conducted throughout the world. Its report said that 88% of marriages based on pre-marriage love are unsuccessful, while only 12 % of such couples end up living together as husband and wife. In comparison to this, marriages that are conducted according to the traditions of the Islamic principle, their success rate is 78%. Read more... (221 words, estimated 53 secs reading time)
My friends, the first thing is that the idea of love in Islam has its own confines and precincts. Islam is not a religion which has no regard for human temperament; love is after all the need of the human nature. Islam has not restricted us away from love but instead it has itself blessed us with the means of how to do it the right way. Read more... (413 words, estimated 1:39 mins reading time)
Today young Muslims, both boys and girls participate in these celebrations. These celebrations are popularised at homes, colleges, universities, offices through TV, radio, dramas, musical shows, films and dirty literature and so the lustful desires in these young Muslims are not only inflamed but they are also taught new modes of shamelessness. Also becoming common are restaurants promoting Valentine’s Day dinners, hotels offering balls, and stores advertising flowers, chocolates, and other gifts. It is a pity that the male-female relation is given a very shameless image in all this ‘love’ fever. Read more... (329 words, estimated 1:19 mins reading time)
One of the most eminent features of the Islamic culture is ‘Haya’ (bashfulness). Holy Prophet SAW said, “There is an Akhlaaq for every Deen and the Akhlaaq of Islam is Haya.”
The root word for Haya is ‘Hayaat’ which means ‘life’. So the life of Ummat-e-Muslima is “Haya” and the opposite of it (shamelessness) is death for the Muslim world. That is the main reason why it is being tried to the highest degree from all sides to root out our very sense of honour (haya).
Valentine’s Day dates back to the Roman idol worshippers. Legends contend that it has its origin in honouring the Roman idols. Like most Christian festivals, the Valentine’s Day too has its roots in the Roman polytheism. In ancient Rome, there used to be a festival for the young men and women. The Roman girls would write love letters and put them in a vase. Then the Roman bachelors would draw out the letters at random and select the girl whose letter had been drawn. Thereafter, these couples used to have courtships, meeting each other before marriage to develop understanding. However, when Christians came to Rome, they sought to Christianise everything prevalent at the time. So instead of putting an end to this pagan festival, they replaced it with Valentine’s day. Read more... (309 words, estimated 1:14 mins reading time)