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.
Holy Prophet SAW once said, “A Mumin is simple, but yet he does not get bitten twice from the same place.” Don’t know how many times have we Muslims already been bitten from the evils of the west. It is about time that we start realising our mistakes and appreciate the blessing that Allah SWt has bestowed upon us in the form of our Deen. Let us be thankful to Allah and weep in front of Him for our past life. Prophet SAW said, “Being regretful is repentance.” (Ibn Majah)
Shedding tears over our past sins is the truth of repentance. Ask forgiveness from your Lord that, ‘Allah, I seek forgiveness from you over my past life, but now Insha’Allah will spend it according to the beautiful teachings of my Deen.’
To whatever degree possible, we should strive to spread Islamic culture in our societies. All else is upto Allah SWT, He will make it easier; however, each one of us has to fulfil our responsibilities first.
May Allah SWT help all of us in traversing the sirat-e-mustaqeem. May we stop doing something just because all others are doing it. May we be Muslims in entirety. Aameen ya Rubbula’lameen.