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)
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)
“And Allah has made for you in your homes a place of rest…”[An-Nahl:80]
This may seem like an unusual question and your automatic response may be “Why, of course my home is an Islamic Home!! My family is Muslim and that makes our home a Muslim one!!”
Go through this short checklist to determine if your response should really be in the affirmative.
I Have Chosen a Good Spouse Read more... (1379 words, estimated 5:31 mins reading time)