The History of Valentine’s Day

Beliefs & Practices, In the Name of Love / Tuesday, February 9th, 2010

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.

According to the Webster Encyclopaedia, Saint Valentine’s life has no concern with this day or all that happens on it. In Islamic perception whoever celebrates this day or attends gatherings of such kind is, in reality, celebrating a festival of the disbelievers and he who follows the disbelievers, all his A’amaal and good deeds are rendered unacceptable.

Allah SWT says in the Holy Quran: “Had they committed Shirk, all they did would have been nullified for them (meaning the good deeds that they had performed).” (Al-Inaam 6:88)

For one, this day of so-called love is primarily rooted in polytheism. With the passage of time the Christians changed its basis and instead of attributing it to its actual background, they made up filthy stories in its name, mere narration of which disgusts one.

Today it is this very propaganda of the Christians to make this festival so widespread amongst the Muslims that it drowns away their Islamic culture, Aqaeed, Education etc., so the Muslims forget their Fariaz, obligations, A’amaal and responsibilities and lose themselves in this debris of shamelessness.

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