السَّلاَمُ عَلَيْكُمْ وَرَحْمَةُ اللهِ وَبَرَكَاتُهُ
It’s Sunday 13th February 2022 / 13 Rajab 1443H.
Let’s talk about ‘Valentine’s Day’ today.
Not really too sure how prevalent Valentine’s Day is amongst the Muslims. However, erring on the side of caution, I thought I will do a message on it today.
One of our biggest enemies in the world today is the media. Without a shadow of doubt, it is the root cause of many evils. If there was no media, we would not be involved in so many sins today. For us as Muslims, the 14th of February is another priceless 24 hours of our precious lives. There is no such thing as Valentine’s Day in Islām.
Ours is a very simple and natural religion. Either you are married or you are not. If you are, then as a couple, you should live your lives according to the beautiful teachings of the Holy Qur’ān and the perfect example set by the best of mankind our Holy Prophet, صَلَّىٰ ٱللَّٰهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ.
You are not allowed any extramarital relationship; full stop. Your marriage is for life, therefore there is no need at all to give special gifts to your partner on Valentine’s Day. If you are single, then once you reach marriage age and are able to get married, then it is the responsibility of parents to ensure they get their adult children married off as soon as they find the right suitable partner.
Islām does not allow you to have a relationship out of marriage. So for you also, Valentine’s Day is out of the question. It is important that we convey this important message to our children and those whom we are responsible for.
Remember, imitating an action of another religion is just like being part of that religion. Don’t fall for the media tricks and go out to celebrate Valentine’s Day.
May The Almighty protect us all from imitating the actions and practices of other religions and traditions, Āmeen.
جَزَاكَ اللَّهُ خَيْرًا
Request for Du’ās
وَالسَّلَامُ Hanif Dudhwala