Roses are Red, Violets are Blue …
Valentines Day is definitely not for YOU !!!
definitely not for me....
Shaykh Ibn Uthaymeen (may Allaah have mercy on him) has said:
Celebrating Valentines Day is not permissible for a number of reasons.
- It is an innovated festival for which there is no basis in Islam.
- It promotes love and infatuation.
- It calls for hearts to be preoccupied with foolish matters that are contrary to the way of the righteous salaf (may Allaah be pleased with them).
Shaykh Ibn Jibreen (may Allaah preserve him) has said:
Firstly:it is not permissible to celebrate these innovated festivals, because it is an innovation for which there is no basis in Islam. It comes under the heading of the hadeeth of Aaishah (may Allaah be pleased with her), according to which the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) said: “Whoever introduces anything into this matter of ours that is not part of it will have it rejected.”
Secondly:it involves imitating the kuffaar and copying them by venerating that which they venerate and respecting their festivals and rituals, and imitating them in something that is part of their religion. In the hadeeth it says: “Whoever imitates a people is one of them.”
Thirdly:it results in evils and haraam things such as wasting time, singing, music, extravagance, unveiling, wanton display, men mixing with women, women appearing before men other than their mahrams, and other haraam things, or things that are a means that leads to immorality. That cannot be excused by the claim that this is a kind of entertainment and fun. The one who is sincere towards himself should keep away from sin and the means that lead to it. And he said: Based on this, it is not permissible to sell these gifts and roses, if it is known that the purchaser celebrates these festivals or will give these things as gifts on those days, so that the seller will not be a partner of the one who does those innovations.
Shaykh al-Islam Ibn Taymiyah (may Allaah have mercy on him) said:
Festivals are part of shareeah, clear way and rituals of which Allaah says (interpretation of the meaning):
“To each among you, We have prescribed a law and a clear way” [al-Maaidah 5:48]
“For every nation We have ordained religious ceremonies which they must follow” [al-Hajj 22:67]
Thus, Valentine is definitely not for me or anyone who is a Muslim.