Valentines Day February 14th Advice By Sheikh Saud Ash Shuraim And Mufti Ismail Menk
Mufti Ismail Bin Musa Menk
Prove Your Love Daily
What’s the point of trying to impress the women of the world and send them gifts with messages, emails, phone calls, cards, roses etc when the wife you chose and the “Queen” who bore your children is ignored. She deserves all that and more!
How can one day be set aside for love when the year has 365+ days? It’s a cheap way to run away from responsibility and abuse women. A daily sacrifice is required to prove love, and the sweetest of statements which should be reflected in our behaviour should be routinely repeated – but to those who really deserve them!
The most deserving of our kindness, love and affection throughout our lives are our spouses, children, parents, siblings & family before everyone else. Don’t jump the gun by going further at the expense of those closer.
Did you know that many homes are broken on Valentines over a rose! Where did it comes from, why was it sent, why was it not sent etc. What a great deception.
Blessed are those who are conscious of their Maker for indeed a true believer is transparent & avoids all sinful hidden private secret relations that only add stress in life after the short excitement.
Let’s not be from those who “Fought-in February”
Sheikh Saud Bin Ibraheem Ash Shuraim
All praise is due to Allah alone, and may be the peace and blessings be upon His messenger after whom there will be no other messengers.
Oh Muslims! Fear Allah and know that from the things that makes one frustrated and worried is when you see certain patterns developing in segments of the Muslim communities where they have started to follow the fashion of the cultural, moral, and general lifestyle of those who are not from amongst the Muslims and not on the guided path of Islam. Those who defend the stance that we need to learn from other societies and cultures undoubtedly have a valid point. However, they only use this argument without any context, failing to understand the consequences of some of the things they bring in from foreign cultures.
This is most evident and harmful when we see the imported festivals and celebrations that are brought into our societies, whether it be in the name of Mothers’ Day, Fathers’ Day, or Lovers’ Day. When we see this happen and know the ignorance and damage it has caused in our communities. Only yesterday we had the so called Valentines’ Day, and see the vice and the vile nature of this celebration. When we look at the history of Valentines’ Day, we find that St. Valentine was a person who used to facilitate people getting married against the order of the community he or she was living in. On the day this Christian saint died, the people decided to celebrate this day by giving their lovers flowers. In this pretext we see much vice and nudity, and that which we consider vile in terms of illicit relationships between men and women as if this day removes the obligation to abide by that which moral and righteous. It is a day which people use an excuse to let their whims and desires go out of bounds.
Shaytaan deceives us by introducing matters and ways into this deen and making us think that it is good. It is most dangerous when a person goes a deed thinking it will gain him closeness to Allah (Subhanahu Wa Ta’ala) when it is not a thing which the Messenger of Allah (Salallahu Alayhi Wasallam) has brought. Allah (Subhanahu Wa Ta’ala) says: “Say (O Muhammad SAW to mankind): “If you (really) love Allâh then follow me, Allâh will love you and forgive you your sins. And Allâh is Oft-Forgiving, Most Merciful.”