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Ruling On Celebrating Valentine by Lukgaf(m): 3:20pm On Feb 13
Every February 14 is globally recognized as Valentine's day. What is an Islamic ruling on it? Should we participate?


Without doubt, Valentine’s Day is a jaahili Roman festival, which continued to be celebrated until after the Romans became Christian. This festival became connected with the saint known as Valentine who was sentenced to death on 14 February 270 CE. The kuffaar still celebrate this festival, during which immorality and evil are practised widely.


It is not permissible for a Muslim to celebrate any of the festivals of the kuffaar, because festivals come under the heading of shar’i issues which are to be based on the sound texts.

Shaykh al-Islam Ibn Taymiyah (may Allaah have mercy on him) said: Festivals are part of sharee’ah, 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-Quran al-Maa’idah 5:48]

In essence, Muslims should not do any of their rituals at the time of their festivals; rather the day of their festival should be like any other day for the Muslims. The Muslims should not do anything specific in imitation of them. ( Majmoo al-Fataawa (25/329). )

Also, many scholars have issued fatawah stating that it is haraam to celebrate Valentine’s Day. Among them is our noble Sheikh:

Shaykh Ibn ‘Uthaymeen (may Allaah have mercy on him) who was asked:

In recent times the celebration of Valentine’s Day has become widespread, especially among female students. It is a Christian festival where people dress completely in red, including clothes and shoes, and they exchange red flowers. We hope that you can explain the ruling on celebrating this festival, and what your advice is to Muslims with regard to such matters; may Allaah bless you and take care of you.

He replied:

Celebrating Valentine’s Day is not permissible for a number of reasons.

1- It is an innovated festival for which there is no basis in Islam.

2- It promotes love and infatuation.

3- 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).

It is not permissible on this day to do any of the things that are characteristic of this festival, whether that has to do with food, drinks, clothing, exchanging gifts or anything else.

The Muslim should be proud of his religion and should not be a weak character who follows every Tom, Dick and Harry. I ask Allaah to protect the Muslims from all temptations, visible and invisible, and to protect us and guide us.

End quote from Majmoo’ Fataawa al-Shaykh Ibn ‘Uthaymeen (16/199)

Say no to Valentine!

May Allah grant us beneficial understanding (Ameen).

Culled from Islam Q & A and reviewed from last year post on Nairaland

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Re: Ruling On Celebrating Valentine by Rashduct4luv(m): 3:33pm On Feb 13
We are Muslims!

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Re: Ruling On Celebrating Valentine by Aysha110(f): 8:58pm On Feb 13
Allahumma Ameen jazakallahu khairan! Thank u for d inspiring message
I'm proud to b a muslimah,may Allah keep us safe and grant us wisdom.

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Re: Ruling On Celebrating Valentine by AntiChristian: 5:19am On Feb 14
Show love to your wife/wives everyday if you're married! And keep fasting if you're not married!

Today is another Friday!
Shun anything Valentine...
Read Khaf.
Take Ghusl.
Go to Jumu'ah early! Pray Nawaafil!
Send much blessings on the Rasul.
Do the good deeds as usual!

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Re: Ruling On Celebrating Valentine by Sefiuu: 8:00am On Feb 14
jazakumullah khairan


Re: Ruling On Celebrating Valentine by osuofia2(m): 9:40am On Feb 14
Islamism has never been love


Re: Ruling On Celebrating Valentine by newguy1(m): 9:45am On Feb 14
I don’t see anything bad in celebrating valentines with ur wife.this can help strengthen relationships especially in a country of our that we work n prioritize money, forgetting the key stone of relationship which is been vulnerable to ones spouse and talking and having fun today is good. And for those saying u can celebrate everyday pls let be truthful to ourselves it can’t be the same

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Re: Ruling On Celebrating Valentine by Comedian2019: 9:45am On Feb 14
Kuffaar grin


Re: Ruling On Celebrating Valentine by Kentox(m): 9:49am On Feb 14
The day of Rulling is finally here...

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Re: Ruling On Celebrating Valentine by aycorporat(m): 9:50am On Feb 14
Its that time of the day to laugh again.

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Re: Ruling On Celebrating Valentine by Mikehot: 9:54am On Feb 14
So religion of bloodbath actually needs to borrow a day of love from supposed infidels.

Too bad despite all the holidays to worship moon, star, sand, dust, none was ever for love.

Shekaharu and other Islamic terrorists Sha have their own valentine killing everyday in the name of allah


Re: Ruling On Celebrating Valentine by OhiOfIhima: 10:08am On Feb 14
Valentine are of no Muslim course... Lets say no to it celebration.

Jumaaat Mubarak Brethren


Re: Ruling On Celebrating Valentine by marvin906(m): 10:08am On Feb 14
would love to see the clowns that makes these rulings


Re: Ruling On Celebrating Valentine by worworbabe: 10:08am On Feb 14
No one needs a specific day to celebrate their loved ones. If you truly love someone, everyday with them is a special day

The real winners today are the restaurant owners, bakers, et cetera

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Re: Ruling On Celebrating Valentine by gentleibraheem(m): 10:09am On Feb 14
I'm so impressed with the way my brothers and sisters react towards ill fated comments and blasphemy from religious bigots on nairaland. truly only Allah guides who he wishes and engaging them which might lead to arguments would not let them see the light until Allah open their eyes

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Re: Ruling On Celebrating Valentine by northvietnam(m): 10:23am On Feb 14
yeah ... I for say, how today go pass no Ruling ..

Ruling ti take over

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Re: Ruling On Celebrating Valentine by fatymore(f): 10:26am On Feb 14
Ma Sha Allah.

May Allah continue to guide our steps


Re: Ruling On Celebrating Valentine by Bimpe29: 10:38am On Feb 14
Valentine is not meant for us (Muslims) as it's evident that, sins and immoralities of all sorts are exemplified by its celebration.

Alihamdulillah for Islam.

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Re: Ruling On Celebrating Valentine by sheubaba2013: 11:06am On Feb 14
May Allah make it easy for us on that day.

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