It indeed is the mid of Feb,a month in which a red triangle with curved edges gathers enough courage to spill out whats within.And love is at its apex.Some say it is the time to express love,while others share something that was in abeyance and a few see it pass by.
Let me introduce you briefly to the history of this day.Its origin lies in the pagan beliefs of the Romans, where it was an expression of the spiritual love of the idols which they used to worship instead of Allah.Whoever celebrates it is celebrating an occasion of Shirk(associating others with Allah Almighty)on which the idols are venerated.
I feel that Muslims easily become the target of western cultures and traditions that are immoral and lack etiquettes.These days,it is the young generation that is the most affected lot.In fact,they are addicted to such rituals.There is no religious backing with regard to this so called special day.Rather it is an innovation taken from the West and hence is considered a Bid’ah in Islam.Some scholars have even considered it Haram to indulge in its promotion by any means. Prophet Muhammad(PBUH) has already told us that sections of his ummah will follow the customs of the enemies of Allah,as it comes in a hadith that “You will certainly follow the ways of those who came before you, span by span, cubit by cubit, until even if they were to enter a lizard’s hole, you would follow them.” In response the companions asked “O Messenger of Allah, (do you mean) the Jews and Christians?” He said “Who else?”Certainly,his words have proven to be right as they were bound to be.We celebrate their holidays,we wish and even celebrate Christmas with them and we follow their calendar more than ours.Many of us can’t even say the names of the months of Hijri calendar.
I would make an earnest request to my fellow friends and readers that please stop following these rituals and facilitate not the promulgation of such trends in the Muslim society.