When scholars and religious people forbid celebrating non-Islamic festivals and days, a group of secular and liberal people start writing in newspapers and speaking on TV like this: ‘What is the harm in celebrating such and such a day?’ I am very much astonished at such people because they do not care about Islam, Quran, Hadees, religion and faith. Instead, they advocate and support the acts which have been clearly declared impermissible and Haraam by Allah Almighty and by His Beloved Rasool صَلَّی اللہُ تَعَالٰی عَلَیْہِ وَاٰلِہٖ وَسَلَّمَ. And, detailed rulings have also been given regarding such acts. These people recite Kalimah and call themselves Muslims but they ignore Quran and Hadees very blatantly, make fun of Islamic teachings openly and criticize and condemn those who describe Islamic rulings. One of these impermissible customs and acts is to celebrate Valentine’s Day. Those who believe in Quran and Hadees are invited to ponder over these facts in the light of the commandments of Quran and Hadees.
It is an undeniable fact that every country or nation or society or religion rests on some foundations which guide its people or members or followers. A study of the religions of the world makes it clear that every religion has described its specific culture and social manners. Our religion Islam is based on obedience to Allah Almighty and to His Beloved Rasool صَلَّی اللہُ تَعَالٰی عَلَیْہِ وَاٰلِہٖ وَسَلَّمَ. And, guidance on all the fields of life lies in this obedience. The guidance provided by our religion on Islamic society includes modesty and chastity – a basic principle. Study Surah An-Noor [اَلنُّوْر] and Surah Al-Ahzaab [اَلْاَحْزَاب] in the Holy Quran. It will become clear to you as to what the importance of modesty and chastity is in Islam and in what manner they have been emphasized to be implemented in society. In comparison to Islam, the current Western society is based on liberalism and is far removed from modesty. That’s why, in Western society, fashion, skimpy dresses, friendship between girls and boys, open meetings between them, indecent chat, sitting alone together, going to gardens together, going on tours and picnics together, exchanging gifts and many other things are common. These traditions and trends are non-Islamic and are actually the manners and characteristics of the non-Islamic society.
Whatever any Western or non-Muslim society does, is their own deed but, I am talking to the Muslims who celebrate the day of immodesty, i.e. Valentine’s Day and to those so-called Muslims who support it and promote it: Those non-Mahram men and women who talk to each other with dirty minds while making eyes at each other on Valentine’s Day should ponder! Can’t they see the blessed saying of Allah Almighty in Surah An-Noor!
وَ قُلْ لِّلْمُؤْمِنٰتِ یَغْضُضْنَ مِنْ اَبْصَارِهِنَّ وَ یَحْفَظْنَ فُرُوْجَهُنَّ وَ لَا یُبْدِیْنَ زِیْنَتَهُنَّ اِلَّا مَا ظَهَرَ مِنْهَا وَ لْیَضْرِبْنَ بِخُمُرِهِنَّ عَلٰى جُیُوْبِهِنَّ۪-وَ لَا یُبْدِیْنَ زِیْنَتَهُنَّ
And command the Muslim women to keep their gaze slightly low, and to protect their chastity, and not to reveal their adornment except what is apparent itself, and to keep the head-covering wrapped over their bosoms, and not to reveal their adornment.
[Kanz-ul-Iman (Translation of Quran)] (Part 18, Surah An-Noor, Ayah 31)
O the ones who consider themselves to be Muslims! Despite being Muslims, do you support or celebrate the day which is against the following saying of Quran - the Book of your Lord?
یٰۤاَیُّهَا النَّبِیُّ قُلْ لِّاَزْوَاجِكَ وَ بَنٰتِكَ وَ نِسَآءِ الْمُؤْمِنِیْنَ یُدْنِیْنَ عَلَیْهِنَّ مِنْ جَلَابِیْبِهِنَّؕ-ذٰلِكَ اَدْنٰۤى اَنْ یُّعْرَفْنَ فَلَا یُؤْذَیْنَؕ-وَ كَانَ اللّٰهُ غَفُوْرًا رَّحِیْمًا(۵۹)
O Prophet, command your wives and your daughters and the women of the Muslims to keep their faces covered with a part of their shawls; this is closer to this that, they are recognised therefore are not harassed. And Allah is Most Forgiving, Ever Merciful.
[Kanz-ul-Iman (Translation of Quran)] (Part 22, Surah Al-Ahzaab, Ayah 59)
Does this saying of the Lord not have any effect on the hearts of the non-practising Muslims who celebrate the day of immodesty and on the hearts of the liberals who motivate Muslims to celebrate it? It has been stated:
وَ قَرْنَ فِیْ بُیُوْتِكُنَّ وَ لَا تَبَرَّجْنَ تَبَرُّجَ الْجَاهِلِیَّةِ الْاُوْلٰى
And stay in your homes and do not remain unveiled like the former unveiling in the times of ignorance.
[Kanz-ul-Iman (Translation of Quran)] (Part 22, Surah Al-Ahzaab, Ayah 33)
On ordinary days and especially on Valentine’s Day, a non-Mahram man and woman have a conversation in a very polite manner in their impermissible, Haraam and friendly meeting. Does the following saying of Allah Almighty make such people feel some shame? It has been stated:
اِنِ اتَّقَیْتُنَّ فَلَا تَخْضَعْنَ بِالْقَوْلِ فَیَطْمَعَ الَّذِیْ فِیْ قَلْبِهٖ مَرَضٌ وَّ قُلْنَ قَوْلًا مَّعْرُوْفًاۚ(۳۲)
If you fear Allah, so do not speak with such softness (to any strange man) lest the one, in whose heart is a disease (of immorality), have any greed. Yes, speak good words.
[Kanz-ul-Iman (Translation of Quran)] (Part 22, Surah Al-Ahzaab, Ayah 32)
Those girls or women who make a friendship in the street or neighborhood or school or college or office, etc. should also learn a lesson. Will they obey the following commandment of Allah Almighty? Allah Almighty has stated the following attributes of Mu`min women:
مُحْصَنٰتٍ غَیْرَ مُسٰفِحٰتٍ وَّ لَا مُتَّخِذٰتِ اَخْدَانٍۚ
Whilst they become wives; not committing adultery or (secretly) taking lovers.
[Kanz-ul-Iman (Translation of Quran)] (Part 5, Surah An-Nisa, Ayah 25)
Those who celebrate Valentine’s Day must read the above-mentioned Quranic Ayahs and have fear of Allah Almighty. Furthermore, although secular and liberal people recite the Kalimah of Muhammad صَلَّی اللہُ تَعَالٰی عَلَیْہِ وَاٰلِہٖ وَسَلَّمَ, yet they write columns and articles in newspapers and do programs on TV channels against the religion of the Beloved Rasool صَلَّی اللہُ تَعَالٰی عَلَیْہِ وَاٰلِہٖ وَسَلَّمَ, propagating and supporting the immodest acts of Western society amongst Muslims. By criticizing and blaming Maulvis, they actually make fun of Islam and its teachings. They should remember the following saying of the Beloved Rasool صَلَّی اللہُ تَعَالٰی عَلَیْہِ وَاٰلِہٖ وَسَلَّمَ: ‘Modesty is an important branch of Iman [faith].’ (Sahih Muslim, pp. 45, Hadees 52) It has also been stated: ‘When you become immodest, do whatever you want.’ (I.e. an immodest person does not care about anything.) (Sahih Bukhari, vol. 2, pp. 470, Hadees 3483)
Qalb mayn sauz nahin, ruh mayn ehsaas nahin
Kuch bhi paygham-e-Muhammad ka tumhayn paas nahin
Waz’a [وضع] mayn tum ho Nasaara, to tamaddun mayn Hunood
Yeh Musalman hayn jinhayn daykh kay shermayain Yahood