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What is the correct opinion regarding Valentine’s day?

As I had read on internet and watched on TV that many of traditional people are totally against Valentine’s day and some people say that nowadays Valentine’s day is not being celebrated due to follower of Christianity. It is being celebrated because all the world is celebrating it, if any Muslim celebrates it in limitation of Islam then its not bad or prohibited in Islam, like someone is giving rose to his wife or expressing his feeling for her or same with other legal relations. On the other hand they also admit that we should not love only for one day, we should love them all year.

What is the correct opinion regarding Valentine’s day? Please reply

Answer

Such kinds of celebrations have become social occasions. Therefore, there is no objection to participating in them provided a Muslim does not do anything that contradicts the Islamic creed.

It is lawful [halal] in Islamic law to specify a day for renewing lawful love between spouses, families and friends. This is because there is nothing in Islamic law to prohibit this. However, this occasion must not be called "Eid" (feast), but " Love's Day" (Youm al-Hob).

 

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