This article is a brief reply to those Christians, Jews and other Non-Muslims who allege that Muslims are against love and hence don’t celebrate Valentine’s Day.
This article deals briefly into the realities of Valentine’s Day by citing it’s history and it also contains lessons to be understood about this day.
Was it at Allaah, and His Ayaat and His Messenger that you were mocking? [Quran 9:65-66]
So mocking the believers is equivalent to mocking Allaah, His verses and His Messenger and nullifies one’s Islam
Imaam Sufyaan ath-Thawree related that as a youth, when he first began to attend formal Islamic classes, his mother advised him, “If you write down 10 words and your faith hasn’t improved, check your intentions.”
Prophet Muhammad (sallallaahu alayhi wa’sallam) is known to have used all the available forms of media to market the most beautiful religion of Islam. He is the best PR officer to have ever walked on the face of earth and he will always be!
Islam urges us to be tolerant and forgive others. This is indicated in both the Qur’aan and the Sunnah. Indeed, one of the features of Islam is that it is deen al-rahmah (the religion of mercy).