Unfortunately, we hear of some Muslim female students, who exchange candy and red roses and wear red clothes in order to celebrate Valentine’s Day.
I ask you why? Oh Ummah of Prophet Muhammad (sallallahu ‘alayhi wasallam)? Have you ever heard or seen a Christian or a Jew taking part in Eid ul-Fitr or Eid ul-Adha? No. But indeed you have surely heard and seen Muslims taking part in Christmas, Valentine’s Day etc.
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.
This small essay “12 Stops With Those Celebrating The Prophet’s Birthday” by Hasan Al-Husaini deals with basic points in a well presented format which clarifies doubts regarding Mawlid an-Nabawi.
Referring the matter of Celebrating Eid Milad un-Nabi we find that:
The Qur’an says Nothing about it.
The Sunnah says Nothing about it.
The Sahabas said/did Nothing about it.
The Great Imaams said/did Nothing about it.
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.”