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Traning the Heart

Smart Ways for Training the Heart

Can you control the feelings in your heart? We have a tremendous power to influence our hearts as long as we believe we can and know how to approach it. It is only impossible for those who come with the attitude: “It is a waste of time, since I am not going to succeed.”…

Love

Muslims and the Concept of Love

Love per se is innocent. An ordinary dictionary defines it as ‘an intense feeling of deep affection/ warmth/ fondness/ sense of attachment’. By itself, love does not cause any harm; rather it is a positive attitude. The problem, however, starts when the meaning of love is distorted or contaminated by foreign elements. Ask an ordinary youth …

Valentine’s Day

Can We Celebrate Valentine’s Day?

Wa `alaykum as-salamu wa rahmatullahi wa barakatuh. In the Name of Allah, Most Gracious, Most Merciful. All praise and thanks are due to Allah, and peace and blessings be upon His Messenger. In this fatwa: Islam does recognize happy occasions that bring people closer to one another, and add spice to their lives. However, Islam …

Valentine's day

History Behind Valentine's Day

Every year on February 14, candy, flowers and gifts are exchanged between loved ones, across the United States and in other places around the world, all in the name of St. Valentine. But who is this mysterious saint, and where did these traditions come from? Find out about the history of this centuries-old holiday, from ancient …

Lessons from Valentine’s Day: A Convert's Reflections

While, I am not interested in the modern Valentine paradigm, I am interested in taking a lesson from the occasion, a lesson to remind myself that every day of the year I must remember the verses of the Quran and traditions from the Sunnah that teach us to love.

The Valentine's Day Traps of New Muslims

What should they do to overcome these feelings during the time period leading up to and including Valentine’s Day that has engulfed the non-Muslim mindset? How can they attempt a halal relationship that would lead to marriage with a non-Muslim, especially when there are obstacles like Valentine’s Day in their midst?



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