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Valentine’s Cards Counter Islamophobia

LOS ANGELES – A Los-Angeles-based Muslim writer, artist, an activist is creating Valentine’s Day gift cards that tackle Islamophobia with snark and humor. “It is humorous and it is loving, but I think that one of the things that happen… when it comes to talking about Islamophobia and the politics around being Muslim, people get …

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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 …

Muslims Celebrating Valentine's Day

Muslims Celebrating Valentine's Day: OK?

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: As Muslims, we are required to love one another and to wish and inculcate love among people regardless of their …

True Love.. Beyond Valentine's Day (Special Page)

True Love.. Beyond Valentine's Day (Folder)

True love is one of the noblest and loftiest feelings that a person can experience. In addition, it is one of the blessings that Almighty Allah has graced human beings with. However, many people misunderstand the notion of true love as they confine it mainly to man-woman affection. This type of love, though natural and …

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Why Not Celebrate Valentine? It's All About Love

I grew up in a conservative Muslim family in the United States. Except for my early years as a child, we did not celebrate birthdays. We never celebrated Christmas. We didn’t do anything special for Thanksgiving. New Year’s Eve was never a proper big deal. But we always went all out on Eid. Eid was …

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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 …

Muslims Celebrate Valentine’s Day

Why Don’t Muslims Celebrate Valentine’s Day?

Short Answer: If you look into history and origins of Valentine Day, plus the values this celebration promotes today, the answer to your question will be very clear. Muslims don’t blindly follow the crowd when it comes to celebrations of any kind. Islam promotes love among people and the exchange of gifts is one way …

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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 …

Having a Relationship with a Married Woman

Having a Relationship with a Married Woman: a Major Sin

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. First of all, we would like to say that we are impressed by your question, which emanates from a penitent heart. May Allah …

How to Handle Wife's Request on Valentine's Day?

Wa Alaykom Assalam brother, Thank you for your question and for contacting Ask About Islam. Welcome to Islam and may Allah keep you and your wife steadfast on His religion. I will try my best to answer your question. However, before I do so, I would like to clarify that answers to many Islamic issues are …



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