Valentine's Day synonymous with vice, Jakim tells Muslims

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Valentine's Day synonymous with vice, Jakim tells Muslims

http://thestar.com.my/news/story.asp?fi ... sec=nation

PUTRAJAYA: Islam has never rejected the good things brought by the Western world, including in matters concerning love and the way of showing our love to others, said Malaysian Islamic Development Department (Jakim) director-general Datuk Wan Mohamad Sheikh Abdul Aziz.

"We accept and celebrate Mother's Day and Father's Day, for example, to commemorate our love for our parents.

"At the same time, however, Islam would reject anything, even from the Eastern culture, if it contravenes the Islamic teachings," he said when launching the 'Mind the Valentine's Day Trap' campaign here.

He said Islam was not opposing the celebration of love, but vice activities that usually took place during the celebration.
"That is why a fatwa (edict) was issued to prevent and advise Muslims not to celebrate Valentine's Day because in reality, as well as historically, the celebration of Valentine's Day is synonymous with vice activities," he said.
The fatwa, issued by the National Fatwa Council during its 71st conference almost six years ago, stated: "The spirit of Valentine's Day celebrations is associated with elements of Christianity and vice activities that are prohibited in Islam."

Wan Mohamad said the explanation on this matter was vital to ensure that Islam would not be defamed as opposing all festivals and celebrations of other religions like Christmas Day, Deepavali, Chinese New Year, Gawai and the like.

"We just cannot get involved with other religion's worshipping rituals. In a social event, we can always join the non-Muslims, no problem.

"Our leaders also attend such an event. Even the muftis attended tea parties organised by their neighbours celebrating Christmas," he said.

The 'Mind the Valentine's Day Trap' campaign is aimed at preventing Muslims, especially teenagers, from celebrating Valentine's Day which falls on Feb 14.

He was responding to concerns from the Christian community that the edict had erred when it referred to Valentine’s Day as a Christian observance.

“To suggest that Valentine’s Day is observed by Christians is unfair and misleading.

"Valentine’s Day is a secular observance that is not celebrated religiously by churches in Malaysia or worldwide," said Council of Churches of Malaysia general secretary Reverend Dr Herman Shastri.
That is why a fatwa (edict) was issued to prevent and advise Muslims not to celebrate Valentine's Day because in reality, as well as historically, the celebration of Valentine's Day is synonymous with vice activities," he said.
Valentine and vice? Sorry lads but i don't get it.

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Fatwas like these are not going to go in Islam's favour in the long run. Young people don't like being told what they can't do, especially when they aren't hurting anyone. One more straw on the camel's back.
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“The ultimate test of a moral society is the kind of world that it leaves to its children.”
Dietrich Bonhoeffer - German Lutheran Pastor and Theologian. His involvement in a plot to overthrow Adolf Hitler led to his imprisonment and execution. 1906-1945

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Because its such a fragmented political cult.... not all leading Muslims will sing from the same bad book. Some may encourage it.... but few. Islam doesn't like fraternisation, it frowns on it and its sad really.... being the political religion of peace and love and all.

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Everybody knows there is no love, only hatred, in Islam.

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From the article:
"We accept and celebrate Mother's Day and Father's Day, for example, to commemorate our love for our parents.
That isn't true at all, just go to the muslim forums around Mother's Day and you will see just about everyone of them attempt to purge the idea. The general consensus is we celebrate mothers all year long unlike the kafir who only do it one day. They claim it is a pagen idea, (which is isn't, the roots are actually closer to the industrial revolution days when kids were working in factories far from their moms ), then claim that islam is so noble for not needing a mother's day. Like everything islam, unless you are celebrating mohammed, to varying degree it isn't worth the celebration.

http://www.masabih.org/archive/index.php/t-7771.html

http://www.islamicboard.com/general/134 ... s-day.html

http://www.bangladesh.com/forums/religi ... s-day.html

http://www.islam-qa.com/en/ref/books/93 This one actually tries to claim that islam had a mother's day way before the kafir.

http://www.islamonline.net/servlet/Sate ... 9503545078

They are harsher on the idea of Valentine's Day than they are on Mother's Day, islam does tell you to be kind to your mother, but is very, very quiet about being in love with your love, so the idea of Valentine's Day is obviously more fiercely frowned upon.

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Men never do evil so completely and cheerfully as when they do it from a religious conviction. Blaise Pascal

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