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Valentine's day an unislamic tradition

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Submitted by Seeme Nazir (Pakistan), Feb 14, 2008 at 08:38

Islam is not only a religion which teaches how to offer our prayers but it is complete way of life .Islam does recognize happy o that bring people closer to one another, and add spice to their lives. However, Islam goes against blindly imitating the West regarding a special occasion such as Valentine's Day.Muslims should not "follow Western cultures in the name of modernization without knowing that such culture is against the Islamic teachings.

There are occasions in Islam that increase love between people and bring them closer to each other. However, Islam prohibits us to blindly follow the West by adopting their customs and traditions such as the celebration of the Valentine's Day. Therefore commemorating and promoting that special occasion of Valentine's Day is innovation and has no place in our religion. Islam totally rejects all such innovations. Islam encourages us to love one another all the time throughout the year, and limiting the whole year to a single day is illogical.

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