Islam Newsroom - "Valentine's Day" Halal or Haram?
Day of "LOVE" or LUST?
Origin: 2 sexually perverted mushrik (pagan) celebrations.
What does Quran say about "LOVE"?
Allah describes Himself in Quran as "Al Wadud" (All-Loving) in Quran.
But does this grant Muslims permission to celebrate a day supposedly associated with "love"?
Valentine's Day is usually associated with "lovers" and celebrates the open exchange of many types of affection between sexes, mostly unmarried (fornicators).
NOT SO FAST..
Don't be so certain. Don't assume anything.
Look in the encyclopedia and find the real truth about Saint Valentine’s Day. See why Islam does not accept any part of it!
As innocent and harmless as St. Valentine’s Day may appear, its traditions and customs originate from two of the most sexually perverted pagan festivals of ancient history: Lupercalia and the feast day of Juno Februata.
Celebrated on February 15, Lupercalia (“festival of sexual license”) was held by the ancient Romans in honor of Lupercus, god of fertility and husbandry, protector of herds and crops, and a mighty hunter—especially of wolves.
Assisted by Vestal Virgins, the Luperci (male priests) conducted purification rites by sacrificing goats and a dog in the Lupercal cave on Palatine Hill, where the Romans believed the twins Romulus and Remus had been sheltered and nursed by a she-wolf before they eventually founded Rome. Clothed in loincloths made from sacrificed goats and smeared in their blood, the Luperci would run about Rome, striking women with februa, thongs made from skins of the sacrificed goats. The Luperci believed that the floggings purified women and guaranteed their fertility and ease of childbirth. February derives from februa or “means of purification.”
Romans celebrated a custom for centuries, believing February is sacred to Juno Februata, the goddess of febris (“fever”) of love, women and marriage.
February 14 was the day, and slips of paper with names of teen age girls were put in a jar. Boys drew out the name of a girl and then they became "coupled" in erotic "games" and sex parties. After the festival they stayed sex partners for the rest of the year.
Candlemas was another name for this, and "presentation of the Lord, Purification of Blessed Virgin and Feast of Presentation of Christ in the Temple.
Constantine caused the Roman church to adopt a sect of Christianity and made it the official religion of the Holy Roman Empire (A.D. 325). Lupercalia was high on the list of pagan festivals to be eliminated by church leaders. But the citizens of Rome were not going to give it up.
Lupercalia celebration continued on for more than 150 years, until in 496 A.D. when Pope Gelasius changed it to "Saint Valentine's Day", after a church saint, executed in 270 A.D. by the emperor for his beliefs.
Catholic Encyclopedia says, “At least three different Saint Valentines, all of them martyrs, are mentioned in early martyrologies under the date of 14 February. One is described as a priest at Rome, another as bishop of Interamna (modern Terni), and these two seem both to have suffered in the second half of the third century and to have been buried on the Flaminian Way, but at different distances from the city…Of the third Saint Valentine, who suffered in Africa with a number of companions, nothing is further known.” Finally, several biographies of different men named 'Valentine' were mixed together to make one “official” Saint Valentine.
Leaders of the church took it one step further, by putting the names of "saints" on the slips of paper instead of the girls names. Boys and girls both pulled out names of saints and then each one had try to be like the saint on the paper they got.
Universal Church of Rome tried “whitewash” the pagan sex festival by “Christianizing” it. But God did not give mankind permission. Even then the 'sex lottery' continued, just a more toned-down version. Young men just sent romantic messages to teenage girls with Saint Valentine's name on it.
Centuries of celebrating this day made Valentine’s Day cards popular, especially by the late eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries. These cards were painted with pictures of Cupid and dhearts, and meticulously decorated with lace, silk or flowers.
Valentine comes from the Latin Valentinus, which derives from valens — “strong, powerful, mighty”
Remember, Romans celebrated Lupercalia to honor the hunter god Lupercus.
Nimrod was also the founder and first lord of Babel (Genesis 10:10-12). by disobeying God, Nimrod originated the Babylonian Mystery Religion.
Mystery Religion's mythologies were copied by the Egyptians, Greeks, Romans and many other ancient peoples, using different names and titles — Pan, Lupercus, Saturn, Osiris — Nimrod is the hunter-warrior god of the ancients.
Heart's connection to the day honoring Nimrood/Valentine. Baal is a title, meaning "lord" or "master", mentioned all through the Bible, as the "god of mushrikeen" (pagans). God warned His people not to worship or even tolerate the ways of Baal (Nimrod). In Chaldean language for the word 'heart' is 'bal', is similar to Baal. So this is the direct connection to "shirk" - worship to bal.
Baal is a title meaning “lord” or “master,” and is mentioned throughout the Bible as the god of the pagans (mushrikeen). The Bible says, God warned His people not to worship or even tolerate the ways of Baal (Nimrood).
"Cupid", the little fairy with bow and arrows of Valentine's day, comes from Latin "cupere" (to desire) and Cupid was the son of Venus, Roman goddess of beauty and love. Also known as Eros in ancient Greece, he was the son of Aphrodite. Myths say he was responsible for impregnating numerous goddesses and mortals. Cupid was a child-like archer (remember, Nimrod was a skilled archer).
Mythology describes Cupid being happy and cruel. He used his invisible gold tipped arrows to strike unsuspection women and men, to make them madly passionate in love, but not for their benefit. Rather, to make them crazy with burning desire and ruin their lives while laughing at their maddness.
Numerous gods of the Egyptians, Greeks, Romans, Assyrians and others were modeled after one man—Nimrod.
Should we care today? Why be concerned with what happened in the past?
Mushrikeen (those who associate partners with Allah)
Quran and hadeeth are clear about this. Allah and His messenger describe "mushrikeen" as those who worship things that He had created (animals, the sun, the moon, stars, trees, etc.), or man-made idols, or anything but the one true God. He calls such people and their practices mushrikeen.
True Christians understand God hates any customs, practices and traditions coming from paganism. But just how serious is Allah against the pagans and their false gods?
Egypt was cursed by God — by being a nation of nature-worshippers — with ten plagues and freed the Children of Israel from slavery. He rescued the Children of Israel from Pharaoh’s army, parted the Red Sea, led the Children of Israel to saftey. He fed the Children of Israel manna (salwa) — special bread from God — sent down from heaven. He protected them from battle-tested Gentile armies, delivered them into the Promised Land and drove out their enemies.
Read Quran, Surah An-Nisaa' (4, ayah 48). Think about it. Israel committed a sin so vile, so disgusting, that it even brought out the Anger of Allah!
But that was then. What about today?
Parents worry if their kids don't show romantic interest in the opposite sex. Some really bug them asking, “Do you have a boyfriend yet?” or “Who’s your girlfriend?”
Yet these same parents are surprised when their teen-aged “little girl” gets pregnant, or catches a sexually transmitted disease, or if they find out she had an abortion.
St. Valentine’s Day is just one of many tools the devil uses for parents to sacrifice the innocence of their kids.
When little boys and girls draw each other’s names in a lottery and send Valentine cards and gifts to each other, declaring their “love,” they are learning the first stages of intimate relations that the Creator God designed especially for grown, mature adults.
Instead of embracing the carefree innocence of youth, growing up without the headaches and heartaches of adulthood (finding a job, paying bills, marriage, raising a family, etc.), children today are taught to lust after each other.
When they reach adulthood, virtually every shred of innocence, sincerity and moral decency has been stripped from them. Emotionally drained, they have world-weary, “been there, done that” attitudes. And their lives are just beginning.
Virgin girls or boys are hard to find in today's world. Exposure to television, internet, social media, public schools and a culture that points them all in the wrong direction. They get used to things like, “shacking up” and “living in sin” is now simply “living together.”
Sex means nothing more than physical recreation, fun, with no emotional attachments, no cares, no concerns. People change sex partners as easy as they change clothes.
Unmarried twenty to thirty year olds, have anywhere from 5 to 15 sex partners (that is considered low by most) and even more in the United States.
Women don't refer to men as “my husband,” or “my fiancé”. They just call him, "my second baby’s father.”
Satan deceived the world in multiple ways—especially when it comes to intimate relationships. St. Valentine’s Day is just one of his tools for deception.
St. Valentine’s Day originates from the ancient paganism of this Satan-influenced world. It is designed to deceive mankind by appealing to fleshly, carnal desires—
Believers - Do Not Join in This Pagan Celebration!