Is Valentine Day truly a day of Love
With Valentines day ahead ,People are debating all around the world If they should be a Part of the Valentine festival or not.Some of the Young boys and girl have started to Prepare for what they call the”V Day” while others are confused .Let us read a little about the Valentine day .
In my opinion , Valentine Day is a Propaganda to dish out Money in the name of love.The celebration of Saint Valentine did not have any romantic connotations until Chaucer’s poetry about “Valentines” in the 14th century.Infact the reality of Origin of Valentine day will put us in Shame.
Origin of Valentine Day:
From Feb. 13 to 15, the Romans celebrated the feast of Lupercalia. The men sacrificed a goat and a dog, then whipped women with the hides of the animals they had just slain.
The Roman romantics “were drunk. They were naked,” says Noel Lenski, a historian at the University of Colorado at Boulder,speaking in the National Geographic, Young women would actually line up for the men to hit them, Lenski says. They believed this would make them fertile.
The brutal fete included a matchmaking lottery, in which young men drew the names of women from a jar. The couple would then be um…. coupled up for the duration of the festival — or longer, if the match was right.
As the years went on, the holiday grew sweeter. Chaucer and Shakespeare romanticized it in their work, and it gained popularity throughout Britain and the rest of Europe. Handmade paper cards became the tokens-du-jour in the Middle Ages.
Eventually, the tradition made its way to the New World. The industrial revolution ushered in factory-made cards in the 19th century.
Why People Celebrate Valentine Day
Seeing the Potential of buyers and exploiting emotions of a young mind,the Valentine Industry sprays love in the air.The Newspapers, Malls, Banners, Ads, Social Media, contests, Offers will all make it appealing to the extent that it becomes really difficult to avoid it.
Earnings in Valentine day:
Do You know the Commercialisation of Valentine day has emerged as a big bussiness.The Average annual Valentine’s spending is $13,290,000,000 where an average consumer spends $116.21 .According to market research firm IBIS World, Valentine’s Day sales reached $17.6 billion last year; this year’s sales are expected to total $18.6 billion.There is One more Interesting statistics here study says that 53%( Percent) of women would end their relationship if they didn’t get something for Valentines day.(LOL!) So,We see that Valentine day is not really a day of love .It is a day of Propaganda exploiting the feelings of love.
Effect of Valentine Day in Society
Today 61.8 % of People Celebrate Valentine day and do You Know that an average number of 11,000 children are Concieved in Valentine day.
Valentine day is a degradation of Moral Value and spreads the evil of alcoholism,Nudity and disrespect of culture. There are about 904 dating Service establishment nationwide encouraging It.They spread a notion that some muracle would happen because the day is blessed by saint Valentine and the man/woman of your life would suddenly come to your life .This wrong realisation makes people choose a wrong partner most often and this leads to affairs ,extra marital affairs and illegitimate children.
How to Avoid Valentine Day as a Muslim
You do not need one specific day to express you love for your loved ones.Do you?
As great men say ,”Love is not a particular day.It is quality moments ” Love should not be something temporary . It should be Quality . Expression of love can be made 365 days a year! Right? Why dish out a single day to promote the paganism culture ?
Valentine is not for Muslims and even it doesn’t have an Impressing face for the Hindus,Christians and the Sikhs too.
It is advised that If You find someone Impressive send them a proposal of marriage .Pre marital dating is not a culture of Islam .If You Can’t marry or you can’t stand your emotions then “fast.”
Volume 3, Book 31, Number 129:
While I was walking with ‘Abdullah (radiallaahu anhu) he said, “We were in the company of the Prophet (sallallaahu alayhi wasallam) and he said, He who can afford to marry should marry, because it will help him refrain from looking at other women, and save his private parts from looking at other women, and save his private parts from committing illegal sexual relation; and he who cannot afford to marry is advised to fast, as fasting will diminish his sexual power.”
Try to defeat the trap of Shaitan which compells you to fall into error . Avoid Valentine and stop expecting that your life partner will emerge out of some where this Valentine.
If you are already Married , show appreciation to your spouse everyday .Why should it be particularily on this Day ?
May Allah Protect us from all Evil.Ameen.
You may have a different opinion on Valentine day .I am just writing this article to forbid the evil of Valentine day .As it says in this hadeeth ,
(By He in Whose Hand is my soul! You will enjoin righteousness and forbid evil, or Allah will send a punishment on you from Him. Then, you will supplicate to Him, but He will not accept your supplication.) At-Tirmidhi .
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