Wednesday, February 10, 2010
St. Valentine's Day.
St. Valentine's Day is not our culture or
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The annual holiday that falls on every 14th of February. The day of celebrating love and affection between intimate companions. It was named after a priest, Valentine or Valentino, believed to be martyrs. The day was then established by Pope Gelasius I in 496 A.D.
The legend contends. Valentine who served during third century in Rome during the reign of Emperor Claudius II to spread Christianity based on intimate love. The Emperor decided single man made better soldier than those with wives and families, he outlawed marriage for young man -- his crop of potential. Valentine realizing the injustice of the decree, defied Claudius and continued to perform marriages for young lovers in secret. When Valentine action were discovered Claudius ordered that he to be put to death.
Traditionally lovers express their love each other by presenting flowers, offering confectionery and sending greeting cards.
In modern time the present symbols the heart shape outline, doves, winged Cupid and commercialized greeting cards.
For the Muslims, it is absurd to celebrate the day. The Majlis Fatwa Kebangsaan has ruled it out to be forbidden or 'Haram' or to be ruled out to be Muslim. Why have to wait this particular day to express love to companions? Ooo Good Muslims! Stay away from celebrating the day and let's devote to Allah the Almighty. Aaamin.