In colleges and many other places I see young unmarried men & women calling themselves Muslims celebrate this Valentine’s Day. They declare each others love. what is your advise?

ALLAAH is pure and He loves & accepts only what is pure

(1) A Brief on VALENTINE’S DAY

Valentine’s Day is a jaahili Roman festival, which continued to be celebrated until after the Romans became Christian. This festival became connected with the saint known as Valentine who was sentenced to death on 14 February 270 CE. The kuffaar still celebrate this festival, during which immorality and evil are practised widely.

(2) Prohibition from BOOK of the LORD, MOST HIGH

(a) Surah An-Nisa(4), Verse 139:

الَّذِينَ يَتَّخِذُونَ الْكَافِرِينَ أَوْلِيَاءَ مِن دُونِ الْمُؤْمِنِينَ أَيَبْتَغُونَ عِندَهُمُ الْعِزَّةَ فَإِنَّ الْعِزَّةَ لِلَّهِ جَمِيعًا

Those who take disbelievers for Auliya’ (protectors or helpers or friends) instead of believers, do they seek honour, power and glory with them? Verily, then to Allah belongs all honour, power and glory.
(English – Mohsin Khan)

(b) Surah An-Nisa(4), Verse 144:

يَا أَيُّهَا الَّذِينَ آمَنُوا لَا تَتَّخِذُوا الْكَافِرِينَ أَوْلِيَاءَ مِن دُونِ الْمُؤْمِنِينَ أَتُرِيدُونَ أَن تَجْعَلُوا لِلَّهِ عَلَيْكُمْ سُلْطَانًا مُّبِينًا

O you who believe! Take not for Auliya’ (protectors or helpers or friends) disbelievers instead of believers. Do you wish to offer Allah a manifest proof against yourselves?
(English – Mohsin Khan)

(c) Surah Al-Maeda(5), Verse 51:

يَا أَيُّهَا الَّذِينَ آمَنُوا لَا تَتَّخِذُوا الْيَهُودَ وَالنَّصَارَىٰ أَوْلِيَاءَ بَعْضُهُمْ أَوْلِيَاءُ بَعْضٍ وَمَن يَتَوَلَّهُم مِّنكُمْ فَإِنَّهُ مِنْهُمْ إِنَّ اللَّهَ لَا يَهْدِي الْقَوْمَ الظَّالِمِينَ

O you who believe! Take not the Jews and the Christians as Auliya’ (friends, protectors, helpers, etc.), they are but Auliya’ to one another. And if any amongst you takes them as Auliya’, then surely he is one of them. Verily, Allah guides not those people who are the Zalimun (polytheists and wrong-doers and unjust).
(English – Mohsin Khan)

(3) Prohibition from Sunnah of Messenger

Ibn ‘Umar (RAA) narrated that the Messenger of Allah (ﷺ) said:

“He who imitates any people (in their actions) is considered to be one of them.” Related by Abu Dawud and Ibn Hibban graded it as Sahih.

Reference: Bulug al-Maram: Book 16, Hadith 1514

From above ALLAAH clearly declared not to take other than Muslims as their friends. Then the matter of adopting and celebrating this VALENTINE’S Day is further matter to think. But as ALLAAH,Azza Wa Jal, said , If you take them as friends then you are one of them because of course friends imitate each other. If Muslim have any non-muslim best friend then surely he(non-muslim) will encourage this (Valentine) type of thing which ALLAAH’s Messenger (peace & blessings of ALLAAH be on him)  has clearly forbade to imitate.

So these young Muslim men & women should not do such activities otherwise he/she is considered one of them (i;e disbeliever) in the sight of ALLAAH (Qur’an-5:51) and in the hereafter he/she will be the losers.

Alhamdulillah

ALLAAH knows always best

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