Just in case you were about to wire a candygram to that special someone, here is our first “Valentine’s Day is un-Islamic” post of 2009:
“Valentine’s Day ‘haram in Islam,'” from the New Straits Times, February 6 :
JOHOR BARU: The state Religious Department yesterday reminded Muslims here that Valentine’s Day was haram in Islam. The fatwa had been declared in 2005, but the warning, said Mufti Datuk M. Tahrir Samsudin, was the department’s yearly reminder to Muslims not to engage in un-Islamic activities. He said such celebrations “involved elements of vice” and violated Islamic tenets and values. He said the Christian elements found in the celebration also did not correspond with Islamic practices.
Horror of horrors!