“Allah did not create man so that he could have fun. The aim of creation was for mankind to be put to the test through hardship and prayer. An Islamic regime must be serious in every field. There are no jokes in Islam. There is no humor in Islam. There is no fun in Islam. There can be no fun and joy in whatever is serious.” — Ayatollah Khomeini
“Pakistan bans Valentine’s Day for promoting ‘nudity and indecency,'” by Dan Cancian, International Business Times, February 8, 2018:
TV and radio stations in Pakistan will be banned from broadcasting any programming relating to Valentine’s Day, in compliance with a court order the Islamabad High Court issued last year.
On Wednesday (7 February), the Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (PEMRA) announced it will comply with the ban.
“Respondents are directed to ensure that nothing about the celebrations of Valentine’s Day and its promotion is spread on the Electronic and Print Media,” the regulator said in a statement.
“No event shall be held at official level and at any public place.”
In early 2017, Abdul Waheed filed a petition arguing the celebrations around Valentine’s Day were spreading “immorality, nudity and indecency” in Pakistan.
His case struck a chord and a day before Valentine’s Day last year, Judge Shaukat Siddiqui issued a binding notice ordering a blanket broadcasting ban of any material related the celebration.
“No event shall be held at official level and at any public place,” the court ordered at the time….