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Valentine’s Day 2021 – History, facts & fantasies


Arhama AltafWeb Editor

14th Feb, 2021. 12:01 am
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Valentine's Day 2021

Valentine’s Day has finally brightened up everyone’s day today.  Not to mention, those who have someone special are preparing for it in full swing whereas the people without a Valentine are going to spend a usual Friday or weekend.

It wouldn’t be wrong to say that Valentine’s Day has faced a lot of criticism, especially in conservative societies. Whether it is permissible to celebrate the day or not seems unclear to date. Not everyone is aware of the story and events behind Valentine’s Day.

Thereby, in today’s post, we are going to explore why the 14th of February is considered an important day and why Valentine’s Day has been celebrated with zeal over the decades.

What Is Valentine’s Day?

St Valentine’s Day is an annual festival to celebrate romantic love, friendship and admiration. Every year on 14 February people celebrate this day by sending messages of love and affection to partners, family and friends. Couples send cards and flowers and spend special time together to honour their love for each other.

How Did This Day Develop?

It wasn’t until more than 200 years later that 14 February was proclaimed St Valentine’s Day. By this time Rome had become Christian and the Catholic Church was determined to stamp out any remaining paganism. A pagan fertility ritual was held in February each year and the Pope abolished this festival.

Valentine’s Day & Islam

Christians and followers of different faith join in celebrating Valentine’s Day every year on the 14th of February. Muslims, on the other hand, don’t share a common position in this regard. Some of the Muslim clerics don’t see any problem in the celebrations of Valentine’s Day whereas others considered it forbidden.

Some of the Clerics also maintained that our Holy book doesn’t contain any verse related to Valentine. Islam promotes the concept of marriage between a man and a woman and encourages maintaining peace, harmony, love, and affection between them. Well-known Muslim cleric, Mufti Ismail Ibn Musa Menk, a.k.a Mufti Menk reportedly advised Muslims to show love their wives as if it is Valentine’s Day every day.

Love Your Loved Ones

A life full of love and affection is the best one. Whether you have children or not, incorporate harmony in your relationship. When love is the foundation of a relationship, you can overcome any obstacles together. Also, you can express gratitude to have loved ones in your life. If you have sisters and brothers or anyone that has completed you life, you can spend Valentine’s Day with them and appreciate their presence.

Valentine’s Day is here. This year try to make a memorable one. You shouldn’t restrict it to gift and dinner but make it a day to express gratitude and affection for everyone in your life.

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