Friday, February 13, 2009

No Valentine

Valentine’s day, yup that’s what we can hear and see on this February and the other February. The euphoria of that day is spread everywhere, include here in Indonesia. Everything is wrapped on pink, which symbolize love and affection. Although we are the biggest Muslim country, we can see the euphoria of Valentine everywhere, it’s been a tradition. I think it’s like a campaign to spread an ideology rather than just an advertisement. TV, radio, pamphlets, banner advertise many events that will be held on that day. Some people are excited, some others do not care, and the others are concern to speak up about what inside Valentine’s Day.

Valentine’s Day is a religious celebration which is wrapped into the form of international love celebration. Many people use this moment to show their love to everyone, and for business it is time to get more profit by using valentine as the way to attract buyers. Everything is so lovely and so pinky, but inside the lovely stuff of valentine there is an agenda to spread an ideology. I think what make this celebration is so happening is from advertisement. Every banner I saw along the road was so valentine. They advertise about an event, product, sale, and everything. The advertisement about this celebration is a trap for Muslims. It is a medium to spread an ideology which will make muslim to be far from the deen and lead us astray. Some people do not realize that this is a religious celebration since like what I said before it is wrapped into international love day. It forms our mind that valentine is a lovely day that should be celebrated for the peaceful of the world.

It had a religious history beyond that jargon. Valentine’s day is closely related to the ancient “martyrs” of the Christian Church, Saint Valentine, most of us know the story. I knew that now many people concern to speak up about the history beyond valentine especially for muslims, because innocently some of us join the celebration which are not belong to Islamic celebration, and valentine is one of them.

“To each among you, We have prescribed a law and a clear way” [al-Maa’idah 5:48]

“For every nation We have ordained religious ceremonies which they must follow” [al-Hajj 22:67]

I am so excited to see the battle between those who concern about the agenda beyond this celebration and those who advertise this celebration. I can see a banner about valentine celebration and a banner to stop joining the celebration for Muslims. That’s a good way that we should explicitly show that Muslims can not join a celebration which do not belong to Islamic celebration. We must fight this because unconsciously this can lead us to not obey the rule of Allah. Of course for Muslims this celebration is forbidden. It is not our celebration and it is an innovation (bid’ah).

“O you who believe! Take not the Jews and the Christians as Awliyaa’ (friends, protectors, helpers), they are but Awliyaa’ of each other. And if any amongst you takes them (as Awliyaa’), then surely, he is one of them. Verily, Allaah guides not those people who are the Zaalimoon (polytheists and wrongdoers and unjust)”[al-Maa’idah 5:51]

Well, some friends of mine said that they did not care about this celebration, but still I can see that they are busy with valentine’s stuff like what they will give to their boyfriend or girlfriend in that day. It’s ironic sometimes, people say that they are muslim but they do not follow islam, otherwise they follow other religion. Whereas follow kuffars is bid’ah, and every bid’ah lead us to Jahannam (hell). Islam is rahmatan lilalamin, so it spreads love everyday for all believers for the sake of Allah.

May Allah guide us to the right path.
“Guide us to the Straight Way, The way of those on whom You have bestowed Your Grace, not (the way) of those who earned Your Anger, nor of those who went astray” [al-Faatihah 1:6-7]

3 komentar:

MaKNa__hEIwA said...



what the hell is valentine day...?
it's meaningless...
you can share ur love everyday, not only in this day...

if anyone really want to change the way they treat other people in this day, why dont they share their love to people they havent know yet, e.i: the poor people, et al.

there are a lot of people who needed more the flower, the chocolate, the dinner, the food you gave to your lover.

see what beneath you, not upward you, and you'll see what you have are more than you can expect...

MaKNa__hEIwA said...

o yeah...

dont forget to forward the e-mail about poor people in Sudan, pipit nee-chan

Anonymous said...

what in the world is valentine day...?
maybe it only occurs in other galaxy
(ikud2an makna)
why did u call me tang-tong-tang-tong????
(emangnye gw tong sampah? gag ad yg lbih kotor lagi..??emosi ki)