The Prohibition of Celebrating Valentines Day – Sunday 11th February 2018

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Islam is a way of life that encompasses and engulfs a Muslim’s complete life and self.

From the faith and belief that reside in their hearts, to their thoughts, to their outwards actions that are visible to others — all are affected by and based on the guidelines of Islam.

It is very important in Islam for a believer to ensure that there is no contradiction between their outward actions and their innate beliefs and faith.

Therefore, whether a Muslim is alone or in the public eye, they strive to unequivocally obey their Lord, Allah, by following His messenger, Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him), at all times.

Islam is not merely a set of physical worship rituals, though these are important in their own right. It is also a set of guidelines, responsibilities towards others, and rights, which impacts a Muslim’s social customs, interactions, and obligations.

Keeping all of the above in mind, it becomes clear that a Muslim does not follow the crowd when it comes to celebrations of any kind: he or she follows the Quran and the sunnah (way) of Prophet Muhammad. 

This seminar will look at whether it is religiously acceptable for a Muslim to partake in celebrating Valentines Day and give parents an opportunity to bring their children to learn and benefit. 

Some of the topics that will be covered:

  • The history of Valentines Day and when it began
  • What scholars in the past have said about celebrating un-islamic festivals
  • The dangers of following un-islamic festivals and celebrations
  • Questions and answers


Sunday 11th February 2018

5:30 – 6:30pm Urdu Talk – Hafidh Abdul Alaa Durrani
6:30 – 7:30pm Dinner for all guests
7:45 – 9:15pm English Talk – Ustadh Taalib Alexander


Please note: the programme starts immediately after Salatul Maghrib – 5:10pm and we will break for Salatul Ishaa at 7:30pm

All brothers and sisters are welcome to attend.



Luton Islamic Centre

116 Bury Park Road



Contact: 07444 590 020



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