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Muslim religious leaders hold Valentine's Day against the Prophet's code of life
In many Muslim countries Valentine Day celebration by the followers is seen as defying the faith. Many Muslim clerics issue fatwas against the celebration for promotion of virtues and prevention of vice in countries like Saudi Arabia, Malayisa, Indonesia, etc.
In the light of the armed engagement of most countries of the West against Jihadists, the western celebration of Valentine's Day is hated by most Muslims all the more.

Muslim clerics hold that in Islam, festivals are clearly defined and well established as essential part of our worship and there is no room for personal opinion since they have been prescribed for the followers by Allah and His Messenger.

Therefore, for Muslims, the participation in festivals like Valentine's Day is considered against their faith by the religious leaders and riled. By staunch Muslims, romantic love outside the framework of marriage is treated as fornication and immorality. Valentine's Day promotes permissiveness and immorality by ignoring forbidden relationships.

One Muslim Cleric had gone to the extent of saying that Valentine's promoted 'universal permissiveness, amorality and nihilism'. For example in Malaysia, Islamic religious leaders and officials have warned Muslims against celebrating Valentine's Day, linking it with vice activities and unsuitable for Muslims.

In Saudi Arabia, the religious police have banned the sale of all Valentine's Day items making shopkeepers to remove any red items, because the day is considered a Christian holiday. There, Muslims are not allowed to celebrate the holiday, and non-Muslims can celebrate only behind closed doors.

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