Thought of as the world’s “holiday of love”
Based on 2 sexually perverted mushrik (pagan) celebrations.
Is this day really about “love“?
|Allah describes Himself in Quran as “Al Wadud” (The Loving), in Surah Al Buruj.
But does this grant Muslims permission to celebrate a day supposedly associated with “love“?
Do not be so certain.
Go to history books and encyclopedias.
Then take time to closely examine the encyclopedia and you will know the real truth behind St. Valentine’s Day. And you will know what Islam expects you to do about it!
As innocent and harmless as St. Valentine’s Day may appear, its traditions and customs originate from two of the most sexually perverted pagan festivals of ancient history: Lupercalia and the feast day of Juno Februata.
Celebrated on February 15, Lupercalia (known as the “festival of sexual license”) was held by the ancient Romans in honor of Lupercus, god of fertility and husbandry, protector of herds and crops, and a mighty hunter—especially of wolves.
Assisted by Vestal Virgins, the Luperci (male priests) conducted purification rites by sacrificing goats and a dog in the Lupercal cave on Palatine Hill, where the Romans believed the twins Romulus and Remus had been sheltered and nursed by a she-wolf before they eventually founded Rome. Clothed in loincloths made from sacrificed goats and smeared in their blood, the Luperci would run about Rome, striking women with februa, thongs made from skins of the sacrificed goats. The Luperci believed that the floggings purified women and guaranteed their fertility and ease of childbirth. February derives from februa or “means of purification.”
To the Romans, February was also sacred to Juno Februata, the goddess of febris (“fever”) of love, and of women and marriage. On February 14, billets (small pieces of paper, each of which had the name of a teen-aged girl written on it) were put into a container. Teen-aged boys would then choose one billet at random. The boy and the girl whose name was drawn would become a “couple,” joining in erotic games at feasts and parties celebrated throughout Rome. After the festival, they would remain sexual partners for the rest of the year. This custom was observed in the Roman Empire for centuries.
After Constantine had made the Roman church’s brand of Christianity the official religion of the Roman Empire (A.D. 325), church leaders wanted to do away with the pagan festivals of the people. Lupercalia was high on their list. But the Roman citizens thought otherwise.
It was not until A.D. 496 that the church at Rome was able to do anything about Lupercalia. Powerless to get rid of it, Pope Gelasius instead changed it from February 15 to the 14th and called it Saint Valentine’s Day. It was named after one of that church’s saints, who, in A.D. 270, was executed by the emperor for his beliefs.
According to the Catholic Encyclopedia, “At least three different Saint Valentines, all of them martyrs, are mentioned in early martyrologies under the date of 14 February. One is described as a priest at Rome, another as bishop of Interamna (modern Terni), and these two seem both to have suffered in the second half of the third century and to have been buried on the Flaminian Way, but at different distances from the city…Of the third Saint Valentine, who suffered in Africa with a number of companions, nothing is further known.” Several biographies of different men named Valentine were merged into one “official” St. Valentine.
The church whitewashed Lupercalia even further. Instead of putting the names of girls into a box, the names of “saints” were drawn by both boys and girls. It was then each person’s duty to emulate the life of the saint whose name he or she had drawn. This was Rome’s vain attempt to “whitewash” a pagan observance by “Christianizing” it, which God has not given man the power or authority to do. Though the church at Rome had banned the sexual lottery, young men still practiced a much toned-down version, sending women whom they desired handwritten romantic messages containing St. Valentine’s name.
Over the centuries, St. Valentine’s Day cards became popular, especially by the late eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries. These cards were painted with pictures of Cupid and hearts, and meticulously decorated with lace, silk or flowers.
Valentine comes from the Latin Valentinus, which derives from valens—“to be strong, powerful, mighty.”
As mentioned, the Romans celebrated Lupercalia to honor the hunter god Lupercus.
But what does the heart symbol have to do with a day honoring Nimrood/Valentine?
The title Baal means “lord” or “master,” and is mentioned throughout the Bible as the god of the pagans (mushrikeen). The Bible says, God warned His people not to worship or even tolerate the ways of Baal (Nimrood).
Now notice the name Cupid. It comes from the Latin verb cupere, meaning “to desire.”
Cupid was the son of Venus, Roman goddess of beauty and love. Also known as Eros in ancient Greece, he was the son of Aphrodite. According to myth, he was responsible for impregnating numerous goddesses and mortals. Cupid was a child-like archer (remember, Nimrod was a skilled archer). Mythology describes Cupid as having both a cruel and happy personality. He would use his invisible arrows, tipped with gold, to strike unsuspecting men and women, causing them to fall madly in love. He did not do this for their benefit, but to drive them crazy with intense passion, to make their lives miserable, and to laugh at the results.
Many of the gods of the Egyptians, Greeks, Romans, Assyrians and others were modeled after one man—Nimrod.
But what does this have to do with us today? Why should we be concerned with what happened in the past?
Allah Calls Them Mushrikeen (those who associate partners with Allah)
Throughout the Quran and hadeeth, Allah and His messenger describe “mushrikeen” as those who worship things that He had created (animals, the sun, the moon, stars, trees, etc.), or man-made idols, or anything but the one true God. He calls such people and their practices mushrikeen.
But just how serious is Allah against the pagans and their false gods?
God cursed Egypt—a nation of nature-worshippers—with ten plagues and freed the Children of Israel from slavery. He rescued the Children of Israel from Pharaoh’s army by parting the Red Sea and leading His people to safety. He fed the Children of Israel manna (salwa)—special bread from Allah— sent down from heaven. He protected them from battle-tested Gentile armies, delivered them into the Promised Land and drove out their enemies.
Read Quran, chapter 4, verse 48
Imagine. Israel committed a sin so vile, so disgusting, that it even brought out the Anger of Allah!
But that was then. What about today?
Some parents get worried when their kids do not show romantic interest in the opposite sex. They constantly ask them, “Do you have a boyfriend yet?” or “Who’s your girlfriend?”
Yet these same parents are surprised when their teen-aged “little girl” gets pregnant.
St. Valentine’s Day is just one of many tools the shayton uses to get parents to sacrifice the innocence of their children.
When little boys and girls draw each other’s names in a lottery and send Valentine cards and gifts to each other, declaring their “love,” they are learning the first stages of intimate relations that the Creator God designed specifically for emotionally mature adults.
This is why we live in a world where a teen-aged virgin is a rare find.
Satan has deceived the world in multiple ways—especially when it comes to intimate relationships. St. Valentine’s Day is just one of his tools for deception.
St. Valentine’s Day originates from the ancient paganism of this Satan-influenced world. It is designed to deceive mankind by appealing to fleshly, carnal desires—
Believers – Do Not Celebrate This Pagan Celebration!
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