Just saying... prompted by all these calls of anti-Valentine's Day!
Here's an excerpt:
The Malaysian Islamic Development Department (Jakim) is launching an anti-Valentine’s Day campaign Friday.
Minister in the Prime Minister's Department Datuk Jamil Khir Baharom said the campaign would be launched during a forum, "Awas - Jerat Valentine's Day" (beware of Valentine's Day trap) in Putrajaya Friday night.
Apart from members of the public, Jakim has also invited 1,000 students from higher learning institutes to participate in the discourse.
Jamil said the National Fatwa Council had, in 2005, decreed that Muslims should refrain from celebrating Valentine's Day, as it was not part of Islamic practices.Today, The Council of Churches responded:
"Valentine’s Day is a secular observance that is not celebrated religiously by churches in Malaysia or worldwide.
The council's general secretary Reverend Dr Herman Shastri said the National Fatwa Council had erred when it referred to Valentine’s Day as a Christian observance and has hurt the feelings of Christians in Malaysia.“To suggest that Valentine’s Day is observed by Christians is unfair and misleading".
Here's the thing: I'm no ulamak...but I can tell you that you won't go to hell if you celebrate Valentine's Day.
Besides...How is celebrating Valentine's Day sinful?
Can't buy cards? Can't buy flowers?