Dr Hakim Quick – Who Invented Valentine’s Day?
Channel: Abdullah Hakim Quick
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What is also interesting for us to remember is that after January in February,
that somewhere around the middle of February,
there was a, there was a celebration that was known and by the ancient Romans has the lupercalia.
And the lupercalia was a ceremonial looper means wolf.
And they depicted a wolf chasing a little girls. And so they had a ceremony. I'm not making this up, by the way, right? If you want to, you can look this up. If you don't believe me, go to the encyclopedia right after we're finished.
A children's encyclopedia, look up Valentine's Day, Easter, Christmas, and Halloween, and you'll find everything I'm talking about, okay, you want to go deeper into it, go on the internet. Okay, and look up the pagan roots of all of these holidays. And so the looper cat, the lupercalia was the celebration of the wolf. And the authorities, they would gather together young people, and they would put their names into a box, men and women and they would take out the names and whoever was your partner, whoever you pick, whatever name you pick, was your partner for the day, and all types of sexual activity went on during that day, they were totally out of control. That is the
lupercalia. That's what it really means. Okay. Now,
around February 14,
around 270 ad of the Christian era,
a bishop by the name of Valentine.
He was trying to work with the Roman soldiers because the Roman Emperor had imposed upon his soldiers, that anybody who joined the army could not get married. Because if you got married you thinking about your wife all the time, and you're you're useless soldier. But the soldiers wanted to get married, so St. Valentine work with them. And he was captured by the Roman Emperor, he was imprisoned, and he was beheaded.
And so a legend formed around St. Valentine's Day. In one case, it said he even helped a blind young girl, he was trying to help her get married. And so she wrote a note and it was found in his jail cell, to my Valentine. And so from that date, somebody making that compromise, brought together the two streams. And so now you have Valentine's Day. So on that occasion, and it's in the school system, if Muslims are sending their children to school, you got a problem on Valentine's Day, because they make them do Valentine's cards. In some cases, it becomes mandatory in some classes. Now they even have in Canada, I don't know about here, you can buy a Valentine's Day card, somebody
will come and sing, or somebody will bring food and you know, they make it very lavish. And so what happens is young people are forced together on that occasion, and for those who are part of the monotheistic tradition, who understand that that the relationship between men and women should be done in a sacred way within marriage, and not in a loose way before marriage. And we see what is happening in the society itself. We see what has happened to the standards, even in the White House. So we understand what is going on in the society. That's because people have lost their limits. The who dude, the limits have been broken up. And so those who are maintaining the limits in the
monotheistic religions, and and those people of consciousness, recognize that St. Valentine's Day is really part of a pagan holiday, where people are carrying out the so called wishes of Venus, or Aphrodite, the little son called Cupid and he shoots you with an arrow. You know that story? He shoots you with an error and you fall hopelessly in love. And some Muslims say I want to get married. I'm in love. You're in love, what is love?
There is Kapha in fichter is Kapha suitability. Yes, there should be an attraction between husband and wife. But the prophet peace be upon him spoke about the DDD The beauty about wealth about genealogy, right that's up and about Dean and he said marry people for their religion for their Deen that taqwa that is the basis of the marriage. And so, st Valentine's Day is another time that we have to take a stand and we can have we will have a question and answer period at the end. But the position we are taking is the young people should have nothing to do with Valentine's Day. You have to step out of that completely.
In Christmas, another problem faces us what do you do?
Do you give presence Do you take presence? What do you do? Are you involved? One of the one of the one of the greatest benefits after my belief in Allah in accepting Islam was when quitting
Miss season came. And as a Muslim we don't give any gifts. And Christmas Eve and Kay we said that hamdulillah at that time we have another way of expressing ourselves during that season.
And so Muslims should not be involved.
In some cases, if the person is your neighbor or somebody and they give you a gift, the prophet peace be upon him accepted gifts. So it is possible to accept to accept the gift as long as you're not involved in the ritualistic parts of the occasion. But if you want to give a gift, give it at another time during the year. So they understand that we have other things we have our eat, we have other times let them and invite them for food during the eating out. Ha, give them something at that time, give us a call at different points in time.