Today, humans all over the globe celebrate what has to be THE [‘duh’] most bizarre but common thing ever done to another human. L.O.,L.O.,L.O.,L.O.V.E.! This is the day where a man treats his lady for dinner. I am sure that restaurants are fully packed with couples booking their desks prior to the celebration.
Here in Malaysia, where Islam is enacted according to the Article 11 of the Malaysian Federal Constitution, it is “celebrated” through anti-vice operation against khalwat [Arabic for close proximity].
Apparently, there is a dispute of Christian group vs a Muslim scholar over it. Which side should Muslims trust? Should we follow fatwa that bans such celebration?
So, with Muslims divided over Valentine ban, as a Muslim, I shall remain neutral on this.