Wednesday, February 14, 2007

Muslim authorities decry Valentine's Day celebrations

Did you read this?

Muslim authorities decry Valentine's Day celebrations in Malaysia, Brunei

(AP) — Religious officials are urging couples in Muslim-majority Malaysia and Brunei to shun Valentine's Day, saying it conflicts with Islamic principles and could cause moral erosion.

There are no laws banning Wednesday's celebration in either country, which advocate moderate Muslim teachings, but some officials noted that Saint Valentine was a Christian and feared that romantic revelries might prompt impure behavior among young people.

"It is sad to note that we also celebrate such an occasion without knowing its origin, whether it is permissible in Islamic beliefs or otherwise," the imams said in a message carried by Brunei media.

"Valentine's Day is not a celebration needed among Muslims."
Ah so desu ne. So, it is against Islamic teachings because it is Christian in origin.

OK, if that's the case, ALL annual leave and holidays for Muslim employees during Chinese New Year (next week), Deepavali, Christmas, Wesak Day etc are hereby cancelled. We should expect to see all Muslims back at work on those days.

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