More On Valentine’s Day – It’s Haram

Saudi Arabia‘s religious police have arrested more than 140 people for celebrating Valentine’s Day.

The Organisation for Promoting Virtue and Discouraging Evil says officers have punished those caught so far, and that its campaign of arrests is continuing.

In a six-page statement, the religious police said they were saving women from “deceiving men”, who used the day to give the fake impression that they loved a woman while pretending to be a “harmless lamb”.  Read more HERE.

And Indonesia doesn’t want to be left out.

Lovebirds have been banned from celebrating by clerics in Banten province on Java and Palembang in South Sumatra.

Members of the pan-Islamic movement Hizbut Tahrir held a protest against the day in the West Java town of Sukabumi.

The Western event goes against Islam, said the Aceh Assembly of Clerics.

Tengku Faisal Ali, a spokesman for the Ulema – a group of scholars who set Islamic law – told the Jakarta Globe: ‘It is haram [forbidden] for Muslims to observe Valentine’s Day because it does not accord with Islamic Sharia.’

(h/t to AtlasShrugs)

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About Asma Marwan

The Story of the Poetess Asma bint [daughter of] Marwan and her Death * There was a poetess [in Medina] who wrote a poem against Mohammed and his new way of life, Islam. Mohammed said, “Who will rid me of Marwan’s daughter?” One of his followers heard him and on that very night went to the woman’s home and killed her. The assassin was able to do the work in the dark as the woman slept. Her other children lay in the room, but her babe lay on her breast. The stealthy assassin removed the child and drove the knife into her with such force that he pinned her to the bed. In the morning, he went to Mohammed and told him [what he’d done]. Mohammed said, “You have helped Allah and his Apostle.” When asked about the consequences, Mohammed said, “Two goats won’t butt their heads together over this.” Mohammed turned to the people in the mosque. He said, “If you wish to see a man who has assisted Allah and his Prophet, look ye here.” Omar cried, “What, the blind Omeir?” “No,” said Mohammed, “call him Omeir the Seeing.” * from the Sira (the life of Mohammed) Source Texts Guillaume, A. 1955. The Life of Mohammad: A Translation of Bin Ishaq’s Sirat Rasul Allah Oxford: Oxford University Press, page 996. Muir, Sir William. 1923. The Life of Mohammad: From Original Sources Edinburgh: Reprint, John Grant, page 239.