People will never seize to put me in a major state of awe. I mean, people around are all over social networks saying this and that about celebrating Valentine’s Day. Here is one of the ranting I came across on the internet:
“Putting on Red and White 2mao (Valentine’s Day) will only make u luk lyk unknown capsule y dnt u try colours lyk Red & Yellow? At least u will luk lyk tetracycline” - BBM
To my surprise, even a university lecturer from my department was condemning it this morning in a mixed class with Muslims and Christians. It clearly shows the degree of dumbness people are in.
It is believed by these people that Valentine’s Day originated from Christianity which is true and according them should thus never ever be appreciated by anyone other than a Christian. But this same people who are proudly “themselves” whoever they are forgot that so many Holidays and a lot more other things came from the “Christian community” or at least from the western world.
When we celebrate out Independence Day, whose idea is it? For the Muslim it is not a Muslim idea to celebrate Independence Day, it is neither a Christian idea, it is a celebration of independence to practice democracy which is indirectly a western idea. The calendar used by the world today is a Christian idea also, isn't it? It also shouldn't be used by anyone other than the Christians, shouldn't it? Coke isn't a Muslim company, is it? Coke should not be consumed by a Muslim. Indomie instant noodle isn't a Muslim company is it? Muslims should stop eating Indomie shouldn't they? The world is filled with ideas and items like that. In fact most things around the world were not started or developed by the Muslims. So what is the point of picking out a particular day?
People do not want to understand the aim of a day like this, you see you are not forced to celebrate Valentine’s Day, but if someone does, you shouldn't be all angry about it OK? Days like this are celebrated for the purpose of making a moment. According to Wikipedia; it’s a feast day of Saint Valentine the celebration of love and affection. So what if I take my girlfriend out on that day and create a beautiful moment with her that both of us will remember for the rest of our lives? So what if we get married and I take her out as my wife on this very day and create another beautiful moment?
It doesn't matter who brought up the day and how it came about, it’s about what you make it. When Muslims use the Gregorian calendar it doesn't mean the Muslims agreed that Jesus is the son of god. Days and things in life are nothing but what you make of them, so be free, live free and enjoy the moments as they come to pass. If you don’t celebrate something, don’t kill others if they do.
By the way, I had a great one.