Saudi Valentines elude Puritan Morals Police

(Via AFP)

Saudi Valentines defy the love police (via AFP)

Red roses lurk hidden in flower shop back rooms and heart-shaped chocolates are sold under the counter, but Saudis still manage to buy Valentine’s gifts and defy the religious police. Florist Hussein came up with a simple solution to a ban on red tokens…

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3 Responses

  1. Salaam,

    Being against a pagan day like Valentines Day that leads to other immoral practices is commendable. Striving to be pure in beliefs and practices is commendable.
    Islam makes Muslims, Muslims do not make Islam.

    Allah, the Exalted has said:
    “Never will the Jews or the Christians be satisfied with thee unless thou follow their form of religion. Say: “The Guidance of God, – that is the (only) Guidance.” Wert thou to follow their desires after the knowledge which hath reached thee, then wouldst thou find neither Protector nor helper against God. .”

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