As Muslims, we are required to love one another and to wish and inculcate love among people regardless of their colour, race, religion, or identity. However, this does not mean dissolving our identity or blindly copying and imitating others’ traditions and practices. Islam goes against celebrating Valentine’s Day because commemorating that day is an innovation or bid`ah that has no religious backing, let alone the unlawful practices done during it that Muslims should not take part in.

The Muslim scholar and da`iyahZienab Mostafa states the following: It is unfortunate that many Muslims tend to copy and imitate others without understanding the backgrounds. Muslims must not dissolve the marked features of their identity. Muslims are only allowed to celebrate `Eid Al-Fitr and `Eid Al-Adha. Adding other days to the importance of `Eid is completely unacceptable and a blind imitation to un-Islamic traditions. We are cautioned against blindly following others. We should copy people in doing what is good and right, without compromising our faith. We should feel proud of our Islamic way of life.