Every Day is a Day to Love
Every day is a day to love. There are days set by popular culture to celebrate love. They are days marked as days to proclaim your love for your spouse or loved one, like Valentines Day- based on a ritual established by pre-Islamic Romans, which is connected to Saint Valentine after his stance on love. But here, we believe every day is a day to love.
This is an opinion piece by Karaz’s Shahrazad on celebrating love.
Now Islam as a religion does not condone the celebration of rituals established pre-Islam. There are festivals under Sharia that Muslims celebrate based on sound text…festivals based on Islam that Muslims follow.
At Karaz, we respect the religion and what it preaches. For us, we believe that every day is a sort of Valentines Day because every day should be a day in which you proclaim your love for your loved ones. This doesn’t have to only mean your spouse, but also to your family, your children, your friends, and your brotherhood.
Love is a beautiful thing. Marital love in Islam is important. So you should take every opportunity to show your love—whether it is in the form of a surprise bouquet of flowers, helping out with the dishes, taking the children to school, giving your parents big hugs, or listening to a friend in need.
These acts of love, these acts of charity, are things we should not reserve only for one day of the year. Yes, all women love a grand gesture of love. But trust me, we love to have it more than just once a year too.
So today, while love may be on your mind, think of what love is to you. Islam is a religion of love .Think of how you can show the ones you love how much you love them—in small and big ways. Think about the blessings of marriage, family and life. Be thankful for what you have. Learn to love yourself so that you may love others. Love your God, your religion and your being. Only when you can love your self, can you learn to love others and be loved in return.
So let’s start to count everyday as a day to love…because ultimately, what is life without it?