Saudi Arabia No Longer Against Valentine

Since 2018, Saudi Arabia has not banned Valentine’s Day celebrations which fall every February 14. The celebration of love day is no longer considered as something that is haram and not in accordance with religious values.

Towards Valentine’s Day, the atmosphere of love was felt in the royal country. Heart-shaped flowers and ornaments can be seen in a number of places in Saudi Arabia.

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This condition was never thought about three years ago. At that time, many were afraid of ornaments that were identical to Valentine’s Day to be seen by religious police or sharia police.

Flower and chocolate traders hide their red and chocolate-shaped roses for fear of being raided by the Commission for the Promotion of Virtue and Prevention of Crime (CPVPV). apa itu ceme

Restaurant owners are even barred from holding birthday parties or other celebrations on February 14 for fear of being arrested and closed down.

The breakthrough began in 2018, when former CPVPV President Makkah Sheikh Ahmed Qasim Al-Ghamdi stated that Valentine’s Day was not contrary to Islamic teachings.

He said, celebrating affection or love is universal, not limited only to non-Muslims, as reported by Arab News, Thursday (02/13/2020).

Since then, Saudis have celebrated Valentine’s Day by buying various types of gifts, flowers, cute balloons and even teddy bears for their loved ones.

Valentine’s Day which falls every February 14th has long been banned in Saudi Arabia because it is considered as something that is unlawful and not in accordance with religious values. But since 2018, there has been no longer a ban on celebrating Valentine’s Day.

Towards Valentine’s Day, the atmosphere of love was felt in the royal country. Heart-shaped flowers and ornaments can be seen in a number of places.

This condition was never thought about three years ago. At that time, many were afraid that ornaments that were identical to Valentine’s would be seen by religious or sharia police.

Flower and chocolate traders hide their red and chocolate-shaped roses for fear of being raided by the Commission for the Promotion of Virtue and Prevention of Crime (CPVPV). Restaurant owners are even barred from holding birthday parties or other celebrations on February 14 for fear of being arrested and closed down.

The breakthrough began in 2018, when former CPVPV President Makkah Sheikh Ahmed Qasim Al-Ghamdi stated that Valentine’s Day was not contrary to Islamic teachings.

He said Celebrating affection or love is universal, not limited only to non-Muslims, as reported by Arab News, Thursday (13/2).

Since then, Saudis have celebrated Valentine’s Day by buying various types of gifts, flowers, cute balloons and even teddy bears for their loved ones.