Is it permissible for a Muslim to celebrate Valentine’s Day?

Question: Is it permissible for a Muslim to celebrate Valentine’s Day? Answer: This issue falls under the category of new matters and local custom. There is a disagreement on this issue among jurists. There is a broad group of modern scholars who deem celebrating Valentine’s Day as impermissible and they cite the following justifications for…

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Should we use masjid rather than the word mosque?

Question: I’ve heard many people saying that we should use masjid rather than the word mosque. Some people say that they’ve heard someone say that mosque is a derogatory term made by the Crusaders who used the word for mosquito to refer to the Muslim place of worship in order to squash them like a…

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