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Spiritual Meditations (13 Feb 2013 NewAgeIslam.Com)


  • Very enlightening article. You have done a great job of giving the true meaning of the Valentine day. Love love love to yourself and spread to others.  Thanks a lot for sharing.  Pathtoanandam.org
    By Satya kalra - 1/26/2014 2:18:45 AM

  • Dear Mike,

    One way or the other, your articles always touch my heart as much as they hit at the core of some key aspects of the Qur’anic message. Your view of expanding the scope of Valentine commemorating the love between the opposite sex to appropriate love for all those who are close to us and broader humanity is intrinsic to the Qur’anic pronouncement to being kind and affectionate to parents, relatives (qurba), orphans, and the needy; to the neighbor you know (qurba) and the neighbor who is a stranger, to the fellow by your side and the downtrodden (literally traveler who has no means to survive), and to all your employees and staffs. Surely God does not love the arrogant and the conceited” (4:36). It also bears with the steep path of the Qur’an, notably feeding during famine an orphaned relative, or the needy (lying) in the dust” (90:14-16), and several other Qur’anic injunctions. I fully endorse your redefinition of this term.  

    By muhammad yunus - 2/15/2013 10:20:40 PM

  •  Dear Mike Ghouse sahab 
    Thanks a lot for your blissful comment in order to promote love and peace. I will wait for that very nice occasion to have cordial discussion on the topic.   

    By GHULAM GHAUS غلام غوث - 2/15/2013 11:25:54 AM

  • Ghulam Ghous Saheb; I'm happy to hear that you love and want to serve your family, friends and Ummah (If prophet was born in India, his Ummah would have been every Indian, not just MUSLIMS) every day. That is noble of you.
    More than two thirds of world is not as blessed as you are. You ask the Indian Women, Hindu women, muslim women, sikh women, dalit women and women across the middle east...if they would like to have a day at least once a year, that they would be treated special... You know the answer.
    Islam is about love and peace, as Saaquib has mentioned, Islam is about rejoicing life in this world as well as the next, Islam is about enjoying life and expressing gratitude to the creator....what Islam is not is negation and restriction.
    Reason!  next year, we may begin a series of discussions on the topic at new age Islam
    By Mike Ghouse - 2/15/2013 10:05:33 AM

  • Dear Aiman Reyaz - 2/14/2013 8:12:04 PM
    I liked your comment. Goal is always time bound. We Muslims genearlly lack in.
    Ask a Muslim friend? Will you reach sharp at 9:00 PM. His answer will be Insha Allah. Though there is nothing bad saying this but it creates vagueness. The person asked is not sure whether he will reach or not. It depends on Allah. Where is our intellect? Why I can't I say I will be there at 9:00?

    By rational - 2/14/2013 9:16:15 PM

  • @Ghaus, although you have directed your comment to Mr Ghouse, let me give my view. You rightly state that love has no fixed date and we should celebrate love everyday. But fixing a date gives us a subconscious push to work towards achieving it. It is like I have fixed a target and I have to shoot it. Similarly fixing a date acts like a goal and we get the urge to achieve it. Vagueness like we should love everyday and giving and sharing our things to the needy will not lead to its fulfilment, according to me. But sir, I want to reiterate the question raised by Mr Hats off.
    By Aiman Reyaz - 2/14/2013 8:12:04 PM

  • Only Money flowing to Mekka is permissible.

    By rational - 2/14/2013 10:59:05 AM

  • People must have fun, it makes life worth living. you can't be praying and doing charity all the time. These "days" are good business. Money transfers from one pocket to the other, roses, cards, chocolates, restaurants, diamonds, cheap gifts,expensive gifts all get bought, sold and gifted. Why should anyone object? Let people live their lives as they want to, for God's sake. Without attaching any moral implications to it.

    We celebrate so many days. They bring joy and give a fillip to commerce. How does one more matter? 

    By secular logic - 2/14/2013 10:40:00 AM

  • what is immodesty? how is it measured? why is it important? where was it practiced? when was it breached?

    By hats off! - 2/14/2013 10:21:47 AM

  • what is immodesty?

    By hats off! - 2/14/2013 9:56:03 AM

  • Mike Ghaouse sahib, It is good what you write “Love has no bounds. Indeed, it’s a relationship of caring between husband and wife, mother and son, father and daughter, mother daughter, brother sister, brothers, sisters, friends, uncles, aunties, Granpa and Gramma, friends, and any one you care about.”
    Love has no fixed date. We should celebrate love day every day. I am talking about the genuine love that is for the mother, father, sister, brother, friend, neighbour and wife and husband. Why we fix the Valentine’s Day to do that. 
    This is also fact that the effects of this day are harmful because it leads to immodesty.
    It is also good to say “There is plenty in you that you can give by feeding the homeless, visiting lonely patients in the hospitals or nursing homes, disadvantaged women and children, our veterans... share whatever little you have with them including the time and just listening to them. When a homeless person asks, give whatever you can, that is the most affectionate thing to do, you will enrich yourselves far greater by sharing”.
    But all these virtues are not for a particular day but for every day as all these are the necessities of everyday life.
    By GHULAM GHAUS غلام غوث - 2/14/2013 9:20:43 AM

  • NAI has one article which says "Valentine Day" is un-islamic.
    By rational - 2/14/2013 9:00:01 AM

  • Thanks Janab Mike Ghouse Sb. Happy "Valentine Day" to you and to all the readers of New Age Islam. Islam is a religion of Love, Affection and Humanity, nothing more nothing less than this. 
    By Saaquib - 2/14/2013 2:39:10 AM

  • Mr Ghouse's articles have a "universal message". Lines like "There is nothing more peaceful than knowing yourselves" and " be content with what you have" remind me of Socrates and Buddha. Well done.
    By Aiman Reyaz - 2/14/2013 1:36:24 AM