Shaykh Abdul Azeez Ar-Raajihee said, “All Praise be to Allaah and May the Peace and Blessings of Allaah be upon the Messenger, Our Prophet Muhammad and his family and his companions and all those who follow them in goodness until the Last Day.
Verily, this act [storing products like cards, red roses and chocolates in order to sell them on Valentine’s Day etc] by some [Muslim] businessmen and shop owners is a bad deed as it makes visible the festivals of the non-Muslims.
It shows agreement with them and the symbols of their religion in front of the Muslims, and those who don’t know or are ignorant will be led to blindly follow the non-Muslims in this and their festivals.
Giving gifts and chocolates on the days of their festivals is from the major crimes and selling what is connected to these festivals and making it apparent to the people is helping in spreading falsehood and giving assistance to oppression and transgression.
Allaah, the Most High, said, “Help you one another in Al-Birr and At-Taqwa (virtue, righteousness and piety); but do not help one another in sin and transgression. And fear Allah. Verily, Allah is Severe in punishment.” [Maaidah 5:2]
Therefore is it obligatory for the shop owners, those who do the likes mentioned, to repent to Allaah from the crimes and transgression and the oppression they have committed connected to the greeting cards they are selling and all the things that help make apparent and spread the festivals of the non-Muslims.
[As well as] their repentance, they must also warn the people from acts that they did before and explain to them that those deeds that they did was a great wrong doing and it wasn’t permissible as it was haraam.
In addition they must increase in doing good deeds because the one who repents and then does good deeds then Allaah will accept his repentance.
May Allaah provide all of us with safeguarding from being misguided by trials and tribulations and may Allaah make us all firm upon His guidance, His Religion of truth, al-Islaam. Verily He is the Patron over us and He is able to do it.
May the Peace and Blessings be upon our Prophet Muhammad, upon his family and his Companions”
Ref: Fatwa number: 1636 via ahledhikr.blogspot.co.uk
Posted by Abdul Kareem Ibn Ozzie