"This Ummah has its source of knowledge and reference in the Quran, Sunnah, and the works of the ulama who have spent their life in understanding, expanding, and explaining the Sunnah.
When we look at the moral fabric of our society, we see that Islam provides us the strongest foundation to build the best society upon moral and ethical principles.
..... We see the imported festivals and celebrations that are brought into our societies, whether it be in the name of Mothers' Day, Fathers' Day, or Lovers' Day. When we see this happen and know the ignorance and damage it has caused in our communities. Only yesterday we had the so called Valentines' Day, and see the vice and the vile nature of this celebration. When we look at the history of Valentines' Day, we find that St. Valentine was a person who used to facilitate people getting married against the order of the community he or she was living in, and....."
Extracted from Shaikh Shuraim's Friday Khutbah delivered on February 15th 2008.