Tuesday, February 13, 2007

Is Cupid an infidel?

Happy Valentine's Day, my beloved flock. As I was being chauffeured to the mosque this morning, I heard a local radio host say that Muslims do not celebrate Valentine's Day. He cited as evidence a cleric in Indonesia who declared that it is forbidden to celebrate the holiday. Why this host would make such a blanket statement based on the pronouncement of one man, I do not know. Some Christians like to dance with poisonous snakes, yet I do not attribute such behavior to all of them. (However, on a side note, I am pleased to announce that Pug Life Ministries' new Christian Fundamentalist Serpent Handlers wing will conduct its first service on Feb. 25.)

If this radio host had been a regular reader of my blog, he would have seen the romantic poem I posted last year for the many Valentines in my harem. You see, it is true that Valentine's Day is not sanctioned in the Quran. But neither is it expressly forbidden.

What is the harm in celebrating this holiday? Clearly, there is none. As the Beatles once sang, "All you need is love." This is not true, of course, as love does not build lavish Dogloo-shaped religious shrines or gold-plated statues of a steed-mounted ayatollah. But love is certainly not a bad thing. I am a pug of great passion. I love the ladies of my harem. I love treats, which go paw in paw with Valentine's Day. And I even love an occasional flower, which -- in a pinch -- can be every bit as tasty as a treat.


Anonymous said...

Happy Valentines!


T-man said...

Happy Valentine's Day Ayatollah!!

fee said...

happy valentine's day, o holy one!

loves and kisses,

Sarah S. said...

So what does it take to be a member of your harem? Fur? Four legs? Would you have any interest in a 41-year-old 5'1" brunette human?

I'm asking for, um, a friend. Yeah, that's it....a friend.

Anonymous said...

Happy Valentines Day my future harem master. ;) Aine

Bogart said...

When you are as good looking as you are, my Ayatollah, it would be a shame not to add a few new faces to the harem at this time of year.

Happy Valentine's Day!


Fu Fu said...

Happy Valentine's Day to you Ayatollah. :)

Sarah O. said...

I figure that as long as you remove the "Saint" from Valentine, it's everybody's day.

I'd send you a heart-shaped rawhide if I could.

Happy Valentine's Day, Ayatollah!

Rabbi Jake said...

Any time you can share a little love, that should be encouraged. Thanks for your position on this Ayatollah!

Ayatollah Mugsy said...

Thank you, one and all.

I do not discriminate on the basis of age, race, hair/fur color or leg quantity, Sarah S. If you, er, I mean, if your friend would like to e-mail me a resume and a head shot, I would be happy to forward it to my HR department. Your friend should know, however, that there is a substantial waiting list at the moment. The ministry is currently raising funds to expand the harem.

Oh, Sarah O., you know the way to my heart.

I knew that you would feel the same way, Rabbi Jake.

Eagle The Pug said...

Human love is stupid.

My mother is so "in love" that she gave her boyfriend an Airedale puppy for his upcoming birthday. Now my bed, food, and toys are being mussed, eaten, and stolen with total disregard by this invader. And they keep calling him "Puppy". Her goofy boyfriend can't figure out what to name him.

He should ask me, I'm sure I could make a few suggestions.