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    New Year and Its Eve

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    1st Amiyru Shuqqo

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    Location : Tai Solarin University of Education, Ijebu-Ode.

    New Year and Its Eve

    Post by 1st Amiyru Shuqqo on Tue Dec 31, 2013 10:21 pm

    Hmm...
    Is this celebration meant for Muslims!!! What's its origin? Does Islam permits us to celebrate any of it? How is it connected to idol worshiping?

    Islam is peaceful Religion that encourages entertainment and socialization! However, we need proves for every step we take in Islam. To protect its fundamental, uphold its teachings and steadfast its faith in our heart, we got to critically examine our society and its social issues before engaging in any. Gone are those days of blind-following, gone are the days of dogmatism, its a new-age of research, its an age of love-of-knowledge, its the age of Philosophy.
    Justice can never be done to this tangible issue without giving sincere answers to the above questions.
    January is named after Janus, the Roman god of doors and gateways. He was commonly depicted in statues, carvings and paintings as a two headed man with one head facing forward and the other
    head facing backwards.

    In 46BC Julius Caesar chose January 1st as the
    first day of the New Year as Janus symbolically represented the door to the New Year. Wild parties and orgies were held on the night before the New Year’s Day as a re-enactment of the chaos which Roman mythology depicted as preceding the cosmos or the ordered world whose organization was set by the gods. Furthermore, by
    that time, Janus had become, in practice, the highest god receiving the ritual sacrifices of Roman worshipers before the other gods, including the chief god, Jupiter. Thus, in its essence the celebrations of the New Year on January 1st and New Year’s Eve, the
    night before, are a part and parcel of pagan religious rituals based on idolatry beliefs in false gods. Consequently, it is completely Haraam (sinful and forbidden) for Muslims to participate in or adopt any of its related rituals, customs and symbols. Therefore, a rigorous consideration of our society would make us think of integrating the religious life with the modern one. Thus, If a non-Muslim greets a Muslim, “Happy New Year”, the Muslim is not allowed to respond in a similar manner or say, “Same to you.” Instead, in order not to offend or hurt the feelings of non-Muslim friends or acquaintances, one may say instead, “Happy holiday.” As for celebrating the New Year according to the Islamic calendar which begins with the month of Muharram, this is also not permissible from a number of perspectives. First and foremost, if one does so believing that it is pleasing to Allah to do so, thereby transforming it into an act of worship, it becomes a Bid‘ah or cursed innovation in the religion about which the Prophet (pbuh) said, “Every innovation in religion is misguide and all
    misguide leads to the Hell fire.” If one does so merely as a custom, it is still impermissible as it falls under the prohibition of imitation of pagan customs about which Prophet (pbuh) said, “Whoever imitates a people becomes one of them.”
    Please!!! brothers and sisters in faith, Kind share or like this for you might save a soul from going astray. May Allah guide our path and steadfast our faith!!!

    From the pen of;-
    Fodlullah

    Abusekinah

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    Re: New Year and Its Eve

    Post by Abusekinah on Wed Jan 01, 2014 6:12 am

    what a wonderful piece of writing from my dear Amir. Jazaka Allahu Khayran

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