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BilalKid
10-14-2015, 09:28 AM
can we celebrate islamic new year or tell others? ^o)

it happened on october 13th
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sister herb
10-14-2015, 09:58 AM
Ruling on offering congratulations at the beginning of the Hijri year

What is the ruling on offering congratulations on the occasion of the Hijri new year and saying “Kull ‘aam wa antum bi khayr” or praying for blessing, or sending a card with best wishes for blessings in the new year?


Praise be to Allah

Shaykh Muhammad ibn Saalih al-‘Uthaymeen (may Allaah have mercy on him) was asked: What is the ruling on congratulating people on the occasion of the Hijri new year, and how should one reply to a person who offers congratulations?

He replied:

If someone offers you congratulations, then respond to him, but do not initiate such greetings. This is the correct view concerning this matter. So if a person says to you, for example, “Happy New Year”, then you can say, “May Allaah make it a good and blessed year for you.” But you should not initiate such a greeting, because I do not know of any report that the salaf [early generations of Islam] congratulated one another on the occasion of the new year, rather the salaf did not regard the first of Muharram as the first day of the new year until the caliphate of ‘Umar ibn al-Khattaab (may Allaah be pleased with him.

Shaykh ‘Abd al-Kareem al-Khudayr said concerning offering congratulations on the occasion of the hijri new year:

Praying for another Muslim in general terms, in phrases that are not meant as a kind of ritual on special occasions such as Eid, is acceptable, especially if what is meant by this greeting is friendship and to show a friendly face to one’s fellow Muslim. Imaam Ahmad (may Allaah have mercy on him) said: “I do not initiate the greeting but if someone greets me I return the greeting, because responding to the greeting is obligatory. But being the first to offer congratulations is neither Sunnah nor forbidden.

Source: http://islamqa.info/en/21290
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farhan
10-14-2015, 11:22 AM
Is it permissible to congratulate others on the new Hijri year?

"The matter is flexible as there is no textual evidence to prohibit this action nor to allow it. However, it should not become a regular habit as it was not a practice of the Companions of the Prophet." - Shaikh Haitham al Haddad
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Ridwaan Ravat
10-14-2015, 12:23 PM
Assalamualykum.

In Islam New year is not a time for celebration. It's a time for introspection.

If we have a close look , we will understand that we have drawn a year closer to our death. We have lost a year of our life , surely nobody celebrates a loss.

Let us introspect and see how much spirituality have we gained in this year and how much have we prepared for our death.

Request duaas

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