Is New Year celebration halal in Islam? Celebration of the new year is Halal
Many Muslims celebrate Christmas and New Year’s Eve and follow all the traditions of distributing gifts, and throwing special parties.
The question here is:
Is all this permissible for us in our Islamic religion?
Sometimes many of us get confused between Christmas and New Year’s Eve. So, the Georgian calendar is according to the birth of our prophet Jesus (peace be upon him), just like the Hijri calendar, which was named according to the migration of the Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) from Mecca to Medina.
And many of us believe that our prophet Jesus (peace be upon him) is the prophet of Christians only, but what we must not forget is that our prophet Jesus (peace be upon him) was mentioned in the Qur’an 25 times, and he is the only prophet whose name, lineage, attribute, and the story of his pregnancy and birth are mentioned in the Qur’an too.
Now the important question:
Is it permissible to celebrate the New Year?
We Celebrate originally to show joy and pleasure for the occurrence of a blessing. The majority do not know the exact date of birth of our prophet Jesus (peace be upon him) just like the date of the migration, since we as Muslims do not know the exact day on which the Prophet Mohammed (peace be upon him), migrated. For example, if we consider that December 31 is the commemoration of the birth of Prophet Jesus (peace be upon him), For example, if we know the date of the birth of Noah, peace be upon him, and we begin to celebrate his birthday so that we all gather and remember the suffering of Noah, peace be upon him.
Is there anything in our religion that prevents this?
No, there is not. The reason for the celebration is to commemorate the birth of one of the prophets.
If we want to celebrate then we must celebrate in ways that are compatible with our Islamic religion and avoid the ways that are not compatible. So, the reason for the celebration and the method of celebration matters a lot. If the celebration is like where all the relatives gather and dine with each other and go home after greeting each other, then there is no objection in it. The same applies to the one who intends to spend the night in prayer and read the Qur’an on New Year’s Eve, or who intends to fast on that day. As for those who go to discos to dance and get drunk, this is not permissible.
Celebrating the birth of our prophet Jesus (peace be upon him) is like celebrating Ashura. The Prophet Mohammad (Peace be upon him), used to fast on this day, for celebrating the deliverance of prophet Moses (peace be upon him) from Pharaoh on that day.
To Sum Up
It becomes clearer to us if we investigate the origin of Christians, that distributing gifts, decorating the tree, and the idea of Santa Claus have nothing to do with Christianity at all.