How Should Muslims Celebrate New Year's Eve?

How Should Muslims Celebrate New Year's Eve?


How Should Muslims Celebrate New Year's Eve? by Mohammad Hoblos


Assalamualaikum Warahmatullah my brothers and sisters, we are a few days away from New Year's Eve. So one might ask what does New Year's Eve mean to a Muslim? In truth it actually means nothing. It has no weight whatsoever in Islam in any way shape or form. Our beloved prophet (SAW) he gave us our days of celebration, he gave us a 'Eid Al Fitr' which is the day after the blessed month of Ramadan, he gave us 'Eid Al Adha' which is just after Hajj and we also have every single Friday the day of the 'Jumaa', the day of the 'Khutba', this is also a 'Eid' celebration for the believer.

So my brothers and sisters, how do we deal with this New Year's Eve? In short, stay away from it. There is no celebration whatsoever. Do not go to places where this night is being celebrated. Stay away from gatherings that are displeasing to Allah (SWT), where there's mixing alcohol, anything of this nature, stay away from this.

My brothers and sisters, if this night was to have any weight whatsoever, then what I would say to you and I, is that New Year's should be a night for you and I to reflect, to really look at your life and say "A whole year has passed me by, what have I done? What have I accomplished? Where am I going with my life?". We are one year closer to our deaths, what have I accomplished? I'm one year closer to my grave, what have I accomplished? One whole year has passed, how have I contributed in a positive way towards my 'Ummah'. This, if it was to have any weight, then this is the weight that I would give it. It should be a night to reflect, it should be a night to repent, it should be a night to ask Allah (SWT) to forgive us on the wrongs that we've done in 2015.

My brothers and sisters, this concept of New Year's resolution, there is weight in this, there is actually links in this towards Islam. Umar (RA) used to say in his very famous statement, he used to say "Judge yourself before you are judged, analyze yourself before you are analysed, check yourself before you are checked before Allah (SWT)".

So my brothers and sisters, one should be looking at himself and saying "A whole year has passed me by, what have I done? Where am I going? What new things am I going to do in 2016? How will I make sure that 2016 will not be like 2015?". If 2015 meant for me that I had no beard, I had no 'Hijab', there was no Quran in my life, there was no 'Salah' in my life or anything of this nature, then 2016 should be my promise to Allah (SWT) that I will establish these things.

My brothers and sisters, if you are going to do anything on New Year's Eve, I strongly suggest that you don't, but if you feel like you need to do something then make it a night of worship, make it a night where you make promises with Allah (SWT) and make it a night where you make 'Dua' for this 'Ummah'.


 How Should Muslims Celebrate New Year's Eve?

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