As a Muslim, What is Islam’s View of New Years?

Article on the origins of New Year and why it is not permissible to celebrate it.

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السلام عليكم ورحمتُ الله وبركاته

بِسْم الله الرحمن الرحيم

Have we ever stopped to think where the origins of such celebrations that are not implemented in the religion come from? Do we know why January 1st became the New Year? What are the Islamic rulings for this celebration?

As Muslims it is our responsibility to know what we are doing. I would like to share the article below to answer a few questions further:

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Celebrating The New Year – By Dr. Bilal Philips

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…

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