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Celebrating New Year is haram and israf?

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Celebrating new year as a moment of change and a time to wish for and expect good changes for the next year isn't wrong at all. Islam teaches us to be positives, and to be positive about 2019 in this day is something to be encouraged.

It's not Halloween.

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23 minutes ago, Bakir said:

Celebrating new year as a moment of change and a time to wish for and expect good changes for the next year isn't wrong at all. Islam teaches us to be positives, and to be positive about 2019 in this day is something to be encouraged.

It's not Halloween.

I agree with you but what about the islamic jurisprudential perspective of this?

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On 12/31/2018 at 7:59 PM, aaljibar said:

I agree with you but what about the islamic jurisprudential perspective of this?

It pretty much depends on what we understand by celebrating new year. In my family, as we all are in holidays, we tend to invite friends and relatives and share some time together during these days. We greet each other, wish for a good new year and that's all of it.

However, we don't indulge in local customs based in superstitions (which is the point in which we may find some controversy from an islamic perspective). Also, most likely, such celebrations probably mean that alcohol is present, and that makes it haram anyway.

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On 12/31/2018 at 10:51 PM, Ali-F said:

Someone told me this. 

1) Because it is israaf (meaning waste), because you spend money on fireworks.

2) You can't imitate non-Muslims.

What do we say to that? 

Whoever told you this is absolutely right. Listen to that person.

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@Ali-F 

Yeah celebrating new years is harram if you're talking about how most people celebrate it. Listening to harram music, being near people who drink alcohol and going wild - this is clearly a toxic environment. We do have to be careful how we celebrate new years. Its okay to watch fireworks but we shouldn't get carried away at all.

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On 12/31/2018 at 11:51 AM, Ali-F said:

Someone told me this. 

1) Because it is israaf (meaning waste), because you spend money on fireworks.

2) You can't imitate non-Muslims.

What do we say to that? 

1) We spend money on so many useless things...might as well add fireworks to the list.

2) it is not celebrated as a religious event so this issue is moot.

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