[Q 191] How is it to say happy new year?


How is it to say Happy New Year or congratulate someone on New Year?

بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم

الجواب بعون الملك الوهاب اللهم هداية الحق والصواب


Greetings for the new year means that this year may be blessed for you. It is permissible to pray for good. However, if someone does it to respect the months and years made by the disbelievers, then it is Makrooh, but generally Muslims do not have this intention, rather their purpose is to pray for good and there is no harm in it.

 (Seraj Al-Fuqha Ki Deeni Majalis, page 144)

 Written by: Mufti Nizamuddin Razawi

 Translated by: Saqib Madani

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