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Hijrah 1440AH: Ruling On Offering Congratulations At The Beginning Of The Year by Lukgaf(m): 4:50am On Sep 11
Praise be to Allah
Shaykh Muhammad ibn Saalih al-‘Uthaymeen (may Allaah have mercy on him) was asked: What is the ruling on congratulating people on the occasion of the Hijri new year, and how should one reply to a person who offers congratulations?

He replied:

If someone offers you congratulations, then respond to him, but do not initiate such greetings. This is the correct view concerning this matter. So if a person says to you, for example, “Happy New Year”, then you can say, “May Allaah make it a good and blessed year for you.” But you should not initiate such a greeting, because I do not know of any report that the salaf [early generations of Islam] congratulated one another on the occasion of the new year, rather the salaf did not regard the first of Muharram as the first day of the new year until the caliphate of ‘Umar ibn al-Khattaab (may Allaah be pleased with him.

Shaykh ‘Abd al-Kareem al-Khudayr said concerning offering congratulations on the occasion of the hijri new year:

Praying for another Muslim in general terms, in phrases that are not meant as a kind of ritual on special occasions such as Eid, is acceptable, especially if what is meant by this greeting is friendship and to show a friendly face to one’s fellow Muslim. Imaam Ahmad (may Allaah have mercy on him) said: “I do not initiate the greeting but if someone greets me I return the greeting, because responding to the greeting is obligatory. But being the first to offer congratulations is neither Sunnah nor forbidden.

https://islamqa.info/en/21290

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Re: Hijrah 1440AH: Ruling On Offering Congratulations At The Beginning Of The Year by Rashduct4luv(m): 8:09am On Sep 11
May Allah grant us understanding!

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Re: Hijrah 1440AH: Ruling On Offering Congratulations At The Beginning Of The Year by Empiree: 1:34am On Sep 12
This is non-issue since Sayyidina Umar ibn Khattab invented the start of hijra calendar. He basically regulated it. Therefore, it becomes Sunnah due to nabi's statement to follow Sunnah of his khulafah.

Therefore, Muslims MUST recognize the birth of the new Islamic month {Muharram} and create awareness for it. The good news is that more and more people are being acquainted to it now unlike before.

Interestingly, Ottoman Empire did celebrate 1st day of Hijra like today by paying respect to Sultan by various governors and leaders. But it was not exerggerated due to clash with karbala with respect to Sayyidina Hussein ibn Ali (karamaLlahu wajiha). So they were very sensitive about it.

But the saying that "don't initiate greetings" is ridiculous. This is not the saying of the prophet (saw). Therefore, it is irrelevant. Hijra is not kufar calendar. Why can't we greet one another?

Again, awareness of hijra MUST be made known to the world. Fireworks, greeting cards, eating and dancing are not the primary essence. So we should not focus on that and use that as yardsticks for rebuking celebration of Hijra.

Muslim children must be aware of Hijra and ESSENCE of it. Just because Salaf didn't have open celebration does not mean it is Haram thing to do. For the fact that Sayyidina Umar (ra) invented hijra, this alone makes the celebration valid.


Walahu Alam

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Re: Hijrah 1440AH: Ruling On Offering Congratulations At The Beginning Of The Year by Tomitohoimo(m): 9:17am On Sep 14
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Re: Hijrah 1440AH: Ruling On Offering Congratulations At The Beginning Of The Year by Dannieln1(m): 9:17am On Sep 14
Lemme kuku pitch tent here
I thought hijra is war


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Re: Hijrah 1440AH: Ruling On Offering Congratulations At The Beginning Of The Year by LadyHal1(f): 9:32am On Sep 14
Dannieln1:
Lemme kuku pitch tent here I thought hijra is war

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Now you know
Re: Hijrah 1440AH: Ruling On Offering Congratulations At The Beginning Of The Year by yrex01(m): 9:59am On Sep 14
LadyHal1:




Now you know
now who's d terrorist here ?? Peace b onto u n ur hatred lifestyle !!
Re: Hijrah 1440AH: Ruling On Offering Congratulations At The Beginning Of The Year by Biodunalley: 10:36am On Sep 14
Empiree:
This is non-issue since Sayyidina Umar ibn Khattab invented the start of hijra calendar. He basically regulated it. Therefore, it becomes Sunnah due to nabi's statement to follow Sunnah of his khulafah.

Therefore, Muslims MUST recognize the birth of the new Islamic month {Muharram} and create awareness for it. The good news is that more and more people are being acquainted to it now unlike before.

Interestingly, Ottoman Empire did celebrate 1st day of Hijra like today by paying respect to Sultan by various governors and leaders. But it was not exerggerated due to clash with karbala with respect to Sayyidina Hussein ibn Ali (karamaLlahu wajiha). So they were very sensitive about it.

But the saying that "don't initiate greetings" is ridiculous. This is not the saying of the prophet (saw). Therefore, it is irrelevant. Hijra is not kufar calendar. Why can't we greet one another?

Again, awareness of hijra MUST be made known to the world. Fireworks, greeting cards, eating and dancing are not the primary essence. So we should not focus on that and use that as yardsticks for rebuking celebration of Hijra.

Muslim children must be aware of Hijra and ESSENCE of it. Just because Salaf didn't have open celebration does not mean it is Haram thing to do. For the fact that Sayyidina Umar (ra) invented hijra, this alone makes the celebration valid.


Walahu Alam
Jazakallahu khaeran

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Re: Hijrah 1440AH: Ruling On Offering Congratulations At The Beginning Of The Year by IbnAbdullah1(m): 10:42am On Sep 14
Empiree:
This is non-issue since Sayyidina Umar ibn Khattab invented the start of hijra calendar. He basically regulated it. Therefore, it becomes Sunnah due to nabi's statement to follow Sunnah of his khulafah.

Therefore, Muslims MUST recognize the birth of the new Islamic month {Muharram} and create awareness for it. The good news is that more and more people are being acquainted to it now unlike before.

Interestingly, Ottoman Empire did celebrate 1st day of Hijra like today by paying respect to Sultan by various governors and leaders. But it was not exerggerated due to clash with karbala with respect to Sayyidina Hussein ibn Ali (karamaLlahu wajiha). So they were very sensitive about it.

But the saying that "don't initiate greetings" is ridiculous. This is not the saying of the prophet (saw). Therefore, it is irrelevant. Hijra is not kufar calendar. Why can't we greet one another?

Again, awareness of hijra MUST be made known to the world. Fireworks, greeting cards, eating and dancing are not the primary essence. So we should not focus on that and use that as yardsticks for rebuking celebration of Hijra.

Muslim children must be aware of Hijra and ESSENCE of it. Just because Salaf didn't have open celebration does not mean it is Haram thing to do. For the fact that Sayyidina Umar (ra) invented hijra, this alone makes the celebration valid.


Walahu Alam


Those who started the hijri calendar did not celebrate it, but only recognised it as a day, then some generation later some people started something they had no idea of?
please, some of you can carry your liberalism else where we do not need it.
The salaf are best when it comes to everything in this deen and if we refuse to imitate we will inevitably imitate and follow the worst.
This is has been Allaah's sunnah.

Hijri calender recognised yes, celebrating it? NO!

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Re: Hijrah 1440AH: Ruling On Offering Congratulations At The Beginning Of The Year by Empiree: 11:16am On Sep 14
IbnAbdullah1:



Those who started the hijri calendar did not celebrate it, but only recognised it as a day, then some generation later some people started something they had no idea of?
please, some of you can carry your liberalism else where we do not need it.
The salaf are best when it comes to everything in this deen and if we refuse to imitate we will inevitably imitate and follow the worst.
This is has been Allaah's sunnah.

Hijri calender recognised yes, celebrating it? NO!
what's it recognition and celebration?. Do we have to keep arguing about everything in Islam now?

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Re: Hijrah 1440AH: Ruling On Offering Congratulations At The Beginning Of The Year by olarid01: 12:17pm On Sep 14
Empiree:
what's it recognition and celebration?. Do we have to keep arguing about everything in Islam now?

No, but we do have to ask ourself if what we are doing is exactly as the prophet did it(as far as deen is concerned). And brother, be very careful of generalization and deductive reasoning when it comes to deen (just to justify your deeds).
The Prophet said explicitly that the Muslims only have to 'IDs which should be celebrated, any other ids other than those two is digression.
Re: Hijrah 1440AH: Ruling On Offering Congratulations At The Beginning Of The Year by Empiree: 12:23pm On Sep 14
olarid01:


No, but we do have to ask ourself is what we are doing is exactly as the prophet did it(as far as deen is concerned). And brother, be very careful of generalization and deductive reasoning when it come to deen (just to justify your deeds).
The Prophet said explicitly that the Muslims only have to 'IDs which should be celebrated, any other ids other than those two is digression.
then start your condemnation with Ameer mumin Umar ibn Khattab (ra) because the prophet did not single out the day of Hijra as a recognized day. When you do this, only then you have the right to condemn greetings and celebration of hijra.

You guys have very limited understanding. Isn't the day of jummah eld too?. Hadith says jummah is eld. This has nothing to do with librarlism
Re: Hijrah 1440AH: Ruling On Offering Congratulations At The Beginning Of The Year by olarid01: 12:42pm On Sep 14
Empiree:
then start your condemnation with Ameer mumin Umar ibn Khattab (ra) because the prophet did not single out the day of Hijra as a recognized day. When you do this, only then you have the right to condemn greetings and celebration of hijra.

You guys have very limited understanding. Isn't the day of jummah eld too?. Hadith says jummah is eld. This has nothing to do with librarlism

You know, I really do pray that your heart and the likes of yours be softened to deen,it will save a lot of headaches.

Firstly, I don't know where you see it that seyidinah umar celebrated it. Perhaps a proof? I doubt you will have one, but if you do, let's see........

And secondly, if I may ask you, what's is the precedence for considering proofs in shariah?
1. Allah
2. Rosul
3. Sohabahs
Re: Hijrah 1440AH: Ruling On Offering Congratulations At The Beginning Of The Year by Empiree: 12:50pm On Sep 14
olarid01:


You know, I really do pray that your heart and the likes of yours be softened to deen,it will save a lot of headaches.

Firstly, I don't know where you see it that seyidinah umar celebrated it. Perhaps a proof? I doubt you will have one, but if you do, let's see........

And secondly, if I may ask you, what's is the precedence for considering proofs in shariah?
1. Allah
2. Rosul
3. Sohabahs

I'm just gonna say it one more time. Nabi didn't recognize the day of Hijra or singled out the day. But Umar(ra) did. So you need to first condemn Umar for setting the day of Hijra aside as the start of the Islamic calendar. If you can successfully come off with this then we can talk about 'celebration'


Amin to your prayer
Re: Hijrah 1440AH: Ruling On Offering Congratulations At The Beginning Of The Year by Empiree: 11:05pm On Sep 24
IbnAbdullah1:



Those who started the hijri calendar did not celebrate it, but only recognised it as a day, then some generation later some people started something they had no idea of?
please, some of you can carry your liberalism else where we do not need it.
The salaf are best when it comes to everything in this deen and if we refuse to imitate we will inevitably imitate and follow the worst.
This is has been Allaah's sunnah.

Hijri calender recognised yes, celebrating it? NO!
This is type of celebration am talking about. I am not talking about firecrackers like gregorian new year does.


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