What do the scholars and experts of shari’ah say regarding the new year? Is it permissible to exchange greetings at the beginning of the Hijri year?
All perfect praise is for Allah ﷻ, The Lord of the Worlds. I testify that there is none worthy of worship except Allah ﷻ, and that Prophet Muhammad ﷺ is His Messenger.
Exchanging greetings for the Islamic new year is not a bid’ah (innovation). It is permissible in the shari’ah.
And Allah ﷻ knows best.
This Fatwa is written by Dr. Hafiz Muhammad Munir Al-Azhari