New Year Eve has pagan origin. Originally New year for the Romans was March 1st, not January 1st…
Names of Numbers In LATIN :
Nine – Novem
Ten – Decem
Its true, surprisingly, in SANSKRIT(old Indo-Aryan language) also :
Seven – saptan (sapta)
Eight – ashtan (asta)
Nine – navan (nava)
Ten – dasan (dasa)
This naming sequence proves us that New year didn’t start with January…
11 th month – January
12 th month – Febraury
So March 1st was the beginning of the new year. 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 were held on the night before the New Year’s Day as a re-enactment of the chaos which Roman mythology depicted as preceding the cosmos or the ordered world whose organization was set by the gods. Furthermore, by that time, Janus had become, in practice, the highest god receiving the ritual sacrifices of Roman worshippers before the other gods, including the chief god, Jupiter. Pope Gregory 13th who set the modern calendar, the Gregorian calendar, also officially fixed the first day of the year for Christian Europe as January 1st in 1582.
Thus, in its essence the celebrations of the New Year on January 1st and New Year’s Eve, the night before, are a part and parcel of pagan religious rituals based on idolatrous beliefs in false gods. Consequently, it is completely Haraam (sinful and forbidden) for Muslims to participate in or adopt any of its related rituals, customs and symbols.
From the ancient times all over the world, months were calculated based on movements of the moon, not sun. The Babylonians, Jews and Greeks counted a day from dawn to sunset and sunset to dawn. The Hindus and Egyptians day began at dawn. Only the Romans and Teutons began their day at midnight.
Jews, Muslims follow the lunar calendar, at the time of Jesus (peace be upon him) it was the practice and followed by Jesus (peace be upon him). Why later times Christians adopted the practices of pagans ?? There was a constant struggle between Monotheism and Polytheism.. Know the history..search for the truth..
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