Celebrating the new millennium

Reference: Monday 7 Sha’baan 1420 / 15 November 1999 – Tanbeehaat Haammah bi-Munaasibati ‘Aam Alfayn – Pages 55-56

Question: What is the Sharee’ah ruling, in your opinion, regarding this matter?

And how should the Muslims prepare themselves to welcome in the new millennium?

Response: It is not befitting for the Muslims to pay any attention to this matter, nor make it an issue. This is because they have no connection to it, since the date (system) of the Muslims is the Hijree calendar which is based upon the best of occasions (the Hijrah of the Muslims from Makkah to Madeenah). This is the most appropriate occasion to start the Islaamic date (system) because it is the date which reminds them of the beginning of their glory and the setting up of their state and their mighty sovereignty.

As for what some people are publicising concerning that which is to happen, then all of this is evil speech, and there is no basis in the Sharee’ah nor the mind nor perception, O Allaah, except for that which is from their own doing from that which they have invented and have appointed as a [specified] period of time to come to an end to.

As for the knowledge of the unseen, then it is with Allaah alone. Allaah (Subhaanahu wa Ta’aala) says:

{None in the heavens and the earth knows the ghayb (unseen) except Allaah, nor can they perceive when they shall be resurrected}, [Soorah an-Naml, Aayah 65].

I ask Allaah to bestow upon us honour with our eemaan (faith) and victory over our enemies, for certainly he is the All-Bountiful the All-Generous.

He is a graduate of the Islaamic University of Madeenah, having graduated from the Institute of Arabic Language, and later the Faculty of Sharee'ah in 2004. He currently resides in Birmingham, UK.

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