#My best wishes to all of you for a happy and prosperous #new year 2022!

May in this new year, we all have a hundred reasons to laugh, a dream to live for, a thousand joys to enjoy, no reason to suffer. Success and Goodluck will be with us in each phase of life.

# Happy New Year 2022 from Dr. Alia Nawaz

New Year’s Day is the most active-minded holiday. Usually, people evaluate their lives and values, remember last year’s achievements and failures, and look forward to the promise of a New Year make new plans more seriously, change their mindset for better lives. they make resolutions for the new year according to their needs.

Most people find joy in the planning and celebrating of various festivals and celebrations that bring families and friends together over the winter season. Different activities for the new year in different places across the World.

#Reality of a New Year.

Year’s end is neither an end nor a beginning, time is still going on, Time has no divisions to mark its passage,
there is never a thunderstorm or blare of trumpets to announce the beginning of a new month or year. With all the wisdom that experience can instill in us. But for entertainment they organized parties, get together with families and friends, the most popular enjoyment with fireworks, singing and dance. There are other lots of different types of activities on celebrations of #New Year Eve and #New year.

#New year celebration in pandemic time:

New Year’s has a deeper significance at this #pandemic time.

We need prayers from bottom of our heart

Nowadays, the whole world has been changed, because of Covid 19. As people around the world celebrated New Year’s Eve and New year celebrations in a restricted environment.

Two years ago, a new global threat emerged…Since then, the COVID-19 pandemic has taken so many lives and caused massive disruption to families, societies, and economies all over the world.

But it also triggered the fastest and most wide-reaching response to a global health emergency in human history.

The hallmarks of this response have been an unparalleled mobilization of science, a search for solutions, and a commitment to global solidarity.

Acts of generosity, large and small, equipped hospitals with the tools that health workers needed to stay safe and care for their patients.

Outpourings of kindness have helped society’s most vulnerable through troubled times.

Vaccines, therapeutics, and diagnostics have been developed and rolled out, at record speed, thanks to collaborations including the Access to COVID-19 Tools Accelerator.

Vaccines offer great hope to turn the tide of the pandemic.

But to protect the world, we must ensure that all people at risk everywhere – not just in countries who can afford vaccines – are immunized. This is the challenge we must rise to in the New Year. The events of 2020-2021 have provided telling lessons, and reminders, for us all to take into 2022.

#Steps to be taken for safety measures:

There is light at the end of the tunnel, and we will get there by taking the path together.

Millions around the world have been seeing out 2021 and marking the start of 2022, although the coronavirus pandemic has forced many celebrations to take place in muted form behind closed doors.

With lockdowns or other restrictions in place in many countries,

Others have attended ceremonies or festivals wearing masks or taking other precautions.

As #omicron spreads ever more gloom around the globe ahead of New Year’s Eve, governments are moving at different speeds to contain the scourge, with some reimposing restrictions immediately.

All these things are in preparation in hopes to have next year’s celebration, return a little bit closer to normal.

These are the best ways to protect yourself and slow #the spread of COVID-19 this season also feel better at the same time:

Get vaccinated, including a booster shot if you’re eligible, Wear a mask, Stay home if you’re sick, Get tested before and after traveling or gathering for the holidays, Gather outside or increase airflow in indoor spaces, Going for a walk, doing something you enjoy or mindfulness techniques like yoga, meditation or breathing exercises can help. It is important to remember that not everybody has someone to celebrate with. and that some people may be experiencing feelings of loneliness and isolation.

Enjoy the festivities as much as you can:

While it’s natural to want to be with your loved ones in person, ensuring they are as protected as possible from coronavirus may be the greatest gift you can give this year. Ensure safety by doing covid tests before traveling to meet family and friends for the holidays, and check that the people you are visiting have done their tests too.

Speak to your family and friends now to decide on alternative ways that you can mark a holiday. We all hope that by the time the occasion arrives that there will be some way of coming together, but the fact is that we don’t know. Making a loose plan is a good idea – but be prepared for it to change as well.

Perhaps you’ll decide to gather via an online video link to eat a meal together or play party games. Or perhaps you’ll choose to support a charitable organization together, raise money or get involved in helping others in your community, subject to the rules in your area. This can create a sense of belonging and purpose, reducing feelings of isolation.

Being kind and focusing on the good you can do, can be a real boost to your mental wellbeing. Kindness matters, particularly now when people may be feeling the effect of certain restrictions more acutely.

Taking the time to do a good turn for someone else can also reduce your stress, improve your mood, and increase happiness.

If you are feeling down, talking to people can lighten your load. Likewise, if you notice that someone you care about is showing signs of distress, ask them how they are feeling and what they need.

Try to balance your sense of obligation against your need for self-care.

“When we get into the new year, of course, we will see then if we do need to take any further measures, but nothing more until then, at least.”

#History of celebrating New Year:

The Gregorian calendar (so-called because it was developed by Pope Gregory) was decided on the 1st of January as the New Year to celebrate the circumcision of Jesus. Its origin – like so many modern-day holidays – lies in the pagan Roman festivals associated with Janus – the two-headed deity who symbolized change.

However, celebrating the New Year does no such thing.

Firstly, the number of scholars who condone the celebration of the New Year is in the minority.

Secondly, the scholars who do condone it almost never actually celebrate the New Year themselves or with their families – at least not in public – showing that even though they may believe it acceptable, it is not preferable.

Thirdly, many of them predicate their views based on several caveats – that it is no longer a pagan or Christian ritual, that it is good dawah to non-Muslims, and that it does not involve any un-Islamic element. Most of these caveats are difficult to satisfy adequately.

This is meant to be a gentle reminder and not a harsh rebuke. It would be against the spirit of Islam to not show kindness and respect to non-Muslims. We are encouraged to be warm and welcoming, not least because it will attract others to our faith. By the same token, it is against the spirit of Islam to do any of the above by subordinating our own faith, culture, or heritage.

There are many ways to showcase our manners and act as ambassadors for our faith without having to adopt the celebrations of others. By adopting the celebrations of others, we may be harmlessly saying a few words or just enjoying ourselves. Equally, we may be opening the door to disappearing within the dominant culture and to a future which of blurred boundaries for our community and children.

#What is Muslim’s perception regarding New Year?

As Muslims, we have our own calendar that has been in constant use for the last 1400 years. Even though we may end up using the Gregorian calendar due to circumstances beyond our control, we know for a fact that Allah has ordained the use of the lunar calendar for us in our worship. According to our Hijri calendar (initiated by the great Shaba Umar), the new year begins on the first of Muharram…

Enjoy your Holidays, and New Year 2022 Celebration. Alia

May you reach out to great glories and achieve all that your desire in Year 2022, #Happy New Year!”

Dr. Alia Nawaz

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