The New Year to me means a new beginning and a fresh start. New Years is the first day of a new year and is celebrated by thousands of people around the world. For most people it’s a time for change and starting over in a clean new year trying not to repeat the same mistakes from the previous year. To me I feel that a new year shouldn’t determine whether you change your old behaviors or not you should always want to do better than the day before. If you did something bad to day then you should try to perfect that wrong behavior the next day. As humans we should learn to not wait until a new year to fix something we should always want to do better.
From an Islamic perspective the New Year is viewed as a pagan holiday and the start of their new calendar year. The Muslim new year starts on 1st Muharram, and for the believers it is just a date, not a day of celebration. The New Year itself is known to Muslims as Maal Hijra. Compared to Western calendars, the Islamic year goes 11 days backwards every year. The marking of the beginning of the new year is usually quiet, unlike New Year's celebrations associated with other calendars. Muslims gather in mosques for special prayers and readings. A major part of the holiday is the telling of the hijra, Muhammad's flight from Medina to Mecca. Muslims also reflect on the passing of time and their own mortality.
Allah and His Messenger (saws) have appointed the two Eids for our celebration, and have made every Friday a day of Eid and celebration for the believers. For a true believer, every day that dawns is a Sign from our Merciful Lord, and every day that Allah gives us life, can be a day of celebration for us. We can say that it is forbidden for the Muslim to participate in any religious aspect of a celebration, and it is allowed to take part in the general, non-religious aspects of the celebrations of other feasts.