New Delhi: While the world readies up to ring in the New Year with pomp & elan, a Muslim organization Raza Academy has urged Muslim youths to dissociate themselves from New Year celebrations as it sees them as a means to spoil their religion.
Publicly issuing a sermon on Thursday, Raza Academy said that people of Muslim faith must prevent their children from participating in 31st night parties, to ensure that their religion doesn’t get ruined.
“On 31st night of the year, all acts of civility & morality are given a go-by. All kinds of shameless acts are done. People of all ages & all faiths participate in this orgy. Such acts of profanity will do no good to us, it will put even evil to shame.” said Saeed Noori, the President of the Raza Academy said in a video tweeted by the Raza Academy.
Muslim naujawan 31st Night ke khurafat se mafooz raheiñ Raza Academy ki appeal.
مسلم نوجوان تھرٹی فرسٹ نائٹ کے خرافات سے محفوظ رہیں رضا اکیڈمی کی اپیل.
— Raza Academy (@razaacademyho) December 29, 2022
“Muslim youths are increasingly getting driven to such New year parties. It’s time that we should restrain our children from such ‘haraam’ activities & safeguard our faith,” Noori further added.
He rather urged Muslims to organize Azaan & Mehfil-e-Milad on the night of 31st December to realize its true value.
— Raza Academy (@razaacademyho) December 28, 2022
It may be noted that no big New Year celebrations are organized in Muslim-majority countries also.
The directive by Raza Academy comes on back of similar demand by right wing groups. Recently, Bajrang Dal & Vishwa Hindu Parishad (VHP) asked the Mangaluru police commissioner not to grand permission for New Year parties as they claimed that this was proving to be breeding ground for drug abuse, indecent dances & also instances of love jihad.