The Islamic New Year – Hijri

The Islamic New Year is soon upon us. We know it also as Hijri. Why do Muslims celebrate the Islamic new year?

It is the day of the start of the Islamic calendar and it is also when Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) emigrated to Madinah from Makkah. 

How do Muslims celebrate the Islamic new year? It is a time for self-reflection. People think about the good and bad that they do. On the 10th of Muharram Muslims choose to fast the day of Ashura out of respect and remembrance of Prophet Musa and his victory against Firaun. 

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