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Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Salam 1 Muharram, 1432 Hijriah

Today, Muslims from all over the world celebrate the Islamic New Year, 1432 Hijriah. It is the first day of Muharram, which is the first month of the Islamic calendar. The Islamic calendar is a lunar calendar consisting of 12 lunar months in a year of 354 or 355 days.

The Hijrah (هِجْرَة) the migration or flight of the Islamic Prophet Muhammad sallallahu 'alaihi wasallam (s.a.w.) and his followers, from the city of Makkah (Mecca) to the city of Madinah (Medina), in year 622 CE, on the command and guidance of Allah, through His Angel Gabriel (Malaikat Jibril); marking the first year of the Islamic calendar.

I would like to wish all Muslims a Happy Muharram 1432 Hijriah. May it be a year of peace among differing and diverse people and bring unity, love and happiness to everyone.

May Allah give us the strength, the power, the courage and the effort to do our best to obey Him and to follow His teachings. May Allah lead us the true path. May the Holy Qur'an become our source of advice, healing and guidance. May we are able to practice what is written in the Holy Qur'an in our daily lives.

Amin Ya Robbal 'Alamin.