The Islamic New Year

Doing it in Doha with fast facts: Islamic New Year πŸ˜‡πŸ˜‡

When is it? πŸ€”

The 1st of Muharram on the Islamic calendar (Hijri calendar), marks the Islamic New Year 😊.

Which year is it on the Islamic calendar? πŸ€”

1442 AHπŸ™

What is ‘AH’? πŸ€”
Latin: Anno Hegirae, “in the year of the Hijra”

History around this day? πŸ€”

Since 622 AD, the Islamic New Year has been commemorated on the 1st day of Muharram. 😊

The Holy Prophet, Muhammed (SAW), fled Mecca to Medina (then Yathrib), to escape religious persecution. πŸ˜”

The migration is called ‘Hijra’ in Arabic. πŸ™

Today you may hear Happy New Hijri Year as a result, as well. πŸ’

Any more info on this calendar? πŸ€”

The Hijri calendar has 12 months but only 354 days. πŸ“…

The Islamic New Year is observed with low key religious events. 🌹

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