The Islamic New Year, also known as Hijri New Year or Arabic New Year, marks the beginning of the Islamic lunar calendar. Unlike the Gregorian calendar, the Islamic calendar is based on the cycles of the moon, making it about 11 days shorter. This annual event holds great spiritual significance for Muslims worldwide and is observed with a blend of solemn reflection and communal gatherings. It is a time to reflect on the past year, make resolutions for self-improvement, and deepen one's faith. Acts of charity and kindness are encouraged, as they embody the teachings of Islam. Donating to the needy, helping the less fortunate, and performing good deeds are ways to seek blessings for the new year. Sharing wishes and greetings during the Islamic New Year is a way to spread blessings, love, and hope for the year ahead. Here are some common expressions of goodwill.

The Islamic New Year, also known as Al-Hijra, commemorates the Hijra, or migration, of the Prophet Muhammad and his followers from Mecca to Medina in 622 CE. This pivotal event marked the establishment of the first Muslim community under Islamic law and governance, and it served as the starting point of the Islamic calendar. The year in which the Hijra occurred is designated as 1 AH (Anno Hegirae, "in the year of the Hijra").

The first day of the Islamic New Year is Muharram 1, which begins with the sighting of the new moon. Muharram is one of the four sacred months in Islam, during which warfare is traditionally forbidden, promoting peace and spiritual reflection. Many Muslims use this time for introspection, prayer, and seeking forgiveness. Send Hijri New Year 1446 Messages, HD Images, Wallpapers and Quotes To Send on the First Day of the Islamic Calendar.

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The Islamic New Year is an occasion that blends solemn reflection with communal harmony. It is a time for Muslims to reconnect with their faith, seek forgiveness, and set intentions for a spiritually fulfilling year ahead. Whether through prayer, charity, or simply sharing heartfelt wishes, the observance of the Hijri New Year reinforces the values of compassion, unity, and devotion that are central to Islam. As the new lunar year begins, Muslims around the world look forward to a year filled with peace, prosperity, and the continued pursuit of righteousness.

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