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Islamic New Year 2022: History, Date and time, Significance and Celebrations of Muharram

Islamic New Year 2021: The Islamic New Year means Arabic New year-It is the first of Muharram, the first month of the Islamic Calendar. This day will come once in a year which name is Hijri Muharram as known also Arabic New Year. This day will celebrate on 20 August 2021. This day is an important movement in Islamic history and the Muslims Religion remembers it very seriously. Now we will share with you the Hijri Muharram details info below.

Hijri New Year time and Date:

Day Date Year Holidays
Wednesday 19 August 2020 Islamic New Year
Thursday 20 August Islamic New Year Holidays
Tuesday 10 August 2021 Islamic New Year
Saturday 30 July 2022 Islamic New Year
Wednesday 19 July 2023 Islamic New Year
Sunday 07 July 2024 Islamic New Year

History of Hijri New Year:

The Islamic New Year is also called the Hijri New Year or Arabic New Year. The first day of the Islamic year is observed by Muslims on the first day of the month of Muharram. When the Prophet Muhammad emigrated from Mecca to Medina, The first Islamic year began in AD 622. The 10th day of Muharram, called the Day of Ashura, is considered most important by Shia and Sunni Muslims. Shia Muslims observe it as a day of mourning to commemorate the death of the Prophet Mohammad’s grandson, Hussayn Ibn Ali. According to legends, Imam Hussayn once objected to caliph Yazid’s legitimacy and revolted against him. The objection not only led to Karbala’s battle and the beheading of the revolutionary leader but also the imprisonment of his family on the day of Ashura in 680 AD. Sunni Muslims believe that on the 10th day of Muharram the religious leader Moses led Israel through the Red Sea and got victory over the Egyptian Pharaoh and his army of war chariots. There is another belief that God created Adam and Eve on the 10th day of this holy month. It is an Islamic memorial day for the Muslims Religion in the world.

How do Muslim Peoples Celebrate Muharram?

It is an Islamic festival day for both Shia and Sunni Muslims. This day they observe through various prayers. For Shia Muslims, it is a day of observance but no joy. They observe for ten days. They attend special meetings at mosques, dress in black, and even refrain from listening to their favorite music. They also do not attend events such as weddings. On the 10th day of Muharram, street processions take place where they walk barefoot, chanting and whipping their chests until it draws blood to remember the sufferings of Imam Hussayn. Sunnis observe this day by fasting from the first to the tenth or eleventh day of the month, and the ones who fast are believed to be rewarded by Allah.

Why do Muslim Peoples celebrate Muharram?

The ten-day of Muharram called Ashura is an important day for Muslims. It marks the day Nuh (Noah) left the Ark, and the day that Prophet Musa (Moses) was saved from the Pharaoh of Egypt by God, crossing the Red Sea with his people.

Sunni and Shia both Muslims observe Muharram differently. Most of the Sunni Muslims of the world, observe this day at the beginning of the Islamic New Year and symbolizes peace and reflection.

This month presents a glorious presence in the history of Islam for all Muslims who follow the politics of Islam. For the Shia Muslims, Hazrat Muharram commemorates the death of Husain Ali, the grandson of Hazrat Muhammad. After questioning the legitimacy of the Caliph Yazid, Hussain was killed during the battle of Karbala on the day of Ashura.

Due to the brutality of the battle and the murder of the Prophet’s grandson during a month when fighting is forbidden, many Shia mourn and remember the bravery of the Prophet’s family.

Which Countries observe Islamic New Year in 2021?

       Country Name         Year
Algeria 20 August 2021
Bahrain 20 August 2021
Bosnia and Herzegovina 20 August 2021
Brunei 20 August 2021
Comoros 20 August 2021
Egypt 20 August 2021
Djibouti 20 August 2021
Indonesia 20 August 2021
Iraq 20 August 2021
Jordan 20 August 2021
Kuwait 20 August 2021
Lebanon 20 August 2021
Lebya 20 August 2021
Maldives 20 August 2021
Mauritania 20 August 2021
Morocco 20 August 2021
Niger 20 August 2021
Oman 20 August 2021
Palestine 20 August 2021
Somalia 20 August 2021
Sudan 20 August 2021
Syria 20 August 2021
Tunisia 20 August 2021
United Arab Emirates 20 August 2021
Yemen 20 August 2021

 

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