Reflecting on the Islamic New Year: Significance, Date, and Rituals

Islamic New Year
Date: The Islamic New Year, also known as Hijri New Year, is observed on the first day of Muharram, the first month in the Islamic calendar. The date varies each year in the Gregorian calendar due to the lunar nature of the Islamic calendar.
Significance: The Islamic New Year marks the Hijra or migration of Prophet Muhammad and his followers from Mecca to Medina in 622 AD. This event holds great historical and religious significance in Islam as it marks the beginning of the Islamic calendar. It is a time for Muslims to reflect on the passing of time and their own personal growth.
Rituals: Unlike other New Year celebrations, the Islamic New Year is a quiet and reflective time. There are no specific religious rituals required on this day. However, many Muslims choose to fast, pray, and reflect on their deeds for the past year. Some also attend special prayers in mosques, while others read and reflect on the Quran.