Islamic New Year 2022: July 29 starts the Muslim lunar calendar for the year 1444 AH (AH stands for Anno Hegirae, “in the year of the Hijra”). The Hijrah was chosen as the starting point of the Islamic calendar: in 622 AD, Prophet Muhammad and his Muslim followers fled from Mecca to Medina, in Saudi Arabia, following numerous persecutions.
For Shia Muslims, the first month of Muharram holds immense significance as it commemorates the death anniversary of Muhammad’s grandson Husayn Ibn Ali al-Hussein. He died at the Battle of Karbala on the 10th day of this month in 680 AD. This event is referred to as Ashura. The day of Ashura is mourned by Shias across the world. They take part in a remembrance parade called ‘Matam’.
The Islamic New Year
The Islamic New Year is celebrated on the first day of the month of Muharram in the Islamic calendar. This year, the Islamic New Year will fall on July 29th.
The Islamic New Year is a time to reflect on one’s past year and make resolutions for the upcoming year. It is also a time to celebrate family and friends, and to give thanks for all that we have in life.
During the Islamic New Year, people traditionally wear new clothes and eat special foods. They also make gifts for friends and family members. The main purpose of the Islamic New Year celebrations is to promote unity among people of different faiths.
What is the Islamic New Year Celebrated For?
The Islamic lunar calendar is 11 days shorter than the Gregorian calendar and has 354 days (sometimes 355 days). However, the Islamic New Year also has 12 months.
The Islamic New Year is a time to reflect on past year and make resolutions for the coming year. It is also a time to celebrate new beginnings and bring in the new year with good luck. There are several activities that are associated with the Islamic New Year, including fasting, praying, and giving charity.
Many people believe that the Islamic New Year is a time to renew their ties with family and friends, as well as to apologize for any wrongs that were committed during the past year. It is also a time to pray for peace and prosperity in the coming year.
Different Customs during the Islamic New Year
During the Islamic New Year, which falls on July 29 this year, there are many customs that vary from country to country. In some countries, people exchange gifts and eat special foods. In other countries, there are religious ceremonies and festivals.
Muharram 1 marks the start of the Islamic new year (1444H), and its corresponding date on the Gregorian calendar is likely to fall on Saturday, July 30, as per astronomical calculations.
The Islamic New Year is a time for reflection and celebration, and this year it falls on July 29th. The Islamic New Year began in 622 AD when Prophet Muhammad and his companions were forced to migrate from Mecca to Medina.