Muharram marks the beginning of the Islamic New Year. The Islamic New Year is also known as Hijri New Year and Arabic New Year. Shia Muslims mourn for ten days in the month of Muharram.
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They do so in the memory of Hazrat Imam Hussain, the grandson of Prophet Mohammed and his companions. Hazrat Imam was martyred in the Battle of Karbala. Many people call this martyrdom as one of the biggest sacrifices for Islam.
Many Muslims attend the special prayer meeting in the mosque. During the ninth, tenth and 11th day of Muharram, Muslims fast from dawn to dusk. This year the day that marks the martyrdom of Imam Hussein is likely to fall on September 10th. The day is also called Ashura.
It is also customary to read Ziarat Ashura, which is the book containing salutations to the martyrs of Karbala on the day of Ashura.
People celebrate the day by visiting the mosque, offering prayers and spending time with their near and dear ones. People also cook sweet foods like sweet rice and share it with their family and neighbour while breaking the fast.
“As the Hijri New Year begins, let us pray that it will be a year full of peace, happiness and many new friends. May Allah bless you throughout the new year.” Happy New Hijri Year!
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“I pray for you and your family's happiness and well-being. May you all have an amazing year ahead. Happy New Hijri Year!”
“May Allah shower you with gifts of love, bravery, wisdom, contentment, health, patience and cleanliness. Happy New Year !”
On the auspicious day of Muharram, may Allah bless you with health, wealth, peace and happiness! Wishing you and your family a New Year full of peace, happiness, and abundance of all. May Allah bless you throughout the new year.
May Allah Almighty shower his blessing on the Muslim Ummah and all Islamic countries. Happy new Hijri year. 1441 Mubarak.
“Happy Islamic New Year to all. May this new year brings a lot of peace, prosperity and happiness to the world. May Allah protect us. ”
May all the praises and thanks be to Allah to whom belongs all that is in heavens and in the earth. Have a blessed Muharram. Wishing you and your family a new year full of peace and happiness! May Allah bless you throughout the new year! May 1441 be a year full of kindness, healing, happiness and health!
“May Allah bless you on Muharram - the first month of the Islamic calendar and one of the four sacred months of the year”!
“May you observe Aze-E-Hussain and participate in mourning congregations, lamentations, matam to commemorate Iman Hussain ibn Ali, the grandson of the Islamic prophet Muhammad's (PBUH) killing at the Battle of Karabal! Have a blessed Muharram”
“My admiration for the noble sacrifice of Imam Hussain as a martyr abides, because he accepted death and the torture of thirst for himself, his sons and for his whole family but did not submit to unjust authorities.”
“The best lesson which we get from the tragedy of Karbala is that Hussain and his followers were the rigid believers of God. They illustrated that numerical superiority does not count when it comes to truth and falsehood.”
Happy New Hijri Year!
“As the Hijri New Year begins, let us pray that it will be a year full of peace, happiness and abundance of new friends. May Allah bless you throughout the new year.”