World Bulletin / News Desk
The first month of new Islamic Hijri year 1438 Muhurram will start Sunday, according to astronomical calculations.
With the Hijri lunar calendar being 11-12 days shorter than the Western calendar, Muharram falls at different times every year.
The Hijri calendar, which began in AD 622, is used by Muslims around the globe to determine annual fasting during the holy month of Ramadan, as well as the Hajj pilgrimage and Muslim festivals.
Muslims from all around the world every year celebrate Hijri year in a spirit of faith. Muslims around the world mark the occasion with lectures, prayers and Islamic songs, known as nasheeds.
New Hijri year is marked since Hijra, the event of migration of Muhamed p.b.u.h. and his followers from Mecca to Medina, which happened back in 622 CE.
Hijri year has 354 days, and consists of 12 months. It is 11 days shorter than the solar year according to the calendar, which makes the date of the New Hijri year to vary every year.
New Hijri year is a national holiday in countries such as Bangladesh, Comoros, Djibouti, Egypt, Indonesia, Iran, Iraq, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Libya, Malaysia, Maldives, Mauritania, Morocco, Senegal, Sudan, Tunisia, United Arab Emirates and Yemen.
source: Sarajevo Times
Güncelleme Tarihi: 01 Ekim 2016, 15:19