Islamic New Year 2023: Date, History, Significance

The Islamic New Year marks the beginning of the new Muslim lunar calendar and the beginning of the new Muslim lunar calendar. The Islamic calendar contains 354 or 355 days, and the first day of the Islamic calendar is known as Hijri New Year. The Julian calendar is about 11 days shorter than the Gregorian calendar. According to Islamic tradition, the Islamic New Year starts with Muharram, the second holy time after Ramadan, and ends with Dhul al-Hijjah, the month in which Muslims go to Mecca to perform the Hajj, as the name suggests. The date of Islamic new year 2023 is July 18, 2023.

Islamic New Year History

After Prophet Mohammad & his disciples were forced to flee Mecca and settle in Medina in 622 AD, the Islamic new year, also known as the Hijri calendar, was inaugurated in their honour. Prophet Mohammad and his companions were also forbidden from teaching the Islamic faith in Mecca, and they were subjected to persecution before being evacuated from the city. Exactly 1,443 years have passed since the occurrence. Following the conquest of Mecca in 629 AD, he was able to return home at last.

Islamic New Year Significance

The Shias, another of Islam’s two major sects, attach great significance to the Islamic New Year, which falls on the first of January. During the Battle of Karbala in 680 AD, on the 10th of Muharram, Imam Hussain, the Prophet’s grandson, and at least 70 of his companions, including many of his family members, died. According to some sources, Imam Hussain’s companions were killed in the battle, which claimed the lives of 72 of them. Therefore, Shia Muslims remember Imam Hussain’s martyrdom on the first 10 days of Muharram, the Islamic month of Ramadan.

The first day of the Islamic new year is not observed as a public holiday, and all government offices will be open for business as normal on this day. All of the markets are still open, and business as normal continues among the general public.

Islamic New Year 2023 Important Events

According to the estimates of the Astronomy Centre, the first day of the New Year in most countries in 2021 occurred on Tuesday, August 10th of that year.

According to the Islamic calendar, August 9 was the 29th day of the month of Dhul Qadah. The month of Muharram starts when the moon is visible in the sky.

Islamic New Year 2023 Wishes

  • “While the New Year starts, may we pray for a year filled with hope, joy, and a plethora of close buddies. May Allah continue to bless them in the next year.”
  • “They are the only one we adore, and you are the only one we seek assistance from for just about everything.” May our trust in Him offer everyone freedom and harmony often.”
  • “Humbly approve my pleas that Allah bestow upon you treasures of affection, courage, wisdom, and satisfaction, and also better health, forbearance, and purity.” “Welcome to the New Year!”
  • “Beautiful Day, Colorful Afternoon, Cheerful Sunset, and Calm Nights” I wish you a wonderful year forward.”
  • “Everything credit and gratitude be to Allah, with whom everything which is in the sky as well as on the land pertains.”
  • “Wishing everyone a happy Islamic New Year. Let this Holy Year offer the globe a lot of comfort, wealth, and pleasure. May Allah keep us safe.”

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