BONSERNEWS.com – Does anyone know what day July 19, 2023 is commemorated as? So the red date is commemorated as 1 Muharram or Islamic New Year based on the Hijri calendar.
In accordance with the Joint Decree of the 3 Ministers, the national holiday and joint leave of 1 Muharram 1445 H fall on the following Wednesday.
Then what exactly is the uniqueness behind the commemoration of 1 Muharram which marks the Islamic new year, here are 5 interesting facts about the commemoration:
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1. Beginning of the Islamic New Year
Muharram is the first month in the Hijri calendar. The name Muharram comes from the Arabic word “harram” which means forbidden or is also interpreted as holy.
The reason is because in this month there is a day that is considered holy by Muslims which is called Ashura. This day falls every 10th of Muharram.
2. Month of Birth of Prophet Adam
Historically, Prophet Adam was born on 1 Muharram, therefore this month is considered the beginning and has a very important meaning for Muslims.
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3. Ashura fast
In the month of Muharram there is worship called sunnah ashura fasting. This fast is usually observed on the 9th and 10th of Muharram.