Islamic New Year – Things you need to know
The Hijri New Year which is also called as Islamic New Year, it is the day marked for the Muslims around the globe. It is the day which is the starting of a new Islamic calendar year. This particular day is celebrated by all the people of Islamic religion worldwide. This first Islamic new year started to be observed in the 622 AD with the expatriation of Prophet Muhammad from Mecca to Medina, which is called as the Hijra. All kinds of religious duties, like the prayers, and also the fasting in the month of Ramadan, and the pilgrimage and also the dates of other important festivals, just like celebrating the holy nights and festivals, all these are being calculated as per the lunar calendar.
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Well, various Islamic organizations opt for determining the very new month just by the local sightings of the moon. Many of the Islamic countries like Saudi Arabia observe astronomical calculations for deciding upcoming dates of the Islamic calendar. There are lots of theories for calculating the tabular Islamic calendar (irrespective of the observation), which does result in differences of around one or two days between the countries, using the theory and other countries which opt for the lunar sightings. Say, for instance, The Umm al-Qura Calendar which is being used in Saudi Arabia was being reformed many times in these current years. The recent theory was developed in 1423 AH (15 March 2002).
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As per the Islamic calendar, a day is being defined as starting of the sunset. Say, for instance, 1 Muharram 1432 was just explained to correlate to 7 or 8 December 2010 in the official calendars (it depends from country to country as such). If the country is opting for observation-based calendar, the new moon visible at the sunset on 6 December will convey that 1 Muharram lasted from the time of dusk was not sighted on 6 December, 1 Muharram would last from the time of sunset on 7 December to the time of dusk on 8 December. There are various things you need to know about the culture in the UAE, the culture of Islam religions.
What is Muharram?
There are different Islamic denominations- Shi’a and the Sunni and different kinds of cultures perform different religious functions for marking the Muharram. Fasting differs among various Islamic communities. Numerous Islam people observe fasting on the 10th day of Muharram, which is called as the Day of Ashura, this is marked to grieve for the death of Prophet Muhammad’s grandson Husayan Ibn Ali. Some of the mosques do serve meals for free (called as Nazar) on this day, which is marked ninth to 11th days of Muharram.
In the country of Iraq, some of the Shi’a Muslims observe the pilgrimage to the Imam Husayan Shrine, on the site of the grave of Husayan Ibn Ali.
Well, in Iran, the taziya (ta’zieh) or Condolence Theater are being observed. At the time of Muharram, it takes up the shape of re-enactments of the battle of Karbala. In the south of Asia, the similar events are called as Messiah, Noah and also as shoes, tabuik or turbot. In the places, Jamaica, Trinidad and Tobago, they are called as hearsay or also as hearsay, and these are attended by various people, who comes from different religions and the cultures.
The Shi’a Muslims, most of Afghanistan, Bahrain, India, Iraq, Lebanon and Pakistan, take part in the remembrance parades which are held or matam (matham). At the time of Matam, men gather in huge groups on the streets for taking part in chest beating, which is the ritual followed. Many Islamic groups people also beat themselves by using Sanger (the metal chains which are fixed into handles). Well, this practice is arguable and has also been banned by different civic and Islamic authorities also.
What’s open or closed as per the Muharram?
The Islamic New Year is declared as the public holiday in different places like India, Indonesia, Jordan, Malaysia, and also at the UAE (United Arab Emirates).
Various Islamic communities observe this festivity in different ways. People love to buy new clothes for the festival, and so they search about the popular places for Shopaholics in Dubai, where people can find various new products to shop for at various places.
All you need to know about Muharram:
Muharram is the very first month of the Islamic calendar. It is included in the 4 sacred months of the year. The Islamic calendar is the lunar calendar, and Muharram moves from year to year when it is compared to the Gregorian calendar.
This word Muharram denotes “forbidden”. It is said to be the holiest month of the Islamic calendar, which falls after the Ramadan. The 10th day of Muharram is the day of Ashura, which for the Shia Muslims is a part of Mourning for the Muharram.
If Sunni Muslims are concerned, they observe fast during this day as it is recorded in the hadith that Mosa (Moses) and his people got the victory over Egyptian Pharaoh on the 10th day of Muharram. At the time of Muharram, Shia Muslims observed different things with different intentions. They mark this day of Muharram as the month which martyred Hussein Ibn Ali, who is the grandson of Muhammad and son of Ali, in the Battle of Karbala.
Shiites Muslims will not observe fast in this month, especially on the 9th and the 10th days of the Muharram. Apart from this, there is an important Ziyarat book, which is called Ziyarat Ashura, a book about Hussein Ibn Ali. In the Shia, it is more than essential to read the ziyarat on the “Day of Ashura”, and many Shias do read this book on a daily basis and give the salutation to Husayn Ibn Ali.
Dubai Poster wishes all the visitors and customers, a very happy Islamic new year. There are various other festivals which are being celebrated by Muslims around the globe, happy Eid-UL-Fitr and Eid-al-Adha feast sacrifice is also the two important festivals of Eid, which is observed by Muslims across the world.
There are different kinds of gifts you can give to your friends or the relatives at these times of festivities, you can check for the mobiles, and much more products. You can also check out the community: fairs/festivals on the leading classified website of UAE.