BONSERNEWS.com – Islamic New Year or better known as Hijriyah is an important event in the Islamic calendar.
The Islamic New Year celebration falls on the 1st of Muharram every year.
This calendar begins with an important event in Islamic history, namely the migration or transfer of the Prophet Muhammad from Mecca to Medina.
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The Hijrah event occurred in 622 AD, when the Prophet Muhammad SAW and his followers faced persecution in Mecca for spreading Islamic teachings.
Accepting invitations from some residents of Medina who had embraced Islam, Prophet Muhammad SAW and his followers emigrated to the city of Medina to seek refuge and strengthen the Muslim community.
However, what is the real meaning that can be learned from the events of the Islamic New Year which coincides with 1 Muharram?
The Importance of Hijrah and Change
Migration from Mecca to Medina is proof of the loyalty and perseverance of the Prophet Muhammad and his companions in carrying out Islamic teachings, even though they had to face difficulties and threats.
It teaches Muslims about the meaning of change, steadfastness and sacrifice in the face of obstacles in order to uphold truth and justice.
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Respect for Islamic History
The commemoration of the Islamic New Year is also a moment to honor Islamic history and remember events that have shaped the identity and character of Muslims.
Through this warning, Muslims are ordered to learn from the past and take lessons from the struggles of their predecessors.