Today Muslims across the world welcome the start of the New Islamic Year . The occasion marks 1,440 years since the migration of Prophet Mohammad (peace be upon him) and his companions from Makkah to Madinah, Islam’s holiest cities in Saudi Arabia.
Muharam is also the month in which Muslims are reminded of the story of prophet Musa (alyahe wassalam). The importance of this month is reflected in the words of Prophet Muhammed ( peace be upon him)who said,
The best time for fasting after fasting in the month of Ramadan is fasting in Allah’s month of Muharam. (Muslim)
On this day of new beginning, the President of Muslims Australia AFIC, Dr Rateb Jneid wishes you a year filled with health, peace, prosperity, and happiness.
This is also a time for introspection and improvement in creating a better opportunity through work and commitment to excellence.
May Allah Almighty bless you with all that is good and beneficial during the year ahead.
May Allah help us to help others in their times of need and difficulty.
May Allah (SWT )guide us and increase our knowledge of Islam.
Dr Rateb Jneid
Muslims Australia – AFIC