The UAE nation is going to celebrate the first day of Hijri on 21 September 2018. Dr Ahmed Al Haddad the great mufti of the Dubai has recently announced the date. On this occasion, the UAE government will announce three days long holiday for both the private and public sectors around the country on the account of Islamic New Year, Al Hijri 1439. Students do not have to worry as BookMyEssay provide homework assignment help online.
It is the beginning of the Hijri year also known as Islamic New Year. On this year the Prophet Mohammad and his followers have their journey from Macca to Yathrib (Medina). The Hijri calendar is based on the movement of the moon and known as Hijri year calendar. Hijri calendar begins when the first crescent moon of the year appears and ends after the 12 crescent moons. The duration in between first and second crescent moon is equal to one month. The Hijri calendar is commonly known as a “year of the moon”. As you can figure out from the name the calendar work as per the movement of the moon. According to the calendar, the moon takes around 29 and a half day to complete one rotation around the earth. Thus, one month of the calendar is considered 29 days while others are 30 days long. Unlike the solar calendar, the lunar calendar has 354 days instead of 365 days. Due to this every year the Hijri New Year arrive earlier than Gregorian months.
History of Hijri Calendar
According to the history experts, the Hijri calendar was created as a result of confusion on calculating the days after the death of Prophet Mohammad. This year the Islamic New Year is beginning from the next week on 21 September. The very first month of the Islamic calendar is Muharram. Just like any other calendar the dates of Islamic calendar differs from one year to another as they are based on the lunar cycle. Ramadan is the second most holy month of the calendar. Ramadan means forbidden as the name suggest many Muslims choose to fast for 9 to 10 days.
As per many the Islamic calendar represent the year of historical awareness. It is the year to honor the immigration of Prophet Mohammad from Macca to Madina. In most of the Islamic countries after continuous prayers and fasts, the tenth day of the month of Muharram is known as Ashura. It present the day when the massacre of Karbala took place. People come out on street to express their griefs.
Celebration of Islamic New Year in UAE
As mentioned above the UAE government has declared three days holidays from 21 September to 23 September on the occasion of Islamic New Year. Both public and private sector workers and employees will return to their respective work from 24 September. On this occasion, all paid parking zones except the multi-level parking lots will be free until the Friday night and fees will be reactivated from Saturday morning. On this occasion the red line station will be open till 5:30 AM to 1:00 Am and green line station from 5:50 AM to 1:00 AM.
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