Nov 29, 2011

Hijrah of Prophet Muhammad s.a.w, The Messenger of Allah - هِجْرَة - Hijrah Nabi Muhammad s.a.w, Rasullullah


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The Hijrah Of Rasulullah s.a.w. 
Strenghthening Of Islamic Tradition
Enhancing Faith And Extending Ihsan




Dear blessed jemaah,

On this blessed day, let us increase our takwa to Allah s.w.t. Let us strive to always perform all of His commandments and leave behind all of His prohibitions. May our taqwa bring us closer to Allah s.w.t. so that we can achieve happiness that we hope for in ourselves and those whom we love.

Dear beloved brothers,

We are nearing the end of the month of Zulhijjah. In fact, today is the last Friday prayer we will perform in the year 1432 Hijrah. Soon, we will embark on a new Hijriyyah year, with the hope that in this upcoming year, we will be able to increase our deeds of worship and beneficial achievements in everything that we do.

In conjunction with this new Hijriyyah year, allow me to refresh our understanding on the true concept of hijrah in Islam. May our correct understanding guide us to the path of excellence and success, in this world and the next.

My beloved brothers,

It is not by mere coincidence that the syura council (consultative council) headed by Sayyidina Umar Bin Al-Khattab as the second caliph of Islam, during the 16th year of hijrah, declared the hijrah of the Prophet s.a.w. to be the decisive point for the start of the Islamic calendar. In fact, this choice was made out of full consciousness on the importance of the hijrah in developing the growing Muslim community throughout history.

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Hijrah 
meaning & Concepts 
 By Sheikh Muhammad Bin Yahya Al-Ninowy
  

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Imam Anwar Al Awlaki 
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Hijrah of Rasulullah
  

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Akhlak Nabi Muhammad s.a.w
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A Brief Introduction To
The Islamic (Hijri) Calendar

1. HISTORY AND MOTIVATION
The Islamic Calendar, which is based purely on lunar cycles, was first introduced in 638 C.E. by the close companion of the Prophet (PBUH) and the second Caliph, `Umar ibn Al-KHaTTab (592-644 C.E.) RAA. He did it in an attempt to rationalize the various, at times conflicting, dating systems used during his time. `Umar consulted with his advisors on the starting date of the new Muslim chronology. It was finally agreed that the most appropriate reference point for the Islamic calendar was the Hijrah. The actual starting date for the Calendar was chosen (on the basis of purely lunar years, counting backwards) to be the first day of the first month (1 MuHarram) of the year of the Hijrah. The Islamic (Hijri) calendar (with dates that fall within the Muslim Era) is usually abbreviated A.H. in Western languages from the latinized Anno Hegirae, "in the year of the Hegira". MuHarram 1, 1 A.H. corresponds to July 16, 622 C.E.

The Hijrah, which chronicles the migration of the Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) from Makkah to Madinah in September 622 C.E., is the central historical event of early Islam. It led to the foundation of the first Muslim city-state, a turning point in Islamic and world history.

To Muslims, the Hijri calendar is not just a sentimental system of time reckoning and dating important religious events, e.g., Siyaam (fasting) and Hajj (pilgrimage to Makkah). It has a much deeper religious and historical significance. 
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Islamic Timer -  software package consisting of programs for generating Islamic (Hijri) Calendars, translating Gregorian/Julian dates to/from dates in the Islamic Calendar, computing prayer time schedules, and for determining the direction of the Qiblah. It also includes a prayers time reminder/notification service

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The Islamic Calender

The Islamic calendar (or Hijri calendar) is a purely lunar calendar. It contains 12 months that are based on the motion of the moon, and because 12 synodic months is only 12 x 29.53=354.36 days, the Islamic calendar is consistently shorter than a tropical year, and therefore it shifts with respect to the Christian calendar.

The calendar is based on the Qur'an (Sura IX, 36-37) and its proper observance is a sacred duty for Muslims.

The Islamic calendar is the official calendar in countries around the Gulf, especially Saudi Arabia. But other Muslim countries use the Gregorian calendar for civil purposes and only turn to the Islamic calendar for religious purposes.
  • What does an Islamic year look like?
  • So you can’t print an Islamic calendar in advance?
  • How does one count years?
  • When will the Islamic calendar overtake the Gregorian calendar?
  • Doesn’t Saudi Arabia have special rules?


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