Monday, December 15, 2008

Early wishes to 2009


I received early wishes to 2009 in my mail box today, the cats are so cute.... :-)

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However before that, Muslim world will be "welcoming" a new Hijrah year, 1st Muharram 1430 Hijrah will fall on 29th of December 2008.


My du'as/prayers/wishes for this new Hijrah year are that I'll be a better person, a good muslimah, be blessed by Allah SWT always... and the same prayers to my family and friends...ameen.


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(What is the Hijrah Calendar? By Huda, About.com)

Muslims do not traditionally "celebrate" the beginning of a new year, but we do acknowledge the passing of time, and take time to reflect on our own mortality.

Muslims measure the passage of time using the Islamic (Hijrah) calendar. This calendar has twelve lunar months, the beginnings and endings of which are determined by the sighting of the crescent moon. Years are counted since the Hijrah, which is when the Prophet Muhammad migrated from Mecca to Madinah (approximately July 622 A.D.).

The Islamic calendar was first introduced by the close companion of the Prophet, 'Umar ibn Al-Khattab. During his leadership of the Muslim community, in approximately 638 A.D., he consulted with his advisors in order to come to a decision regarding the various dating systems used at that time.

It was agreed that the most appropriate reference point for the Islamic calendar was the Hijrah, since it was an important turning point for the Muslim community. After the emigration to Madinah (formerly known as Yathrib), the Muslims were able to organize and establish the first real Muslim "community," with social, political, and economic independence. Life in Madinah allowed the Muslim community to mature and strengthen, and the people developed an entire society based on Islamic principles.

The Islamic calendar is the official calendar in many Muslim countries, especially Saudi Arabia. Other Muslim countries use the Gregorian calendar for civil purposes and only turn to the Islamic calendar for religious purposes.



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Sent: Monday, December 15, 2008 9:01:52 AM
Subject: Early wishes to 2009



2008 is going 2 finish



Now, we need to face 2009



There may be risks involved



We may need to face roadblocks



So stay alert



Share time with friends



Jump over obstacles



With care



And caution



Face challenges



Remember to laugh



Cooperate



Discover



Make new friends


Above all...be ready for adventure


Stick together


And you will be able to go far


Very far.....


Well, not quite that far....


Always take time to smell the flowers


Don't forget to relax and enjoy




And dont forget?? those ? ? who likes u very much


Just less than 1 month + to GO

Advance New Year-2009 wishes

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