Happy Islamic New Year 1442 H
Islamic year was first counted as the prophet Mohammed PBUH fled from Mecca to Medina in 622 AD to escape religious persecution. With his followers, he established the first Islamic community, or ummah, and commemorated the event as Hijra.
When the new year began, disciples of prophet Mohammed PBUH would recite this du’a: “O Allah! Enter it upon us with safety and faith, with peace and Islam, and with the consent of the Compassionate and the protection from the devil.” (Al-Mu’jam al-Awsat). Let us hope that this one will be filled with joy, happiness, and prosperity. Once again, happy Islamic New Year, everyone!