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Bhatkal: Muharram moon sighted; Thursday to mark beginning of Islamic New Year

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Bhatkal: 19 August 2020 (Bhatkallys News Bureau) The new Islamic year of 1442 will begin from Thursday, 20 Aug 2020 after the Hilal (waxing crescent moon) of Muharram was sighted in Kapad, Kerala in the evening of Wednesday, 19 aug 2020. This information was given by Qazis (Judges) of Bhatkal yesterday.

On this occasion, Bhatkallys, on behalf of their complete team extends warm greetings to their readers and prays to Allaah that he grants peace, happiness, blessings and security to the Muslim Ummah and guides us to do more and more good deeds!

About Islamic New Year:

The Islamic New Year, that starts with the 1st day of Muharram, is a day that marks the beginning of a new year in the Islamic calendar, also known as Hijra. The arabic word Hijra means migration of the Islamic prophet Muhammad (peace and mercy of Allaah be upon him) and his followers from Mecca to Medina in 622.

During the beginning of a new year, Muslims do not traditionally celebrate the occasion but they do acknowledge the passing of time and make resolutions for the new year.

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