Muslims Celebrates the Islamic New Year throughout the world

It's is the first day of Islamic calendar. 1 Muharram 1439, Hijri and Muslim throughout the world celebrates this very day. It started on Thursday 21st September and will end on Friday 22nd September

The names for the new year in Hebrew and Arabic demonstrate common meanings : in Hebrew Rosh Hashanah, while in Arabic Ras as-Sana; both literally mean "head of the year." The commencement of the year js often seen as a time for fresh beginnings. As with many Arabic and Hebrew words since both languages have semitic roots, the words for repentance are simila: in Arabic, tawbah and in Hebrew, teshuvah, both mean turning Back to God

In Nigeria, Kano and Osun States has declared today and tomorrow, Public holiday to mark the new Islamic year. A statement was relased by the state commissioner for information, youth and culture, Muhammad Garba Kano State and also The governor of Osun State, Ogbeni rauf Aregbosola through the state commissioner for information and strategy, Adelani Baderin released the statement wishing muslims a happy new year celebration

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The Sultan of Sokoto and Chairman Nigerian Supreme Council for Islamic Affairs, Alhaji Sa’ad Abubakar, has declared September 1st 2017, as Eid-el-Kabir, Sallah day. 
The announcement is contained in a statement signed and released by the Chairman, Advisory Committee on Religious Affairs to the Sokoto Sultanate Council, Prof. Sambo Junaidu today August 23rd. 
According to Junaidu, the declaration followed the sighting of the new moon of Zulhijja on Tuesday, August 22nd.
“The advisory committee in conjunction with the National Committee on Moon Sighting received various reports on moon sighting across the country confirming the sighting of the new moon of Zulhijja on Tuesday, Aug. 22, 2017,’’ it said.
The statement added that Muslims in Nigeria would observe Friday, September 1st as Sallah day.


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