From Adamu Yusuf, Kaduna
As Muslims Ummah usher in the Islamic New Year 1443 AH, Speaker of the Kaduna State House of Assembly/Chairman Northern Speakers Forum, Rt. Honourable Yusuf Ibrahim Zailani has wished Muslim Ummah across the state, Northern Nigeria and across the globe a prosperous New Year.
He expressed this in a statement signed by his SA Media and Publicity, Honourable Ibrahim Dahiru Danfulani, dated Sunday August 8, 2021.
“As we usher in the New Islamic Year 1443 AH, I wish the Muslim Ummah and our nation NIgeria prosperity, good health and a robust economy,” Zailani said.
He also urged Muslims in the country to use the season to pray for an end to insecurity and poor economic fortunes of NIgeria.
It recalled that the Islamic New Year or the Hijri Year began with the migration of Prophet Muhammad and his companions from Mecca to Medina in 622 AD.
“The upcoming new year will be referred to as Hijri 1443 AH. It means that it has been 1443 years since Prophet Mohammed’s migration.
“Islamic New Year, also called the Hijri New Year, is the day that marks the beginning of the new Muslim lunar calendar.
“The Islamic calendar consists of 12 months and 354 or 355 days, it is approximately 11 days shorter than the Gregorian calendar.
“It commences with Muharram, the second holiest month after Ramadan, and ends with Dhul al-Hijjah.
“This year, the new year will begin in the second week of August,” it said.