Malaysian Chinese Muslim Association (MACMA) would like to wish all our members and friends “A Very Happy Islamic New Year 1437H. May the AL -Mighty blessed and make ease in all our future endeavours and undertakings,
The Islamic New Year is on the first day of Muharram, the first month in the lunar Islamic calendar, which differs from the Gregorian calendar. A year lasts for about 354 days and consists of 12 months in the Islamic/Hijri calendar. As the first month of the year, Muharram known as the month of remembrance and it is believed to be the most sacred month. Muslims are not allowed to fight during Muharram.
Islamic Calendar is used to date events in many Muslim countries (concurrently with the Gregorian calendar), and used by Muslims everywhere to determine the proper days on which to observe the annual fast (see Ramadan), to attend Hajj, and to celebrate other Islamic holidays and festivals.
Islamic New Year is the perfect occasion to get together with friends and family and we wish every one A Happy ISLAMIC NEW YEAR 1437H.
Professor Dr. Taufiq Yap Yun Hin, FASc
Malaysian Chinese Muslim Association