Theodore's World: Islamic New Year or "Al-Hijra" January 10th

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January 10, 2008

Islamic New Year or "Al-Hijra" January 10th

Celebrated throughout the Muslim World, the Islamic New Year or "Al-Hijra" occurs on the first day of the month of Muharram which begins on Hijra in the Muslim calendar. Hijra occurred in 622CE and marks the occasion when the Prophet Muhammad emigrated from Mecca to Medina to create the first Islamic state.

It is not as big as the two main Muslim festivals of Eid al-Fitr and Eid al-Adha and is more a time of reflection and contemplation.

I thought they might like to reflect on this video!

Posted by Wild Thing at January 10, 2008 03:45 AM


... no fireworks needed. The kooks draw straws and the shortest provides the 'illuminations'...kaboom!

Posted by: darthcrUSAderworldtour07 at January 10, 2008 06:11 AM

The Air Cav starts them on their journey to Allah!

Posted by: TomR at January 10, 2008 01:45 PM

So what is Mufharram, I got a calendar from the bank the other day and after looking at it, I saw this, 'the first day of Mufharram', since when does any of this stuff even concern us. I don't care. this is more pc crap run amok. This is tantamont to celebrating April 20 during world war 2, Adolf's birthday.

This is nutz.

Posted by: Mark at January 10, 2008 05:46 PM

Darth loving that KaBOOM. heh heh

Posted by: Wild Thing at January 11, 2008 01:01 AM

Tom yessss and zoom there they go. Tah dah!

Posted by: Wild Thing at January 11, 2008 01:02 AM

Mark it IS nuts, and stupid and probably one of the worst forms of being PC I have ever seen.

Posted by: Wild Thing at January 11, 2008 01:03 AM