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//Friday, December 31, 2010 7:52 PM
I don't celebrate New Year, but Maal Hijrah :)
New Year's Day is used to remind Muslims of the Hiraj or migration, of Prophet Muhammad from Mecca to Medina. The way the Muslims celebrate New Year's Day is very different from other such celebrations.
They gather in mosques and offer special prayers and listen to special readings from the Koran. Muslims are supposed to reflect on their life, the manner in which they are leading their life and about their own mortality. The day is spent in prayer and on reflecting on how one is leading one's life. There are no celebrations that we normally associate with New Year's Day. The New Year is known as Maal Hijrah among the Muslims.
And that is the way we should celebrate it. Happy New Year everyone.