The sunset on Monday, 10 September 2018, marked the beginning of the New Year of 1440 for Muslims worldwide. Despite New Year is not a religious fest, this is another great opportunity to stop and reflect upon our past life, and think of the future.
God Almighty in His endless Mercy provides us with numerous chances to change ourselves and our lives as long as we’re alive. People, however, are weak and try to link their special efforts on improving themselves to some particular date: “I’ll start a new life next Monday”, “next month, “next year...”
Prophet Muhammad’s (peace and blessings be upon him ) Hijrah (resettlement) is a source of inspiration for every Muslim. Muhammad, peace and blessings be upon him, didn’t just sit and wait for a particular date to change his life — on the contrary, he was willing and eager to do as instructed by the Lord. He was looking for any good chance for it, not just sat awaiting for the chance itself to find him. As a result, what appeared to be a random date of resettlement not only changed his own life, but became a crucial point of spreading Islam and, further, gave a start to a new lunar calendar.
We, the CSU AUA “Alraid” team, congratulate every Muslim on occasion of 1440 Hijri New Year from the bottom of our hearts. We don’t offer to make some special event of this date.
What we offer to every Muslim and Muslimah is to revise the Prophet’s (peace and blessings be upon him) history in order to find inspiration in it, along with a wonderful example of how the true faith, determination and firmness on one’s path towards the God lead to success. It was for a good reason that Lord Almighty warned us in His Book, “Indeed, Allah will not change the condition of a people until they change what is in themselves.” (The Holy Qur’an, 13:11)
We wish you peace and God’s mercy, happiness and well-being in the New Year of 1440!