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Pres Solih conveys felicitations on the occasion of the Islamic New Year

Aug 31, 2019

Male' (Maldives) August 31: President Ibrahim Mohamed Solih has stated that the new year is a wonderful opportunity to look back, learn from past mistakes and renew commitments to strive for a better future.
The President made the remarks in his message published on the auspicious occasion of the Islamic New Year 1441. In his address, the President said the occasion calls for revitalized efforts in mending individual and brotherly bonds and unite and strive for the benefit of the nation.
The first day of the Islamic New Year is observed on the first day of Muharram, the first month in the Islamic calendar. The reference date of the Islamic era was set as 622 Common Era (CE), the year of the emigration of Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) and his followers from Mecca to Medina, known as the Hijrah.
Highlighting the auspicious events of Hijrah, President Solih stated that the Hijrah itself is a huge Islamic sacrifice made by our Islamic ancestors. He also said that the most significant message conveyed through Hijrah incident is to remain steadfast against violence and injustice.
The President added that Hijrah taught us the important lesson of standing up against injustice and tyranny. He highlighted that the incident reflects on the importance of remaining steadfast at the forefront of the fight against injustice, protecting human dignity and the significance of human rights advocacy.