to Muslims on advent of new year
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ISLAMIC scholars yesterday,the 14th March 2002 called upon
Muslims to renew their bonds with Allah and return to the
true path of Islam.
on the advent of the Islamic new year which coincides today,
counted from the day of Prophet Muhammad's (peace be upon
him) migration from the holy city of Makkah to Madinah, the
scholars urged Muslims to re-live the spiritual and physical
journey taken by the Holy Prophet to spread and consolidate
the foundations of Islam.
a ceremony held on the occasion at the Shaikh Khalifa mosque
by the Ministry of Justice, Islamic Affairs and Auqaf, the
scholars encouraged Muslims to draw lessons from the sufferings
and harships that the Holy Prophet endured in order to find
a friendly place to spread God's message.
the persecution of the pagan community in Makkah, Prophet
Muhammad (peace be upon him) migrated to Madinah where he
found a more receptive society which embraced him and Islam.
bin Khattab, the second caliph, introduced the Islamic calendar
in its present form in 641AD -