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What is the Islamic New Year?

To understand the  Hijri calendar…we have to go back to the days of the Prophet Muhammed (pbuh). In 622 Common Era (CE) the Prophet Muhammed (pbuh) emigrated from Mecca to Medina (which was called Yathrib at the time). This was the point in time that was designated as the start of the Islamic Hijri calendar.