Happy 1439H - Facts about Hijri Calendar

September 22, 2017

I haven't finished reading new books ;p so, please wait more for another book reviews :D

So, a new year?
Another new year. 

source - Twitter

Just like other people, I am always praying for another good year ahead. Not without challenges, as I am pretty sure life is never without them. But, I pray for better health, better mental status, better family relationship, better friendship and better strength to overcome all those challenges. Plus, a more feminine lifestyle. I am still trying my best ever since even though it still seems so hard.

Currently, a book on my reading list entitled, 'Wanita Cantik Masuk Syurga' - it is a book that I planned to read together with Mak and discuss about them while applying to ourselves. It is not just about beauty and women accessories, it also covers aurat, photography, dolls, clothes etc. Basically anything that makes a girl beautiful inside out - not only for the eyes of human beings but the most important for the sake of Allah. 

“Allah is beautiful and He loves beauty." (Muslim)

Doakan Hanis Amanina jadi lemah lembut. -_-'


Another thing I would love to share in this post is about how the Hijri calendar started, or also known as Islamic or Muslim calendar. I was reading about Maal Hijrah and came across about the history behind it.

To simplify the facts:
  1. Months in Islam like Muharram, Safar etc already existed before Islam, just they use different type of years. For example, Nabi Muhammad (s.a.w.) was born on 12th Rabi'ul Awwal, Year of The Elephant. 
  2. When Saidina Umar al-Khattab ruled the Muslims, it was difficult to fulfill the instructions (to which were most recent etc) due to the lack of years on the date. Why? Because the first 10 years of Hijrah were named after events of Nabi Muhammad's life (s.a.w.). 
  3. So, they came out with the idea to make an Islamic calendar / takwim.
  4. Since most of the years used before, were started based on significant events - so, Islamic calendar was finally decided to be started from the year of hijrah from Makkah to Madinah.
  5. 1 Muharram 1H was not started on the first day of hijrah event itself as hijrah happened around Rabi'ul Awwal 1H. 
  6. Hijri calendar has 12 months (all names of months have significant points behind them) - Muharram, Safar, Rabi'ul Awwal, Rabi'ul Akhir, Jamadil Awwal, Jamadil Akhir, Rejab, Syaaban, Ramadhan, Syawal, Zulkaedah, Zulhijjah.
  7. There are approximately 354-355 days (different than Gregorian calendar that most countries use 365-366days) 

Muharram = 1st month of Hijri Calendar
Rabi'ul Awwal = the month of Hijrah from Makkah to Madinah

Another take home message for me, do I really remember the months of Islam? Sobsss.

For example, if someone asks about what is the 8th month, I am confident to say August or Srpen (in Czech) but it takes me a while to say Syaaban. T_T Thanks to lagu bulan-bulan Islam anyway. ;p

Ya Allah Maha Kuasa,
PadaMu kami meminta,
Perlindungaan di tahun ini,
Dari godaan syaitan durjana.

Ya Allah Maha Kuasa,
PadaMu kami meminta,
Kebaikan di tahun ini,
Berkekalan ke tahun depan.

The sad truth. 
Improve on this, Nina.

SS, Perak, Malaysia

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