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Welcoming the New Hijri Year 1445: An Opportunity for Self-reflection and Personal Growth


The arrival of the new Hijri year, 1445, marks a significant occasion in our lives.

The first day of the Hijri New Year, known as the first day of Muharram, is one of the four sacred months in the Islamic calendar. 

This inception of the new year invites us to focus on the virtues of hope, compassion, and faith. It presents a chance for us to strive relentlessly towards creating a better future while fostering a culture of kindness towards others and ourselves.

Establishing New Year Resolutions

The advent of a Hijri year, much like the Gregorian new year, can motivate us to cultivate changes and establish fresh objectives. Perhaps, you aspire to embody generosity or devote more time to prayer.

Regardless of your goal, it’s essential to keep it attainable. Achieving a modest goal is often more fruitful than abandoning a grand one.

Here are a few suggestions to assist you in staying committed to your objectives:

  • Declare a genuine intention: Determine your aim and its purpose. Document it or store it somewhere visible every day.
  • Opt for attainable goals: Avoid burdening yourself with colossal objectives. Select a smaller, exciting goal. Consistent small actions can significantly impact when done regularly.
  • Quantify your goals: Determine the success of your goal. For instance, if you seek to be more conscious of your faith, plan to engage in a specific amount of dhikr (remembrance of Allah) each day.
  • Uphold accountability: Evaluate your daily activities towards your goal at the end of each day. Consider creating a chart or spreadsheet to monitor your progress.
  • Practice du’a (prayer) and persist: Seek assistance and perseverance from Allah in accomplishing your goals. Remember, Allah is with you in your pursuit of success.

The Significance of Muharram

Muharram, the initial month of the Hijri year, is an extraordinary period for introspection and spiritual development. The Prophet (PBUH) said, “The most commendable fasts following the month of Ramadan occur in the Month of Allah, which you recognize as Muharram. And the finest prayer succeeding the obligatory prayer is the night prayer.”

During this sacred month, we can engage in numerous activities to deepen our faith and practice virtuous deeds. Fasting on the 9th and 10th of Muharram and enhancing spiritual rituals are among the myriad ways to embrace this holy month fully. Praying for good health, sustenance, and the highest hopes for this new Hijri year is also important.

As we welcome the Hijri year 1445, let’s pray for security, faith, safety, protection, and fulfillment. Remember, this period is for introspection, growth, and nurturing a deeper connection to our faith.

Wishing everyone a blissful New Hijri Year 1445!

Reminder: Fast on the 9th and 10th of Muharram.