|H. 1 Muharram 1440||No: 01/ 1440 AH|
|M. Tuesday, 11 September 2018|
Let a New Islamic Year Encourages us further to our Responsibilities
We sincerely congratulate our noble Ummah for arrival of the new Islamic year of 1440 Hijri. However, a pity and pain situation of our blessed Ummah has not change, even is getting worse.
Our Ummah is flowing rivers of blood in Yemen, Burma, Afghanistan, Palestine, Somalia, Syria etc. Whereby currently, in Syria at Idlib province a brutal and atrocious massacre is going on due to the conspiracy of Turkey and Iran, engaging with Russia.
While this destruction is taking place rulers of Muslim worlds, as expected, are oblivious without any concrete plans to curb this catastrophe.
The issue of starting a new Islamic year should be linked with our duty and bearing our responsibilities effectively as hereunder:
1. Effectively Utilisation of worldly life: Islam being a complete and comprehensive ideology does not ignore worldly life, but it has laid down specific rules dealing with it. By starting anew year it is time to plan, act and face challenges in positive way and improving to better situation compared to the last year. A sane person made his present situation better than a previous one.
2. Preparation for the life of Akhira: Starting of anew year means that Allah SW by His Mercy has granted us a favour of more time in this world. Thus, we should better utilize this portion of temporary life by abiding by His commandments and distanced away from His prohibitions to only please Him with expectation of Jannat. We should better utilize time till our last breath, since once time has gone cannot be retrieved.
3. Carrying Islamic Da’wah: During Umar Ibn Khatwab Khilafah in 16 Hijri, Companions (ra). unanimously agreed (ijmaa) on selecting the hijra event as a starting point of the first Islamic year, despitethe existence of many other importance and sacred events. This is because a Hijra is unique event upon which Islam was movedfrom theory to practical stage of implementation by being established the first Islamic State in Madina, and that state continued to rule for centuries with a great success, until it was destroyed 1924 by Britain and allieswiththe help of traitors among Turks and Arabs.
The companion’s ijmaa selection of hijra event as starting point of the Islamic calendar shows clearly that an ultimate liberation of our Ummah would be only attained through Islamic state. The starting of anew Islamic year should encourages our Ummah further on our noble course and vital issue of re-establishment of Khilafah (Caliphate), starting in major Muslim’s lands, then to spread its guidance, light and justice to all humankind regardless their nations, colours, religions or tribes.
﴿يَا أَيُّهَا الَّذِينَ آمَنُوا اسْتَجِيبُوا لِلَّهِ وَلِلرَّسُولِ إِذَا دَعَاكُمْ لِمَا يُحْيِيكُمْ﴾
“O you who have believed, respond to Allah and to the Messenger when he calls you to that which gives you life.” [Al-Anfal: 24]
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