1443 Hijri New Year
Today is the 1443rd anniversary of the Hijri new year, which takes the Hijra of our beloved Prophet Muhammad (saw) from Mecca to Medina as the base. May the Almighty Allah (SWT) deem the new Hijri year benevolent for all.
Without a dime of doubt that Hijra is a historical event that possesses great messages for all humanity, especially for Muslims. Together with Hijri, a new era has been built over the foundation of justice and mercy on earth.
The Hijra is not an escape from all mortal trouble, sorrow, and hardship but a strong commitment and persistence on the route of challenging against all hardships.
Hijra is always a solution for those who consider what is truthful as above the superstition and the evidence that they will never be defeated.
Hijra is a historical event that teaches us a challenge centered as precaution and trust in the example of our beloved Prophet Muhammad (saw), the value of being equipped with bravery and patience, the necessity of never falling into despair by trusting our Lord indefinitely and giving our submission to him, and the value of faith and resistance to being able to stand without never collapsing.
With such emotions and thoughts, I would like to congratulate the Hijri new year of our beloved nation and all Islamic World and request the Almighty Allah (SWT) allow the new year to conduce to the wellbeing of the earth, development of the Islamic world, strengthening of our unity and brotherhood, and efforts of ours for the unity and soundness of the Ummah and the peace and tranquility of the whole humanity with greater commitment, devotion, and self-sacrifice.
Muhammet Rıfat ÇINAR
Imam of Tokyo Camii