Islamic New Year commenced on September 1

first_imgThe Central Islamic Organization of Guyana (CIOG) has announced that the new moon for the sacred month of Muharram (the first month in the Muslim Lunar Calendar) was sighted on the evening of Saturday August 31, 2019, thus the new lunar Islamic year has begun. The Central Executive Council of the CIOG, in a release, congratulated the Muslim Community and called on all Muslims to begin this new year with extra acts of devotion, and remembrance of Allah and a renewed commitment to obeying our Lord in accordance with the standard He set forth in the Noble Quran and the Sunnah of Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him).“It is only through strict adherence to the way of Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him), which is the very way of all the previous Prophets from Adam to Jesus (peace be upon them all), that people will achieve purity of faith and freedom from vice and corruption. Any other course will result in lusts such as greed, animosity and prejudice, which only induce men to indecencies and vileness.“We therefore remind ourselves, and all Muslims in Guyana and indeed all Guyanese, that it is our duty to learn and live that Prophetic way in all aspects of our lives, without exception…we pray to Allah that in this new lunar year He forgives us our faults from the previous years, and rectifies our hearts and actions, and make us among those who are firm and well established in faith, so that we can live amongst each other in peace, love and harmony”.last_img